John Delcos

I am an active member of the BBWAA and have covered Major League Baseball in several capacities for over 25 years, including 15 in New York working the Mets' and Yankees' beat. I covered the Baltimore Orioles for eight years and the Cleveland Indians before that. Today I am a freelance writer and social director for several media outlets and a Senior Editor for MetsmerizedOnline.com.

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With Castillo and Perez Gone, New Mets Era Officially Begins

An article by posted on March 21, 2011 0 Comments

GM Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins closed the door this morning on the Mets’ career of Oliver Perez, arguably one of the most scored players in franchise history when they released the frustratingly erratic pitcher known as Coin Flip. There were no 50-50 odds on Perez when spring training began and giving up back-to-back […]

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Thoughts On Roster

An article by posted on March 15, 2011 0 Comments

With spring training down to a couple of weeks after today’s loss to Minnesota, the Mets are still trying to finalize situations in right field, second base, the bullpen and in the rotation. All of these will be filled with those players already in camp. RIGHT FIELD Carlos Beltran has been cleared to resume baseball […]

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The Song Remains The Same On Santana, Despite Mets Denials

An article by posted on March 14, 2011 0 Comments

Update 3/14 10:00 AM Steve Popper of the Bergen Record stands by what his Mets source told him regarding the possibility of Johan Santana potentially being shutdown due to soreness and perhaps lost for the season. Regardless of what you believe I can respect him for sticking to his story which may not be as […]

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Give The Kid A Shot

An article by posted on March 11, 2011 0 Comments

Assuming Carlos Beltran isn’t available to the Mets by Opening Day, replacing him shouldn’t equal the dilemma CBS will have in replacing Charlie Sheen on “Two and a Half Men.” Both of Beltran’s knees are aching and he’s down for the week. Maybe he’ll come back next week; maybe he won’t. So, who will the […]

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Oliver Perez Era Is Winding Down

An article by posted on March 9, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets are playing the Oliver Perez saga down to the very end. In holding to their word they’d give Perez a chance to make it as a starter, GM Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins made the trip Tuesday to watch Perez get whipped by Houston, giving up three runs in three innings in […]

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It Will Take More Than A Bad Spring Start For Mets To Cut Ollie

An article by posted on March 1, 2011 0 Comments

OK, Oliver Perez was dreadful in his first spring training appearance, but don’t expect the Mets to cut him loose already, despite what most fans might want. Nobody gets demoted or cut after one appearance, especially somebody who is scheduled to make $12 million this season. Nor should he be. As much as Perez wants […]

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Castillo Fading Out Of Picture

An article by posted on February 25, 2011 0 Comments

Just because he hustles doesn’t mean Daniel Murphy will win the second base job. There are concerns about his defensive abilities, and while he has shown glimpses of offensive production, it is still a small window. The Mets like Rule 5 selection Brad Emaus’ potential, and he’ll get a nod over Justin Turner because the […]

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Collins On Castillo: I Haven’t Seen Him, You Guys See Him Yet?”

An article by posted on February 19, 2011 0 Comments

Beltran is here, Bay is here, Castillo is not, and Collins is irked about it. When asked if had met yet with Castillo, Collins replied,  “I haven’t seen him. You guys see him yet?” “You guys were around him last year. … He was unhappy with the way things ended. He’s expressed that to me. And […]

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Some Mets Spring Training Questions

An article by posted on February 15, 2011 0 Comments

Good afternoon. Players are trickling into camp today in Port St. Lucie. A few pitchers are throwing, but they don’t have to officially check in until tomorrow. No team reports to spring training without questions, and the Mets are no exception. They will enter the season this spring loaded with questions, but without any substantive answers. […]

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The Expendables: Starring David Wright?

An article by posted on February 8, 2011 0 Comments
The Expendables: Starring David Wright?

It wasn’t surprising to hear David Wright is already is Port St. Lucie working out long before his report date. He’s consistently been an early show. A lot of Mets arrived early which is a good and refreshing sign. What better way to begin a new culture? Wright is correct when he said the Mets […]

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