John Delcos

I am an active member of the BBWAA and have covered Major League Baseball in several capacities for over 30 years, including 18 in New York working the Mets' and Yankees' beat. I also covered the Baltimore Orioles and the Cleveland Indians before that. Today I am a freelance writer and social director for several media outlets and a Senior Editor for Metsmerized Online.

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Playing Beltran In CF Makes Him More Attractive, Will Net More In A Trade

An article by posted on February 3, 2011 0 Comments
Playing Beltran In CF Makes Him More Attractive, Will Net More In A Trade

Angel Pagan said manager Terry Collins has not talked with him or Carlos Beltran about who will play center, but this is an important issue for the Mets to decide as soon as possible in spring training, and it must be the veteran. With Beltran making $18.5 million this year, the Mets know they will […]

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There’s No Telling What To Expect From The Mets In 2011

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments

Usually teams have a rough idea heading into spring training of what to expect for the season. Not so for the 2011 edition of the New York Mets. They could move dramatically in either direction. Sandy Alderson said he’s hoping for a competitive season, which means building up from .500 and laying the groundwork for […]

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About That $50 Million Dollars

An article by posted on January 28, 2011 0 Comments

The conventional thinking is this is a throwaway season with the Mets not being able to compete until 2012 after the team clears its books of Oliver Perez, Carlos Beltran, Luis Castillo and possibly Francisco Rodriguez. However, that’s not a given. While the Mets should have more financial flexibility next winter, they’ll have a wide […]

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An Optimistic Collins Rounds The Bases

An article by posted on January 20, 2011 0 Comments
An Optimistic Collins Rounds The Bases

It was cold and rainy outside, but there was a definite feel of spring in the air inside Citi Field this afternoon when manager Terry Collins and several players played host to 25 fifth and sixth graders at the Mets’ third annual After School Sports Program. COLLINS: Getting ready for spring training. With spring training […]

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Collins Names Mike Pelfrey Opening Day Starter

An article by posted on January 19, 2011 0 Comments

Updated 12:45 PM I’m here at Citi Field where Terry Collins officially tabbed Pelfrey as his Opening Day starter. The Mets open the season against the Marlins who have given Pelfrey problems over his career. I’ll have much more on this and other player news later today. Original Post 11:30 AM Freshly armed with a […]

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Whatever The Mets May Be In 2011, They’re Still Our Team

An article by posted on January 10, 2011 0 Comments
Whatever The Mets May Be In 2011, They’re Still Our Team

There have been countless lost seasons in this franchise’s history, many of them gone before pitchers and catchers report in February. This is looking like another one of those years. The Mets only did minor tweaking this winter and are no better now than they were when the season ended. They are putting their stock […]

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Some More Resolutions For The Mets

An article by posted on January 4, 2011 0 Comments

The beginning of the new year is always fresh with optimism and goal setting. Yesterdays don’t matter anymore and the focus is on today and tomorrow. As an organization the Mets’ 2011 goals are to get through the season as competitively as possible, shed itself of its suffocating contracts and lay a foundation for 2012. […]

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2010 Had It’s Share Of Moments For The Mets

An article by posted on December 30, 2010 0 Comments

As the clock winds down on 2010, a disappointing, yet transitional season for the New York Mets, let’s take a moment to look back at the significant moments, games and issues of the season. Spring training began with a myriad of issues and questions that never dissipated during the long and tumultuous summer. Among the […]

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The Future Is Not Now

An article by posted on December 26, 2010 0 Comments

I think about whom the Mets might fill out their rotation with next summer, Pat Misch or Dillon Gee, or if they’ll sign Jeff Francis or Chris Young. I wonder if they’ll pull a deal a sign Matt Garza. I think about all those things and wonder how they could possibly overtake the Phillies or […]

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Mets Should Hang On To Flores Until Reyes Situation Becomes Clearer

An article by posted on December 21, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Should Hang On To Flores Until Reyes Situation Becomes Clearer

Sorry for the absence. I’ve been ill lately and had to shut it down for a few days. This is the longest I’ve gone without a post since I started doing this and I apologize. But, we haven’t missed much as the Mets continue to hope the prices will drop on whatever pitching talent is […]

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