John Delcos

I am an active member of the BBWAA and have covered Major League Baseball in several capacities for over 20 years, including ten 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 the Senior Editor for MetsmerizedOnline.com.

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10 Questions Mets GM Candidates Should Ask During Their Interview

An article by posted on October 12, 2010 0 Comments

The interview process works both ways, and it would be fascinating to know the questions the GM candidates are asking of the Wilpons this week. I would think these would be some of them: During the press conference to announce the dismissals of Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel, both Wilpons said ownership took responsibility. However, […]

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Mets Never Had A Chance At Roy Halladay

An article by posted on October 7, 2010 0 Comments
Mets Never Had A Chance At Roy Halladay

Watching Roy Halladay make history yesterday made me wonder if he could have made it for the Mets. Reportedly, the Mets rejected a trade proposal from Toronto that would have had them sending Jon Niese, Bobby Parnell, Ruben Tejada and Fernando Martinez to the Blue Jays. It would be great to have Halladay, especially in […]

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Will Mets Explore Trading Reyes?

An article by posted on October 7, 2010 0 Comments

Whomever the Mets hire as general manager I will be curious to see his take on Jose Reyes. Will he believe the team should be built around Reyes, or would the Mets be better served to deal him as an attempt to plug several holes, notably in the rotation and bullpen? The path of least […]

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There Was No Hiding The Wilpon’s Discontent

An article by posted on October 5, 2010 0 Comments
There Was No Hiding The Wilpon’s Discontent

I watched Fred and Jeff Wilpon squirm yesterday with embarrassment and pain. It was clear to me by their body language and tone of voice they felf genuine embarrassment and frustration of having to go through the firing and hiring process once again. They were under the glare of the spotlight not only in New […]

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What will happen with Takahashi?

An article by posted on October 2, 2010 0 Comments

Personally, I’d like him back in the same role next season, but I have to wonder. Takahashi is a free agent this winter and wants to be a starter, and those starts against the Yankees and Phillies only reinforce that thought in his mind. His numbers are superior coming out of the bullpen than as […]

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Like The 2010 Mets, Jerry Manuel Fades Into Obscurity

An article by posted on October 1, 2010 0 Comments

It was interesting to hear Jerry Manuel evaluate his performance a couple of nights ago on SNY, admitting he pushed the envelope in bringing back Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran, and the experiment with Reyes at third. Much of the self-evaluation had been written by posters at the time, but it must be remembered Manuel […]

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In Retrospect, Firing Willie Didn’t Really Change Much

An article by posted on September 28, 2010 0 Comments
In Retrospect, Firing Willie Didn’t Really Change Much

With the Milwaukee Brewers in town, and Jerry Manuel presumably in his last week as Mets manager, it is not surprising the attention being placed on Willie Randolph and the inevitable comparisons to his successor. I covered Randolph in 2006 until 2008 when he was unceremoniously fired, and found him to be knowledgeable but sometimes […]

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Two Rivals Going In Opposite Directions

An article by posted on September 25, 2010 0 Comments

Unless the Mets discover a sense of pride and their offense this weekend, it is conceivable the Philadelphia Phillies will celebrate winning the NL East in front of their eyes. In 2007 and 2008 the Mets collapsed and were eliminated on the final day of the season. Last year was lost from June on. This […]

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Only The Mets Would Pass On Torre

An article by posted on September 18, 2010 0 Comments

I can’t believe what I’m hearing this morning, that the Mets aren’t interested in Joe Torre. Yeah, maybe I can. And, unbelievably, there are some who believe he doesn’t have the right personality for the Mets. They probably are right. Torre has a winning personality and the Mets are a fall-short organization. I’ll bottom line […]

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Will Mets Regret That Six Year Johan Deal?

An article by posted on September 13, 2010 0 Comments

What was written then is coming to pass, the back end of Johan Santana’s contract appears to be choking the Mets. It was widely written, by me and others, that six years is too long a deal for a pitcher who had already accumulated a lot of innings. Santana’s velocity has been in decline, and […]

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