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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Reyes Must Return To Form Before Mets Show Him The Money

An article by posted on November 5, 2010 0 Comments

As expected, the Mets picked up the $11 million option for Jose Reyes for 2011 and left open the possibility of a long term extension. When the Mets signed Reyes to a multi-year deal in 2006, he was on the verge of stardom and being a special player. The injuries that plagued him early in […]

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What Will Be The “Mets Way?”

An article by posted on November 4, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson’s first hire is former Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi as his special assistant, with presumably one of his responsibilities to help implement a “Mets Way,” throughout the organization, beginning with the lower levels of the minor league system. Considering the dimensions of Citi Field, presumably an organizational philosophy will place an emphasis on […]

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Mets Need Manager To Do More Than Sell Some Tickets

An article by posted on November 1, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson is back from teaching in California and at Citi Field working on hiring the next manager of the Mets. There should be some interviews this week. While Alderson said he’s not adverse to hiring a “fiery,” manager – relief to Wally Backman supporters – his preference is of an analytical and knowledgeable type. […]

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Thoughts On Alderson Day In Flushing

An article by posted on October 29, 2010 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson concluded his introductory press conference less than an hour ago at Citi Field and made a positive first impression in laying out the groundwork for the first year of his four-year contract with the Mets. Among the topics he addressed: FRONT OFFICE: As suggested here yesterday, Alderson said a priority would be in […]

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10 Items On Sandy Alderson’s Agenda

An article by posted on October 28, 2010 0 Comments

It won’t be an easy task for Sandy Alderson to turn around the Mets. Naming a manager is on everybody’s mind now, but that’s just one of the issues on a lengthy things-to-do list. No doubt all these things were discussed during the interview process: 1) ORGANIZING HIS STAFF: John Ricco is already on board […]

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Wishful Thinking To Think Yankee Fans Chased Away Cliff Lee

An article by posted on October 27, 2010 0 Comments

It is wishful thinking to think the reported boorish behavior of Yankees fans toward Cliff Lee’s wife during the ALCS will keep the talented left-hander out of the Bronx. There are several factors – some still to happen – that will determine where Lee ends up this winter. The Yankees long appeared to be the […]

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Shifting Into Higher Gear

An article by posted on October 25, 2010 0 Comments

Mets fans might have celebrated hollow victories over the weekend when the Yankees and Phillies were eliminated from the postseason on consecutive nights, the final out in each game coming on a called third strike. Alex Rodriguez one night; Ryan Howard the other. Of course, rooting against the Yankees and Phillies is futile work, as […]

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Will Alderson Or Daniels Be The Best Choice For The Mets?

An article by posted on October 18, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have a second interview scheduled this week for Sandy Alderson, who is the only candidate so far with a second interview planned. He is the front runner, and arguably the name with the most potential impact. The Mets are asking about Texas’ Jon Daniels, who is a hot property, but Alderson has done […]

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It All Starts With A Solid Farm System

An article by posted on October 17, 2010 0 Comments

Whomever is the next Mets’ general manager, I hope he puts a premium on upgrading the minor league system. Although not as bare as in previous seasons, the minor league talent is a concern, especially when placed in comparison to the final four teams in the League Championship Series. While each had added talent through […]

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Is Backman Really The Best Choice Or Just A Gimmick?

An article by posted on October 15, 2010 0 Comments

Following the Mets’ GM search brings a couple of thoughts to mind. I don’t see the Mets hiring Sandy Alderson plus Rick Hahn, as has been suggested. I believe the job is Alderson’s for the taking, which would enable him to help groom John Ricco to be his successor. I don’t think they’ll end up […]

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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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