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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Weekend Thoughts: Wally Backman, Being Up Front

An article by posted on August 21, 2010 0 Comments

On Wally: There’s no way Jerry Manuel will survive after this season. Whoever replaces him will have to be marketed to a disgruntled and discouraged fan base. The one guy who will work and won’t break the bank, and who has won at his level, but hasn’t managed on the major league level is Wally […]

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The Silver Lining In All Of This

An article by posted on August 17, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are 10 games behind Atlanta and below .500. They have an upcoming schedule at Houston – which is playing better since the Roy Oswalt trade – and Pittsburgh – which always plays them tough. This is their last chance to make up some ground and bring interest into September. Frankly, while I doubt […]

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Last Night, The Mets Mailed It In

An article by posted on August 3, 2010 0 Comments
Last Night, The Mets Mailed It In

 OK, fine, that was the turning point, but the real indictment of the Mets came in the eight other innings. Johan Santana was professional enough to keep the game close, but the Mets’ offense slumbered through what they called a critical game. It’s not the adversity, but how you respond that is critical, and the […]

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What Fruit, If Any, Will Today’s Meetings Bear?

An article by posted on July 26, 2010 0 Comments

“When you have a trip like this, you have to sit down and assess how you’re going to get it right. We’re not going to sit back.’’ – Omar Minaya Today is not a good day if you’re a Mets coach. After a 2-9 trip in which the general manager gave a vote of confidence […]

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Will Pelfrey Get His Groove Back?

An article by posted on July 19, 2010 0 Comments

We might know more about one of the Mets’ key second-half questions tonight, which is: Who is the real Mike Pelfrey? At one time, Pelfrey was 9-1 and cruising toward the All-Star Game. All was right in his world and the Mets were making up ground on Atlanta. However, he has hit a rough five-game […]

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Steinbrenner Passes, But His Legacy Will Endure

An article by posted on July 13, 2010 0 Comments

“It was a beautiful thing to observe, all 36 oars working in unison.’’ – late Cardinals announcer Jack Buck quipping he had seen George Steinbrenner’s yacht. It is a timeless quote about a timeless subject, George M. Steinbrenner, the demonstrative, cantankerous and blustery owner of the New York Yankees, who died today of a heart […]

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Revisiting Mets Preseason Questions

An article by posted on July 13, 2010 0 Comments

When pitchers and catchers reported Feb. 18, I posted five key questions the Mets faced heading into the season. Let’s revisit those questions at the All-Star break. Question 1: What is this team’s attitude? Assessment: By all accounts, it has been superb. There is a different chemistry in the Mets clubhouse than I have previously […]

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Big Pelf, Big Meltdown, Big Concern?

An article by posted on July 6, 2010 0 Comments

The replays didn’t show whether, or where, Mike Pelfrey’s errant fastball clipped Scott Rolen, but how the Mets’ pitcher responded to not getting that call, and not getting a later call on a strike to Drew Stubbs was the backdrop of Cincinnati’s six-run fifth inning and subsequently last night’s loss to the Reds. Pelfrey didn’t […]

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Was Johan’s Gem A Glimpse Into The Future?

An article by posted on July 6, 2010 0 Comments

In watching Johan Santana toy with Cincinnati it was almost as if he were telling Mike Pelfrey, “Mike, this is how you do it.’’ While Santana isn’t as consistently dominant as he used to be, for one night he was as good as ever, throwing a three-hit shutout of the Reds, 3-0, with the game-winning […]

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Expect The Mets To Be Active In The Pitching Market

An article by posted on June 17, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets’ June cruise has not only made them relevant in the National League pennant races, but subsequently also at the July 31 trade deadline. With management believing this is no fluke and the Mets will continue to play alert, aggressive baseball, there are serious discussions not whether they should trade, but whom to trade […]

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