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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Is It Time For A Mike Pelfrey Encore?

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Is It Time For A Mike Pelfrey Encore?

Could the New York Mets’ desperate need for starting pitching lead them back to Mike Pelfrey? Seriously. Should GM Sandy Alderson decided there’s not much in the free-agent market, and with the Twins moving faster than the Mets regarding Bronson Arroyo, there are probably worse ideas than re-signing Pelfrey. Pelfrey, released by the Twins, made $4 million last […]

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Did The Mets Fix Dice-K Only To Lose Him?

An article by posted on October 21, 2013 0 Comments
Did The Mets Fix Dice-K Only To Lose Him?

Even knowing that the New York Mets would not have Matt Harvey next season, there was a slight glimmer of optimism they might have enough to piece together a rotation and spend elsewhere. That glimmer is fading. Pitching coach Dan Warthen fixed Daisuke Matsuzaka’s long and cumbersome delivery, complete with a hitch. With a faster delivery, Matsuzaka showed he could […]

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Mets Made The Right Call Passing On Abreu

An article by posted on October 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Made The Right Call Passing On Abreu

Several people I spoke with and greatly respect said they were disappointed the Mets didn’t make a run at Cuban free-agent first baseman Jose Abreu, who signed a six-year, $68-million contract with the Chicago White Sox. Considering the success of Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes and the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, all of a sudden tapping the Cuban market is the hot […]

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2013 Season Review: Ike Davis, 1B

An article by posted on October 19, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Season Review: Ike Davis, 1B

IKE DAVIS, 1B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS After missing most of the 2011 season with an ankle injury, Davis struggled for much of the first half but avoided a trip to the minor leagues with the promise of the 19 homers he slugged in his 2010 rookie season when he finished seventh in the Rookie of the […]

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2013 Season Review: Dillon Gee, RHP

An article by posted on October 16, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Season Review: Dillon Gee, RHP

DILLON GEE, RHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS Coming off surgery, the expectations were minimal because the Mets didn’t know what they were getting. The surgery was to repair an artery in his shoulder after experiencing numbness in his hand and fingers. As a “feel’’ pitcher, this type of injury was especially serious because it prevented him from […]

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Mets Offseason Plan: First Things First, Considering Our Own Free Agents

An article by posted on October 15, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Offseason Plan: First Things First, Considering Our Own Free Agents

In looking at the free-agent market, the New York Mets will first consider which of their own eight they might think of bringing back. It isn’t an impressive list, but there are several the Mets might think of returning. If they don’t bring back they can always find their replacements in the market. The filing […]

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Mets Bullpen Ended Season On High Note, Won’t Require Major Overhaul This Winter

An article by posted on October 14, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Bullpen Ended Season On High Note, Won’t Require Major Overhaul This Winter

In each of Sandy Alderson’s previous three winters with the New York Mets, he listed building the bullpen as a priority. It will be the same this winter as well. Horrendous in the first half of last season, the Mets’ bullpen stabilized into respectability in the second half of the season to finish with a […]

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The Numbers That Defined The Mets’ Season

An article by posted on October 10, 2013 0 Comments
The Numbers That Defined The Mets’ Season

There were a lot of statistics that added up to give the Mets their second straight 74-88 record in 2013. Here are some of the more notable, some good, some bad and some down right ugly. I am sure there are more and would love to hear your suggestions: 1: The number of fingers Terry Collins […]

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2013 Season Review: Matt Harvey, RHP

An article by posted on October 9, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Season Review: Matt Harvey, RHP

MATT HARVEY, RHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS The Mets were patient in bringing up Matt Harvey last year and it paid off. After making a splash with 10 mostly eye opening starts and leaving a strong impression with his poise and command, it was anticipated Harvey would take the next step and become a solid starter in […]

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Improving Minor League Depth Still Essential For Mets To Get To Next Level

An article by posted on October 7, 2013 0 Comments
Improving Minor League Depth Still Essential For Mets To Get To Next Level

The New York Mets say they will spend on free agents this winter, in large part because they have little to offer up in the trade market. Really, their only chance to immediately improve is to write checks. What losing Matt Harvey for the 2014 season also does, is it greatly reduces the Mets’ inability to execute […]

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