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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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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2013 Season Review: David Wright, 3B

An article by posted on October 7, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Season Review: David Wright, 3B

DAVID WRIGHT, 3B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: As they always are, expectations were high for David Wright, especially after a strong 2012 season, one in which he hit .306 with 21 homers and 93 RBI. And, those were numbers compiled with little protection in the line-up, at least in the first half of the season. They were […]

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The Red Sox Model and the Audacity of Hope

An article by posted on October 4, 2013 0 Comments
The Red Sox Model and the Audacity of Hope

New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said the 2014 budget has already been discussed, and Sandy Alderson said he could have enough resources at his disposal to offer a $100-million contract, which seemed unthinkable last year at this time. Alderson also said it is conceivable the Mets’ payroll could be even smaller next year. Their […]

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Matt Harvey Is The Mets’ X-Factor This Winter

An article by posted on October 2, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Is The Mets’ X-Factor This Winter

Matt Harvey is a major topic of discussion for the New York Mets’ front office as they began organizational meetings today in Port St. Lucie. General manager Sandy Alderson must operate under the assumption Harvey will not be ready to start next season, and as he has yet to begin throwing, the Mets must prepare for […]

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Sandy Cites Harvey Injury, Bullpen, Regression Of Tejada and Davis Among His Disappointments

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Cites Harvey Injury, Bullpen, Regression Of Tejada and Davis Among His Disappointments

The New York Mets’ offseason began this afternoon at Citi Field with the expected announcement of Terry Collins’ contract extended for two years plus an option. General manager Sandy Alderson there were three criteria for the extension: * That the team hustled for Collins even during the lean times. “The club played hard for Terry and […]

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Another Season Fades Into The Books

An article by posted on September 29, 2013 0 Comments
Another Season Fades Into The Books

There will be a twinge of sadness in the air for the New York Mets this afternoon at Citi Field, as the final day of the season means dreams and hopes long forgotten. It means the expectations of spring have died, that there is no more time, that precious little – if anything – can […]

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Three Years Later And Mets Still Striking Out At Alarming Rates

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Three Years Later And Mets Still Striking Out At Alarming Rates

Another loss, another dozen strikeouts for the New York Mets. This time the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner toyed with the Mets the way a cat would a mouse. With the Mets at 1,299 strikeouts for the season (an average of 8.6 a game compared to 8.2 hits), it stands to reason a lot of pitchers have had their […]

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Control Did Wheeler In Against The Giants

An article by posted on September 18, 2013 0 Comments
Control Did Wheeler In Against The Giants

Zack Wheeler didn’t take the loss for the New York Mets Tuesday night although he certainly deserved so. This was one of the few times a Mets’ starter came away with a no-decision and it turned out to be a positive for him. Wheeler was his own worst enemy in five rocky innings as he walked […]

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Could Tim Lincecum Be The Veteran Starter The Mets Need?

An article by posted on September 18, 2013 0 Comments
Could Tim Lincecum Be The Veteran Starter The Mets Need?

What might the New York Mets be wondering as they look into the Giants’ dugout and see Tim Lincecum? Could they be mulling over the idea of signing him as a free agent this winter? He’ll be pricey, but if the Mets are serious about contending in 2014, they’ll have to pay for pitching. With Matt Harvey opting […]

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LaTroy Hawkins Was Masterful Last Night, Has Excelled As Mets Closer

An article by posted on September 14, 2013 0 Comments
LaTroy Hawkins Was Masterful Last Night, Has Excelled As Mets Closer

When the New York Mets begin their annual winter task of building their bullpen, they’d be wise to consider three names instrumental in beating Miami last night at Citi Field. Yes, Lucas Duda gets props for a three-run homer, Jon Niese pitched into the seventh, and Andrew Brown took advantage of a rare start by […]

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