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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Why Do You Still Watch?

An article by posted on September 11, 2013 0 Comments
Why Do You Still Watch?

You  might be frustrated and disgusted by watching the Mets lose to the Nationals, but it is far better than not having any Mets to watch at all. October has to be the worst month because there’s baseball, but baseball without the Mets. At least in November there’s the start of the free-agent season, highlighted […]

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Matt den Dekker Will Be Center (Field) Of Attraction Today

An article by posted on August 29, 2013 0 Comments
Matt den Dekker Will Be Center (Field) Of Attraction Today

Providing the weather clears, the New York Mets will run out another rookie this afternoon: lanky center fielder Matt den Dekker. This kid can fly and run down a ball in the gap with anybody the Mets have, but is a slow study at the plate. Den Dekker’s opportunity comes in the aftermath of the trade […]

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Are The Mets Delaying The Inevitable With Parnell?

An article by posted on August 23, 2013 0 Comments
Are The Mets Delaying The Inevitable With Parnell?

While New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell continues on the shelf with the prospect of surgery on his herniated disk, the question burns: What are he and the Mets waiting for? Perhaps he can rehab to where surgery isn’t needed, but those odds are getting long. Yes, yes, it is his body and nobody can force surgery […]

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Did Mets Play Russian Roulette With Mejia’s Elbow?

An article by posted on August 18, 2013 0 Comments
Did Mets Play Russian Roulette With Mejia’s Elbow?

Another day, another injury for the New York Mets, and not surprisingly, one involving a pitcher. Jenrry Mejia didn’t make it out of the fourth Saturday night in San Diego because of pain caused by a bone spur in is right elbow. His season is in jeopardy as he likely will be placed on the disabled list […]

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Thinking Of Trading Wilmer Flores Is Absurd

An article by posted on August 18, 2013 0 Comments
Thinking Of Trading Wilmer Flores Is Absurd

All of a sudden, I’ve been reading with head-scratching confusion how several bloggers are suggesting the New York Mets trade Wilmer Flores. Why? What good would it serve other than just giving away a prospect? What could they possibly get for him now? Their confused reasoning is since the Mets have few position player prospects they […]

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Wheeler to the Bullpen? Wait, What?

An article by posted on August 2, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler to the Bullpen? Wait, What?

There are bad ideas and then there are really bad ideas, and the New York Mets considering using Zack Wheeler out of the bullpen falls into the latter category. Wheeler has thrown a combined 114.1 minors-and-majors innings this season with a cutoff number at 180. With the intent of limiting his innings, manager Terry Collins and pitching coach Dan Warthen are mulling using […]

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Zack Looked Like The Wheel Deal Last Night

An article by posted on July 31, 2013 0 Comments
Zack Looked Like The Wheel Deal Last Night

When the New York Mets traded Carlos Beltran, arguably one of their top three position players in history, for prospect Zack Wheeler, they said this guy was going to be good. Really good. We got a glimpse of just how good Tuesday night in Miami when he took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. He lost it, […]

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Could Braun Be A Fit For Mets Outfield In ’14?

An article by posted on July 30, 2013 0 Comments
Could Braun Be A Fit For Mets Outfield In ’14?

Kudos to Milwaukee owner Mark Attanasio for his immediate gesture to Brewers fans in the wake of the 65-game suspension of Ryan Braun. But, will it end there? Could the Brewers want to clean up their mess by trading Braun? And if so, could the Mets be a fit? Yes, Braun got off on a […]

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Parnell Chalks It All Up To Bad Luck

An article by posted on July 23, 2013 0 Comments
Parnell Chalks It All Up To Bad Luck

The New York Mets gift-wrapped a game last night to Atlanta. However, there’s nothing to like after hearing Bobby Parnell, who did more dancing than pitching after blowing his fifth save opportunity. The Mets don’t want to deal Parnell because they believe he’s their closer of the future. His 18 saves is a good indicator, but […]

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The Burning Questions For Mets Second Half

An article by posted on July 20, 2013 0 Comments
The Burning Questions For Mets Second Half

Although the New York Mets closed the first half on an up-note, it’s too soon to say they have turned things around. The wildcard would take a near historic run, but .500 is not out of the question. On this date in 1973, a year they went to the World Series, they were 40-50, so […]

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