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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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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Lucas Duda Getting His Chance To Shine At First Base

An article by posted on September 14, 2013 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Getting His Chance To Shine At First Base

When New York Mets manager Terry Collins railed at his listless team for not taking advantage of the opportunity to make an impression toward 2014, he had Lucas Duda in mind. “This is his chance to play every day at first base. That’s where he likes to play,’’ Collins said last night. “We’re hoping he relaxes at the plate. […]

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Classless Frank Francisco Needs To Go

An article by posted on September 13, 2013 0 Comments
Classless Frank Francisco Needs To Go

Gary Cohen: Why would Francisco throw at Jayson Werth? Ron Darling: Because he’s a fool, that’s why. The New York Mets brought back Frank Francisco from oblivion this season because their bullpen was depleted, but also in the off chance somebody might be desperate enough to trade for him. After his despicable display Thursday afternoon at Citi […]

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Is Collins Sending His Team The Right Message?

An article by posted on September 13, 2013 0 Comments
Is Collins Sending His Team The Right Message?

New York Mets manager Terry Collins has recently been speaking with a sense of urgency we haven’t heard regularly this season. With the Mets in the midst of losing 10 of their last 12 games, it can be hard to ascertain whether Collins’ intent is to spark his team with the allure of 2014 jobs […]

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SNY’s Bobby V Refuses To Back Down, Wants Photo Proof That Yankees Aided New York

An article by posted on September 12, 2013 0 Comments
SNY’s Bobby V Refuses To Back Down, Wants Photo Proof That Yankees Aided New York

SNY Analyst Bobby Valentine refuses to back down from comments he made yesterday that the Yankees were nowhere to be found in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11th, 2001. His remarks led to this statement from New York Yankees president, Randy Levine: Bobby Valentine should know better than to be […]

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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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