John Delcos

I am an active member of the BBWAA and have covered Major League Baseball in several capacities for over 20 years, including ten 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 the Senior Editor for MetsmerizedOnline.com.

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Mets Swept After Ike Davis Blunder Ignites 7-4 Reds Win

An article by posted on May 22, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Swept After Ike Davis Blunder Ignites 7-4 Reds Win

Ike Davis’ troubles at the plate and in the field continued as he botched two plays at first, one in which opened the door to the Reds’ three-run ninth inning in Wednesday’s 7-4 loss. With the Mets being swept, they fell to a season-high ten games below .500. Matt Harvey did not have a great start, but […]

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Sandy Alderson Says He Will Stick With Ike Davis A Little While Longer

An article by posted on May 22, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Says He Will Stick With Ike Davis A Little While Longer

Updated Post 5/22 During Tuesday night’s Mets broadcast, general manager Sandy Alderson said he intends to stick with slumping first baseman Ike Davis for a little while longer, but added that there’s a chance that he might be better off going to Triple-A Las Vegas for some period of time. Alderson said it’s hard to […]

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Featured Post: Keep Daniel Murphy In The Leadoff Spot

An article by posted on May 21, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Keep Daniel Murphy In The Leadoff Spot

It doesn’t matter that Daniel Murphy hit the game-winning homer Sunday afternoon, or that he’s the Mets’ hottest hitter, he should be in the leadoff spot going forward for the Mets. Because of Murphy’s high on-base percentage, batting him leadoff is something I have advocated, and I’m glad Terry Collins was thinking outside the box enough to make the […]

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Sacking Terry Collins Now Would Be Unfair

An article by posted on May 20, 2013 0 Comments
Sacking Terry Collins Now Would Be Unfair

Terry Collins will go to home plate tomorrow with the line-up card and likely get booed. Surely, he’ll hear it when he makes a pitching change. It won’t be fair, but we know few things in baseball aren’t fair.Collins doesn’t have a contract beyond this season, and his lame duck status rises to the surface when […]

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Juan Lagares Belts First MLB Homer In Mets 4-3 Comeback Win

An article by posted on May 19, 2013 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Belts First MLB Homer In Mets 4-3 Comeback Win

Juan Lagares and Daniel Murphy homered to pick up Dillon Gee, and the bullpen came up with a superb effort with four perfect innings to give the Mets a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs Sunday at Wrigley Field. The victory gave the Mets their first series victory since they beat Washington, April 19-21, at Citi Field. RECORD: 17-24, 4th NL […]

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Matt Harvey Does It All In Mets 3-2 Win Over Cubs

An article by posted on May 17, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Does It All In Mets 3-2 Win Over Cubs

Matt Harvey settled down after a rocky two-run first inning to produce one of his most impressive starts of the season in a 3-2 victory at Wrigley Field. The victory was the Mets’ second straight after losing six in a row. ON THE MOUND: Flirting with perfection is one thing, but pulling it together when it isn’t […]

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Alderson Needs To Take Action On Distractions Before It’s Too Late

An article by posted on May 16, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Needs To Take Action On Distractions Before It’s Too Late

We are getting perilously close to the time in the baseball season where free-falling clubs tend to fire their manager. Should the Mets sack Terry Collins in the wake of his ripping the fans – who by the way, aren’t coming out to Citi Field these days – they can claim justifiability, but would be making a […]

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Collins Meant No Disrespect To Fans… Great, Now Go Win Some Games…

An article by posted on May 15, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Meant No Disrespect To Fans… Great, Now Go Win Some Games…

Updated by Joe D. at 6:30 PM After making inflammatory remarks against Met fans yesterday that rubbed many people including those in the organization the wrong way, Terry Collins acknowledged that he misspoke and took back some of the things he angrily said about Met fans while a guest on WFAN today. “The New York fans are […]

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Featured Post: Seeking A Villain For The Mets’ Hitting Woes

An article by posted on May 15, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Seeking A Villain For The Mets’ Hitting Woes

An incredible 46 strikeouts in the Mets’ last four games… Hmmm. Let’s see, whom can we blame? I know, lets blame batting coach Dave Hudgens and his approach to work the count, be selective, and get a pitch and drive it. That’s it, his approach is wrong. It is why they are striking out so many times. […]

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Beltran Leads Cardinals In 10-4 Rout Of The Mets

An article by posted on May 15, 2013 0 Comments
Beltran Leads Cardinals In 10-4 Rout Of The Mets

As the Knicks were getting pasted in Indianapolis, the Mets did their part to put New York sports fans in a gloomy mood in tonight’s 10-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. It was the Mets’ fifth straight loss to drop them to eight games under .500. Since Jordany Valdespin’s tenth-inning grand slam, April 24, […]

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Bullpen Falters, Bats Silenced, Mets Dealt 6-3 Loss By Cards

An article by posted on May 14, 2013 0 Comments
Bullpen Falters, Bats Silenced, Mets Dealt 6-3 Loss By Cards

The newest Met, Rick Ankiel, couldn’t hold onto Ty Wigginton’s sinking line drive for a double. Wigginton then scored from second on an infield hit off pitcher Scott Rice. Matt Holliday followed with a two-run homer, and just like that it was over and the Mets had their fourth straight loss, 6-3, at St. Louis to fall […]

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Mets Need Niese To Be The Pitcher They Thought They Were Getting

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Need Niese To Be The Pitcher They Thought They Were Getting

Including this weekend’s 11-2 flameout loss to Pittsburgh, the Mets have lost Jon Niese’s last five starts, with him giving up 22 runs and not getting out of the fifth inning in three of them. He has not come close to resembling what the Mets think he should be, and that’s the No. 1 starter in […]

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