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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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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Harvey And Wheeler Give Met Fans A Glimpse Into The Future

An article by posted on June 18, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey And Wheeler Give Met Fans A Glimpse Into The Future

There might be some question if Zack Wheeler is ready to assume the role of savior for the New York Mets, despite his and manager Terry Collins’ proclamations to the contrary of those lofty expectations. With the statistical and financial numbers having been crunched, the decision is it is time to start the clock on Wheeler. The Mets don’t […]

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Keep Hefner and Gee In Rotation, Try To Trade Marcum

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments
Keep Hefner and Gee In Rotation, Try To Trade Marcum

After sleeping on it, considering Jeremy Hefner’s strong start in Washington last night, my choice would be to deal Shaun Marcum. Marcum has gone six-plus innings in his last four starts showing signs he’s coming around physically. Of the three, Marcum has been the least effective, but his name isn’t mentioned because he’s making $4 million. […]

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The 2013 Mets Are Suffering From A Lack Of Accountability

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
The 2013 Mets Are Suffering From A Lack Of Accountability

Matt Harvey has it. So does David Wright. Ike Davis tried to show it Wednesday, but only had warning track power. It is accountability, which is the backbone to admit screwing up. We certainly didn’t see any the past few days from the Knicks, so let’s turn to the Mets. After losing Thursday to the […]

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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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