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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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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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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