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Locked On Mets - Daily Podcast On The...

Locked On Mets is the only daily podcast that will break down everything dealing with the Amazin’ Mets. Hosted by Ryan Finkelstein, Locked On Mets promises to deliver excellent coverage on every win, loss and compelling back page story that consumes Mets fans each season. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network, there is no better place to get daily analysis on the New York Mets. #MLB #Mets #LGM

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1
Luis Rojas Promoted to Manager
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Mets decision to promote Luis Rojas to become the new manager. First take a look back at Ryan's original take on Rojas from three months ago, then hear how things have changed after Carlos Beltran's short tenure with the club.
17 min
2
Are the Mets Finally Trading For Marte?
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about a variety of news items as the Mets have narrowed their managerial search to three internal candidates. The Mets have also signed Rene Rivera to a minor league deal and are exploring trades that would remove Yoenis Cespedes and Jed Lowrie from Queens, while also looking to add Starling Marte in a trade with the Pirates.
15 min
3
Brodie Has Eye Towards Steve Cohen's Arrival
Host Ryan Finkelstein discusses a report that Brodie Van Wagenen and the Mets front office are concerned with impressing new owner Steve Cohen with this managerial hire.
17 min
4
Mets Managerial Search 2.0
Host Ryan Finkelstein goes through the three different types of managerial candidates the Mets could consider to replace Carlos Beltran and which would be the best fit for 2020.
17 min
5
Brodie is Either Lying or Ignorant
Host Ryan Finkelstein continues to digest the fallout from the Mets parting ways with Carlos Beltran as their manager. Ryan discusses Brodie Van Wagen and Jeff Wilpons conference call with the media and where the Mets go from here.
24 min
6
Beltran Officially Out as Manager
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Mets decision to part ways with manager Carlos Beltran and how they handled the situation in a really poor way.
11 min
7
Beltran Scrutiny Reaching It's Apex
Host Ryan Finkelstein continues to talk about Carlos Beltran and why it is beginning to appear more and more like he won't end up a managing a game for the New York Mets.
16 min
8
Carlos Beltran Next on the Hot Seat?
Host Ryan Finkelstein continues to talk about the Astros sign-stealing scandal and dismisses the public outrage that has led some to question whether Carlos Beltran should be fired. Also Josh Donaldson has signed with Minnesota Twins, removing the excellent third baseman from the Mets division.
15 min
9
Astros Punished for Sign-Stealing But Beltran i...
Host Ryan Finkelstein discusses the penalties the Houston Astros are facing now that Major League Baseball's investigation into their sign-stealing scandal is complete.
17 min
10
No Wiggle Room in the Bullpen
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about how the signing of Michael Wacha has prohibited the Mets from adding to their bullpen. He also discusses the non-roster invitees to Spring Training this year.
15 min
11
Mets Outs Above Average
Host Ryan Finkelstein spends this podcast focused on defense, as MLB.com released their new outs above average statistic for infielders. Ryan talks about this new metric and how the Mets infielders fared according to the numbers.
19 min
12
Nationals Adding Depth the Mets Could Use
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Washington Nationals active offseason and where the Mets stack up among the other teams in the NL East.
18 min
13
Two Finkelstein's Talking Mets Part 2
The second part of host Ryan Finkelstein's conversation with Metsmerized editor Josh Finkelstein. They discuss who could be moved in a trade, where the bullpen stands and how this coaching staff will impact the Mets in 2020.
16 min
14
Two Finkelstein's Talking Mets
Host Ryan Finkelstein is joined by Josh Finkelstein to break down where the Mets roster sits at this stage of the offseason and what is expected to come next.
19 min
15
Mets Introduce Dellin Betances
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Mets introduction of Dellin Betances and why Brodie Van Wagenen's bravado is getting a little stale.
18 min
16
Brock Holt a Replacement for Frazier
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about whether the Mets need to replace Todd Frazier on their 2020 roster and if free agent Brock Holt would be a good answer.
14 min
17
Defining Players of this Past Mets Decade
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about some of the most influential players that have brought success to the Mets over the past decade.
22 min
18
Downsides of the 2010 Decade
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the negative themes of the past decade, as the Mets suffered through the Madoff scandal and debilitating injuries to four of their franchise cornerstones.
19 min
19
Stroman and Matz on the Block?
Host Ryan Finkelstein discusses the report that the Mets are hearing trade offers on Marcus Stroman and Steven Matz and explains why trading either would be a bad idea.
15 min
20
Gerrit Cole Makes deGrom's Contract a Steal
Host Ryan Finkelstein compares Jacob deGrom's contract to the other starting pitchers that cashed in this offseason and why it is such a steal for the New York Mets.
13 min
21
Merry ChirstMETS Says Betances!
The Mets have made a huge signing by adding Dellin Betances to the back end of their bullpen. Ryan Finkelstein talks about all the factors that led to the great signing and what it means for the Mets in 2020.
11 min
22
Big Names on the Trade Market
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the big names around baseball that are on the trade market and if the Mets should make a move to acquire any them. Also who on the Mets current roster in untouchable?
18 min
23
Yoenis Cespedes Solves Mets Luxury Woes
Host Ryan Finkelstein is back from vacation and talks about how Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets settled on an amended contract following his broken ankle last year. Ryan also talks about Michael Wacha, the incentives in his contract and why he may have been given a raw deal by the Mets.
16 min
24
Mets Shockingly Sign Rick Porcello
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Mets surprising signing of Rick Porcello, giving them six potential starting pitchers for their rotation. Also talks about the potential of Dom Smith and Jed Lowrie being packaged in a trade for Jose Leclerc of the Texas Rangers.
19 min
25
Michael Wacha to Replace Zack Wheeler
Host Ryan Finkelstain talks about the Mets newest starting pitcher Michael Wacha and why it was not smart to take away some of their flexibility under the luxury tax to sign him.
16 min
26
Brodie Better Not Trade Nimmo
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the idea of trading Brandon Nimmo for Starling Marte and why it would be another terrible move by Brodie Van Wagenen.
15 min
27
Wheeler/MadBum and a Evolivng Marketplace
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Brodie Van Wagenen's comments to the media at the Winter Meetings and how Zack Wheeler and Madison Bumgarner getting paid signifies a shift in the way players get paid.
16 min
28
Brad Brach is Back and the Winter Meetings Have...
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the return of Brad Brach and why it is a great signing for the Mets. I also talk about what to expect from them at the Winter Meetings.
16 min
29
Mets Land Their Center Fielder in Jake Marisnick
Host Ryan Finkelstein continues to discuss the Mets groundbreaking change in ownership, while also talking about the trade that brings Jake Marisnick to Queens.
19 min
30
THE WILPONS FINALLY SOLD THE METS
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Wilpons selling the team to Steve Cohen and why the sale should finally turn the Mets into the large market team that the fans deserve.
17 min
31
Dom Smith May Be Used to Dump Salary
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about some of the players that were non-tendered around baseball and gets into this latest report that the Mets might trade Dominic Smith to rid themselves of one of their bad contracts.
15 min
32
Mets Interested in Aquiring the Modern Day John...
Amid the Mets interest in trading for Josh Hader, host Ryan Finkelstein compares Hader's racist tweets to John Rocker's statements from the past and if that is a good fit for New York. Also talks about whether the Mets should be trading another prospect package for a reliever.
15 min
33
Mets Need a Return of Thor
Host Ryan Finkelstein breaks down Noah Syndergaard's season in 2019 and why the Mets should expect more out of him next year.
14 min
34
Metsgiving: Wright/Harvey to Alonso/deGrom
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about what Mets fans should really be thankful for in 2019. That they went from losing two generational talents in David Wright and Matt Harvey, to gaining them right back in Jacob deGrom and Pete Alonso.
15 min
35
Jeremy Hefner is the New Pitching Coach
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Mets new pitching coach, former Met starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner and if the coaching staff is experienced enough. Ryan also continues to discuss the Starling Marte trade rumors and other hypothetical trade packages.
18 min
36
Starling Marte Emerging as Mets Trade Target
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Mets hiring a new bench coach and their potential pursuit of Pirates center fielder Satrling Marte on the trade market.
15 min
37
Braves and Mets Going in Different Directions
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about former Met Travis d'Arnaud signing with their division rival, the Atlanta Braves. Also talks about how the two teams are going in completely different directions.
15 min
38
Familia's Failing 2019 Season
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Yasmani Grandal signing with the Chicago White Sox and the Mets addition of Chasen Shreve. Also discusses Jeurys Familia's season in 2019 and if he can bounce back next year.
15 min
39
Mets Protect Prospects From Rule-5 Draft
Host Ryan Finkelstein explains the process of the Rule-5 Draft and the Mets roster maneuvering to protect some of their prospects ahead of it
19 min
40
Yoenis Cespedes is Hitting Again
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about a video that surfaced of Yoenis Cespedes hitting batting practice and why that video was quickly taken down. He also discusses the impact that Cespedes could have on the Mets in 2020, if he were to return to the lineup.
16 min
41
Keith Hernandez' Hall of Fame Case
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about former Mets and their cases to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
16 min
42
Center Field Trade Targets for the Mets
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about a few potential trade targets for the Mets this offseason and if Harrison Bader or Byron Buxton could fill their need in center field.
16 min
43
Carlos Beltran Implicated in Astros Sign-Steali...
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal and how Carlos Beltran's involvement in it could impact the Mets.
16 min
44
Jacob deGrom Still the Best Pitcher in the NL
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Jacob deGrom winning his second-straight Cy Young Award and if his career is now clearly on a Hall of Fame trajectory.
16 min
45
Betting on Betances
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about some of the names that have been floated to fill the Mets coaching staff and if Dellin Betances is a good fit to add to their bullpen in free agency.
17 min
46
Pete Alonso is Your Rookie of the Year
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Pete Alonso officially being named the NL Rookie of the Year and how he should have won unanimously. Brodie Van Wagenen addressed the media again on Monday and we discuss what he said in regards to the Mets offseason plans.
17 min
47
Michael Conforto is a Top-10 Outfielder in the NL
Host Ryan Finkelstein reviews Michael Conforto's season and his impact on the team in 2019. Also talks about the future of Conforto on the Mets and why is he more valuable on the roster than he would be in a trade.
17 min
48
Is Michael Conforto a Trade Candidate?
Host Ryan Finkelstein is once again joined by Mets beat writer Justin Toscano to discuss the Mets plans heading into the offseason. Ryan also explains why Michael Conforto is a prime candidate to be traded.
17 min
49
Mets Beat Writer Justin Toscano Talks Carlos Be...
Host Ryan Finkelstein is joined by Mets beat writer Justin Toscano to discuss the Mets moving on from Mickey Callaway and their hire of Carlos Beltran to be the manager in his place.
20 min
50
Zack Wheeler's Impending Free Agency
Host Ryan Finkelstein breaks down Zack Wheeler's season in 2019 and talks about whether he will return to the Mets in free agency.
16 min
51
Introducing Carlos Beltran to the Media
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Carlos Beltran's introductory press conference and some of the news items that came out as GM Brodie Van Wagenen addressed the media for the first time in the offseason.
15 min
52
Will the Mets Go Over the Luxury Tax
Host Ryan Finkelstein continues to discuss the Carlos Beltran managerial hire and how he may be a good draw in free agency. He also talks about the Mets money situation and if they will be willing to exceed the luxury tax threshold in 2020.
15 min
53
No. 15 is Back! Carlos Beltran Named Mets Manager
Host Ryan Finkelstein gives you his rapid reaction to the news that Carlos Beltran will be the Mets new manager, with former Mets manager Terry Collins as his bench coach.
10 min
54
Free Agency is Upon Us
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the six Mets who became free agents on Thursday and Tim Bogar being removed from the managerial running. Also breaks down Juan Lagares' season and whether there could be a reunion with the Mets in 2020.
15 min
55
Ramos Was Good, But Not Good Enough
Host Ryan Finkelstein breaks down Wilson Ramos' 2019 season with the Mets and looks at some options that could replace him for the 2020 season.
17 min
56
The Backup Catcher of the Future
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Tomas Nido's 2019 season and whether his bat is strong enough to remain at the big league level. Ryan also takes a look at the Mets farm system and the other catchers that can make an impact in the future.
15 min
57
Mystery Managerial Mania
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Mets long-rumored mystery managerial candidate and if he is the right man for the job. Also rants about the Wilpons and their involvement as owners for sending this franchise down a questionable path.
15 min
58
No Joe for the Mets
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Washington Nationals World Series run, Joe Girardi being hired as the Phillies new manager and the potential for Tanner Roark to join the Mets 2020 rotation.
16 min
59
Dom Smith's Resurrecting 2019 Season
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Dom Smith's season with the Mets, as the former top prospect finally broke through at the big league level.
14 min
60
J.D. Davis' Great First Year With the Mets
Host Ryan Finkelstein gives his recap and report card grade for J.D. Davis' season with the New York Mets. Also talks about Davis' poor defense and where he fits in the Mets future plans.
17 min
61
Will the Mets Panik or Stick With Guillorme
Host Ryan Finkelstein gives his report card grades for Joe Panik and Luis Guillorme's seasons in 2019. He also explains why keeping Guillorme on the MLB roster, makes more sense than bringing Panik back.
16 min
62
Final Four Managerial Candidates
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the final four candidates who have been announced to get a second interview to be the Mets manager in 2020. Particularly Eduardo Perez and Tim Bogar, who have not been talked about on Locked On Mets up to this point.
16 min
63
The ToddFather's Impact on the Mets
Host Ryan Finkelstein gives his report card grade on Todd Frazier's 2019 season and talks about the impact he has brought to the franchise in his two years in Queens.
16 min
64
Finding an Established Starter for the Mets Rot...
Host Ryan Finkelstein discusses whether free agents Hyun-jin Ryu or Madison Bumgarner could fit in the Mets rotation in 2020.
18 min
65
The Superstar We Never Saw Coming
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Jeff McNeil's amazing All-Star season in 2019, giving him his report card grade for the season. Also talks about where McNeil is best defensively and how he should be used in 2020.
16 min
66
Robinson Cano's 2019 Report Card
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Robinson Cano's first season with the New York Mets and why he could bounce back in 2020.
17 min
67
Beltran a Manager Worth Gambling On?
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the list of managerial candidates who have secured an interview with the Mets and whether Carlos Beltran is a good fit to take the position.
16 min
68
The Future of the Shortstop Position
Host Ryan Finkelstein continues his report card series with Amed Rosario. After breaking down the Mets shortstop's season, he talks about the future of the position in regards to top prospect Andres Gimenez.
18 min
69
Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Braves being eliminated from the playoffs and the Nationals upsetting the Dodgers to advance to the NLCS. He then looks back at the Mets season and how they may have missed a golden opportunity to make a run in retrospect.
16 min
70
Hindsight Offseason Part 2
Host Ryan Finkelstein completes the second part of his hindsight offseason, spending money in free agency to address the bullpen. Then talks about how his hindsight offseason roster compares to the one that the Mets actually trotted out in 2019.
17 min
71
Hindsight Offseason Part 1
Host Ryan Finkelstein finally does his hindsight offseason, reallocating all of the assets that Brodie Van Wagenen spent prior to the 2019 season. In this part of a the two-part series, Ryan talks about the trade that sent two of the Mets top prospects to the Mariners and why they should have gone to the Marlins instead.
18 min
72
Girardi or Rojas for 2020
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about his two ideal candidates to manage the New York Mets in 2020.
17 min
73
No More Mickey, Nowhere for Brodie to Hide
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Mets finally deciding to cut ties with Mickey Callaway as their manager. Also goes through the other revelations of Thursday, as Edwin Diaz and Noah Syndergaard are likely to stay put, as are some of the remaining coaching staff.
16 min
74
Gsellman or Lugo to the Rotation
Host Ryan Finkelstein continues his report card series with Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo. Also talks about which pitcher makes more sense to transition into the rotation next year.
17 min
75
Injury Report Cards
Host Ryan Finkelstein spends the show doing report card recaps of three of the Mets players that lost a majority of their season due to injury. He discusses Brandon Nimmo, Yoenis Cespedes and Jed Lowrie and their role on this team in 2020.
18 min
76
Should Mickey Stay or Go?
Host Ryan Finkelstein starts his offseason report cards with Mets manager Mickey Callaway. With Callaway on the hot seat, Ryan talks about where he excelled and faltered in leading the Mets in 2019 and if he should be back for 2020.
17 min
77
Pete Alonso the Rookie Home Run King
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Pete Alonso breaking the rookie home run record and Dom Smith's thrilling walk off home run to end the season.
18 min
78
Wheels Up and Down One Last Time
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about what could have been Zack Wheeler's last start in a Mets uniform. Also gives the schedule for what lies ahead for Locked On Mets in the offseason.
15 min
79
No Playoffs but Cy deGrom Delivers
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Jacob deGrom's last performance and why it is clear that he will win his second-straight Cy Young. Also discusses the 2019 season for the Mets as a whole, now that they are eliminated from contention.
17 min
80
Conforto's Heroics Delays the Inevitable
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Michael Conforto keeping the Mets season alive for one more day, with two late two-run homers. Also discusses the Mets retiring Jerry Koosman's number and makes a case for other players having their numbers retired as well, particularly Carlos Beltran.
19 min
81
Season is on Life Support
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about a devastating loss to the Marlins that could spell the end of the 2019 season for the Mets.
18 min
82
Time to Run the Table
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Mets series victory over the Cincinnati Reds and breaks down the extreme circumstances it would take for the Mets to make the playoffs.
17 min
83
Down to the Final 10 Games
Host Ryan Finkelstein breaks down what each Wild Card contending team has left on their schedule and gets into a series preview of what lies ahead against the Cincinnati Reds. Also gives his five keys to the Mets picking up a sweep.
16 min
84
Late Rally Keeps Mets Season Alive
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about another managerial blunder by Mickey Callaway, which luckily didn't cost them the game, as the Mets came back and won in the ninth inning. Also tells you about all of the records Pete Alonso broke with his 49th home run of the season.
17 min
85
Stro (Late) Show Arrives
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Marcus Stroman's best start in a Mets uniform, but one that took place a little too late in the season. Also discusses why Brandon Nimmo could be the answer to the Mets hole in center field for 2020.
15 min
86
Mets Have a Rough Rocky Mountain to Climb
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Mets dwindling chances to make the Wild Card after another loss on Monday. Also talks about what the Mets still have left to play for, once the Wild Card is off the table.
15 min
87
Don't Quit on the Mets
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the series loss to the Dodgers this weekend, which has pushed the Mets on the brink of elimination. Despite the disappointing loss, also shares his thoughts on why you should keep watching this team until the end of the season.
16 min
88
Sweeping D-Backs, Now Bring on D-Best
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about a great week of Mets baseball, as they win the rare four-game sweep to put themselves right back in the mix. Then previews the upcoming series against the L.A. Dodgers and explains why it could be the first step in a magical run.
16 min
89
Big Batz and Steven Matz
Host Ryan Finkelstein breaks down a great Mets victory on 9/11, as they win in grand blowout fashion. Also does a deep dive on Steven Matz' season and how he is having a career year.
16 min
90
Wheelin' Past the D-Backs
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about another big victory, as Zack Wheeler leads the Mets to the win. Then takes a look around baseball at some of the big stories and their correlation to the Mets playoff hopes.
18 min
91
Noah is Complaining, Jacob is deGrominating
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about a solid victory for the Mets behind two home runs from Pete Alonso and another Jacob deGrom gem. Also talks about Noah Syndergaard's complaints about Wilson Ramos catching his starts.
16 min
92
Last Meaningful Week of the Season
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about a frustrating series loss this weekend, when the Mets could have gained valuable ground on the Chicago Cubs. Also talks about the week that lies ahead, as the Mets could be out of contention if they don't perform well.
19 min
93
Edwin Diaz is Awful Without Rest
Host Ryan Finkelstein discovers the answer to why Edwin Diaz has been so bad this season. Also previews the Mets upcoming series with the Philadelphia Phillies.
16 min
94
Resilient Mets Keep Playoff Hopes Alive
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about a great series win over the Washington Nationals, after a disastrous meltdown loss on Tuesday night. Also discusses the Mets ideal starting lineup over the rest of the season with the return of Brandon Nimmo and Robinson Cano.
18 min
95
Worst Loss of the Year, if Not the Decade
Host Ryan Finkelstein breaks down the worst Mets loss of the season, dropping a contest in which they led by six runs heading into the bottom of the 9th inning.
18 min
96
Thor Brings Thunder Again
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Mets Labor Day dominance over the Nationals and talks about the difficult path to playoffs with the two teams that are out front in the Wild Card race.
16 min
97
Mets Win Series But Can't Make Up Ground
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Mets series victory over the Phillies, but also their failed attempt to complete the sweep. Also discusses the Mets expanded roster, the Wild Card race and a preview of their upcoming series against the Washington Nationals.
16 min
98
Same Old Mets
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Mets recent skid, which has them on the verge of being on the outside of the Wild Card race. Also previews the series that lies ahead against the Philadelphia Phillies.
17 min
99
Thor Stumbles But Mets Still Show Fight
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about a rough start by Noah Syndergaard and a valiant comeback attempt that came up just short. Also discusses the Mets representatives in the Arizona Fall League and gives an injury update on Brandon Nimmo and Jed Lowrie.
15 min
100
Pete Alonso Your New Mets Home Run King
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Pete Alonso's record-breaking season for the Mets, as he has become the new single-season home run king. Also discusses the recent losing steak the Mets are on and updates the Wild Card standings.
16 min