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
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Alex Rodriguez and how he has resurrected his public image after his controversial career. Also listen to Paul Lo Duca's criticism of A-Rod and how other players may view the controversial former slugger.
All-Time Best Pitchers in Mets History Pt. 2
Host Ryan Finkelstein is once again joined by Brian Wright, author of The New York Mets All-Time All-Stars: The Best Players at Each Position for the Amazin's to continue to talk about some of the greatest pitchers to ever play for the Mets.
All-Time Best Pitchers in Mets History Pt. 1
Host Ryan Finkelstein is joined by Brian Wright, author of The New York Mets All-Time All-Stars: The Best Players at Each Position for the Amazin's to talk about some of the greatest pitchers to ever play for the Mets.
MLB and MLBPA Corona Settlement
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the agreement between the MLB and their player's association in regards to the suspended season. Also, will Pete Alonso suffer through a sophomore slump if the season is played?
Honorable Mention Mets Prospects
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about some of the position players in the Mets farm system to watch, even though they aren't considered top 30 prospects.
Could We See the Rise of the Dark Knight?
Host Ryan Finkelstein continues to talk about the fallout from Noah Syndergaard needing Tommy John surgery and the depth the Mets have behind him. Also could the need for more starting pitching depth, lead the Mets to sign Matt Harvey to a minor league deal?
Noah Syndergaard Needs Tommy John Surgery
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the breaking news that Noah Syndergaard needs Tommy John surgery. What does this mean for the Mets this season and into the future?
Wilson Ramos Projections
Host Ryan Finkelstein breaks down Wilson Ramos' main issues and what he can do to correct them to once again become an All-Star caliber catcher in the National League.
Intro to the History of Amazin' All-Stars
Host Ryan Finkelstein is starting a quarantine book club, surrounding The New York Mets All-Time All-Stars: The Best Players at Each Position for the Amazin's. Ryan talks with author Brian Wright, who will be making weekly appearances to take you through the history of some of the best players to ever wear the blue and orange.
Long Layoff Double-Edged Sword for Cespedes
Potential Nolan Arenado Blockbuster
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about what a potential Nolan Arenado blockbuster to the Mets would look like. Also, the NFL free agency period has been hectic this week. Could the quarantines due to the coronavirus result in extra movement among baseball front offices?
Locked On Phillies Crossover Part 2
Host Ryan Finkelstein is joined by Tim Kelly, host of the Locked On Phillies podcast. Today they preview the Philadelphia Phillies' season and the NL East as a whole.
Locked On Phillies Crossover Part 1
Host Ryan Finkelstein is joined by Tim Kelly, host of the Locked On Phillies podcast. Today they preview the Mets roster ahead of the postponed 2020 season.
Justin Toscano on Mets Pitching
Host Ryan Finkelstein is joined by Justin Toscano, as they discuss the Mets starting pitching and their team camaraderie heading into the season. Also the MLB season has been put on hold due to the coronavirus.
Justin Toscano On Mets Injuries and More
Host Ryan Finkelstein is joined by Mets beat writer Justin Toscano to talk about the status of the injured outfielders ahead of Opening Day and more.
The Case to Play Marisnick
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Michael Conforto's oblique strain and how long to expect him out of the lineup. Also in his absence, should the Mets consider prioritizing Jake Marisnick's glove in center field? If you want to hear yourself on Locked On Mets, leave a voicemail at (347) 395-1647.
Conforto Heads to New York with Injury
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the injury to Michael Conforto and what internal options exist on the roster to replace him. Also could the Mets target free agent Yasiel Puig if Conforto's injury proves to be significant?
Mets Embrace Pitching Technology.
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Mets adoption of motion-capture technology to enhance their pitching and why Jeremy Hefner is the perfect coach to integrate that system. Also who is Johneshwy Fargas?
Mets Missed Chance to Extend Conforto
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Christian Yelich's extension with the Milwaukee Brewers and how the Mets are missing an opportunity to sign players on their own roster to extensions, namely Michael Conforto.
Camaraderie is King
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Mets' ESPN All-Access game on Wednesday and the team chemistry that was on full display. Also can Eduardo Nunez crack the Opening Day roster with a big spring?
Thor Improving His Game, Betances' Velocity Con...
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Noah Syndergaard's focus on improving his ability to contain the running game. Also Dellin Betances has yet to pitch in a spring training game and his velocity is reportedly down. How concerned should the Mets be?
Steven Matz Going to the Yankees?
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the New York Yankees rumored trade interest in Steven Matz to replace injured Luis Severino. Also Dominic Smith is confident and ready to produce in whatever role he is given for the Mets in 2020.
Andrés Giménez Turning Some Heads in Spring Tra...
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about this weekend of Grapefruit League action for the New York Mets. Also Andrés Giménez has built upon a great performane in the Arizona Fall League and has stayed hot in Spring Training. Could he play a role for the Mets in 2020?
The Cardinal Nation's Brian Walton on Michael W...
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Michael Wacha, Matt Adams and the St. Louis Cardinals with Brian Walton of The Cardinal Nation. Brian watched Wacha's career unfold up close and talks about what the Mets are getting in the 28-year-old.
Injury Bug Making It's Annual Spring Debut
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about J.D. Davis' shoulder injury, Brandon Nimmo's heart doctor appointment and the lackluster spring debut for Edwin Diaz. Also Ryan Cordell is an early name to watch in Spring Training.
Steven Matz Deserves to be in the Rotation
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the proposed new strategy to juggle Steven Matz and Michael Wacha in the fifth slot of the Mets rotation and why that would be a terrible idea.
Buffalo Rediscovering His Power
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Wilson Ramos' quick and powerful start to Spring Training and why pitching prospect David Peterson is integral to the Mets farm system.
Tim Tebow Experience
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the first weekend of the Grapefruit League as Spring Training baseball has begun. Also gives his opinions about Tim Tebow still playing in the New York Mets organization for another season.
Dark Horse Cy Young Candidate
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about MLB.com's article that described a starting pitcher in the Mets rotation (not Jacob deGrom) as a dark horse candidate to win the Cy Young. Also a look into the upcoming CBA from Michael Conforto's eyes.
Two Most Indispensable Players on the Mets
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the two position players that the Mets can least afford to lose to injury this season.
Spring Training Positional Battles
Host Ryan Finkelstein breaks down the various positional battles to keep your eyes on as the Mets begin to get into their Spring Training schedule.
Yoenis Cespedes' 2020 All-Star Campaign
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about expectations for Yoenis Cespedes and if the Mets can use Howie Kendrick's 2019 season as a model for playing time if he is healthy. Also Ryan breaks down Cespedes restructured contract for the upcoming season and discovers a new campaign that should make him an All-Star.
Brodie Goes Back at Wheeler
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Brodie Van Wagenen's comments about Zack Wheeler and whether or not Jed Lowrie can be counted on this season.
Lugo Upset with the Astros, Wheeler Upset with ...
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Seth Lugo's comments that the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal cost him his spot in the starting rotation. He also discusses Zack Wheeler circling back to the Mets in free agency and "hearing crickets" before signing with the Phillies.
Mets Need to Win for deGrom
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the last few years of Jacob deGrom and how the New York Mets have not capitalized on having the best pitcher in baseball. Also discusses the new Spring Training facility and the latest PR mess left by the Wilpons.
Beltran the "God Father" of Sign-Stealing
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the Athletic's latest story which describes Carlos Beltran as the main orchestrator of the sign-stealing scandal in Houston. He also describes why the MLB has handled this entire situation wrong and how they should have really tried to eradicate the sign-stealing epidemic in the game.
Expanding Playoffs to Four Wild Cards
Host Ryan Finkelstein weighs the pros and cons of the proposed new playoff format that would expand from two to four Wild Card teams in each league.
Best Team in the NL East
Host Ryan Finkelstein gives his official preseason rankings of the best teams in the National League East, as the 2020 season is set to begin with pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training.
Steve Cohen Era Officially Over Before it Started
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about how the sale of the Mets to Steve Cohen is officially off the table and how Jeff Wilpon's ego fueled this conclusion.
Jeff Wilpon is to Blame
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the latest developments in the saga surrounding the sale of the Mets and then breaks down the best bullpens in the NL East.
The Inept Wilpons Strike Again
Host Ryan Finkelstein agonizes over the news that Steve Cohen may be pulling out of his purchase of the Mets. If reports prove correct, the Wilpons reign of terror over Mets fans may continue, as they potentially cost themselves a $2.6 billion payday.
Best Infields in the NL East
Host Ryan Finkelstein compares all of the infields in the NL East and ranks where the Mets stack up against the rest of the division.
Best Backstops in the NL East
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the addition of Matt Adams and the impact it has on Dominic Smith. He later compares all of the backstops in the NL East and ranks where the Mets stack up against the rest of the division.
Best Outfields in the NL East
Host Ryan Finkelstein compares all of the outfields in the NL East and ranks where the Mets stack up against the rest of the division.
Best Starting Rotations in the NL East
Host Ryan Finkelstein compares all of the starting rotations in the NL East and ranks where the Mets stack up against the rest of the division.
Rule Changes Impact on the Mets
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about the rules changes coming to baseball in 2019 and the potential of a universal DH as soon as next season. Also discusses the state of the Mets farm system after so many trades of prospects over the last year.
Starling Marte is Off the Table for the Mets
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Starling Marte being traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks instead of the Mets and what broke down in trade talks to make that happen. Also goes through the Mets outfield without Marte and the question marks that remains in left field.
Tragic Day in the World of Sports
Host Ryan Finkelstein reacts to the death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven others in a helicopter accident on Sunday morning. Mets All-Star Jeff McNeil's former coach John Altobelli was also killed in the crash, along with his wife and daughter.
Introducing Mets New Manager...Again
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about Luis Rojas' introductory press conference and why the Mets probably should have hired him all along.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Keith Hernandez' Hall of Fame Case
Host Ryan Finkelstein talks about former Mets and their cases to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.