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The Locked On Mets Podcast 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. There is no better place to get daily analysis on the New York Mets. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network, #MLB #Mets #LGM
 
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Jeurys Familia really struggled in 2019 and set out to change that over the offseason by losing weight and refining his mechanics. All his work paid off, as he turned in a much better campaign in 2020, although still not to the level we expect from the former All-Star. What are some the reasons behind his performance and can he make some correction…
 
Rob Manfred might be getting rid of the one rule change that everyone seemed to like, as he will not guarantee that the universal DH will return in 2021. What will the Mets do with Dominic Smith and Pete Alonso if the DH is taken away? Also can Brandon Nimmo's defense benefit from the Mets embracing analytics. With no clear path to another center f…
 
There were conflicting reports that came out on Wednesday, as the USA Today ran a story about how New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio could stop Steve Cohen from buying the Mets. Later the New York Daily News contradicted these inaccurate reports, with Cohen still being in line to land the team. Ryan discusses the fallout from these stories and how …
 
Steve Cohen passed another hurdle in his purchase of the Mets on Tuesday, as the ownership committee approved the transaction. Now he still has a few more votes to get through before the sale becomes official. What is next in the process and how does the timing of it all impact the Mets offseason plans? Also what are the key dates of the offseason …
 
Today we look back at the Mets trade deadline deals that weren't meant to win-now, but proved pointless as they failed to make the playoffs. Who did they give up and what were the long-term ramifications of those deals? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Vi…
 
Back in the winter of 2018, the New York Mets were in the market to hire a new general manager and their search came down to two candidates. The Wilpons decided to hire a former agent Brodie Van Wagenen because he promised them success in the short-term, meanwhile they passed over Chaim Bloom, who promised long-term success. Today we look back at t…
 
In Episode 245 of For All You Kids Out There, Jeffrey would like a brisk discussion of the playoffs and the Mets ownership scuttlebutt, but Jarrett takes us on a whirlwind tour of personal pref lists and poker stories from the 00s. We do eventually get to the latest in Mets news such as it is, and then handle a four-part email in the third half of …
 
Francisco Lindor is a four-time All-Star, who is just one year away from hitting free agency. With the great possibility that the Cleveland Indians can't afford to sign him to an extension, Lindor is the biggest potential name on the trade market this offseason. Should the Mets make a move to add the five-tool shortstop and what would it take to a …
 
The Tampa Bay Rays have consistently proven to be one of the smartest and best-run organizations in all of baseball. What were some of the shrewd trades they have made over the last few years that put them in position to be World Series bound? Also what can the Mets learn from seeing how the Rays operate? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Rock…
 
Mike Puma of the New York Post wrote a great article describing how Steve Cohen will overhaul the Mets, bringing them the technology and analytics that the Wilpons simply ignored. What changes will be made and how will they impact the franchise for years to come. Also Puma cited the Mets as potentially becoming the Dodgers of the East Coast. Can th…
 
With the Mets...uh...not in the playoffs according to our notes, it's going to be a sparse news week for Episode 244 of For All You Kids Out There, so Jeffrey and Jarrett turn the agenda over to the listeners. We do have to employ Rob Mains for a particularly complicated financial question, although Jarrett is far more qualified to handle that one …
 
As we enter the league championship round of this year's playoffs, it is time to ponder what could have been had the Mets won out over their last weekend and made the postseason. Would they still be playing? Or would they have just been embarrassed early? Also which two teams will advance to the World Series? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! …
 
Major League Baseball has set the qualifying offer for the upcoming season at $18.9 million. What does that mean for the teams with impending free agents who are tendered the offer, or for teams signing free agents who who decline the QO? Also should the Mets give Marcus Stroman the $18.9 million offer after he opted-out of the 2020 season. Support…
 
The Los Angeles Clippers were sold to an extremely wealthy billionaire named Steve back in 2014, due to the failures of their previous ownership. Sound familiar? Today we explore the comparisons between Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and soon-to-be Mets owner Steve Cohen. Each represents the wealthiest owner in their respective sport and the comparis…
 
Michael Conforto put together a career-year this season, producing as one of the best right fielders in the MLB. What was the key to his success at the plate and where did he rank among the game's best? Also with his great performance over the last few years, is it time to lock up Conforto to a long-term contract extension before he hits free agenc…
 
Steve Matz just struggled through the worst year of his career, leaving plenty of doubts about his future with the Mets. Where do his numbers rank among other pitchers in baseball, and how does he compare to former left-handed Met Jon Niese. Also with his lack of success, what will Matz's role be in 2021? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Post…
 
The Phillies owner says that J.T. Realmuto will be going to free agency, as his team struggles to figure out what their financial standing will be amid the pandemic. With teams losing revenue, are we in for a buyer's market in free agency? Also with the potential for a buyer's market how can the Mets structure a deal that lands them Realmuto on the…
 
In Episode 243 of For All You Kids Out There, Jeffrey and Jarrett break down where it all went wrong for the Phillies and Matt Klentak. I think we tie it back into the Mets around the 30-minute mark. We also discuss what a Lindor trade might look like, because there's a low of down time for a Mets podcast now, so might as well speculate on Francisc…
 
We continue the offseason player evaluations by looking at Luis Guillorme's season and his growth as an offensive player over the last few years. With his great glove defensively and an improved bat, does Guillorme warrant more playing time? Also which player from the 1986 World Champion Mets does Guillorme remind Ryan of? Support Us By Supporting …
 
The New York Mets once again experimented with moving Seth Lugo out of the bullpen and into the starting rotation this year and saw mixed results. Should the Mets continue with the experiment next season? Or instead return him to the pen where he has thrived. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. A…
 
The New York Mets have a roster full of talented young position players all over the diamond. Still there are some holes and areas of duplication heading into this offseason. Where can the Mets make some moves to get better? One of those potential moves could be a trading J.D. Davis for some starting pitching. Would the Mets consider moving on from…
 
We kick off the first player evaluation for the 2020 season with the Mets best player, Jacob deGrom. Where did Jake finish when it comes to the Cy Young race? Also with at least two more years left on his contract, what does deGrom's future look like with the Mets? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low pri…
 
The New York Mets ended up blowing an opportunity to sneak into the playoffs as the team's in front of them lost as well. What was it about this team that could not get the job done when it mattered most? But after 18 years of struggle, the Wilpon era looks to finally be over. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reli…
 
In Episode 242 of For All You Kids Out There, Jeffrey and Jarrett spend the first half of the show on our end-of-season podcast tradition, spending 30 seconds* on each 2020 Met. Then in the second half of the show we chat about what Sandy Alderson as Team President might bring in the near future to Queens baseball. Finally in the third half of the …
 
The New York Mets have been an extreme disappointment this season and their year officially came to an end on Saturday, when they were eliminated from the playoffs. Why couldn't the Mets figure it out this season? Also David Peterson and Andres Gimenez were the one redeeming part of this season, as the two rookies surprised and outperformed everyon…
 
Steve Cohen has announced that if he is approved by the MLB as the owner of the Mets Sandy Alderson will take over as the President of Baseball and Business Operations. This would officially reunite Alderson with the franchise ran as the GM for eight years. Why would Alderson want to return. and what does this mean for Cohen's chances of approval a…
 
The New York Mets lost again on Wednesday, dropping yet another series in a disappointing season. While they are essentially eliminated from the playoffs, there is still a miracle scenario that ends with the Mets in the playoffs, albeit with a losing record. With all eyes on the Cy Young race, Trevor Bauer put himself out in front with an outstandi…
 
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