Episodes
With all of the injuries to the New York Mets starting rotation right now, the conversation has been about whether they should look to add another starting pitcher on the trade market. Instead though, would it make more sense for the Mets to address their catcher position by acquiring Willson Contreras from the Chicago Cubs? Host Ryan Finkelstein explains why Contreras would be a perfect fit for the Mets and why they should also target reliever David Robertson in the deal. He then goes on to...
Published 05/24/22
The New York Mets won another series this weekend, beating the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Carlos Carrasco and Taijuan Walker gave the Mets strong starts, amid all of the injuries to their starting rotation. Can the Mets get by without trading for a starting pitcher, or should they add some depth through by making a deal? Also a preview of the Mets upcoming series against the San Francisco Giants. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes...
Published 05/23/22
The New York Mets were dealt with devastating news on Thursday, but it did not prevent them from winning yet another series. Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil starred in a thrilling back-and-forth victory, with the Polar Bear delivering the biggest moment, a moonshot of a walk-off homer. Host Ryan Finkelstein recaps the game and also discusses how this team can overcome the loss of Scherzer. Also for our typical Friday Farm Report, Mets pitching prospect Tom Hackimer joins the show to discuss his...
Published 05/20/22
In a scary turn of events, Max Scherzer pulled himself from the game on Wednesday night due to a left side injury. Scherzer will get an MRI on Thursday to find out the severity of this injury. Host Ryan Finkelstein reacts to the news and discusses how the Mets can get by without Scherzer if he hits the IL. Also a recap of the Mets blowout victory, as the lineup scored 11 runs. Finally, should Luis Guillorme be an everyday player for the Mets? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built...
Published 05/19/22
The New York Mets got a hard-fought doubleheader split on Tuesday, winning a game despite not having their best starting pitchers on the mound. Host Ryan Finkelstein recaps the games and what we have been seeing lately with this Mets offense, which has begun to struggle. Is it maybe time to call up Nick Plummer to give this lineup a spark? Also an injury update on Jacob deGrom. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go...
Published 05/18/22
Edwin Diaz is putting together his best season in Mets uniform to date, as he has been carving up hitters all season. What is behind this incredible performance compared to year's past? Host Ryan Finkelstein breaks down the numbers and explains how getting ahead in counts and an uptick in slider usage has led to this revelation of a season for Diaz. Also continuing off yesterday's show, Ryan has more analysis on Brandon Nimmo's great start to the season based on his latest article for Just...
Published 05/17/22
The New York Mets have lost a series for the first time this season, dropping their three-game set to the Seattle Mariners. Still, they showed a lot of fight to come back on Sunday, thanks in large part to Brandon Nimmo. Host Ryan Finkelstein recaps the series and discusses how Nimmo has been one of the best players in baseball this season. Also a preview of what lies ahead, with the Mets set to begin a four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Support Us By Supporting Our...
Published 05/16/22
The New York Mets have yet to lose a series this season, as they capped off another victory against the Washington Nationals on Thursday. Taijuan Walker gave the Mets a gutsy performance and Mark Canha carried the team offensively. Host Ryan Finkelstein breaks down the series win and previews what lies ahead this weekend against the Seattle Mariners. Also for a Friday Farm Report, we check in on the top prospects in the Mets system, namely Mark Vientos who has started to turn the corner...
Published 05/13/22
The New York Mets lost big on Wednesday night, as Tylor Megill was knocked around for eight runs and did not make it out of the second inning. Host Ryan Finkelstein reacts to the loss and also revisits the Francisco Lindor blockbuster trade for a Throwback Thursday. Considering the Mets hot start this season and the roles that Lindor and Carlos Carrasco have played, was this a win of a trade for New York? Then again, Andrés Giménez is hitting the cover off the ball in Cleveland right now, as...
Published 05/12/22
The New York Mets got another win on Tuesday night, as Carlos Carrasco was solid once again and the team received just enough offense from Jeff McNeil. There was also a rat sighting on the field, which brings things full circle from last season between Francisco Lindor and McNeil. Host Ryan Finkelstein discusses the changes we have seen in the Mets double play combination and how McNeil has become the most important position player on this team. Also an injury update on Mets ace Jacob...
Published 05/11/22
The New York Mets are set to begin a three-game series against the Washington Nationals where they will face three starters with ERA's over 6.00. Host Ryan Finkelstein is joined by the host of Locked On Nationals, Josh Neighbors to preview the upcoming series and discuss whether this will be the Mets first sweep of the season. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you’ll...
Published 05/10/22
Pete Alonso hit two home runs in the second game of the Mets doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, making them the first team in baseball to reach 20 wins. Chris Bassitt was excellent in that game as well, giving the Mets another strong start as New York is still yet to lose a series. Host Ryan Finkelstein breaks down what we saw in the doubleheader, particularly from Alonso and Bassitt. Also should J.D. Davis be getting more at-bats the Mets DH than Dominic Smith? Support...
Published 05/09/22
The New York Mets completed an improbable comeback to rally back from down seven runs to beat the Phillies on Thursday night. Francisco Lindor homered, Brandon Nimmo got the clutch hit to tie it and Starling Marte bookended the rally with two hits including the game-winner. Host Ryan Finkelstein reacts to the unbelievable comeback win. He is also joined by host of the Call-Up and Just Baseball prospect analyst Aram Leighton to talk about his recent Mets road trip and some of the top prospects...
Published 05/06/22
The New York Mets were unable to beat the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, as they end up coming away with a series split against their chief division rival. Host Ryan Finkelstein records the final show of his New York Mets road trip from the cell phone lot outside of La Guardia airport, breaking down the game today and his latest article from JustBaseball.com, where he takes a deep dive into Tylor Megill's great start to the season. Ryan also previews what lies ahead over the next four days, as...
Published 05/05/22
The New York Mets had themselves a great day on Tuesday, sweeping the Atlanta Braves in their doubleheader. Carlos Carrasco was the headliner, as he pitched eight scoreless innings to deliver the Game 2 win. Host Ryan Finkelstein recaps the doubleheader and breaks down the impact of Carrasco's fantastic performance. Also Ryan went to the Triple-A Syracuse game Tuesday night to see Mark Vientos and some of the Mets other top prospects and shares what he saw in the game. Support Us By...
Published 05/04/22
The New York Mets had a roster decision to make on Monday and they made the right one by cutting Robinson Cano. In doing so, Steve Cohen ate close to $40 million in salary, showing the Mets are committed winning at all costs. Host Ryan Finkelstein reacts to the big news and also recaps the Mets loss on Monday night, before previewing what lies ahead for the rest of this series against the Atlanta Braves. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes...
Published 05/03/22
The New York Mets beat the Phillies 10-6 on Sunday night to complete their seventh series win of the season. Max Scherzer gave up three home runs, but it didn't matter, as the Mets offense was firing on all cylinders with Dom Smith and Jeff McNeil each collecting four hits in the game. Host Ryan Finkelstein breaks down the weekend series win over Philly, as well as the Mets impending roster decision on cutting Robinson Cano. Also Ryan shares his experience on his current Mets Minor League...
Published 05/02/22
The New York Mets threw their second no-hitter in franchise history on Friday night and host Ryan Finkelstein was in attendance to witness history in person. He breaks down the crazy night, which is only made more insane considering the fact that this is the 800th episode of Locked On Mets. Tylor Megill started it out, Drew Smith, Joely Rodriguez and Seth Lugo got the ball to Edwin Diaz and the Mets closer shut the door. All of which was only made sweeter as it came against the Philadelphia...
Published 04/30/22
The New York Mets are set to square off against their division rival Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field this weekend. Host Ryan Finkelstein is joined by the host of Locked On Phillies, Connor Thomas, to preview everything that lies ahead in this rivalry series. They discuss how the Mets have become favorites in the NL East and where things stand with a Phillies team that got off to a slow start. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a...
Published 04/29/22
The New York Mets were unable to complete the series sweep against the St. Louis Cardinals, losing 10-5 in the finale. After Pete Alonso was hit in the head Tuesday night, the Mets threw a pitch up-and-in on Nolan Arenado and the Cardinals superstar did not like it. The benches cleared and Arenado was tossed from the game, as the Mets-Cardinals rivalry of the past was sparked again. Host Ryan Finkelstein breaks down the loss and everything that took place during the benches clearing...
Published 04/28/22
For the first time in franchise history, the New York Mets have won each of the first six series that they have played, as they beat the Cardinals again on Tuesday night. Chris Bassitt was excellent again and Jeff McNeil provided a spark for a Mets offense whose three runs were more than enough to win the shutout. Host Ryan Finkelstein breaks down the game and how McNeil has been playing like an All-Star again in the early parts of this season. Also an update on the injury status of Jacob...
Published 04/27/22
Max Scherzer and Miles Mikolas each put up seven scoreless innings in the New York Mets series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals, as the two teams did not score until they got into each other's bullpens. St. Louis jumped out to a lead in the bottom of the eighth, scoring two runs off Trevor May. The Mets were down to their final out in the ninth and then magic struck. Nolan Arenado made an error, the Mets got some clutch hits and found a way to score five runs to put the Cardinals...
Published 04/26/22
The New York Mets are now five-for-five in winning series at this stage of the season, as they completed another series victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Starling Marte has provided a great spark to the Mets lineup with his speed, which helped New York grab both of their wins this weekend. Host Ryan Finkelstein explores his impact in the early parts of the season, despite not getting off to the hottest of starts with his bat. Also a series preview of what lies ahead against the...
Published 04/25/22
The New York Mets were able to get a series victory over a very good team when they beat the San Francisco Giants for the third time on Thursday. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco was brilliant, continuing his early season dominance for the Mets. Host Ryan Finkelstein breaks down Carrasco's performance in the victory and what that series win meant for the Mets. Also Eduardo Escobar has been the Mets most valuable position player this season. What is behind his fast start? Finally, a preview of...
Published 04/22/22