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This Week on MMO Digital

This Week on MMO Digital

At MetsmerizedOnline we are continuing our push to produce more digital content for you Mets fans, with three podcasts and plenty of video content on the way!

Here is a summation of everything that was released on MMO Digital this week, as we geared up for the start of the 2021 season, which has unfortunately been pushed back until Monday due to health and safety concerns with the Washington Nationals.

Locked On Mets

The only daily podcast on the New York Mets is hosted by yours truly, Ryan Finkelstein, as I try to keep listeners up to date on everything going on with our Amazin’s.

This week, we kicked things off on Monday with an episode ranking each starting rotation in the National League East, with the Mets headlining the list, followed by the Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins and lastly the Philadelphia Phillies.

On Tuesday’s show, I talked about the then impending negotiations between Francisco Lindor and the New York Mets on a mega contract extension. I was also joined by MMO’s own Rob Piersall, to talk about his exclusive interview with Marcus Stroman.

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Wednesday was Division Day on the Locked On Podcast Network, were rival shows get together for a crossover episode to preview the upcoming season. This week’s crossover was with Dan Wilson, host of the Locked On Phillies podcast, were we talked about the state of these two teams entering the 2021 season and their longstanding rivalry.

Late on Wednesday night, the Mets came to terms with Lindor on that $341 million contract extension and I recorded my rapid reaction to the news. Along with this bonus episode, Thursday also brought an Opening Day special with MMO’s own Brian Wright, where we talked about the Mets storied history on Opening Day and the excitement surrounding the team this year.

Finally, with no game to break down, we capped off the week with our final set of NL East positional power rankings. The Mets came in tied for second in both my backstop and bullpen rankings, while coming in first with the best bench in this division.

My annual power ranking series aims to measure each aspect of the team’s in the NL East, with a final score being assessed to grade who should be considered the favorites in this division at the start of the season. Listen to Friday’s show to see how the Mets fared against the Atlanta Braves atop the NL East.

You can find all of this week’s episodes of Locked On Mets through this link, or wherever you get your podcasts!

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Mets Maniacs

In the last edition of their fan outreach segment, Mets Maniacs brought on guest Michael Nunziano (Nunz) to talk Mets 2021 predictions. Hosts Ty Wilkes and Mike Breznak talked with Nunz about starting pitching strength in 2021 with Carlos Carrasco, Marcus Stroman, and Noah Syndergaard, as well as potential concerns in the bullpen with Familia and Betances.
They also talk about the prowess of Gary, Keith, and Ron in the booth, the strength of the Mets lineup and much, much more. Take a listen on your favorite platform here!
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Empire State of Mind

This week we added a third podcast to our lineup, as the Empire State of Mind podcast officially launched!

Hosted by Zachary Grady, a student at the Dan Patrick School of Broadcasting as well as PA for Big Board Sports on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio, episodes will be released on Tuesdays, but you might find bonus shows sprinkled in here and there as well.

The first episode can be found here, which is Empire State of Mind’s 2021 MLB season preview episode. We listen in to an interview with Charlie Voelker from 104.5FM The Team ESPN Radio WTMM. Then former producer of ESPN’s Baseball Tonight Mike Stinton gave us his outlook on the 2021 New York Mets.

Next Grady spoke with former Washington Nationals Dugout Reporter Debbi Taylor for a breakdown of the NL East.

Finally, Eric Hannmann from Sitting SportsSide Sunday on 104.5FM The Team ESPN Radio WTMM answers all your fantasy questions before Opening Day.

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MMO Video Content

One of the most exciting aspects of our push for content this season is our brand new video department, as we look to provide even more multimedia content for our readers. We kicked things off with an exclusive interview with former Mets manager, Bobby Valentine!

Valentine joined executive editor Rob Piersall and social media coordinator Jack Ramsey earlier this month to talk about his days as a player, skipper of the Mets, the black jerseys, how to attack the shift and everything in between!

You can also tune into our new IGTV show on Instagram, The Weekly MetsMerized!

Hosted by our Instagram Manager, Josh Consalvo, this week’s episode breaks down the Lindor negotiations and contract extension, the black jerseys, and Opening Day. Follow us on Instagram and stay tuned each Friday for the next episode of The Weekly Metsmerized!

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With the season set to officially begin on Monday for the Mets, there is only going to be more exciting things to talk about going forward on all of our multimedia platforms. Make sure you follow along with MMO Digital every day in our Morning Briefing’s to catch all of the latest content we are producing here at MetsmerizedOnline!

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