Beat the Shift Podcast – Mets Episode w/ Keith Raad (New York Mets)

The Mets episode of the Beat the Shift Podcast – a baseball podcast for fantasy baseball players.

Guest: Keith Raad (New York Mets broadcaster)


  • Career path to the Mets
  • Transition from minor leagues to major leagues
  • Working with Howie Rose
  • Research prior to season
  • Incorporating analytics into the broadcast
  • Catch phrases
  • Philosophy of new manager and general manager
  • Brandon Nimmo’s role
  • How the Mets will handle third base
  • Will Edwin Diaz bounce back to elite form?
  • The most underrated player on the Mets
  • Free agent fits for the Mets
  • Prospects that could make an impact in 2024
  • The biggest influence on Keith’s career
  • Favorite moment as a broadcaster


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