If you’re into fantasy baseball, you undoubtedly know about Lenny Melnick, one of the pioneers in the industry. My first dealings with Lenny came about 10-12 years ago, when we were both members of a group called FantasyPros911. Lenny was very generous, both with his knowledge and his time. And I found out what a great podcast guest he was. Since then, he’s been on the podcast numerous times, always bringing tremendous energy and strong opinions – pretty much an ideal combo.
Midway through the 2018 season, Lenny approached me about joining him in a new venture. He was looking to get correspondents and podcasters for each club, starting with baseball but moving on to other sports as well. He wanted the correspondents to live in the city of the team, which eliminated us from consideration on the writing part. But there was no such restriction on the podcast side.
So, now the Mets360 podcast is a proud member of The Legend Sports Network. Our regularly scheduled slot is 9 p.m. Eastern. The nice thing about this is that there is an active chat room of listeners who are interacting with the show in real time. Last week we had 18 different people in the chat room and I got to see how they were responding to what Tim, my guest for the week, and I were discussing almost immediately.
Lenny does several podcasts for the network and he’s extremely good about conducting his show and incorporating comments from the chat room. For me, it’s much more of a work in progress. Felt like there was a lot of improvement last week on my end in this regard. But there’s always the possibility I’m just kidding myself.
Now, the people in the chat room are not Mets fans so it wasn’t necessarily the “cream of the crop” as far as comments to respond to live on the podcast for me. But that’s where you come in. Tonight, David Groveman is the guest and we’ll be discussing the Mets’ farm system. We’ll need to focus on the guys that people have heard of, primarily Andres Gimenez and Peter Alonso. But, if you’re interested in hearing about someone else, if you join us in the chat room you can make a request.
The URL for the chatroom is – https://lennymelnickfantasysports.com/recent-posts/live/ – Now this is not unique for the Mets360 show. If you click on it right now, you’ll hear a podcast called “Fantasy Fever,” and it has 20 people in the chat room. Next show is 2 p.m. which is JJ’s Sports Talk. Again, we’ll be on at 9 p.m. Eastern tonight.
You’ll need to register to participate in the chat room. But if you’re morally opposed to registering, you can still listen live at that link. It would be great to have some knowledgeable Mets fans participating in the chat room. So, my hope is that you’ll join us tonight.