Keith Raad - Patrick McCarthy

It appears the New York Mets have settled on their radio broadcast team as Keith Raad has reportedly been recruited as Wayne Randazzo’s successor to serve as a partner to play-by-play announcer Howie Rose. Additionally, the franchise is expected to announce that Patrick McCarthy, who is the son of former Mets announcer Tom McCarthy, will serve as pregame and postgame host for games carried on Audacy news WCBS-AM (880).

Raad has been serving as the main announcer for the Brooklyn Cyclones, who are a Single-A minor league affiliate of the Mets. McCarthy has been announcing games for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, which are a Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. In addition to hosting the pregame and postgame shows, McCarthy will reportedly serve as a fill-in play-by-play announcer when Rose is off. His father Tom served as a play-by-play announcer for the Mets from 2006-2007 and is currently the Philadelphia Phillies TV play-by-play announcer. The younger McCarthy filled in for his dad for a pair of Phillies games last season, while the elder was covering preseason football games.

While Raad takes on the role formerly held by Randazzo, who has swapped coasts to take the lead mic for the Los Angeles Angels’ TV broadcasts, McCarthy replaces Brad Heller on the broadcast team. Heller remains with Audacy as a network utility player for Mets broadcasts. He is also a sports anchor and announcer on WCBS-AM.

While an official team announcement has yet to be made, the New York Post says both Raad and McCarthy have agreed to the deals but have not yet signed individual contracts.