Here are the comments after Day 1 of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft from General Manager Doug Melvin and Director of Amateur Scouting Bruce Seid.
Here’s the audio from a quick media availability with Kodi Medeiros.
The interview is roughly nine minutes long.
And since I didn’t put it on the other post, Kodi Medeiros is on Twitter. Follow him: @kodi_medeiros
Here it is!
On the eve of the Baseball Prospectus event at Miller Park, I had the opportunity to sit down with two stalwarts at Baseball Prospectus, Joe L. Hamrahi (which will make sense when you listen) and Jason Parks, he of much knowledge and acumen.
We cover a bit about Baseball Prospectus as a company, what its writers have been able to accomplish in the business of baseball, and the vision Hamrahi continues to have for BP. We discuss the state of the Brewers farm system in the opinion of Parks, including guys he undersold, as well as who he likes and who Brewers fans need to know. We also touch on the upcoming first round of the MLB Draft and who Parks thinks could make sense for Milwaukee at #12, including whether Jeff Hoffman makes any sense.
And I couldn’t have two passionate baseball men on the mic and not ask them their opinions about the state of the game (Is baseball “dying” like many claim?) and their positions on PEDs in the game and why some people seem to care so much when others don’t.
So please give this a listen. You’ll definitely enjoy the information…probably almost as much as I enjoyed the conversation.
Recorded on Thursday, May 8th in lovely Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
You can follow Jason Parks (@ProfessorParks) & Joe Hamrahi (@jhamrahi) on Twitter as well as Baseball Prospectus as a company (@BaseballPro) for links to all of their first rate information and analysis.
Here’s the podcast recorded Sunday evening on March 2nd.
With Spring Training underway, Cary and I take a look at position battles, roster additions, early performances, and more!
Ryan Braun made himself available to media today at a Hunger Task Force charity event outside Miller Park. He was asked a flurry of pointed and direct questions, nary a softball among them.
Hear his comments for yourself right here:
I’ll be transcribing the dialogue later today if you prefer to read.
Recorded on location last night, here is the latest Brewer Nation podcast.
Check the tags for some of the players mentioned during this hour-long clip.
Here is post-game audio from the final home game of the season. This includes my exclusive with Donovan Hand after the Brewers’ 6-4 win over the rival Cardinals.
Enjoy it all!
Ron Roenicke’s Post-game Press Conference
Jim Henderson on the game, facing Matt Adams with the game on the line, the realization of his dreams, Mariano Rivera, etc.
Exclusive! Donovan Hand on coming in to a tough situation on Sunday, and how he views his role moving forward in his career
Scooter Gennett on confidence, coming through in the clutch, and goals for the off-season and 2014
As I have done every year for the past few, I chose a player from the Brewers most recently completed First-Year Player Draft to interview. In keeping with the Lee University theme started by the Brewers when they drafted three of their pitchers on Day 3 of the draft, and continued by me when I interviewed the head coach at Lee, Mark Brew, I decided to reach out to the highest-picked player of the trio.
Got all that?
Regardless, on Monday evening I had the pleasure of interviewing that draft pick for a few minutes. I think you’ll enjoy his answers and learning a little bit about a guy who just might be able to somewhat rocket through the system.
In 2012-13, RHP Andy Hillis pitched in 30 games and went 3-0 with 9 Saves in the closer’s role for the Lee Flames. He posted a 0.96 ERA in his 37.1 IP and his K/BB was 66/19. Oh, and let’s not forget his velo, pitch arsenal, stature and the rest.
And did I mention that he was drafted twice before by the same team and spurned their advances both times? Who was that? What are the answers to my other questions above?
For all of that, take a few minutes and give this interview a listen to find out.
Thanks again to Andy, who you can follow on Twitter at: @andyhillis.