While I didn’t actually sit down in person with this individual, I’m guessing we both were sitting down while the interview was conducted and the alliteration works so deal.
Anyway, I had the opportunity to finally sit down with left-handed pitcher and top pitching prospect in the organization Josh Hader for a little while on Tuesday, August 30th.
We discuss a handful of topics including the trade that brought him to the Brewers organization, the 2015 Arizona Fall League, 2016 Brewers On Deck, the Futures Game during All-Star Weekend back in July, how hard it really is to pitch to Colorado Springs, and just how much fun Tim Dillard is to have as a teammate.
I didn’t pad the interview with any fluff in part because I didn’t want to wait to post it much longer and in part because I didn’t have time to record anything else of substance. As such, we get right into the interview and the clip ends right as Josh and I hang up.
It’s here! With the draft come and gone I have once again put together a podcast for your listening pleasure.
I talk to two of the Brewers draft picks this year, a tradition I started several years ago at this point, as I had the chance to interview top pick Corey Ray and 6th rounder Payton Henry. You’ll also hear some audio from the Director of Amateur Scouting for the Brewers, Ray Montgomery, as well as MLB veteran Curtis Granderson who has been a mentor for Corey over the last couple of years.
I might post a follow-up interview that I wanted to conduct but haven’t yet had a chance to complete due to scheduling conflicts but I wanted to get this up for now without it just in case it never happens.
But for now, listen to this and let me know what you think.
Here it is!
We talk all things 2015 Brewers Draft including a pair of draft pick interviews as well as touching base with the first Brewers draftee interview I ever did for the podcast. I also sit down with Nick Faleris of PerfectGame.com and BaseballProspectus.com for his tuned in take on the Brewers draft.
The Day 1 audio I recorded at Miller Park is included as well so you’ll hear from the general manager Doug Melvin, and the director of amateur scouting Ray Montomgery and his staff on the first three picks.
Here is a boatload of audio recorded on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Brewers On Deck in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Right fielder Ryan Braun
Relief pitcher Jim Henderson
Manager Ron Roenicke
New Brewers first baseman Adam Lind
Starting pitcher Wily Peralta
Newest member of the starting rotation Jimmy Nelson
All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez
Second baseman Scooter Gennett
All-Star starting catcher Jonathan Lucroy
General Manager Doug Melvin met with the assembled media
EXCLUSIVE with 40-man pitcher Michael Blazek
Prinicpal Owner Mark Attanasio addressed the media
This is the full audio from one of the Main Stage events, a panel discussion (with fan questions!) featuring Mark Attanasio, Doug Melvin, Gord Ash, Adam Lind, Corey Knebel, and Luis Sardinas
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.