Former MLB closer Brad Lidge of MLB Network Radio joins host Kevin Wheeler to explain this season’s sluggish offensive numbers and provide a national perspective on NL Central hierarchy. Baseball America Executive Editor J.J. Cooper joins Wheeler to dissect what he sees in the Cardinals farm system. Wheeler also sums up the argument for exit velocity, spreads concern throughout the lineup and analyzes the rotation’s promising week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this week's episode, Baseball America executive editor J.J. Cooper joins the pod to discuss a number of subjects ranging from more details on the early stages of the Patriots becoming a New York Yankees affiliate, how COVID-19 will impact the 2021 minor league baseball season and a teaser into the Bronx Bombers farm system.
Baseball America’s Executive Editor J.J. Cooper was gracious enough to join me on this edition of the There R Giants podcast to talk about the negotiations between Major and Minor League Baseball and what developmental baseball might look like in the future. Hope you enjoy this one! Get full access to There R Giants at rogermunter.substack.com/subscribe
It's been a little over two weeks since the official cancellation of the 2020 Minor League Baseball season, and with it, the Storm Chasers season. On the fifth episode of The StormCast, Jake Eisenberg and Tony Boone welcome J.J. Cooper (2:30), the Executive Editor of Baseball America. He's been with Baseball America since 2002 covering every level of baseball, including unparalleled coverage of Minor League Baseball.J.J. shares what it was like reporting Minor League Baseball's official cancellation on June 30 (3:17) and what the various impacts of the lack of a season could be (8:12). He also dives into the latest on potential MiLB contraction (12:49), the necessity of a 2021 schedule (17:07), what some positive structural changes to Minor League Baseball might be (19:53), why Minor League Baseball's accessibility is so important (27:48), and what the Triple-A landscape could look like in the wake of possible geographic realignment (30:10).J.J. also shares responses that stood out to him from his tweet asking people to share what Minor League Baseball means to them (34:56) before sharing what Minor League Baseball means to him (37:09). Finally, Tony asks J.J. about his role in the 50 Summers documentary (43:31). Jake and Tony also take J.J.'s prompt and share what Minor League Baseball means to them (49:30) before Tony answers last episode's trivia question and challenges us with a new one (55:06). Enjoy!
J.J. Cooper, Ben Badler Break Down Every First Round Pick
One of the most unusual MLB drafts in recent history delivered every bit of craziness you could have hoped for, and then some. J.J. and Ben break down a night of surprises, beginning with Spencer Torkelson being announced as a third baseman, and go team-by-team in dissecting the first round of the 2020 MLB Draft. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/baseball-america/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Spiegel: Bruce Levine, J.J. Cooper & Christopher Kamka interviews (Hour 3)
Hit & Run with Matt Spiegel
In the final hour, Matt Spiegel was joined by Score baseball insider Bruce Levine to discuss the latest developments in the MLB labor negotiations. J.J. Cooper of Baseball America then joined the show to preview the MLB amateur draft and to discuss how teams have approached paying their minor league players with the season suspended during the coronavirus pandemic. Later, Chris Kamka of NBC Sports Chicago joined the program for his recurring KamConnections segment to tie the whole show together. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 22: J.J. Cooper + Baseball's Independent Test Lab
SABRcast with Rob Neyer
On this week's episode of SABRcast, Rob Neyer chats with Baseball America's J.J. Cooper about a variety of topics from both the major and minor leagues, with a focus on the rule changes being tested out by Major League Baseball in the independent Atlantic League. Then Rob "Rob" Neyer and and Scott "Charlotte's Web" Bush discuss who won the weekend, and break down the hits and misses of Player's Weekend fashion. For show notes, extra content, and a list of what Rob's reading, visit the SABRcast website at https://sabr.org/sabrcast
J.J. Cooper from Baseball America joins Craig and John in talking about the San Diego Padres' rebuilding goals over the next few seasons and how their aggressive efforts in the Rule V Draft play a part in that.