FanGraphs Audio: Jim Rosenhaus Shares Stories From the Cleveland Booth

Episode 939

On this week’s episode, we talk to one of the radio voices for Cleveland before a conversation about the Dominican Winter League and its recent draft.

  • To start us off, David Laurila welcomes Jim Rosenhaus, radio broadcaster for the soon-to-be Guardians. David and Jim discuss the club’s name change and the work that went into it, as well as the vast amount of work still to do. The pair also talk about Jim’s path to a major league microphone, including a number of impressive teams and players he covered along the way. We also hear about Cleveland’s World Series appearance in 2016, Terry Francona’s potential future in Cleveland and the Hall of Fame, and what it’s like to share a booth with Tom Hamilton. [2:52]
  • After that, Eric Longenhagen is joined by Brendan Gawlowski to review the results of the LIDOM draft that occurred on Wednesday. The duo explain how the league and its draft work before detailing how each of the six clubs did and the impressive prospects who could see some playing time this winter. Eric and Brendan also rave about the league’s improved streaming access in recent years, as well as the many memorable players who can be seen playing there. [27:46]

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Audio after the jump. (Approximate 1 hour 7 minute play time.)





Dylan works on FanGraphs Audio, Effectively Wild, the FanGraphs Live Twitch channel, and the Community Research blog. He also enjoys the Waxahachie Swap, the Air Bud principle, and the Oxford comma. You can Tweet him about any of those things @dhhiggins.

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