Baseball America

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Good baseball podcast that mostly covers college and minor league baseball prospects. They need to work on their audio equipment and there is a delay sometimes between recording and releasing the podcasts.
I want to love this podcast. Being a prospect nerd, this podcast provides all the content I could hope for. BUT...oftentimes I decide not to listen because the sound quality is so poor. Almost every episode I’ve listened to, you can hear a squeaky chair in the background that is totally distracting. You guys have all the knowledge, insight, and expertise, but the sound quality is almost unbearable. I think an investment in improving this could go a long way.
Legit baseball podcast
The sound quality is awful and the “experts” aren’t much better. John Manuel makes this impossible to listen to with his corny jokes and random tangents. If you like college baseball, do yourself a favor and subscribe to the D1Baseball podcast instead!
Kid you not, less than 2 minutes into the Red Sox prospect podcast and JJ Cooper is talking over his peer. I cringe whenever I load a podcast that includes JJ because I know he is going to spend the entire podcast interrupting the person that is with him - it makes for a very annoying listening experience. The content is great at the majority of the other guys do great work (and don’t talk over one another). I’m not quite sure how this annoying tendency isn’t addressed.

How
5/5

By N_A_K
How do they know so much.
Always look forward to a new podcast, to listen to during my commute. Nice rotation on the participants and the sponsor references are concise and not overwhelming. They appear to prefer quality over quantity for frequency of the pods. Hoping the podcast remains a regular thing with Manuel gone (will miss his pop-culture referencial humor) - maybe a bit more Matt Eddy(?). Great job on the farewell podcast for John, BTW. Got me teary a couple of times myself.
Listening to the JM farewell episode, and it’s a testament to the amazing work these people do. Smart, funny, obscure references and human AF.
Good stuff guys.
I call this show a 4.5 when J-Manuel is not there and a 5 when he is. I'm not a college baseball guy and usually skip those shows, except prior to the draft. I never miss the others.
JJ, outstanding content but virtually every sentence starts with the word 'again'. It's wearing.
I love listening to this show, but the audio quality could be much better. You guys have hundreds of episodes, improve the quality please.
Podcast labeled, "Top 25," never in an entire hour discussed the top 25 porospects.
Great podcast!
Enough with the Seinfeld references.
If you are a college baseball fan, do yourself a favor and subscribe to the D1Baseball instead. The Baseball America sound quality is awful and John Manuel frequently interruptus, goes off on nonsensical tangents, and rambles on for most of their hour plus long episodes. There is no real insight on this podcast, but plenty of hot air.
Reader/listener of BA for many, many years...I agree with reviews that speak to the quality and depth of your coverage. JM - Please let others finish their thought. Just listened to Marlins summary and your guest couldn't get a full sentence in without an interuption. Otherwise love the podcasts.
If you look at the reviews of this podcast, you will notice the same complaint for years... the audio quality is terrible. And yet they haven't addressed it. One guy sounds muffled like he's at the bottom of a well, and another is so loud you have to turn the volume down when he speaks. I resubscribed after a few years away, and again unsubscribed after listening for 10 minutes.

5/5

By DJM1216
Love it, it's perfect and I would highly recommend it. Just wish they talked about the Padres more.
New York baseball fan? Mets? Yankees? Take a listen to the J&J New York Baseball show for weekly updates on NY baseball.
You absolutely cannot beat John Manuel for baseball coverage - great analysis, nice throwback references, and witty commentary. The cast of college baseball characters at BA shuffles around, but the current staff of Teddy, Mike and Jim are really solid, and John appears to be the glue that holds everything together. Thanks for the continued weekly podcasts and all the coverage on the website, and keep up the good work!
All baseball talk from the mlb to international/prospects/minor league. Great for an in depth look, but sound quality is lacking.
Your content is great, informative but your sound quality is horrible. It sounds like you're talking in a bowl! Also, you need to be more consistent with your broadcast dates...some days are back to back, others are 3 weeks or a month...frustrating!
Do yourself a favor and subscribe to the D1Baseball Podcast instead. It still has Aaron Fitt and there is thankfully no John Manuel rambling on and going off on nonsensical tangents. The sound quality of Baseball America is also awful, there is no editing, and John Manuel rambles on for well over an hour on most episodes. Drop this and get D1Baseball for great content you can actually hear.
Can barely hear the conversation, sounds like the mic is 10ft away. Please fix, very annoying.
The content is incredible. Just like with the magazine and web site, the authors are informed and fun to listen to. It is a testament to the quality of the content that I listen to this podcast regularly because the sound quality is so poor. For a national publication, it should be embarrassing to put their name on a product that is so inferior to everything else out there, sound-wise. You're charging people lots of money to subscribe to your products...use some of that money to purchase better equipment and spend some time making sure it sounds better. Even when the microphones aren't bad (which is rare), there's an echo. Get some better equipment and put up some sound dampening foam or something wherever you record. Also....more guests would be appreciated!
Great podcasts, tremendous source of information often not available elsewhere. Some of the hosts occasionally dig so much deeper than anyone can follow, and the sound can still vary quite a bit, but I love their coverage of the minors.
The content is great, but at times the sound quality is pretty awful. Sometimes the sound only comes through on one headphone, which is really frustrating. The editor might want to check the quality before submitting. But other than that keep em coming.
BA is unparalleled in there prospect coverage and this podcast is no different. Fantastic podcast although its true sometimes the mics are a little funny.
It's extremely hard to listen to the one host continuously interrupt his co-host, cut him off, and not stop talking over and over and over again with such ease.
Listen often and enjoy the show... need new microphones tho... can hear lots of distracting /annoying noises like the mics are constantly being adjusted or something...
a must listen for baseball junkies. Thanks!!
The last few episodes, which they breakdown the Rays/ Royals trade and the Reds/Dbacks/Indians trades, where awesome. Nobody comes close to the the baseball knowledge of Baseball America
A tremendous source of information not always available on other sites. Outstanding coverage of prospects and the minor leagues. They can get too far into the weeds for me on high school, college and international players, but I know these are core subjects for many listeners. The only real criticism I have on BA is when they go and duplicate coverage on the major leagues that we can find everywhere else -- stick to what you do best, BA!
The simple fact of the matter is that the folks at Baseball America are better at talking baseball than everybody else. No obnoxious intros or soundbites, no hyperbole (unless they're talking about Mike Trout or Billy Hamilton ;) just solid analysis by industry experts who respect the game. 80-grade podcast.
These guys had another great pod cast. Very informative and great insight. Keep up the great work!
If you have any interest in the the minor leagues, the draft, or college baseball, then you have to listen to this podcast.
Baseball America covers baseball like no one else
Love the BA podcast.
Great podcast. Not a lot of podcasts out there covering baseball from this angle. Well done
These guys are the best in the game when it comes to prospects and the minors, amongst other things. Take the time to listen and be informed... Top 3 baseball podcast on the web for sure.
I'm sorry but I almost fell asleep this has to be the most boring podcast ever please find some new Guys with a lil more enthusiasm!!!! Overall graded D-
Everything I could ever want in a podcast. Love what baseball America is putting out. Great content from knowledgable people. Makes long drives bearable.
go A's
I appreciated the podcasts with jim callis regarding the draft. He brought a sense of professionalism and a true knowledge of the mlb draft, much better than the college podcast id heard in the past.
This podcast is bad it is draged out to long it doesn't take an our to talk about college baseball if u are looking for a good baseball podcast I reccomend baseball today
As everyone has said - the content is great - but what is it going to take to get you guys to improve the sound quality?! It's painful to listen to. What's worse - there's an ongoing 'ticking' sound from time to time that one of the hosts is somehow causing (perhaps the mouse scroll wheel is next to the microphone?). But once you hear this ticking/scrolling sound you can't hear much else. Sort it out guys!!!
Still the best for the true baseball fanatic. Not sure why though that there hasn't been a new one in over a month.
The editors at BA do a great job reporting on and explaining college, minor league and high school baseball. It's a bummer that BA hasn't been able to get past the issue of providing mediocre sound quality when Jim Callis -- or anyone else -- phones in.