Around the Foghorn is happy to reintroduce our readers to Sound the Foghorn a weekly SF Giants podcast. An episode will be released every Sunday. This week, host Marc Delucchi invited Jen Mac Ramos on to chat playoffs, Giants baseball, and media.
We at Around the Foghorn are happy to finally share with you a project we have been working on for a while. Sound the Foghorn was the official Around the Foghorn SF Giants podcast from 2017-18 and we are happy to revive it with co-site expert Marc Delucchi as the host.
If you missed the first episode of the pod and want to catch up, you can check it out here.
Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Every Sunday through the offseason, Delucchi will talk about the latest happenings around Major League Baseball and the Giants with a Rolodex of guests from around the league.
In this week’s episode, he is joined by Jen Mac Ramos a member of the prospect evaluation and R&D teams at Baseball Prospectus. Over the past couple of years, Ramos has done great work on the impact of tracking data on women’s baseball, covering some of the difficulties created by the conditions in minor league baseball, discussing how the 2010 SF Giants act as a perfect example of modern baseball, and much more.
Ramos’ focus on the Cal League and minor league baseball made them the perfect guest to discuss the impact of the canceled minor league season on prospects, recent layoffs in player development, and what to make of a difficult MLB debut for Joey Bart. Beyond the game on the field, they also discuss a lack of sports media accountability and the limitations of coverage it creates.
Thank you for listening!
0:00 – MLB Postseason
5:40 – Consequences of lost minor league season
10:45 – Takeaways from the Giants season
15:00 – Reviewing Joey Bart
18:22 – A season amidst COVID-19
26:12 – Sports media’s limitations