The Show Before the Show

In "The Show Before the Show," writers Tyler Maun and Sam Dykstra break down Minor League Baseball's biggest storylines with guests from around the Minors including players, managers and player development experts. They'll also have a weekly look at what's going on outside the lines with business of the Minors expert Benjamin Hill.

#350: Rules changes, Top 100 talk
Tyler, Sam and Ben break down rules changes sweeping across the Minors in 2022 and take a look at the High-A promotional calendars for the season ahead. Tyler and Sam also go over MLB Pipeline's Top 100 prospect ranking following its release.
70 min
#349: League names are back!
Tyler and Ben celebrate the return of historic league names (from the International League to the California League) to the Minor League landscape, while Sam checks in from his Spring Training trip to Florida.
67 min
#348: AZ ST, Triple-A promos
#348: Arizona Spring Training, Triple-A promos
61 min
#347: Rumblings in Binghamton
#347: Rumblings in Binghamton - Binghamton director of entertainment and sales Eddie Saunders discusses the Mets affiliates' past, present and future amid recent changes. Also, Tyler, Sam and Ben talk about Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium following its place in baseball news this week, and Josh goes Dutch in Ghosts of the Minors.
43 min
#346: Frisco and the Dallas Black Giants
#346: Frisco and the Dallas Black Giants
53 min
#345: MiLB Mailbag & Akron JoJos
#345: MiLB Mailbag & Akron JoJos
49 min
#344: Greenville Black Spinners
#344: Greenville Black Spinners
46 min
#343: An NIL deal with the Stockton Ports
Lots to cover on this week’s episode of The Show Before the Show. Tyler, Sam and Ben discuss Minor League Baseball’s The Nine initiative, the Sugar Land Space Cowboys rebrand and the expanded Triple-A schedule
46 min
#342: Pitching promotions for 2022
#342: Pitching promotions for 2022
62 min
#341: Lookouts' Jarrah Vella-Wright
Jarrah Vella-Wright discusses his journey from Australia to Chattanooga's front office. Author Michael Lortz joins Ben's Bookshelf to review his novel Curveball at the Crossroads. Finally, Josh hops back to it with another rousing edition of Ghosts of the Minors.
63 min
#340: Balkovec, Katz & a MiLB Hat Draft
#340: Balkovec, Katz & a MiLB Hat Draft
100 min
#339: A $urprise in Iowa
Outgoing Iowa owner Michael Gartner surprised employees with a sizable check on his way out. Scott Sailor and Brent Conkel have details.
53 min
Special: Ghosts of the Minors
Josh Jackson, MiLB writer and the creative visionary behind our weekly “Ghosts of the Minors” segment, stops by and talks to Tyler about the podcast’s fun addition in 2021.
30 min
#338: 2021 MiLB season in review
#338: 2021 MiLB season in review
56 min
#337: Bowling Green tornado relief
Bowling Green GM Eric C. Leach talks bout what the club is doing to help residents of the community after tornados devastated the area.
37 min
#336: 2021 Winter Meetings
#336: 2021 Winter Meetings
39 min
#335: Number Tamer David Kronheim & 2021 MiLB a...
David Kronheim, a.k.a. the Number Tamer, talks to Ben and Sam about his breakdown of 2021 Minor League attendance figures. Tyler, Sam and Ben also review more ballpark guides from San Jose and Las Vegas.
50 min
#334: Beloit Sky Carp rebrand
Beloit VP of entertainment Maria Valentyn details the club's new Sky Carp identity.
69 min
#333: Albuquerque’s Dinner Impossible
Albuquerque Isotopes GM John Traub talks about the Food Network’s visit to the ballpark. Also, Tyler and Sam preview the Fall Stars Game, and Josh goes back to the dog days in Ghosts of the Minors.
56 min
#332: Arizona Fall League Draft
Tyler and Sam draft their own 2021 Arizona Fall League squads. Also, Ben previews Logovember, and Josh spins another Ghosts of the Minors.
104 min
#331: Mixing baseball, hockey in Toledo
#331: Mixing baseball, hockey in Toledo
63 min
#330: Fresno's Taco Truck Throwdown 10
Ray Ortiz and Jonathan Bravo celebrate Fresno's 10th Taco Truck Throwdown, coming this Saturday, by going into the history of the event and the importance of the taco in California’s Central Valley.
57 min
#329: The MiLBYs are back!
The MiLBY Awards – the annual celebration of the best in Minor League Baseball – have returned for 2021. Tyler and Sam review all eight categories and give their picks among the nominees
69 min
#328: Gwinnett GM Erin McCormick
Erin McCormick, Gwinnett's newest GM, talks about the Final Stretch and her new role. Tyler, Sam review the 2021 MiLB champions.
52 min
#327: Wrapping up in Wichita
Wichita exec Bob Moullette reviews the first season of the Wind Surge. Tyler, Sam and Ben examine the MiLB playoffs from multiple angles.
65 min