The Show Before the Show: Episode 103

Weinstein talks managing Israel, expectations as new Hartford skipper

By | March 30, 2017 12:00 PM

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show,'s official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review The Show Before the Show on iTunes. The podcast is also available via the Stitcher app. Send your questions and feedback to You can follow hosts Tyler Maun (@TylerMaun) and Sam Dykstra (@SamDykstraMiLB) on Twitter.

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Three Strikes (5:23)

  • Tyler and Sam open up the last podcast before Opening Day with a discussion on what has stood out while compiling their Prospect Primers.
  • With Spring Training camps about to close, the guys take one final look at which prospects are winning Major League position battles and what that'll mean for big league clubs in 2017.
  • Finally, our two co-hosts try to predict which big-name prospect starting the season in the Minors will be the first called up to The Show in the weeks to come.

Jerry Weinstein interview (32:00)

  • Before taking over as skipper of Double-A Hartford, Jerry Weinstein spent his spring managing Team Israel during its Cinderella run to the second round of the World Baseball Classic. Weinstein talks to Tyler and Sam about what it was like to bring that group together, what he's expecting about his first season at the Double-A level, why he could have never managed Hartford during its never-ending road trip in 2016 and how he got heavily involved in social media.

Ben's Biz Banter (53:18)

  •'s Benjamin Hill joins the show to discuss two more of his planned road trips for the 2017 season and what life is like right now in Minor League front offices as they prepare for Opening Day.

Wrapping up (1:09:24)

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