The Show Before the Show: Episode 128

Revisiting preseason predictions; Bauer talks before Triple-A title

By Staff | September 21, 2017 12:00 PM ET

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 and Google Play. Send your questions and feedback to You can follow hosts Tyler Maun (@TylerMaun) and Sam Dykstra (@SamDykstraMiLB) on Twitter.

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Triple-A National Championship Game review (5:55)

  • Durham defeated Memphis, 5-3, in the Triple-A National Championship Game on Tuesday, and Sam and's Kelsie Heneghan were in attendance in Moosic, Pennsylvania to cover the showdown. They discuss what they saw and which performances stood out in the last game of the 2017 Minor League season.

Preseason prediction review (12:38)

  • Before the season began, Tyler and Sam had Kelsie and Josh Jackson on the podcast to predict which lineups, pitching staffs, overall teams, breakout prospects, home-run hitters and rookies would be outstanding in 2017. Now, it's time to be held accountable. The quartet revisits its predictions to see what went right and what went wrong.

Jake Bauers interview (1:07:07)

  • The Rays' No. 5 prospect talked to Sam before the Triple-A National Championship Game about how Durham planned to handle the title game, how the Bulls' stability helped the club in 2017 and how he racked up 20 stolen bases this season.

Ben's Biz Banter (1:16:36)

  •'s Benjamin Hill provide somes Crooked Numbers from the 2017 campaign, talks about his story on Reading player-turned-employee Greg Edge and previews next week's Promo Seminar.

Wrapping up (1:29:36)

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