The Show Before the Show: Episode 131

Arizona Fall League preview featuring best team, MVP predictions

By Staff | October 12, 2017 11:30 AM

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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Three Strikes (2:28)

  • After a brief respite, Minor Leaguers are back playing baseball in games that count. The Arizona Fall League began its season Tuesday with six teams each made up of prospects from five organizations. Tyler and Sam open this week's show with a discussion on which roster is the most loaded with talent.
  • The list of recent AFL MVPs includes Gleyber Torres, Kris Bryant, Greg Bird and Nolan Arenado. For Strike Two, the guys give their MVP predictions for the 2017 edition of the AFL.
  • The Fall League is also special because once the Major League postseason is over, it's the only stateside league left, meaning prospects can be put under a national microscope. That's an opportunity to boost players' profiles with impressive performances in front of scouts and executives. Tyler and Sam discuss prospects who could surprise in the weeks to come.

Ben's Biz Banter (28:40)

  •'s Benjamin Hill has a lot to talk about in the business world of Minor League Baseball. For starters, Triple-A Las Vegas has announced it will have a new stadium for the 2019 season. At the same time, the Mets, who currently have their affiliate in Vegas, announced they have purchased the Syracuse Chiefs and plan to move their Triple-A affiliate there in 2019. Ben breaks down all of those moves and also gives his take on the situation at Rookie-level Greeneville and the Brewers' purchase of Class A Advanced Carolina.

Wrapping up (51:04)

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