The Show Before the Show: Episode 139

Dodgers' Gomes talks taking over for Kapler, pitching prospects

By Staff | December 21, 2017 12:10 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 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 (4:35)

  • The Rays and Giants completed a big trade Wednesday with All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria headed to San Francisco for No. 57 overall prospect Christian Arroyo, outfielder Denard Span and two pitching prospects. Tyler and Sam open the show discussing the ramifications for both farm systems.
  • The Rule 5 Draft closed out the Winter Meetings last Thursday, so Sam looks back on this year's 18 picks -- which are most interesting and most likely to stick with their new teams?
  • This is the last podcast of 2017. Both Tyler and Sam close out the first segment by reflecting on what they'll remember from the last 12 months.

Brandon Gomes interview (24:20)

  • The Dodgers' new director of player development talked to Sam at the Winter Meetings about his role, what it's like to take over for Gabe Kapler and some of the farm system's interesting arms, including top prospect Walker Buehler.

Ben's Biz Banter (36:07)

  •'s Benjamin Hill is back for his weekly podcast segment to talk about his Facebook Live walkthrough of the Winter Meetings Trade Show and his piece on mistaken identites among Minor League clubs.

Wrapping up (46:22)

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