The Show Before the Show: Episode 143

Marlins' Garrett discusses Tommy John rehab, return to mound

By Staff | January 18, 2018 10:30 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 

  • It was a busy week for trades, particularly in Pittsburgh. The Bucs dealt two franchise pillars in Gerrit Cole to the Astros and Andrew McCutchen to the Giants, receiving prospects Colin Moran, Jason Martin, Bryan Reynolds and Kyle Crick as well as Major Leaguers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz in return. Tyler and Sam open up the show with a discussion about what the moves mean for a Pittsburgh rebuild and what the Giants are trying to do by adding another All-Star at a position of need.
  • Strike Two touches on this week's Prospect Projections piece about American League Central rookies. Sam explains why the White Sox pipeline that brought Yoan Moncada, Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez to the South Side in 2017 should do the same with Eloy Jimenez and Michael Kopech this season.
  • Finally, Tyler wrote a fun story about Triple-A Lehigh Valley's uniform maker Majestic, which also serves as the official provider of on-field uniforms for Major League clubs. He goes more into detail about that partnership in Strike Three.

Braxton Garrett interview 

  • The Marlins' No. 4 prospect talks to Tyler about his recovery from Tommy John surgery, his expectations for returning to action and what it's like to be in a system undergoing a rebuild.

Wrapping up

  • The guys end the show with some brief pitches on what a Minor League-themed episode of the Netflix show Black Mirror would look like.

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