The Show Before the Show: Episode 187

Mariners' Dunn talks trade from Mets, bouncing back in 2018

By Staff | December 6, 2018 10:59 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 (0:57)

  • The Mets and Mariners finally completed a blockbuster earlier this week with Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz heading to New York for a five-player return, headlined by Top 100 Prospects Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn. Tyler and Sam address what those two young players can bring to a rebuilding Seattle system.
  • Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto has claimed that his organization's farm system is now a top-10 system after this week's trade and the addition of prospects in the swap with the Yankees for James Paxton. Is he right? The guys take on this question in Strike Two.
  • Finally, more big trades could be coming next week when the Winter Meetings come to Las Vegas. Sam previews what to watch when baseball visits Sin City.

Justin Dunn interview (20:05)

  • The Mariners' new No. 3 prospect calls into the show to talk about the trade from his perspective, his previous experience with the Seattle organization, how he bounced back nicely during the 2018 season and how he handles starting compared to relieving.

Ben's Biz Banter (38:41)

  •'s Benjamin Hill is back for his weekly segment to talk about his picks for his favorite ballpark features and logos across the Minors. Ben also previews what he'll be watching at this year's Winter Meetings.

Wrapping up (1:01:00)

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