The Show Before the Show: Episode 190

Royals' Singer discusses parents' present, preparation for 2019

By Staff | January 4, 2019 11:45 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 (1:40)

  • • Tyler and Sam ring in the new year with some resolutions for American League farm systems in 2019.
  • • In Strike Two, the hosts turn to their resolutions for National League systems over the next 12 months.
  • • This is the first show since the holiday break, and just before things went quiet, the Reds and Dodgers pulled off a blockbuster trade that sent prospects Jeter Downs and Josiah Gray to Los Angeles. Sam breaks down the deal from last month.

Brady Singer interview (23:42)

  • • The Royals' top prospect called into the podcast to talk about the Christmas gift to his parents that quickly went viral, his roots at the University of Florida and preparation for his first full season.

Ben's Biz Banter (43:29)

  • •'s Benjamin Hill discusses his Batting Around piece on new Minor League stadiums slated for 2020 and to share some of his own Minor League-related resolutions for 2019.

Wrapping up (1:07:00)

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