The Show Before the Show: Episode 191

Dodgers' Lux discusses 2018 breakout season, Wisconsin roots

By Staff | January 10, 2019 4:50 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 (2:35)

  • • It's time to look at the season ahead, and that's exactly what's 2019 Prospect Projection series does. The guys start in the AL East, where Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is expected to be one of the game's best hitters (rookies or otherwise) right away when he reaches the Majors.
  • • In Strike Two, Tyler and Sam move to the NL East projections, exploring whether Victor Robles is capable of replacing Bryce Harper should the former Washington outfielder sign elsewhere.
  • • It's also the time of year when clubs announce non-roster invitations to Major League Spring Training camps. The co-hosts suggest several non-obvious prospects they'd like to see get opportunities in Arizona and Florida this spring.
  • Sam jumps in with quick thoughts on the late breaking news that the A's expect Kyler Murray to enter this year's NFL Draft and the possibility that he won't become a Minor Leaguer after all.

Gavin Lux interview (27:03)

  • • The Dodgers' No. 4 prospect calls in from Los Angeles to talk about his offseason work, his breakout 2018 season, his Wisconsin roots and whether he's a better Double-A hitter than one of his athletic heroes.

Ben's Biz Banter (45:22)

  • •'s Benjamin Hill talks about his series on Charleston's making of a promo and his take on specialty holidays like National Cap Day and National Bobblehead Day.

Wrapping up (56:00)

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