The Show Before the Show: Episode 192

Tribe's Bradley discusses 40-man spot, MLB opportunities

By Staff | January 17, 2019 11:15 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 (1:36)

  • • There was big baseball and football news when A's No. 4 prospect/Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray announced that he would declare for the NFL draft. Tyler and Sam open the show with their takes on Murray's situation and what moves are ahead for the talented athlete.
  • •'s Prospect Projections rolled on this week with American League Central rookies. Sam talks about why Eloy Jimenez will be one of the game's most exciting young talents when he debuts with the White Sox this season.
  • • The Red Sox used the No. 7 pick in the 2013 Draft to take Trey Ball as a pitcher. Almost six years later, the club is looking to make him a two-way player. The guys discuss the possibilities in such a scenario as told through Gerard Gilberto's story for
  • • Foul ball: The guys check in on how Padres top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. is doing in the Dominican Winter League. Hint: Very, very well.

Bobby Bradley interview (37:43)

  • • Cleveland's No. 7 prospect calls into the show from Arizona to talk about his addition to the 40-man roster, how offseason moves might have helped his Major League opportunities, his trip to the Rookie Career Development Program and his prodigious power.

Ben's Biz Banter (53:55)

  • •'s Benjamin Hill talks about his pieces on Minor League team stalwarts and pop-culture anniversaries that could serve as 2019 promotions across the Minors.

Wrapping up (1:11:59)

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