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Weekly Seattle Mariners discussion.
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Seattle, WA

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Weekly Seattle Mariners discussion.

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English


Episodes

March 1, 2017 - Hour 1

3/1/2017
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In the inaugural 2017 Cactus League Report, Rick Rizzs, Aaron Goldsmith and Shannon Drayer talk to Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto who made a trade minutes before the show acquiring starting pitcher Chris De Jong from the Dodgers for SS Drew Jackson and P Aneurys Zabala. He's projected to start the season in Tacoma, but they see him as a possibility to join the team sometime this season. He also says the OF defense should save 40 runs more than last season. Mariners pitcher James Paxton talks...

Duration:00:40:44

February 21, 2017 - Hour 2

2/22/2017
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Aaron, Mike and Gary Hill talk about the value of Kyle Seager in the Mariners lineup and how the next step in his progression could be as a .300 hitter. The guys talk about Mike Zunino and what he needs to do to take a step forward and nail down the starting job. It's a weak time in the game for catchers, so any improvement he makes could put him in an elite group. Mariners beat reporter Greg Johns of mlb.com talks about looking forward to seeing how the speed plays in the Mariners lineup....

Duration:00:41:07

February 21, 2017 - Hour 1

2/22/2017
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Aaron Goldsmith and Mike Blowers talk about the early reports out of spring with Felix and his conditioning this offseason. Shannon Drayer joins the show and talks about his work with "Iron Glenn" to build up leg strength. She also talks about the early emphasis not being on base stealing, but base running which was troublesome in 2016. New Mariners assistant hitting coach Scott Brosius talks about his role compiling information for hitters based on pitchers they will be facing. He talks...

Duration:00:44:21

February 14, 2017 - Hour 2

2/15/2017
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Rick and Blow talk to former Mariners rookie pitcher of the year Mark Langston who talks about how good the Mariners farm system was in the early 80s when he came up. Langston is a current Angels broadcaster and gives us his take on the 2017 Angels and his thoughts on the AL West race this year. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times talks about what he likes most about the early parts of spring training. He talks about how just 3 moves have turned the Mariners into a dangerous offense. He also...

Duration:00:42:41

February 14, 2017 - Hour 1

2/15/2017
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Rick Rizzs and Mike Blowers host as we listen in to Felix Hernandez who spoke with the media earlier today about his offseason. Mariners trainer Rick Griffin talks about his very first spring training with the Mariners in 1983, where he was hired just four days before spring. He talks about what he does at this point of the spring and the player who he worked on the most over the years. Mariners bench coach Tim Bogar talks about what his expectations are for this season after a 10-win...

Duration:00:43:38

February 7, 2017 - Hour 2

2/8/2017
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Aaron, Shannon and Mike talk about the value or lack thereof power as there may have been in the past as guys like Mike Napoli and Chris Carter just recently signed low money deals. Superintendent of the Peoria Sports Complex Blake Englert talks about some of the new additions to the complex including the biggest video board in all Spring Training facilities and a new children's play area called Peoria Cove inside of a ship. Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated talks with Aaron about the...

Duration:00:41:40

February 7, 2017 - Hour 1

2/8/2017
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Aaron Goldsmith, Shannon Drayer and Mike Blowers talk about some proposed changes to the strike zone and how the World Baseball Classic could make that a tough transition. New Mariners OF Mitch Haniger joins the show and talks about getting to meet Mariners fans for the first time at Fanfest. He talks about how a change in his hitting mechanics have led to better success and how beneficial it was to get his feet wet in the majors last season. Mariners manager Scott Servais talks about his...

Duration:00:43:28

January 31, 2017 - Hour 2

2/1/2017
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Rick, Shannon and Dave talk a little about Edgar Martinez as Dave shares a funny story from Edgar's final season. Mariners Director of Marketing Kevin Martinez talks about this being the 40th anniversary of the Mariners franchise and talks about some of the special appearances and giveaways from the upcoming season. The pride of Longview, WA Jim Caple of ESPN.com joins the show and tells us why Edgar Martinez is getting more support from writers in Hall of Fame voting this year. He also...

Duration:00:41:38

January 31, 2017 - Hour 1

2/1/2017
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Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer and Dave Valle host. They recap the Fanfest weekend and talk about the young guys they expect to see help the big club. Mariners catcher Mike Zunino joins the show to talk about what he's working on to improve his hitting and how he's getting to know the new pitchers the team has acquired. Mariners Director of Player Development Andy McKay talks about how he was able to help leading every single level of the M's system to the playoffs. He says his belief is that...

Duration:00:43:05

January 24, 2017 - Hour 2

1/25/2017
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Aaron, Dave and Mike talk to Mariners first base coach Casey Candaele who takes a look at this current roster and says the team will definitely be more focused on the run game more this year. Also Casey played with Tim Raines and shares some memories about his career and shares a story about Tim buying him a purple suit! Mandy Lincoln from the Mariners marketing department gives us a rundown of what to expect at Fanfest this weekend. Also, Edgar Martinez sat down with Aaron Goldsmith to...

Duration:00:41:52

January 24, 2017 - Hour 1

1/25/2017
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Aaron Goldsmith, Dave Sims, and Mike Blowers host. The guys talk about the big news of the day, that Edgar Martinez will be getting his number 11 retired this season. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News joins the show to talk about what the Texas Rangers have done this offseason. He also talks about Hall of Fame voting and how he voted for Edgar Martinez and he thinks he will be inducted in the next two years. New Mariners first baseman/OF Danny Valencia talks about his role with the...

Duration:00:42:43

January 17, 2017 - Hour: 2

1/17/2017
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Rick, Shannon and Bill talk to Mariners pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. about the pitching summit the team held this off-season which involved all the major and minor league pitching coaches, along with minor league pitchers and working on a system-wide approach to pitching. He goes on to talk about some of the pitching prospects in the Mariners system, highlighting Rob Whalen and Max Povse they acquired from Atlanta. Aaron Goldsmith caught up with James Paxton on the Mariners Caravan...

Duration:00:42:18

January 17, 2017 - Hour: 1

1/17/2017
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Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer and Bill Krueger host. Joe Posnanski with NBC Sports joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Cubs/Indians World Series (he grew up in Cleveland) and his thoughts on Hall of Fame voting and Edgar Martinez' chance at getting in tomorrow. He talks about how he got to know Buck O'Neil and how he was almost like a second father to him. Gary Hill goes into depth on why he thinks Edgar should be in the Hall.

Duration:00:43:19

January 10, 2017 - Hour: 2

1/10/2017
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Rick, Aaron and Shannon talk to Mariners pitcher Dan Altavilla who was out in the Mariners Caravan going from Wenatchee to Spokane. He talks about what they do on the caravan and talks about his journey from Double-A to the Majors last season. Larry Stone of the Seattle Times talks about Edgar Martinez and his surge in Hall of Fame votes. He tells us about his chances to make the Hall and why voters start to vote for players as their time on the ballot comes to a close. He also talks about...

Duration:00:42:00

January 10, 2017 - Hour: 1

1/10/2017
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Rick Rizzs, Aaron Goldsmith, and Shannon Drayer host. Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto joins the show for the majority of the hour to talk about how he needed basically two full offseasons to get the team to where he likes it now. He talks about how the starting rotation should be stronger now with a more athletic outfield who can turn more fly balls into outs. He also likes the addition of speed to the lineup in Jarrod Dyson, Jean Segura and the other speedy outfielders as he thinks that style of...

Duration:00:44:07

December 9, 2016 - Hour: 2

12/9/2016
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Rick, Shannon and Mike talk about what GM Jerry Dipoto had to say about the offseason and that getting one more starting pitcher would cap a nice offseason. Mariners manager Scott Servais talks about what he learned after a season at the helm as manager and what he expects to see from the team this season. The trio of Rick, Shannon and Mike talk about the new collective bargaining agreement reached by the players and owners and what changes have been made.

Duration:00:42:20

December 9, 2016 - Hour: 1

12/9/2016
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Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer and Mike Blowers host live from the Bellevue Square Mariners Team Store. Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto joins the show all hour long to talk about offseason moves and what he expects to see from this team in 2017. He says after a year of being GM, he now knows this team and what they are capable of.

Duration:00:41:44

December 1, 2016 - Hour: 1

12/1/2016
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Shannon Drayer and James Osborn take a look back at the Mariners offseason week that featured two big trades. The podcast also includes a 20 minute interview with pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. who shares his thoughts on the pitching trades, what next for Felix Hernandez and also sheds some light on what we can expect from James Paxton. The podcast also includes "best of" interviews with Kyle Lewis and Mike Hampton.

Duration:01:28:57

November 21, 2016 - Hour: 1

11/21/2016
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Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto joins Shannon Drayer and James Osborn to discuss a number of his roster building philosophies, where he sees the team in relation to this time last year, what the chances are of a big off season add and much more. Also, a discussion of the weekly news and notes plus a fun "Bullpen Banter" interview with Kyle Seager and Shannon's favorite walkoff interview of 2016.

Duration:01:09:52

Mariners podcast #5: General Manager Jerry Dipoto on what next

11/18/2016
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Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto joins Shannon Drayer and James Osborn to discuss a number of his roster building philosophies, where he sees the team in relation to this time last year, what the chances are of a big off season add and much more. Also, a discussion of the weekly news and notes plus a fun "Bullpen Banter" interview with Kyle Seager and Shannon's favorite walkoff interview of 2016.

Duration:01:09:52