Hour two of the Hot Stove gets underway with a visit from Mariners catcher Mike Zunino as he looks to build off of his impressive 2017 season. Later, Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com visits with Gary Hill as they take a look at what the Mariners did this offseason as well as what they can accomplish this Spring. The Stove wraps with the best of Ron Fairly's appearance on the show from earlier in the month.
The Hot Stove is live from Peoria as Mariners Spring Training is officially underway. Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer, and Gary Hill host. In the first hour, the crew is joined by Mariners Manager Scott Servais who gives his thoughts on everything that's gone on during the first week of camp. Later, Mariners outfielder Dee Gordon joins the show to detail how his first Spring as a full time outfielder has gone so far.
The future looks bright for young Mariners catcher Mike Marjama, who joins the Hot Stove League to give some insight on his season goals and his off-season training. And Jesse Smith, from the Mariners Analytics departments explains why Spring Training numbers are important.
A special Valentines Day edition of the Hot Stove League is underway! Mariners pitchers and catchers reported to Peoria today, which means Spring Training has officially started. Mariners Third Base Coach, Scott Brosius, and Robert Ford the voice of the Houston Astros join Rick, Shannon, and Mike.
Hour number two of The Hot Stove begins with a visit from the legendary Mariners broadcaster and MLB great Ron Fairly. Red tells the guys plenty of stories from his baseball days including countless ones of his broadcast partner, the iconic Dave Niehaus. Later in the hour, the Mariners truck is on it's way to Peoria for Spring Training, so Mariners clubhouse manager Ryan Stiles joins the show for a feature on all that goes into prepping Seattle's Spring Training complex before the players arrive.
The Mariners truck has left for Peoria, so Spring Training is just days away. Aaron Goldsmith, Dan Wilson, and Gary Hill join forces for another edition of The Hot Stove. In the first hour, Mariners first base coach Chris Prieto joins the show as he give details on his outfield work with the newly acquired Dee Gordon. Later on, Rangers beat writer Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News stops by to preview the 2018 from a Texas point of view.
The second hour of The Hot Stove gets underway with a visit from Mariners pitching Mel Stottlemyre Jr as he checks in from his offseason and also lets the guys know how the team is planning on avoiding as many injuries as they had in 2017. Also in the hour, the Big Maple James Paxton joins the show as he lets Rick, Blowers, and Gary know how he plans on building on his breakthrough 2017 season.
Rick Rizzs, Mike Blowers, and Gary Hill host Wednesday's edition of The Hot Stove. Guests in the first hour include Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto as the M's are just two weeks out from reporting for Spring Training. Also in the hour, Tyler Kepner of the New York Times joins the show to discuss the stalled out free agent market as well as the Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2018.
The Hot Stove continues on in hour two with all sorts of guests from Safeco Field. Aaron, Shannon, and Bill are joined by Mitch Haniger to begin. Mariners manager Scott Servais joins the show, and Rick Rizzs checks in from the Mariners caravan with Kyle Lewis and James Pazos. The night wraps with a tip of the cap to Edgar Martinez as he heads into his final season on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.
The Hot Stove is live from Safeco Field on Wednesday night! Aaron Goldsmith, Shannon Drayer, and Bill Krueger host. Edgar Martinez fell just short in his second to last year on the Hall of Fame ballot, so is he a shoe in next year? Aaron, Shannon, and Bill discuss. Also in the first hour, guests include Dee Gordon, Ryon Healy, and Mike Zunino.
Hour two of The Hot Stove begins with a visit from Mariners RHP Andrew Moore. Aaron, Shannon, and Mike get the low down on Andrew's offseason as well as how he plans on building on his rookie season. Also, Larry Stone of The Seattle Times joins the show to preview the Mariners' 2018 season as well as break down Edgar Martinez's chances of getting elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Aaron Goldsmith, Shannon Drayer, and Mike Blowers host Wednesday's Hot Stove. The show begins with a look at a stalled out free agent market and why teams aren't shelling out the big bucks like in years past. Also in the hour the Mariners' director of high performance Dr. Lorena Martin joins the show to talk about her new role with the organization and how her research will impact the players in 2018 and beyond. Speaking of the players, reliever Dan Altavilla joins the show from the Mariners Caravan to close out the first hour.
In hour two, Rick, Shannon, and Dave are joined by Aaron Goldsmith on the Mariners Caravan tour. Aaron sits down with Mariners lefty Marco Gonzales as he preps for his first spring training in the M's organization. Tracy Ringolsby of MLB.com joins the show to talk about his hall of fame ballot and why he's voting for Edgar Martinez for the first time.
It's the first Hot Stove of 2018! Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer, and Dave Valle host. In Wednesday's first hour, Mariners manager Scott Servais joins the show to share how the club is shaping up just a little more than a month away from pitchers and catchers reporting. Also, utility man Taylor Motter calls in from the latest stop on the Mariners Caravan tour.
Mariners beat reporter Shannon Drayer and 710 ESPN Seattle personality James Osborn aka "Boy Howdy" run down the lack of news in baseball the past week. Why has there been no free agent frenzy this off season and what impact that will have on baseball moving forward? Edgar Martinez continues to make gains in Hall of Fame voting, will it be enough when all is said and done? Howdy and Shannon share two of their better autograph stories, take a look at two interesting payrolls in baseball and discuss Jerry Dipoto's latest "The Wheelhouse" podcast.
Hour two of the first Hot Stove League of the season starts off with a visit from Mariners Hall of Famer and longtime catcher Dan Wilson. Later in the hour, Ryan Spaeder of Sporting News joins the show to discuss his campaigning for Edgar Martinez's Hall of Fame candidacy in his second to last year of eligibilty. The show concludes with a look towards Spring Training.
It's been a wild offseason so far and we're only getting started. Rick Rizzs, Mike Blowers, and Shannon Drayer get you all caught up to speed in the very first Hot Stove League Show of the offseason. In this hour, Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto joins the crew live from Orlando and the MLB Winter Meetings. Dipoto recaps the flurry of activity that went down as well as hint at what Seattle's roster plans are leading up to Spring Training.
710 ESPN Seattle's Mike Salk joins James and Shannon for an hour of baseball talk. The trio does the post-mortem on the Mariners attempt to sign Shohei Ohtani and takes a look at where the team stands as the Winter Meetings wrap up in Orlando. Is it time to rebuild or can the Mariners compete in 2018? Can the Dipoto systems and analytics make a difference in the absence of the addition of top tier talent? Salk is also treated to a round of "Good news, bad news, no news" from his own "Brock and Salk" show, this time, Mariners style.
Mariners beat reporter Shannon Drayer and 710 ESPN Seattle personality James Osborn break down the 2017 off season work for the Mariners and preview the frenzy that is about to occur with Shohei Ohtani to be posted soon.
The final hour of the 2017 "Cactus League Report" features Mariner Hall of Famer Alvin Davis who talks about his first season in the big leagues, his role as a special projects coach and his thoughts on the career of Ken Griffey Jr. Also Rick talks with Mariners 2nd baseman Robinson Cano and Aaron has a chat with Mariners shortstop Jean Segura.
It's the 2017 finale of the "Cactus League Report". Mariners minor league coordinator Andy McKay talks about the philosophies the organization instills in the minor leagues which has helped them succeed more than in year's past. Also Mariners pitcher Dan Altavilla and Mariners OF Leonys Martin join the show.
Aaron, Shannon and Mike talk to Mariners beat writer Greg Johns as he talks about the state of the team now that everyone is back from the WBC. Mariners producer/engineer Kevin Cremin is retiring at the end of the season and he gives us a special Spring Training edition of "Road Eats". Plus an interview with Mariners Hall of Famer Jamie Moyer.
Aaron Goldsmith, Shannon Drayer and Mike Blowers are live from the Salty Seniorita. Mariners manager Scott Servais, minor leaguer infielder (and UW alum) Brandon Bishop, and first baseman Dan Vogelbach join the show this hour.
Hour 2 of the Cactus League Report from the Salty Senorita features Mariners IF/OF hopeful Taylor Motter, pitching prospect Chris Heston and bullpen coach Mike Hampton. Aaron Goldsmith joins Rick and Shannon this hour.