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The Hot Stove

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Now displaying: January, 2012
Jan 28, 2012
Hot Stove League is broadcasting live from Mariners Fan Fest at Safeco Field. Matt and Shannon are joined by Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik, young pitchers James Paxton and Taijuan Walker, and catcher Miguel Olivo.
Jan 28, 2012
Live at Fan Fest Matt and Shannon are joined by M's skipper Eric Wedge, and up and coming minor leaguers Vinny Catricala and Danny Hultzen.
Jan 23, 2012
Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer, and Matt Pitman talk to Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik talked about the process of making the trade for Jesus Montero with the Yankees and the deal hinged on getting a pitcher in addition to Montero. Also how does he see the starting rotation shaping up. Speaking of the rotation, Mariners pitching coach Carl Willis comes on to talk about the addition of veteran pitcher Kevin Millwood and handling such an overall young pitching staff. Where in the world are you listening to us? Matt asks the question and listeners text in from all over the world.
Jan 23, 2012
Rick, Shannon and Matt talk to Mariners reliever Shawn Kelley about his rehab last year and what he expects in 2012. Newest Mariners slugger Jesus Montero joins the show to talk about getting traded and sticking at the catcher position. Michael Ferguson joins the show to talk about Fanfest this weekend.
Jan 17, 2012
Rick Rizzs and Shannon Drayer chats with the newest member of the Mariners Hall of Fame Dan "the Man" Wilson. He talks about getting the news and his last game. Also Larry Stone of the Seattle Times comes on to break down the Michael Pineda for Jesus Montero trade and what we can expect to see from the newest Mariner.
Jan 17, 2012
Rick and Shannon talk to former Mariner and now Mariner again George Sherrill. He talks about coming back to the team and his recent journey around baseball. Pitcher and Mariners farm hand Forrest Snow talks about what he's doing to try to break camp with the team in 2012, gives his take on "the big 3" (Hultzen, Paxton and Walker), and growing up a Mariners fan. Also Jeff Sullivan of SB Nation and Lookout Landing joins Rick and Shannon to talk about the Pineda-Montero trade and offseason moves by other AL West teams.
Jan 12, 2012
Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer and Matt Pitman break down moves the team has made since the holidays. M's manager Eric Wedge joins the show from his car outside Target to talk about his offseason, his favorite sport aside from baseball (hockey) and what he expects to see from the team as it stands now heading into the 2012 season. Greg Johns from MLB.com breaks down the Mariners lineup and what he expects to see from last year's rookies heading into their second season in 2012. Also what is Plan B if Prince Fielder doesn't sign with Seattle.
Jan 12, 2012
Rick, Shannon and Matt talk about Tom Wilhelmsen's change from his shaky 1st half to emerging as a reliable reliever to the end of the season. Mariners relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen joins the show from the Mariners caravan currently in Walla Walla. He talks about what the program is about and what was the most fun for him in his first Major League season. Starting pitcher Blake Beavan is also on the caravan on the way to the Tri-Cities area talks about what he's been doing this offseason and getting a chance to compete for the rotation in 2012. Former Mariners catcher and MLB TV analyst Dave Valle talks about how important it was to him being on the first Mariners team to have a winning season (1991). He also claims Blake Beavan may have a bigger appetite than he does.
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