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Now displaying: March, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
Rick Rizzs and Shannon Drayer are live from the Salty Seniorita. In this hour pitchers Kevin Millwood, Blake Beavan, and Brandon League join the show.
Mar 19, 2012
In this hour, Rick and Shannon talk to 3rd base coach Jeff Datz, catcher John Jaso, and pitcherSteve Delabar. Also Larry Larue of the Tacoma News Tribune breaks down the M's spring.
Mar 12, 2012
Rick Rizzs, Mike Blowers and Shannon Drayer live from the Salty Seniorita. Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik joins the show to talk about "the plan" and building the team through the farm system and trades. Justin Smoak joins the show to talk about getting into better playing shape this offseason and working on improving his hitting from the left side of the plate. Trayvon Robinson joins the show to talk about what he's done to improve his game to stick in the big leagues. Jesus Montero talks about the trade and how he learned to hit to right field.
Mar 12, 2012
Rick, Mike, Shannon and now Ken Levine talk to outfielder Michael Saunders who talks about what he's done this offseason to try to turn his career around and become an everyday major league player. Tom Wilhelmsen talks about the difference between last year's spring and what he's doing this year to stick in the big leagues. Alex Liddi talks about hitting his first major league homerun last year and how he got into baseball growing up in Italy where it isn't a popular sport. Jim Caple of ESPN.com joins the show to talk about stories around baseball, featuring Jamie Moyer getting the win in a Cactus League game. He also talks about the upcoming Olympics in London which he will be covering for ESPN.
Mar 5, 2012
Rick Rizzs, Dave Sims and Shannon Drayer host live from the Salty Seniorita in Peoria, AZ. Manager Eric Wedge joined the show and talks about his trip to Japan before spring training to learn what it will be like to adjust your body clock to that time zone. He also talks about young players and pitchers who have impressed him so far in camp. Shortstop Brendan Ryan joins to show to talk about getting his shoulder ready and responds on what it's like to be called a "veteran" ballplayer now. He also says at age 5 he appeared on an episode of "Saturday Night Live". Nick Franklin joins the show to talk about being in big league camp.
Mar 5, 2012
Rick, Dave and Shannon continue talking to Mariners minor league SS Nick Franklin and he talks about growing up in Orlando as a Houston Astros fan. He said he was a huge Griffey fan as well when he was younger. Pitching coach Carl Willis talks about the young pitchers he saw in the B game today and praises their electric stuff. He also talks about the challenge of deciding when to call up players. M's minor leaguer Vinnie Catricala joins the show and talks about his jump from Single A to Double A ball and how his goal is to learn something new everyday. Greg Johns of mlb.com talks about spring training surprises and the upcoming trip to Japan.
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