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The Hot Stove

A weekly discussion of off-season Mariners baseball featuring Shannon Drayer and James Osborne.
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Now displaying: January, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Matt, Rick and Shannon talk to former Mariners beat writer Jim Street who has a new book out. He talks about covering late Raiders owner Al Davis, his least favorite person to cover. Former Mariners pitcher Mark Langston talks about making the team in 1984 and his newest endeavor, full-time Angels radio broadcaster. Rick talked to former Mariners manager Lou Piniella who was in town as the keynote speaker for the Fred Hutchinson Award show. He talked a lot about the glory days of the Mariners in the 90s and what the clubhouse was like.
Jan 29, 2013
Matt, Rick and Shannon talk about a new edition to the Mariners, catcher Kelly Shoppach just signed today. Tim Kurkjian of ESPN talks about the state of the Mariners compared to the rest of the division, saying they do have a lot of young talent. Also, he addresses the newest PED allegations surrounding Alex Rodriguez. He can't quit Seattle! New Marinera outfielder/DH Raul Ibanez talks about the playoff run with the Yankees last season, raves about new M's hitting coach Dave Hansen and his wife having a child at the same time the Yankees were in the playoffs.
Jan 26, 2013
In this Special FanFest edition of the Hot Stove League Shannon Drayer, Rick Rizzs, and Aaron Goldsmith talk to Mariners Players Casper Wells, James Paxton, Nick Franklin, Blake Bevan, Manager Eric Wedge and GM Jack Zduriencik.
Jan 22, 2013
Texas Rangers broadcaster Eric Nadel joins the show to talk about the Rangers tumble at the end of the season. He also takes a look at the newest AL West member, the Houston Astros. With Fanfest coming up this weekend, Many Lincoln joins the show to talk about the fun events this year, including the zipline. The crew give Aaron pointers on what to experience in his transition to Seattle. He's open to Twitter suggestions @aaronmgoldsmith.
Jan 22, 2013
Shannon and Rick chat with USA Today and Baseball Weekly writer Paul White about his memories of Ken Griffey Jr. as it was announced he'll be inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame. The newest member of the Mariners broadcast team Aaron Goldsmith joins the show and talks about his journey from AAA Pawtucket to Seattle. Newly acquired Mariner outfielder Mike Morse talks about his quirky walkup music "Take on Me" and getting traded back to Seattle.
Jan 15, 2013
Matt, Rick and Shannon chat with Mariners pitching coach Carl Willis about the competition for the starting rotation and how the World Baseball Classic could interfere with spring training. Mariners outfielder Casper Wells joins the show and talks about his offseason and the new dimensions at Safeco Field. Mariners pitcher Charlie Furbush reminisces about the combined no-hitter he was apart of and his expectations of the 2013 season.
Jan 15, 2013
Matt, Shannon and Rick talk to Greg Johns of Mariners.com about the offseason moves and what he expects to see to round things out on the roster and the big trade Justin Upton that he rejected. Mariners analyst Mike Blowers talks about his trip on the Mariners caravan to eastern Washington and Idaho and also takes a look at the roster heading into spring. Kevin Martinez VP of the Mariners marketing department talks all about all the field changes this offseason and the upcoming Fanfest. One word: ZIPLINE!
Jan 8, 2013
Rick Rizzs, Matt Pitman and Shannon Drayer talk Mariners baseball on the Hot Stove League. In this hour they're joined by M's reliever Tom Wilhelmsen and third baseman Kyle Seager.
Jan 8, 2013
The Hot Stove League continues with Rick Rizzs, Matt Pitman, and Shannon Drayer. Seattle Times baseball writer Larry Stone and M's broadcaster Dave Sims join the show.
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