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Now displaying: February, 2014
Feb 25, 2014
Mariners relief pitcher Stephen Pryor joins the show to talk about getting healthy again after missing nearly all of 2013 and his offseason in Tennessee. Mariners starting rotation hopeful Erasmo Ramirez talks about fighting injuries last season and being honored as athlete of the year in his native Nicaragua. Larry Stone of the Seattle Times takes a look at the state of the Mariners roster and who he thinks could be a surprise. He also talks about the expansion of replay and wonders how the challenge system will be implemented.
Feb 25, 2014
Rick, Aaron and Shannon talk with Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik about the state of the current roster, taking a look at some lesser known minor league prospects. They also ask if more moves are in the works. Mariners shortstop Brad Miller talks about the competition between Nick Franklin and him and how he spent his offseason. Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager talks about what he's learned from Robinson Cano after watching him from afar for years. He was busy with raising his newborn son this offseason.
Feb 18, 2014
Matt, Rick and Dave talk about the Mariners rotation as it currently stands and the chances of Paxton and Walker being in it. Another pitcher and starting rotation hopeful, Scott Baker joins the show and talks about why he chose Seattle over places close to his home in Louisiana. Greg Bishop of Sports Illustrated joins the show to talk about Robinson Cano and a piece he's writing on his choice to sign with Seattle and his work in the Dominican Republic. Dave Valle has a unique perspective on the Mariners opening of the baseball academy in the Dominican Republic and how signing Cano has helped increase the cache of the Mariners in that country.
Feb 18, 2014
Matt congratulates Dave Valle on his new job as the manager of the Mariners short A Everett Aquasox! Shannon Drayer joins the guys from Peoria and talks about Robinson Cano's first day in camp and Lloyd McClendon's opening words today. New Tacoma Rainiers manager Rich Donnelly talks about his journey to getting his new job and shares some stories. Mariners catcher John Buck talks about why he chose the Mariners over other opportunities. Mariners pitcher James Paxton talks about what he learned last year and the benefits of hot yoga.
Feb 11, 2014
Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow and Rick, Shannon and Mike talk about stories from last year's spring training. Mariners OF Michael Saunders talks about meeting new manager Lloyd McClendon and talking with him about expectations coming into the season. He also talks about his heavy rooting interest for team Canada hockey in the Olympics. New Mariners infield coach Chris Woodward talks about working with the minor league infielders last season and the key for someone like SS Brad Miller positioning himself correctly during an at bat based on the runners on base and how they are pitching the hitter. The Yankees new starter from Japan Masahiro Tanaka chartered his own 787 plane for his big move to the US and spring training. Mike talks about heading the other way in the final year of his career.
Feb 11, 2014
Oakland A's play-by-play announcer Vince Cotroneo talks about the state of the A's after the contract extension of Coco Crisp. He adds the team has lost on opening day 9 years in a row and is happy to not be facing Felix Hernandez to start the season this year. Rob Neyer of FOX Sports.com talks about his move to FOX and is happy to now be colleagues with Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi. He talks about the new TV contracts teams are signing which is raking in huge dollars for them and leaving the smaller market teams behind. Mariners marketing manager Camden Finney talks about the Twitter campaign for Felix Hernandez to win the "Face of Baseball" competition, and all the promotions at Safeco Field this year like beard hat night (4/25), full size Kyle Seager bat night (5/10) and Bark in the Park night (7/8) where dogs and owners can run the bases after the game.
Feb 4, 2014
The trivia question was about Felix Hernandez, so Aaron, Mike and Shannon talk about Felix's oblique injury and how that may have effected him throughout the season. Mariners new OF/DH Corey Hart joins the show to talk about his rehab from knee surgery and his love of superheroes, specifically Batman. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times talks about the Mariners roster and his take on how it could take shape this season specifically in the outfield and the catching corps. Aaron, Shannon and Mike talk about what other teams in the division have done to their rosters and what to expect from the Rangers, Angels and A's. Pitchers and catchers first workout on Feb. 13th.
Feb 4, 2014
Aaron, Shannon and Mike talk a little about the Seahawks and their Super Bowl win. Rangers play-by-play announcer Eric Nadel talks about winning the Ford C. Frick Award that will put him in the Hall of Fame. He also breaks down the Rangers off-season moves. New Mariners 3rd base coach John Stearns talks about his excitement for the upcoming season after being the manager for Tacoma last season. Lou Piniella will be inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame this year and Mike Blowers shares his memories and a story where Lou didn't know Blowers' first name.
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