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The Hot Stove

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Now displaying: March, 2014
Mar 11, 2014
New Mariners bench coach Trent Jewett talks about the round of cuts made today and also a look into why they decided to use replay on a call today. Mariners outfield hopeful Stefan Romero talks about how he prepares for the season and giving what's known as "the bean drill" a try. Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune talks about his choice to come to Seattle after years in Kansas City. He talks a bit about what turned the Royals into a winning franchise last year after years of bad baseball. Peter Gammons of the MLB Network talks about how he got into baseball and the state of the AL West. He thinks the division will be a scramble and thinks the division will be open and the Mariners can compete for the title with a quick start.
Mar 11, 2014
Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak talks about off-season adjustments he's made and getting better hitting from the right side. Mariners OF Dustin Ackley talks about the benefit of sticking to one position and being able to work on his mental approach, which helped his overall play in the second half last season. Relief pitchers Danny Farquhar and Lucas Luetge talk about their off-seasons involving kids and what they need to do in their bullpen roles.
Mar 4, 2014
Mariners starting rotation hopeful Blake Beavan talks about his biggest goal this off-season was getting his knee healthy. He also talks about trying to get his wife to go hunting with him. New Mariners minor league catching coordinator Dan Wilson talks about what he does with the catchers, how the new rules may impact the game and favorite Lou Piniella memories. Mariners minor league outfielder James Jones talks about his strong start to the Cactus League season and his hopes of making it to the big leagues. Greg Johns of mlb.com talks about what moves the Mariners might make to shore up the team and how the pitching might shake out to begin the season.
Mar 4, 2014
Rick, Aaron and Shannon talk to Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon about camp so far and who he's been impressed with so far in the Cactus League. Mariners reliever Charlie Furbush talks about who he plans to interview on Bullpen Banter this year as well as how he learned to throw his slider. Mariners catcher Mike Zunino talks about his quick rise through the minors and what he took from this off-season after getting some major league experience under his belt.
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