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The Hot Stove

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Now displaying: January, 2016
Jan 30, 2016
Rick Rizzs, Aaron Goldsmith and Shannon Drayer host this special edition of the Hot Stove League live from Mariners FanFest. They talk to new Manager Jerry Dipoto, Mariners President Kevin Mather, new catcher Steve Clevenger, James Paxton and Charlie Furbush.
Jan 26, 2016
Rick, Shannon and Bill talks about the season Nelson Cruz had and Bill thinks it's the last time a right handed hitter will hit 44 HRs at Safeco. Mariners pitcher Charlie Furbush talks about rehabbing from a torn ligament, getting to know the other relievers and the secret to improving is simply getting strike one. New Mariners first base coach Casey Candaele talks about what he needs to do headed into the season, it being his first as a major league coach. He will be working with the outfielders and helping with baserunning as well. He also talks about his mother who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Jan 26, 2016
Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer, and Bill Krueger host and talk about the upcoming Fred Hutch lunch coming up tomorrow. New Mariners closer Steve Cishek joins the show and talks about what they did on the Mariners Caravan and how he became a closer after a bad run as a starter. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News talks a little about how Texas was able to overcome some major injuries and still win the AL West in 2015. He also gives us a scouting report on new Mariners OF (former Ranger) Leonys Martin. Mandy Lincoln from the Mariners marketing department gives us a rundown of what to expect at Fanfest this weekend. Plus, could the National League end up getting the DH?
Jan 19, 2016
Aaron, Shannon and Mike talk a little about Ken Griffey Jr. as he was a part of our trivia question. Mariners Marketing Manager Camden Finney joins the show to talk about some of the promotions the team will have this year, featuring the Nelson Cruz 'Boom stick' bobblehead and a King Felix beach towel. Brian McTaggart of MLB.com who covers the Houston Astros talks about their run to the playoffs and the moves they made this offseason. He talks about how much Jose Altuve means to the Astros. Plus, we learn quite an amazing stat about Nelson Cruz.
Jan 19, 2016
Aaron Goldsmith, Shannon Drayer and Mike Blowers host. New Mariners 1st baseman Adam Lind joins the show and talks about his reaction to being traded to the Mariners and about what he calls his 'man pavilion' as opposed to man cave at his home in Tampa Bay. We take a look at the moves GM Jerry Dipoto made in the offseason and what the lineup should look like once the season begins. The Mariners have completely changed their bullpen this offseason (which was a huge trouble spot in 2015). We look at how the new arms could impact things in 2016. The Mariners catching depth took a hit as Jesus Sucre broke his leg in a Winter League game. We talk about the catching depth on the roster.
Jan 12, 2016
Rick, Shannon and Bill talk about some moves the Mariners have made and how the team shapes up heading into spring. David Schoenfield of ESPN talks about his first memory of Ken Griffey Jr. and Edgar Martinez chance of getting into the Hall of Fame. New Mariners pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. talks about getting a chance to coach in his hometown and takes a look at this pitching staff and what he's looking for in Spring Training. Mariners IF/OF Shawn O'Malley joins us from the Mariners Caravan and talks about his first season in Seattle and what he's been up to this offseason. Mariners OF Stefan Romero talks about getting married this offseason, what he's been up to this offseason and what he wants to show the new coaching staff.
Jan 12, 2016
Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer and Bill Krueger host. This hour is dedicated to Ken Griffey Jr. Gary Hill put together a montage of highlights throughout Junior's career. Rick talks to 'The Kid' about his induction and takes a look back at his career. Mariners Vice President of Marketing Kevin Martinez talks about some events coming up throughout the season involving Griffey and a special night where he gets his number retired.
Jan 5, 2016
Rick, Shannon and Mike talk about their favorite Junior home runs and we listen to the highlights. New Mariners bench coach Tim Bogar who says he's excited about the team Jerry Dipoto has assembled. He talks about what his role will be and working with the players on aggressive baserunning. Larry Stone of the Seattle Times thinks Ken Griffey Jr. won't be a unanimous vote, but he has a great chance of getting the highest percentage of votes ever. He talks about Edgar's chances of getting into the Hall and other players he voted for. Plus a final look at the current vote totals that had been released and who will join Ken Griffey Jr. in the Hall of Fame.
Jan 5, 2016
Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer and Mike Blowers host the first show of 2016. Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto joins the show and says we are at the point of the off-season where GMs start figuring out arbitration cases and minor free agent moves. He says they accomplished exactly what they wanted with their pitching staff, with keeping Hisashi Iwakuma being the biggest boon to the team. He talks about heading into Spring Training working with the young players to turn them into effective major leaguers. Rick, Shannon and Mike talk about what to expect in Spring Training (just a month and a half away). Plus they share their memories of Dave Henderson who passed away over the holidays.
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