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The Hot Stove

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Now displaying: February, 2016
Feb 29, 2016
Rick, Shannon and Mike talk to GM Jerry Dipoto about the early workings of came and find out what the morning 'chalk talk' is all about. Jerry reveals his thoughts on first impressions in camp. Pitcher Charlie Furbush talks about the injury he suffered last season and how he was able to overcome it.
Feb 9, 2016
Rick and Shannon talk about the Mariners acquisition of Joel Peralta to add to the bullpen depth. Mariners hitting coach and 'should-be' Hall of Famer Edgar Martinez talks about becoming hitting coach last year and what he hopes to instill in this group of hitters. Mariners OF hopeful Boog Powell talks about his trade to Seattle and how soon he thinks he can be with the big club. Peoria Sports Complex Operations Manager Chris Calcaterra talks about the changes to the complex this offseason.
Feb 9, 2016
Rick Rizzs and Shannon Drayer talk to Mariners pitcher James Paxton who talks about his rehab this offseason and being ready for the spring. He is already in Peoria and threw a bullpen today with Taijuan Walker. Tracy Ringolsby of MLB.com and the MLB Network gives his thoughts about the moves the Mariners made this offseason and his thoughts on the Hall of Fame.
Feb 2, 2016
Aaron, Shannon and Dave talk about how Safeco Field has allowed more homeruns since the fences were brought in. New Mariners Director of Player Development talks about his role dealing with the mental side of players and how to get into the correct baseball mindset. Mariners senior director of marketing Gregg Greene talks about the free Mariners kids club and what to expect when you sign kids up.
Feb 2, 2016
Aaron, Shannon and Dave talk to Mariners catcher Mike Zunino about the hitting summit he attended earlier this year and how he's handled the off-season. New Mariners pitcher Nathan Karns talks about the pitching staff of his former team (Tampa Bay Rays) and how he heard he was traded to the Mariners. Angels writer Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com talks about new Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto and why things fell apart for him in Anaheim. He also says new Mariners catcher Chris Iannetta who played for LAA last year has greatly improved at pitch framing.
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