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Mar 28, 2016
Former M's pitcher Ryan Rowland-Smith is hoping to break into the broadcasting ranks and talks about facing Ken Griffey Jr. in his return to Seattle. Pitcher Joel Peralta tells everyone how to pronouce his name, talks about getting his start in Butte, Montana and it celebrating 'multiple birthdays' at once. Utility guy Shawn O'Malley talks about the rough news of getting sent to Tacoma, trying to get a hold of the lineup card from his first game, and working out with his wife in the offseason who is a women's basketball coach. Shannon talks to Felix Hernandez and he talks about meeting the new group of guys and getting ready for the season.
Mar 28, 2016
Aaron, Shannon and Dave talk to pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre about the battle for 5th starter, how the bullpen looks right now and the fishing tours he gives in the offseason. Pitcher Wade Miley talks about being a quick worker, how the trade went down and his thoughts on defensive shifts. Robinson Cano talks to Rick Rizzs about this offseason and his investment in a pool table for the team.
Mar 21, 2016
Mariners pitcher Mike Montgomery talks about his switch from starting to relief and today getting his first test as a true relief pitcher. Catcher Steve Clevenger talks about coming up as a shortstop and being converted to catcher. He talks about catching Felix for the first time. Nelson Cruz talks about his role in the new commercials this year and his routine in spring. We learn how Cruz got his break in baseball (by playing in a pickup softball game).
Mar 21, 2016
Mariners 3rd base coach Manny Acta talks about how he knew Scott Servais and his use of defensive shifts as a manager with the Cleveland Indians. Pitcher Taijuan Walker talks about his start to spring and what it was like to hit in a spring training game. Tacoma Rainiers hitting coach Scott Brosius talks about his coaching career in the college ranks and why he's getting back into the pro coaching ranks.
Mar 14, 2016
Mariners IF/OF candidate Stefen Romero talks about what he's done to have such a hot spring, working on the transition to playing first and getting married this past offseason. Mariners OF prospect Boog Powell talks about his great catch today, what he learned from the base running stats today, and his hopes to own a snake. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times talks about some stories from camp including the crushing blow to Danny Hultzen. M's hitting coach Edgar Martinez talks about how he was able to improve the M's hitting last season and what he's doing this year to focus more on getting on base.
Mar 14, 2016
Mariners bench coach Tim Bogar talks about the first half of spring and what they've done to get to know everyone and get players to buy in to their methods. Pitcher James Paxton talks about his battle back from injuries last season and how he's handling the battle for 5th starter. ROOT Sports' Brad Adam talks about his innings of play-by-play on the radio and some stories from spring.
Mar 7, 2016
Pitcher Tony Zych says he just found out recently that he was acquired from the Cubs for one dollar. He talks about what moment was the one where he knew he belonged in the majors. Larry Stone of the Seattle Times gives his take on Scott Servais as a first time manager and his read on position battles this spring. Former Mariner Jamie Moyer talks about the work he's doing in camp with the pitchers this spring.
Mar 7, 2016
Mariners manager Scott Servais talks about his impressions of the first week of games and what goes on off the field. Pitcher Joaquin Benoit talks about how long it took for him to be comfortable in spring training and how long it takes to get ready for the season. Former Mariners 2B Julio Cruz is back with the team to work with the younger kids on baserunning. He talks about what it takes to become an effective base stealer.
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