Hour two of the first Hot Stove League of the season starts off with a visit from Mariners Hall of Famer and longtime catcher Dan Wilson. Later in the hour, Ryan Spaeder of Sporting News joins the show to discuss his campaigning for Edgar Martinez's Hall of Fame candidacy in his second to last year of eligibilty. The show concludes with a look towards Spring Training.
It's been a wild offseason so far and we're only getting started. Rick Rizzs, Mike Blowers, and Shannon Drayer get you all caught up to speed in the very first Hot Stove League Show of the offseason. In this hour, Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto joins the crew live from Orlando and the MLB Winter Meetings. Dipoto recaps the flurry of activity that went down as well as hint at what Seattle's roster plans are leading up to Spring Training.
710 ESPN Seattle's Mike Salk joins James and Shannon for an hour of baseball talk. The trio does the post-mortem on the Mariners attempt to sign Shohei Ohtani and takes a look at where the team stands as the Winter Meetings wrap up in Orlando. Is it time to rebuild or can the Mariners compete in 2018? Can the Dipoto systems and analytics make a difference in the absence of the addition of top tier talent? Salk is also treated to a round of "Good news, bad news, no news" from his own "Brock and Salk" show, this time, Mariners style.