Nov 18, 2016
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto joins Shannon Drayer and James Osborn to discuss a number of his roster building philosophies, where he sees the team in relation to this time last year, what the chances are of a big off season add and much more. Also, a discussion of the weekly news and notes plus a fun "Bullpen Banter" interview with Kyle Seager and Shannon's favorite walkoff interview of 2016.
Nov 10, 2016
710 ESPN's Shannon Drayer and James Osborn discus the news of the week in baseball and take a look at the Mariners first Hot Stove moves.
Nov 2, 2016
Shannon Drayer and James Osborn give the update on the latest Mariners off season news and take a look at the five biggest needs heading into 2017.
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.
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.
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.