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The Hot Stove

A weekly discussion of off-season Mariners baseball featuring Shannon Drayer and James Osborne.
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Jan 8, 2013
The Hot Stove League continues with Rick Rizzs, Matt Pitman, and Shannon Drayer. Seattle Times baseball writer Larry Stone and M's broadcaster Dave Sims join the show.
Dec 11, 2012
Matt and Shannon talk to Mariners manager Eric Wedge about what to expect from the young players, what he would expect if the team made a trade, and who he expects to be leaders on the club. New Mariners outfielder/DH Jason Bay talks about getting a fresh start with Seattle.
Dec 11, 2012
Matt, Shannon and Mike talk to Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik about the Mariners being linked to several free agents, trading young players, and how the Jason Bay signing came about.
Mar 19, 2012
Rick Rizzs and Shannon Drayer are live from the Salty Seniorita. In this hour pitchers Kevin Millwood, Blake Beavan, and Brandon League join the show.
Mar 19, 2012
In this hour, Rick and Shannon talk to 3rd base coach Jeff Datz, catcher John Jaso, and pitcherSteve Delabar. Also Larry Larue of the Tacoma News Tribune breaks down the M's spring.
Mar 12, 2012
Rick, Mike, Shannon and now Ken Levine talk to outfielder Michael Saunders who talks about what he's done this offseason to try to turn his career around and become an everyday major league player. Tom Wilhelmsen talks about the difference between last year's spring and what he's doing this year to stick in the big leagues. Alex Liddi talks about hitting his first major league homerun last year and how he got into baseball growing up in Italy where it isn't a popular sport. Jim Caple of ESPN.com joins the show to talk about stories around baseball, featuring Jamie Moyer getting the win in a Cactus League game. He also talks about the upcoming Olympics in London which he will be covering for ESPN.
Mar 12, 2012
Rick Rizzs, Mike Blowers and Shannon Drayer live from the Salty Seniorita. Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik joins the show to talk about "the plan" and building the team through the farm system and trades. Justin Smoak joins the show to talk about getting into better playing shape this offseason and working on improving his hitting from the left side of the plate. Trayvon Robinson joins the show to talk about what he's done to improve his game to stick in the big leagues. Jesus Montero talks about the trade and how he learned to hit to right field.
Mar 5, 2012
Rick, Dave and Shannon continue talking to Mariners minor league SS Nick Franklin and he talks about growing up in Orlando as a Houston Astros fan. He said he was a huge Griffey fan as well when he was younger. Pitching coach Carl Willis talks about the young pitchers he saw in the B game today and praises their electric stuff. He also talks about the challenge of deciding when to call up players. M's minor leaguer Vinnie Catricala joins the show and talks about his jump from Single A to Double A ball and how his goal is to learn something new everyday. Greg Johns of mlb.com talks about spring training surprises and the upcoming trip to Japan.
Mar 5, 2012
Rick Rizzs, Dave Sims and Shannon Drayer host live from the Salty Seniorita in Peoria, AZ. Manager Eric Wedge joined the show and talks about his trip to Japan before spring training to learn what it will be like to adjust your body clock to that time zone. He also talks about young players and pitchers who have impressed him so far in camp. Shortstop Brendan Ryan joins to show to talk about getting his shoulder ready and responds on what it's like to be called a "veteran" ballplayer now. He also says at age 5 he appeared on an episode of "Saturday Night Live". Nick Franklin joins the show to talk about being in big league camp.
Feb 27, 2012
Rick Rizzs and Shannon Drayer host live from the Salty Seniorita in Peoria. Mariners bench coach Robby Thompson talks about working with the infielders and newcomer Munenori Kawasaki. Mariners pitcher Shawn Kelley tweets during his live segment and talks about his aspirations to be a broadcaster. He sticks around to interview other players. 2011 1st round draft pick Danny Hultzen joins the show to talk about his first spring outing. Forrest Snow talks about the originations of the nicknames of some of his pitches (Forest Fire and Snowflakes) and the strides he's making to get to the majors.
Feb 27, 2012
Dave Sims joins Rick and Shannon as they talk to infielder Kyle Seager who talks about his big offseason (getting married) and how he handled his first taste of the big leagues. Special assistant to the GM Tony Blengino talks about his experience on an MLB Network game show and the stock of Mariners prospects as they go through camp. Larry Stone of the Seattle Times joins the show to talk about some of the stories of the spring.
Feb 13, 2012
Shannon and Matt talk to Joe Stiglich of the Oakland Tribune about the surprsing signing of free agent Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to a 4-year contract today. Mariners pitcher Aaron Heilman talks about his first brief experience with Seattle, participating in Fanfest and never even making to spring training with the team. Jim Caple of ESPN.com talks about his take on the move Moneyball and a new game he's created for box score fans. M's marketing director Kevin Martinez talks about some upcoming moments this year and former Mariners making an appearance in celebration of the 35th anniversary.
Feb 13, 2012
Shannon Daryer and Matt Pitman revisited a conversation Mike Carp had with the Brock and Salk show letting people know about the special t-shirts he made in memory of Greg Halman. Also hitting coach Chris Chambliss talked about what he does to get the team ready for an earlier start than 28 other MLB teams. Mariners catch Miguel Olivo talks about taking Jesus Montero under his wing and catching some new arms in camp. M's outfielder Casper Wells talks about his Twitter experiences and what he's been doing in the offseason.
Feb 6, 2012
Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer and Matt Pitman talk to Mariners director of player develpoment Chris Gwynn about his role with the team and getting to know all the talent in the farm system. Senior baseball writer Paul White with USA Today joined the show to talk about the new arms the Mariners picked up Shawn Camp and Hong-Chih Kuo. He says Kuo has a chance to be electric if he can get back to his 2010 performance level.
Feb 6, 2012
Rick, Shannon and Matt talk to Mariners 3rd base coach and spring training camp coordinator Jeff Datz who will be working a lot with new M's catcher Jesus Montero and explains the process of a catcher doing the pitch calling on his own. Infielder Kyle Seager joined the show to talk about his first trip to the big leagues and getting ready to start the 2012 season. Pitcher Steve Delabar talks about his journey from substitute teacher to the show and having success immediately upon his callup and he says the season ended so fast for him.
Jan 28, 2012
Live at Fan Fest Matt and Shannon are joined by M's skipper Eric Wedge, and up and coming minor leaguers Vinny Catricala and Danny Hultzen.
Jan 28, 2012
Hot Stove League is broadcasting live from Mariners Fan Fest at Safeco Field. Matt and Shannon are joined by Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik, young pitchers James Paxton and Taijuan Walker, and catcher Miguel Olivo.
Jan 23, 2012
Rick, Shannon and Matt talk to Mariners reliever Shawn Kelley about his rehab last year and what he expects in 2012. Newest Mariners slugger Jesus Montero joins the show to talk about getting traded and sticking at the catcher position. Michael Ferguson joins the show to talk about Fanfest this weekend.
Jan 23, 2012
Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer, and Matt Pitman talk to Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik talked about the process of making the trade for Jesus Montero with the Yankees and the deal hinged on getting a pitcher in addition to Montero. Also how does he see the starting rotation shaping up. Speaking of the rotation, Mariners pitching coach Carl Willis comes on to talk about the addition of veteran pitcher Kevin Millwood and handling such an overall young pitching staff. Where in the world are you listening to us? Matt asks the question and listeners text in from all over the world.
Jan 17, 2012
Rick and Shannon talk to former Mariner and now Mariner again George Sherrill. He talks about coming back to the team and his recent journey around baseball. Pitcher and Mariners farm hand Forrest Snow talks about what he's doing to try to break camp with the team in 2012, gives his take on "the big 3" (Hultzen, Paxton and Walker), and growing up a Mariners fan. Also Jeff Sullivan of SB Nation and Lookout Landing joins Rick and Shannon to talk about the Pineda-Montero trade and offseason moves by other AL West teams.
Jan 17, 2012
Rick Rizzs and Shannon Drayer chats with the newest member of the Mariners Hall of Fame Dan "the Man" Wilson. He talks about getting the news and his last game. Also Larry Stone of the Seattle Times comes on to break down the Michael Pineda for Jesus Montero trade and what we can expect to see from the newest Mariner.
Jan 12, 2012
Rick, Shannon and Matt talk about Tom Wilhelmsen's change from his shaky 1st half to emerging as a reliable reliever to the end of the season. Mariners relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen joins the show from the Mariners caravan currently in Walla Walla. He talks about what the program is about and what was the most fun for him in his first Major League season. Starting pitcher Blake Beavan is also on the caravan on the way to the Tri-Cities area talks about what he's been doing this offseason and getting a chance to compete for the rotation in 2012. Former Mariners catcher and MLB TV analyst Dave Valle talks about how important it was to him being on the first Mariners team to have a winning season (1991). He also claims Blake Beavan may have a bigger appetite than he does.
Jan 12, 2012
Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer and Matt Pitman break down moves the team has made since the holidays. M's manager Eric Wedge joins the show from his car outside Target to talk about his offseason, his favorite sport aside from baseball (hockey) and what he expects to see from the team as it stands now heading into the 2012 season. Greg Johns from MLB.com breaks down the Mariners lineup and what he expects to see from last year's rookies heading into their second season in 2012. Also what is Plan B if Prince Fielder doesn't sign with Seattle.
Dec 19, 2011
Jason Vargas joins the show to talk about what he expects next year and how the division will shape up as we learn that the Yu Darvish winner was the Texas Rangers. Larry Larue from the Tacoma News Tribune breaks down the future of the AL West now that the Angels and Rangers are spending big dollars this offseason. Also where will Ichiro bat in 2012? Is Danny Hulzten a potential breakout candidate?
Dec 19, 2011
Matt Pitman, Shannon Drayer and Mike Blowers talk about the latest moves around baseball, and how next year's lineup could shape up as the roster currently stands. Mariners LF/1B Mike Carp joins the guys to talk about working his way from Tacoma to being a mainstay in the Seattle lineup last season and also being in southern California, what it's like with all the Pujols mania.
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