Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Shannon Drayer catches up with Mike Zunino, who had his first hit and home run Monday for the Mariners against the White Sox.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Mike Blowers, Rick Rizzs, Gary Hill and Shannon Drayer talk new approaches to pitch usage in the MLB on the Mariners pregame show on 710 ESPN Seattle.
Friday, April 13, 2018
Mariners center fielder Dee Gordon talks about visiting the Negro Leagues Museum during Seattle's series in Kansas City.
Mariners pitcher James Paxton talks about visiting the Negro Leagues Museum during Seattle's series in Kansas City.
Negro Leagues Museum president Bob Kendrick talks to Mariners insider Shannon Drayer during Seattle's series in Kansas City.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Aaron Goldsmith, Rick Rizzs, and Shannon Drayer are tonight's hosts for the Cactus League Report. The Mariners are nearing their final week of Spring Training so how are things looking for the club with the regular season just around the corner? The crew discusses to begin the hour. Guests include Mariners pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre, third baseman Kyle Seager, Assistant to the General Manager Joe Bohringer, and first baseman Daniel Vogelbach.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
It's a jam packed Cactus League Report taking you right up to Wednesday night's first pitch. Rick Rizzs, Aaron Goldsmith, and Shannon Drayer are your hosts. Mariners Vice President of Marketing and Communications Kevin Martinez joins the show as the Mariners celebrate another release day for their award winning commercials. Later, second baseman Robinson Cano sits down with Rick as they discuss how the Spring has been going for the future hall of famer. Shannon is joined by Mariners RHP Casey Lawrence as he experiences his second full Spring with the squad.
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Rick Rizzs, Aaron Goldsmith, and Shannon Drayer are your hosts for this week's Cactus League Report. The crew are joined by Mariners assistant pitching coach Jim Brower to begin things. Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto joins the show as the team welcomes back franchise icon Ichiro. The show wraps up with a visit from the Big Maple James Paxton live from the dugout.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The Mariners are nearly a week deep into their Cactus League schedule, so how has the squad looked early on in Peoria? Rick Rizzs, Aaron Goldsmith, and Shannon Drayer host this week's edition of the Cactus League Report. Joining the crew this week are Mariners pitcher Dan Altavilla, outfielder Ben Gamel, and prospect Braden Bishop. Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto also joins this week's show to talk about what he's seen so far from the team's he's put together.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The Hot Stove is live from Peoria as Mariners Spring Training is officially underway. Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer, and Gary Hill host. In the first hour, the crew is joined by Mariners Manager Scott Servais who gives his thoughts on everything that's gone on during the first week of camp. Later, Mariners outfielder Dee Gordon joins the show to detail how his first Spring as a full time outfielder has gone so far.
Hour two of the Hot Stove gets underway with a visit from Mariners catcher Mike Zunino as he looks to build off of his impressive 2017 season. Later, Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com visits with Gary Hill as they take a look at what the Mariners did this offseason as well as what they can accomplish this Spring. The Stove wraps with the best of Ron Fairly's appearance on the show from earlier in the month.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
A special Valentines Day edition of the Hot Stove League is underway! Mariners pitchers and catchers reported to Peoria today, which means Spring Training has officially started. Mariners Third Base Coach, Scott Brosius, and Robert Ford the voice of the Houston Astros join Rick, Shannon, and Mike.Â
The future looks bright for young Mariners catcher Mike Marjama, who joins the Hot Stove League to give some insight on his season goals and his off-season training. And Jesse Smith, from the Mariners Analytics departments explains why Spring Training numbers are important.Â
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
The Mariners truck has left for Peoria, so Spring Training is just days away. Aaron Goldsmith, Dan Wilson, and Gary Hill join forces for another edition of The Hot Stove. In the first hour, Mariners first base coach Chris Prieto joins the show as he give details on his outfield work with the newly acquired Dee Gordon. Later on, Rangers beat writer Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News stops by to preview the 2018 from a Texas point of view.
Hour number two of The Hot Stove begins with a visit from the legendary Mariners broadcaster and MLB great Ron Fairly. Red tells the guys plenty of stories from his baseball days including countless ones of his broadcast partner, the iconic Dave Niehaus. Later in the hour, the Mariners truck is on it's way to Peoria for Spring Training, so Mariners clubhouse manager Ryan Stiles joins the show for a feature on all that goes into prepping Seattle's Spring Training complex before the players arrive.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Rick Rizzs, Mike Blowers, and Gary Hill host Wednesday's edition of The Hot Stove. Guests in the first hour include Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto as the M's are just two weeks out from reporting for Spring Training. Also in the hour, Tyler Kepner of the New York Times joins the show to discuss the stalled out free agent market as well as the Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2018.
The second hour of The Hot Stove gets underway with a visit from Mariners pitching Mel Stottlemyre Jr as he checks in from his offseason and also lets the guys know how the team is planning on avoiding as many injuries as they had in 2017. Also in the hour, the Big Maple James Paxton joins the show as he lets Rick, Blowers, and Gary know how he plans on building on his breakthrough 2017 season.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
The Hot Stove is live from Safeco Field on Wednesday night! Aaron Goldsmith, Shannon Drayer, and Bill Krueger host. Edgar Martinez fell just short in his second to last year on the Hall of Fame ballot, so is he a shoe in next year? Aaron, Shannon, and Bill discuss. Also in the first hour, guests include Dee Gordon, Ryon Healy, and Mike Zunino.
The Hot Stove continues on in hour two with all sorts of guests from Safeco Field. Aaron, Shannon, and Bill are joined by Mitch Haniger to begin. Mariners manager Scott Servais joins the show, and Rick Rizzs checks in from the Mariners caravan with Kyle Lewis and James Pazos. The night wraps with a tip of the cap to Edgar Martinez as he heads into his final season on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Aaron Goldsmith, Shannon Drayer, and Mike Blowers host Wednesday's Hot Stove. The show begins with a look at a stalled out free agent market and why teams aren't shelling out the big bucks like in years past. Also in the hour the Mariners' director of high performance Dr. Lorena Martin joins the show to talk about her new role with the organization and how her research will impact the players in 2018 and beyond. Speaking of the players, reliever Dan Altavilla joins the show from the Mariners Caravan to close out the first hour.Â