Latest News


The Hot Stove

A weekly discussion of off-season Mariners baseball, featuring Shannon Drayer and James Osborne.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

January 17, 2018 - Hour 1

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. 

January 17, 2018 - Hour 2

Hour two of The Hot Stove begins with a visit from Mariners RHP Andrew Moore. Aaron, Shannon, and Mike get the low down on Andrew's offseason as well as how he plans on building on his rookie season. Also, Larry Stone of The Seattle Times joins the show to preview the Mariners' 2018 season as well as break down Edgar Martinez's chances of getting elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

January 10, 2018 - Hour 1

It's the first Hot Stove of 2018! Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer, and Dave Valle host. In Wednesday's first hour, Mariners manager Scott Servais joins the show to share how the club is shaping up just a little more than a month away from pitchers and catchers reporting. Also, utility man Taylor Motter calls in from the latest stop on the Mariners Caravan tour.

January 10, 2018 - Hour 2

In hour two, Rick, Shannon, and Dave are joined by Aaron Goldsmith on the Mariners Caravan tour. Aaron sits down with Mariners lefty Marco Gonzales as he preps for his first spring training in the M's organization. Tracy Ringolsby of joins the show to talk about his hall of fame ballot and why he's voting for Edgar Martinez for the first time.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Hot Stove Podcast: Howdy finds his competitive balance edition

Mariners beat reporter Shannon Drayer and 710 ESPN Seattle personality James Osborn aka "Boy Howdy" run down the lack of news in baseball the past week. Why has there been no free agent frenzy this off season and what impact that will have on baseball moving forward? Edgar Martinez continues to make gains in Hall of Fame voting, will it be enough when all is said and done? Howdy and Shannon share two of their better autograph stories, take a look at two interesting payrolls in baseball and discuss Jerry Dipoto's latest "The Wheelhouse" podcast.

Friday, December 15, 2017

December 15, 2017 - Hour 1

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.

December 15, 2017 - Hour 2

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. 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Hot Stove Podcast: The Salk edition

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.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

December 6, 2017 - Hour: 1

Hot Stove Podcast No. 2

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Mariners Hot Stove Podcast 1

Mariners beat reporter Shannon Drayer and 710 ESPN Seattle personality James Osborn break down the 2017 off season work for the Mariners and preview the frenzy that is about to occur with Shohei Ohtani to be posted soon.

Mariners Hot Stove Podcast 1

Mariners beat reporter Shannon Drayer and 710 ESPN Seattle personality James Osborn break down the 2017 off season work for the Mariners and preview the frenzy that is about to occur with Shohei Ohtani to be posted soon.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017 - Hour 1

It's the 2017 finale of the "Cactus League Report". Mariners minor league coordinator Andy McKay talks about the philosophies the organization instills in the minor leagues which has helped them succeed more than in year's past. Also Mariners pitcher Dan Altavilla and Mariners OF Leonys Martin join the show.

March 29, 2017 - Hour 2

The final hour of the 2017 "Cactus League Report" features Mariner Hall of Famer Alvin Davis who talks about his first season in the big leagues, his role as a special projects coach and his thoughts on the career of Ken Griffey Jr. Also Rick talks with Mariners 2nd baseman Robinson Cano and Aaron has a chat with Mariners shortstop Jean Segura.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mariners manager Scott Servais on Edwin Diaz, state of team

With opening day just weeks away, Mariners manager Scott Servais joins the show to talk closer Edwin Diaz's WBC performance and much more.

March 22, 2017 - Hour 1

Aaron Goldsmith, Shannon Drayer and Mike Blowers are live from the Salty Seniorita. Mariners manager Scott Servais, minor leaguer infielder (and UW alum) Brandon Bishop, and first baseman Dan Vogelbach join the show this hour.

March 22, 2017 - Hour 2

Aaron, Shannon and Mike talk to Mariners beat writer Greg Johns as he talks about the state of the team now that everyone is back from the WBC. Mariners producer/engineer Kevin Cremin is retiring at the end of the season and he gives us a special Spring Training edition of "Road Eats". Plus an interview with Mariners Hall of Famer Jamie Moyer.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 15, 2017 - Hour 1

The gang is back live from the Salty Senorita in Peoria. Mariners first base coach Casey Candaele, outfield prospect Boog Powell, and pitching prospect Dillon Overton all join Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer and Mike Blowers this hour.

March 15, 2017 - Hour 2

Hour 2 of the Cactus League Report from the Salty Senorita features Mariners IF/OF hopeful Taylor Motter, pitching prospect Chris Heston and bullpen coach Mike Hampton. Aaron Goldsmith joins Rick and Shannon this hour.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

March 8, 2017 - Hour 1

The second installment of the Cactus League Report is a one-hour special leading into the Mariners night game against Cleveland. Aaron Goldsmith, Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer and Mike Blowers give their thoughts on the spring so far. Shannon talks to Felix Hernandez about his offseason, working with Carlos Ruiz and his expectations for the WBC. Rick sits down with Kyle Seager who talks about his offseason featuring the birth of a daughter, how he prepares for a 162-game season and about his baseball playing family. Aaron talks with Mariners closer Edwin Diaz about his whirlwind year taking him from a starter at AA, converting to a reliever and then closer. Not only that but his son was born during the All-Star break. He talks about how he worked Joaquin Benoit to make his slider into the wea

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

March 1, 2017 - Hour 1

In the inaugural 2017 Cactus League Report, Rick Rizzs, Aaron Goldsmith and Shannon Drayer talk to Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto who made a trade minutes before the show acquiring starting pitcher Chris De Jong from the Dodgers for SS Drew Jackson and P Aneurys Zabala. He's projected to start the season in Tacoma, but they see him as a possibility to join the team sometime this season. He also says the OF defense should save 40 runs more than last season. Mariners pitcher James Paxton talks about his improvements last season and striking out Mike Trout four times in a game. Plus 3rd base coach Manny Acta talk about the use of analytics the team has adopted and waving home more runs thanks to the team speed.