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

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Edgar Martinez talks about his Hall of Fame election

The man of the hour, Mariners legend Edgar Martinez, joins The Hot Stove Show to talk about finally receiving election to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his 10th and final year on the ballot.

Ken Griffey Jr talks Edgar Martinez's Hall of Fame election

Ken Griffey Jr., the first player to go into the Baseball Hall of Fame with in a Mariners cap, talks to The Hot Stove Show about Edgar Martinez, who will join him in Cooperstown this summer.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

January 22, 2019 - Hour 1

It's a banner day for the Mariners organization as Edgar Martinez received his call from the Baseball Hall of Fame after 10 years on the ballot. Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer, Dan Wilson, and Gary Hill guide you through it all. The crew hears from the one and only Edgar on his election and what the support of Mariners fans means to him. Other guests in the hour include former Mariners hitting coach Lee Elia and cousin of Edgar's, former major leaguer Carmelo Martinez.

January 22, 2019 - Hour 2

The second hour of The Hot Stove begins with a visit from Mariners icon Ken Griffey Jr. who got some advice for Edgar Martinez who will officially make his long awaited trip to Cooperstown this Summer. Jay Jaffe of Fangraphs stops by the show to share why he campaigned so hard for Edgar's Hall of Fame candidacy for so long. Rick, Shannon, Dan, and Gary take a listen to some of baseball's best pitchers as they share what made Martinez such a threat at the plate. The hour rounds out with some of Gar's greatest moments.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

January 15, 2019 - Hour 1

Aaron Goldsmith, Shannon Drayer, Mike Blowers, and Gary Hill bring you the latest Mariners talk. They are joined by relief pitcher Shawn Armstrong to talk to him about the Mariners Caravan and how he is preparing for the upcoming season. Then, Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone joins the show with an update on the Edgar Hall of Fame journey. 

January 15, 2019 - Hour 2

Meg Rowley of Fangraphs joins the show to talk about the Mariners projections this year and how the young players could possibly perform for the team this year. Then, new Double-A manager Mitch Canham joins the show to talk about the prospects he will get to work with this season, including first baseman Evan White. 

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Mariners Offseason Podcast: Grading every Dipoto trade

Shannon Drayer and James "Boy Howdy" Osborn are back, and after discussing the Mariners' signing of Yusei Kikuchi, they grade every trade Jerry Dipoto has made as M's GM. Really -- every trade. *Note: This is an audio-only version of a video podcast, which you watch at https://mynw.me/2H3TF5w*

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

January 8, 2019 - Hour 1

It's the first Hot Stove show of 2019! Rick Rizzs, Mike Blowers, Shannon Drayer, and Gary Hill join forces to give you the latest on the Mariners offseason. Guests in the first hour include Lefties Marco Gonzales and Justus Sheffield. Also, new Mariners hitting coach Tim Laker also joins the show.

January 8, 2019 - Hour 2

The second hour of Tuesday's Hot Stove show begins with a visit from Bill Mitchell of Baseball America. How have the Mariners done in restocking their farm system this offseason? Mitchell lets the crew know. Later, Aaron Goldsmith sits down with Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto fresh off the signing of lefty ace Yusei Kikuchi.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Mariners Mailbag: Answering 710 hosts' big M's questions

In their latest offseason podcast, Mariners insider Shannon Drayer and 710 ESPN Seattle's James "Boy Howdy" Osborn answer a mailbag full of questions from 710 hosts Danny O'Neil, Mike Salk, Tom Wassell, Bob Stelton, Lydia Cruz and Jim Moore. *Note: This is an audio-only version of a video podcast, which you can watch at https://mynw.me/2R5MnSr.*

Friday, December 14, 2018

December 14, 2018 - Hour 1

It's the very first Hot Stove of the offseason and Rick Rizzs, Mike Blowers, Shannon Drayer, and Gary Hill are live from Bellevue Sqaure. In the first hour, the crew is joined by one of the newest Mariners, the very entertaining OF Mallex Smith. Also, on the heels of the Winter Meetings, Assistant General Manager Justin Hollander stops by to give an overview of the Mariners' offseason plans and the numerous trades they've made to reshape the roster.

December 14, 2018 - Hour 2

Hall of Fame balloting season is upon us, so will it be a home run for Edgar Martinez's hopes on his final year of eligibility? Rick, Shannon, Mike, and Gary discuss. Later, Shannon has a sit down with Mariners Director of Player Development, Andy McKay as the team recently took some of their top prospects through many different types of clinics to begin the offseason.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Mariners Offseason Podcast: Dec. 5, 2018

Shannon Drayer and James "Boy Howdy" Osborn sit down to discuss the latest developments in the Mariners' crazy offseason, covering their two big trades this week, the drastic change to the farm system and much more. *Note* This is an audio version of a video podcast, which you can watch at https://mynw.me/2zJVuyq

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Mariners Mailbag, Nov. 8: The Zunino trade and much more

In the inaugural Mariners Mailbag, 710 ESPN Seattle's Shannon Drayer and James "Boy Howdy" Osborn break down the big five-player trade that sends Mike Zunino to Tampa Bay and answer your questions. (Note: This podcast is an audio-only version of a video series. To watch the video, find the post in the Mariners category on 710Sports.com.)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Mariners Clubhouse Insider: Mike Zunino

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

Mariners Roundtable: How pitch usage is changing around the league

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 CF Dee Gordon on his visit to the Negro Leagues Museum

Mariners center fielder Dee Gordon talks about visiting the Negro Leagues Museum during Seattle's series in Kansas City.

Mariners SP James Paxton on visiting the Negro Leagues Museum

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 Shannon Drayer

Negro Leagues Museum president Bob Kendrick talks to Mariners insider Shannon Drayer during Seattle's series in Kansas City.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

March 21, 2018 - Cactus League Report

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.