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The Hot Stove

A weekly discussion of off-season Mariners baseball, featuring Shannon Drayer and Matt Pitman.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

  • January 27, 2015 - Hour: 1
    Hosts Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer and Dave Valle talk to Director of Player Development Chris Gwynn who gives us an update on the progress of Alex Jackson, Patrick Kivlehan and Danny Hultzen. Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker talks about last season and now knowing he has the ability to pitch during the stretch run. He also talks about the many shoes he has.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

  • January 24, 2015 - Hour: 2
    Mariners Fan Fest is where the Hot Stove League is broadcasting from today! In this hour, Rick, Aaron, and Shannon are joined by lefties, James Paxton and Charlie Furbush. Also, Center Fielder, Austin Jackson stops by the show. The guys close out Saturday's show hearing from the man in charge, skipper Lloyd McClendon!
  • January 24, 2015 - Hour: 1
    The Hot Stove is live from Safeco Field for Mariners Fan Fest! In this hour, Rick Rizzs, Aaron Goldsmith, and Shannon Drayer are joined by The Boomstick himself, Nelson Cruz. Also, top M's prospects Alex Jackson and John Hicks stop by, too.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

  • January 20, 2015 - Hour: 2
    Aaron, Shannon and Mike talk to Mariners marketing manager Mandy Lincoln all about Fanfest which is this weekend 11am-4pm both Saturday and Sunday. A's broadcaster Vince Cottroneo joins the show to talk about the Oakland A's and how their 2014 season ended and the odd offseason. Mariners beat reporter Greg Johns takes a look back at 2014 Felix getting robbed of the Cy Young and also looks ahead to this season and some future pace of game changes.
  • January 20, 2015 - Hour: 1
    Hosts Aaron Goldsmith, Shannon Drayer and Mike Blowers talk to Mariners bench coach Trent Jewett about how last season unfolded and what he expects to see from this 2015 team. New Mariners OF Justin Ruggiano joins the show to talk about his reaction to getting traded and his expectations of the Mariners this season. Plus Aaron, Shannon and Mike have a roundtable on the AL West in 2015.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

  • January 13, 2015 - Hour: 2
    Rick, Shannon and Bill talk to ESPN baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian who thinks the moves the Mariners have made may put them over the top. Mariners pitcher Danny Farquhar talks about the excitement looking forward to this season after a solid 2014 campaign and talks about a wild month and a half where he was with 5 different teams. Former Mariner Jamie Moyer talks about the honor of being inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame, talks about his career longevity and the development of his change up.
  • January 13, 2015 - Hour: 1
    Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer and Bill Krueger talk to Mariners pitching coach Rick Waits about the pitching staff and how health will be a key heading into the season. New Mariners OF Seth Smith talks about his trade to the Mariners and what it's like facing Felix Hernandez.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

  • January 6, 2015 - Hour: 2
    Larry Stone from the Seattle Times joins the show to talk about the Hall of Fame process and what changes could be made. Plus he previews what the AL West should look like in 2015. Former Mariners catcher Dave Valle talks about his memories of Randy Johnson and his first stint managing the Everett Aquasox. Mariners pitcher Charlie Furbush talks about the Mariners caravan and his off-season.
  • January 6, 2015 - Hour: 1
    Aaron Goldsmith, Shannon Drayer and Mike Blowers talk about the news of Randy Johnson being elected to the Hall of Fame and remember his career. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon talks about the new additions to the team and how that should help push them to where they need to be to compete for a division title. Mariners OF Stefan Romero joins the show from the Mariners caravan and talk about his off-season. Aaron, Shannon and Mike all think Edgar Martinez should make the Hall of Fame, but will he?

Friday, December 12, 2014

  • Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik on what's to come after winter meetings
    Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik joins the "Hot Stove League" show to talk about the winter meetings and how he'll handle the right field vacancy.
  • December 12, 2014 - Hour: 2
    Rick, Shannon and Mike are joined by Mariners Marketing Director Greg Greene talking about what to expect at Fanfest and when the new commercials will be out. columnist Tracy Ringolsby talks about moves made at the winter meetings and also the veteran's committee Hall of Fame vote. Also Shannon sat down with Kyle Seager and they talk about his new contract and what he's worked on at the plate.
  • December 12, 2014 - Hour: 1
    Live from the Mariners Team Store at Bellevue Square. Hosts Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer and Mike Blowers are joined by Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik who talks about laying the ground work for future moves at the winter meetings and how they were able to sign Nelson Cruz. Shannon was able to talk to Nelson Cruz earlier about his path to Seattle and his solid season in Baltimore.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

  • March 11, 2014 - Hour: 2
    Rick, Aaron, Shannon and Mike talk to M's bench coach Trent Jewett, OF Stefan Romero, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune and Peter Gammons of the MLB Network this hour.
  • March 11, 2014 - Hour: 1
    Hosts Rick Rizzs, Aaron Goldsmith, Shannon Drayer and Mike Blowers talk to M's 1st baseman Justin Smoak, OF Dustin Ackley, RHP Danny Farquhar and LHP Lucas Luetge this hour.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

  • March 4, 2014 - Hour: 2
    Rick Rizzs, Aaron Goldsmith and Shannon Drayer talk to RHP Blake Beavan, catching coordinator Dan Wilson, OF James Jones and Greg Johns of this hour.
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