Mariners spring training was crashed for the week by 710 ESPN Seattle’s Danny, Dave and Moore, who sat down with several players and members of the front office in Peoria, Arizona.
In case you missed anything this week, here are links to audio of each interview and stories from Misfit Radio’s week at spring training.
• Felix Hernandez, fresh off a strong return to in-game action after healing from a forearm bruise, sat down with the guys to discuss his desire to start a 10th straight opening day and why he’s the right man for the job. Interview | Article
• Mariners farm director Andy McKay, who has a background as a sports psychologist, dropped by in the first hour of the show to talk about the goings on in the minors for the team. Interview (in show podcast)
• Outfield prospect Braden Bishop, a former University of Washington star, talked about starting a movement in spring training with his 4MOM charity, which raises money to make “the Alzheimer’s world a clearer place.” Highlight
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• All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano shared how he sees a similarity between the team’s lineup and the 2009 Yankees team he was on that won the World Series, and he also critiqued Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s at-bat earlier this spring with the Yankees. Interview (in show podcast) | Article
• Manager Scott Servais provided the season outlook for the team, including why he sees a big year coming for Kyle Seager, and let everybody know where he sits on the debate about the Mariners’ inverted trident logo’s potential bad luck. Interview (in show podcast) | Servais on Seager | On trident
• New center fielder Dee Gordon talked about his move to the outfield and the importance of getting on base as a leadoff hitter. Interview (in show podcast)
• First baseman Daniel Vogelbach fielded questions about being the breakout offensive player in spring training for Seattle. Interview (in show podcast)
• Closer Edwin Diaz talked about adjusting to being the man in the ninth inning for the Mariners. Interview (in show podcast)
• Left-handed pitcher James Paxton explained the big change he made two years ago that has been a factor in him emerging as an ace candidate in recent seasons. Interview (in show podcast)
• Slugger Nelson Cruz shared his assessment of the 2018 Mariners and talked about how he has been able to sustain his numbers at the plate with Safeco Field as his home stadium. Interview (in show podcast)