Notebook: Podcast No. 2 plus pair of Mariners Gold Glove finalists
Shannon Drayer | October 27, 2016 3:48 pm
In the second episode of the Hot Stove League podcast, we take a look at the rising importance and different use of closers as well as the Mariners’ two Gold Glove finalists.
Mariners Insider Podcast: What we learned from the 2016 M’s
ESPN Staff | October 21, 2016 11:47 am
In the first Mariners Insider Podcast of the offseason, Shannon Drayer is joined by 710 ESPN Seattle’s Boy Howdy and 710Sports.com’s Brent Stecker to talk about what we learned from Seattle’s 86-win season.
Mariners’ emphasis on winning in the minors quickly produced results
Shannon Drayer | October 20, 2016 4:44 pm
Why did the Mariners shift their emphasis to winning more games in the minor leagues in 2016? “You have to learn how to win,” minor league field coordinator Mike Micucci said.
Mariners return all 6 Major League coaches, add 1
Shannon Drayer | October 20, 2016 1:57 pm
The Mariners will bring back all six members of their coaching staff from 2016 and add Triple-A hitting coach Scott Brosius as an assistant in 2017.
Philosophy changes made a major difference in the Mariners’ farm system
Shannon Drayer | October 19, 2016 11:12 am
From the hiring of a former sports psychologist as farm director, to January’s “hitting summit,” followed by philosophies we heard of over the winter, such as “C the Z.”
Mariners announce Taijuan Walker, Steve Cishek and Tony Zych have undergone surgeries
Shannon Drayer | October 17, 2016 4:22 pm
Three Seattle Mariners pitchers have undergone surgery this month, including Taijuan Walker to remove a bone fragment in his right foot.
Scott Servais showed his lack of experience was no issue in first year as Mariners’ manager
Shannon Drayer | October 6, 2016 9:51 am
Scott Servais hadn’t managed at any level before he was hired by the Mariners. The way he got his veteran players to buy in and withstood several challenges in his first season showed his inexperience wasn’t an issue, writes Shannon Drayer.
Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto in for a different, but still busy, offseason
Shannon Drayer | October 4, 2016 11:06 am
Jerry Dipoto has a more defined 40-man roster heading into his second offseason with the Mariners, but he will have his plate full in determining who to bring back and who to bring in.
Mariners’ Felix Hernandez says he’ll be King again, but it won’t be easy
Shannon Drayer | October 2, 2016 6:54 pm
“I am going to be King Felix again,” Felix Hernandez said at the conclusion of a sub-par 2016 season. The question is how he will get back to being the Mariners’ ace.
Robinson Cano most proud that the Mariners played ‘as a family’
Shannon Drayer | October 2, 2016 12:26 pm
“We learned so much about ourselves,” Robinson Cano said Sunday morning after the Mariners were eliminated from contention. “We were able to play together not only as a team, but as a family.”