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.
Jerry Dipoto: Mariners will aim to get younger in 2017
Brent Stecker | October 10, 2016 7:00 am
Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto pointed out that the Mariners had the oldest group of position players in the MLB in 2016 and said that is something that “needs to be solved.”
Former ‘Big 3’ member James Paxton finally provided Mariners with results in 2016
Brent Stecker | October 9, 2016 9:34 pm
In 2016, James Paxton became the first member of the Mariners’ trio of talented pitching prospects commonly referred to as ‘The Big Three’ to give them consistent results at the major-league level.
Scott Servais: Mariners’ Ketel Marte has a ‘bright future’ but needs to improve at the plate
Brent Stecker | October 7, 2016 11:05 pm
“Especially offensively, we were probably looking for a little more consistency,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said about young shortstop Ketel Marte’s 2016 season.
Mariners’ Scott Servais on Mike Zunino’s season: ‘Absolute success’
Brent Stecker | October 7, 2016 1:17 pm
After Mike Zunino was sent down to Triple-A in an attempt to reset his career, manager Scott Servais said the Mariners catcher made a ‘remarkable’ turnaround in 2016.
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.
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