Mariners Talk podcast: Timing is right with Haniger’s return, plus building a championship pitching staff

Dec 9, 2020, 3:39 PM | Updated: Dec 10, 2020, 1:02 am

If you are hungry for some baseball talk, we’ve got you covered with the latest edition of Talking Mariners with Shannon and Howdy.

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Gary Hill from the Mariners radio broadcast team joins us to get into the topic of building a championship pitching staff. With the trends we are seeing in the game, is an ace truly necessary in this day and age to get to the postseason?

We also get into some names to look for on the relief pitching market that could be of help to the Mariners. There’s a lot of work to be done on the bullpen and no shortage of available arms.

The one hour and 12 minutes of baseball talk also includes:

• A look at what’s next for Mitch Haniger and why the timing of his return in 2021 couldn’t be better.
• A discussion of what we are seeing in market setting with the hot stove starting to heat up.
• An under the radar player that I believe could be a big trade asset for the Mariners.

Talking Mariners with Shannon and Howdy can be found on the 710 ESPN Seattle YouTube channel, or through The Hot Stove on the podcast page or your favorite podcast app. You can also listen in the video player at the top of this post or the audio player below.

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