Audio: Baseball experts, announcers weigh in on Mariners as spring training begins

Feb 19, 2016, 3:52 PM | Updated: 3:57 pm
Members of the Mariners have started to arrive at the spring training facility in Peoria, Ariz. (AP...
Members of the Mariners have started to arrive at the spring training facility in Peoria, Ariz. (AP)
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Several baseball experts have joined 710 ESPN Seattle shows to talk about the Mariners as pitchers and catchers reported to the team’s spring training facility in Peoria, Ariz. Below are links to podcasts of each interview.

• ESPN analyst and former Cincinnati Reds general manager Jim Bowden talked to “Bob, Groz and Tom” about the state of Seattle’s starting pitching, among other things.

• Mariners radio announcer Rick Rizzs shared with “Brock and Salk” why he thinks the timing of Seattle’s hiring of GM Jerry Dipoto before the end of last season was a smart move. (Story)

• Mariners radio announcer Aaron Goldsmith was a guest on “Justin and Gee” – which also featured Mariners insider Shannon Drayer joining as co-host – and explained why he sees the front end of the bullpen as a key to the season.

• Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone joined “Bob, Groz and Tom” to discuss new manager Scott Servais and what needs to be accomplished under him in the early days.

• ROOT Sports analyst and former MLB pitcher Bill Krueger talked to “Brock and Salk” about the team’s whirlwind offseason.

• FanGraphs’ Dave Cameron spoke to “Bob, Groz and Tom” on why the Mariners have a small window to win with Robinson Cano, Felix Hernandez and Nelson Cruz. (Story)

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Audio: Baseball experts, announcers weigh in on Mariners as spring training begins