Shannon Drayer

Shannon Drayer is the Mariners Insider for Seattle Sports. She hosts the Mariners pregame and postgame shows as well as the Hot Stove and Cactus League Report shows on Seattle Sports, and also heads up an offseason podcast for SeattleSports.com. A University of Washington graduate, she joined Seattle Sports for the station's launch in 2009 and has covered the Mariners since 1999. Follow Shannon: @shannondrayer

Drayer: Kelenic’s demotion is best way to get him where Mariners need him to be

What should you know about Jarred Kelenic's demotion by the Mariners to Triple-A? Shannon Drayer has the details with help from Mike Blowers.
5 days ago

Drayer: Mariners’ Kelenic is scuffling, but still in good place to take step forward

It's been a slow start for Jarred Kelenic, but Shannon Drayer breaks down why he and the Mariners feel he's trending in the right direction.
12 days ago

Mariners address frustrating strike calls against rookie Julio Rodríguez

Mariners manager Scott Servais finally let an umpire have it for a called strike 3 on Julio Rodríguez, and revealed how the M's are addressing it.
19 days ago

Drayer: If this is breakout season for Mariners’ Logan Gilbert, he’s off to great start

Robbie Ray is the reigning AL Cy Young and Matt Brash has grabbed the attention, but it's Logan Gilbert leading the charge for the Mariners' rotation.
27 days ago

Drayer on Mariners: 11 things that stand out through 10 games

The Mariners are 5-5 as they head into their fourth series of the season Tuesday. M's insider Shannon Drayer shares her first impressions.
30 days ago

What the Mariners are bringing north: Drayer breaks down the roster

The Mariners have their roster set as they move north for the regular season. Shannon Drayer details everything you need to know.
1 month ago

Drayer: Embracing rookie lessons, Mariners’ Kelenic now in a good place

Jarred Kelenic has a new approach at the plate thanks to some help from Mark McGwire, but the Mariners outfielder also has valuable perspective thanks to both his rookie season and his mom.
1 month ago

Drayer: Mariners asked Julio Rodríguez to ‘light it up’ — now ‘it’s on’

The Mariners will begin the season with 21-year-old phenom Julio Rodríguez on the roster. Shannon Drayer breaks down what comes next.
1 month ago

Rookie Matt Brash wins final spot in Mariners starting rotation

Matt Brash didn't get a chance to pitch after being called up to the Mariners late last season, but he has a guarantee now after making Seattle's rotation.
2 months ago

Mariners’ Matt Brash, George Kirby don’t blink; Billy Hamilton makes case for roster

Matt Brash and George Kirby had their final chance to impress the Mariners and make the rotation Friday night, while Billy Hamilton showed his value with a show-stealing catch.
2 months ago

Mariners Notebook: Bullpen dealt another blow with Ken Giles injury

For the second time this spring, the Mariners have a spot to fill in their bullpen due to an injury to a veteran expected to play a big role.
2 months ago

Knocking down the door? Mariners’ Julio Rodríguez wows with electric night

Top Mariners prospect Julio Rodríguez is checking every box to make the club, especially after his inside-the-park homer Thursday night.
2 months ago

Mariners Notebook: Will M’s carry Cal Raleigh as third catcher?

How will the Mariners use their extra roster spots in April? Shannon Drayer looks at how catcher, and Cal Raleigh, figures in.
2 months ago

Drayer: Mariners even more comfortable with standout bullpen for 2022

The Mariners had one of the best bullpens in the big leagues in 2021, and the relievers are even "more stable this year," says Scott Servais.
2 months ago

Mariners Notebook: A look at what will determine rotation order

What will the Mariners' starting rotation look like when the regular season begins? Scott Servais shared some hints Monday morning.
2 months ago

Young arms Brash, Kirby highlight Mariners’ ‘best game of the spring so far’

The Mariners had two top prospects strike out six over three innings Sunday, but the bats also delivered in a 7-1 win over the A's.
2 months ago

Mariners Notebook: Prospects battling for rotation spot take center stage

Matt Brash and George Kirby, two highly-regarded prospects and rotation candidates, will once against pitch on the same day for the Mariners.
2 months ago

Mariners Notebook: Flexen not sharp but bats produce in tie with Brewers

Shannon Drayer details the Mariners' 7-7 tie with the Brewers from spring training in Arizona on Saturday as well as what's on tap Sunday.
2 months ago

Drayer: New Mariners RHP Sergio Romo not shy about sharing his experience, passing it on

The Mariners added a reliever with plenty of experience in Sergio Romo, who's excited to join a winning team and pass on some wisdom.
2 months ago

Mariners Notebook: Kelenic gets his timing down with help from Souza

Thanks to a quick chat with Steven Souza Jr., Mariners OF Jarred Kelenic is in a much better place when it comes to his timing at the plate.
2 months ago

With better secondary pitches, Mariners’ Logan Gilbert keeps raising ceiling

Second-year Mariners pitcher Logan Gilbert showcased improved breaking and off-speed pitches Thursday that could signal big things to come.
2 months ago

Mariners Notebook: Logan Gilbert’s turn, several bullpen updates

Shannon Drayer checks in with the latest from Mariners camp after their lone day off of spring training, including several notes on bullpen options.
2 months ago

Drayer: Robbie Ray as advertised in his Mariners spring debut

The first spring training outing for 2021 AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray in a Mariners uniform on Wednesday was, in a word, impressive.
2 months ago

Mariners Notebook: Set for ST debut, Robbie Ray making presence felt

The first sight of Robbie Ray in a Mariners uniform for a game will be Wednesday afternoon, but he's already impacted the team this spring.
2 months ago