Shannon Drayer

Shannon Drayer is the Mariners Insider for 710 ESPN Seattle and She hosts the Mariners pregame and postgame shows as well as the Hot Stove and Cactus League Report shows on 710 ESPN Seattle, and also heads up an offseason podcast for A University of Washington graduate, she joined 710 ESPN Seattle for the station's launch in 2009 and has covered the Mariners since 1999. Follow Shannon: @shannondrayer

Mariners make 6 roster moves ahead of 40-man roster crunch

The Mariners announced six player moves Friday afternoon, creating three 40-man roster spots ahead of an expected offseason roster crunch.
2 days ago

Talking Mariners Podcast: Diving deep into exciting final push of 90-win season

Shannon Drayer, Mariners insider for 710 ESPN Seattle, and James "Boy Howdy" Osborn are back to start breaking down the 2021 M's season and an important upcoming offseason.
17 days ago

Drayer: Mariners know what they want to spend on, how current roster figures in

Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto and manager Scott Servais painted a clear picture of what they want to do this offseason, and yes, the plan is to add payroll.
17 days ago

Drayer: What we can learn about Mariners from key points in their 90-win season

You can't learn everything about the direction the Mariners are heading just from how they go into the offseason. Shannon Drayer shares what was revealed at key points on their way to 90 wins.
18 days ago

Drayer: How Mariners’ 90-win journey wildly differed from April 1 expectations

The 2021 Mariners season looked very different from Rick Rizzs' opening line from the radio booth in the Dave Neihaus Broadcast Center on April 1 illustrated.
20 days ago

Drayer: Who is Mariners rookie pitcher Matt Brash? Here’s what you need to know

The Mariners are calling up pitching prospect Matt Brash before Tuesday's game. Shannon Drayer provides a look at why he's become an option.
26 days ago

Drayer: With Yusei Kikuchi’s next start uncertain, could Mariners turn to Matt Brash?

The Mariners haven't made a decision on Yusei Kikuchi's next start, but Shannon Drayer explains how they could turn to prospect Matt Brash.
30 days ago

Drayer: Making sense of Mariners’ playoff chances with just 9 games left

How could the Mariners make the playoffs in 2021 with just nine games remaining? Shannon Drayer breaks down what needs to happen.
1 month ago

Drayer: Mariners, still alive in playoff race, setting up a lot to look forward to

The Mariners' playoff chase has delayed the usual look ahead that happens in September, but the future is clearly bright for baseball in Seattle.
1 month ago

Drayer: Breaking down what stands between Mariners and a wild card spot

Can the Mariners and their goldfish memories outmaneuver three of the four other teams fighting for the AL's two wild card spots?
2 months ago

Drayer: Mariners’ path forward is clear and with important continuity with extensions of Dipoto, Servais

The Mariners gave new deals to Jerry Dipoto and Scott Servais. Shannon Drayer breaks down what it means and why it's big for the franchise.
2 months ago

Mariners hope José Marmolejos can bring ‘thump’ he showed with Tacoma

José Marmolejos is back with the Mariners after posting eye-popping stats in 72 games with the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers this season.
2 months ago

Drayer: Joe Smith has been Mariners’ new impact arm since trade deadline

Joe Smith wasn't expected to be an impact addition for the Mariners, but he's been an important member of the bullpen since coming over from Houston.
2 months ago

Mariners’ Jarred Kelenic comfortable for first time in MLB: ‘My mentality is way different’

With a key adjustment and newfound path to confidence, Mariners rookie Jarred Kelenic tells Shannon Drayer he feels like he took the weight of the world off his shoulders.
3 months ago

Drayer: Finding players like Abraham Toro is what Mariners do, but will that model change?

Jerry Dipoto said acquiring players like Abraham Toro is what the Mariners do, but what about when it's time to spend either with money or prospects?
3 months ago

Drayer: Mariners’ trade deadline plan becomes clear with Diego Castillo

Two days after a trade with the Astros casued a stir, Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto was able to tell the whole story Thursday after a deal with the Rays.
3 months ago

Drayer: What role could depth of Mariners’ farm system play at MLB trade deadline?

While the Mariners will likely try to quickly move teams off of talking about their top six prospects, Shannon Drayer explains how Seattle still has plenty of young players to use in trades before Friday's deadline.
3 months ago

Drayer: Mariners proved they match up well vs A’s — could Astros be next?

The Mariners are already 3-1 in a most important homestand against the two best teams in their division. Are they set up to surprise Houston like they did Oakland?
3 months ago

Drayer: In Mariners’ second half, impact to come from division and trade deadline

The Mariners' priority remains development, but with the team in contention, Shannon Drayer looks at what deciding factors lay ahead in the second half.
3 months ago

Drayer: Will this Mariners homestand be where they turned the corner?

The roller coaster that is this Mariners' season has reached a point that feels different with their sweep of the Rays and 7-1 run.
4 months ago

Drayer: What Mariners rookie Jarred Kelenic can get out of return to minors

Jarred Kelenic is heading back to Triple-A, which isn't rare for any rookie. Shannon Drayer details what the prized Mariners prospect should get out of the experience.
5 months ago

Drayer: As young Mariners pass milestone, how will they handle the full 162-game season?

The Mariners reached something they didn't get in 2020 -- a 61st game. Mike Blowers provided perspective on the chance to play a full 162 this year.
5 months ago

Drayer: Mariners affected by ALS embrace MLB’s Lou Gehrig Day

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, has impacted people close to the Mariners' Justin Dunn, Eric Campbell and Jacob Nottingham.
5 months ago

Drayer: Mariners C José Godoy’s long road to becoming MLB’s ‘Mr. 20,000’

José Godoy spent eight seasons in the minors before getting his chance in MLB with the Mariners, where he received an unexpected national spotlight.
5 months ago