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Seattle Mariners catcher Mitch Garver...
Shannon Drayer

Mariners Insider: An unexpected move that may pay off for all involved

The decision to have Mitch Garver move into the backup catcher role is paying dividends for the veteran and other Seattle Mariners.
2 days ago
Seattle Mariners Dylan Moore...
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Mariners Insider: Quick hits after AL West leaders’ 6-1 homestand

Mariners insider Shannon Drayer of Seattle Sports on the AL West race, the offense's stronger June, the upcoming Cleveland series and more.
4 days ago
Seattle Mariners Luke Raley...
Brent Stecker

Mariners’ Luke Raley says he got ‘perfect pitch’ for gutsy bunt

The Seattle Mariners' Luke Raley told Shannon Drayer on the field Monday why a 99 mph fastball off the plate was the "perfect pitch" for his game-tying bunt single.
10 days ago
Seattle Mariners Ryan Bliss...
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Mariners Insider: The transition for rookie Ryan Bliss to big leagues

Mariners insider Shannon Drayer of Seattle Sports caught up with rookie second baseman Ryan Bliss a day after his first MLB home run.
11 days ago
Seattle Mariners starter Bryan Woo...
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How Mariners starter Bryan Woo’s fastballs are so effective

Hitters know they're probably getting a fastball from Seattle Mariners starter Bryan Woo, but they still can't hit it.
14 days ago
Seattle Mariners closer Andrés Muñoz...
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Seattle Mariners closer Andrés Muñoz optimistic about ailing back

The Seattle Mariners are awaiting results of an MRI after closer Andrés Muñoz's collision at home plate against the Oakland A's.
15 days ago
Seattle Mariners Víctor Robles...
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Mariners Insider: How M’s will use Víctor Robles; change for Kirby

A look into why Víctor Robles decided to join the Seattle Mariners and the team's plan for him, plus how pitching to Mitch Garver has introduced a change for George Kirby.
16 days ago
Seattle Mariners bullpen Andrés Muñoz...
Shannon Drayer

Mariners Bullpen: Andrés Muñoz update, new plan for prospect Evans

Mariners insider Shannon Drayer of Seattle Sports checks in from Oakland with an update on the status of closer Andrés Muñoz and other bullpen arms.
16 days ago
Seattle Mariners Ty France...
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Drayer: How Mariners are trying to find more consistency at plate

Seattle Mariners insider Shannon Drayer takes a look at how the M's are attempting to turn things around for their offense.
25 days ago
Seattle Mariners Logan Gilbert Nationals 2024...
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Drayer: How Mariners pulling Gilbert points to bigger picture

Seattle Mariners insider Shannon Drayer dives into why the M's pulled starter Logan Gilbert after just 78 pitches in Saturday's 3-1 loss.
25 days ago
Seattle Mariners Bryan Woo...
Brent Stecker

Hot start by Mariners’ Bryan Woo isn’t all about him that’s ‘absurd’

Seattle Mariners starter Bryan Woo has been nearly untouchable since returning from the IL. Mike Salk and Shannon Drayer share some details.
30 days ago
Seattle Mariners Josh Rojas Julio Rodríguez...
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Drayer: Rojas helping Julio an example of Mariners’ offense evolving

"This might be the hardest working team I have had since we got here," ninth-year Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais said. Shannon Drayer dives into how.
1 month ago
Seattle Mariners Luis Urías...
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Drayer: Mariners’ 3B platoon has taken off, and earned more action

The Seattle Mariners' third base combination of Josh Rojas and Luis Urías has been among the best in the AL, and one half was glad to play in the outfield to get them both in the lineup.
2 months ago
Seattle Mariners Jonatan Clase...
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Drayer: Why Mariners are sending Jonatan Clase back to Triple-A

The Seattle Mariners have optioned Jonatan Clase to Triple-A and recalled Sam Haggerty ahead of Monday's series opener with Atlanta.
2 months ago
Seattle Mariners Cal Raleigh Josh Rojas Jonatan Clase Mitch Garver...
Shannon Drayer

Drayer: Mariners break down keys to their turnaround on offense

The Seattle Mariners have won two straight series, and an offensive turnaround has been a big part of it. Shannon Drayer has the story.
2 months ago
Seattle Mariners Dominic Canzone...
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The interesting story behind big series by Mariners’ Dominic Canzone

The Seattle Mariners' Dominic Canzone shook off a rocky start to the season by going 5 for 13 with two home runs on the road trip. How?
2 months ago
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Seattle Mariners Notebook: Will dramatic win give M’s a jump?

Cal Raleigh and Scott Servais react to Wednesday's Seattle Mariners win in extra innings, Mitch Haniger weighs in on the offense's struggles and more.
2 months ago
Seattle Mariners Collin Snider...
Shannon Drayer

Mariners Notebook: Thoughts on offense, more from the road

Seattle Mariners insider Shannon Drayer checks in from the road trip, including the options the M's may be looking at with their pitching staff this week.
2 months ago
Seattle Mariners Jorge Polanco...
Brent Stecker

How worrisome is Mariners lineup’s early strikeout rate?

Seattle Mariners insider Shannon Drayer weighs in on the team's rough first series in terms of strikeouts and shares how she looks at it.
3 months ago
Seattle Mariners defense Luis Urías...
Brent Stecker

Is the Mariners’ defense going to be a big concern this year?

The Seattle Mariners didn't play their cleanest game in the field on opening day. Mike Salk and Shannon Drayer on if it's a sign of things to come.
3 months ago
Seattle Mariners Cal Raleigh...
Shannon Drayer

Mariners’ young core, now veterans, fueled by last year’s letdown

Falling back can be a part of growing up, and for the once young core of the Seattle Mariners, it is now part of their DNA.
3 months ago
Seattle Mariners Cal Raleigh...
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Why Mariners hitters are embracing new approach to offense

The Seattle Mariners have new players, new coaches and new messaging for their offense. Based on spring training, it's all landing.
3 months ago
Seattle Mariners Gabe Speier...
Shannon Drayer

Inside how the Mariners’ pitching lab gets most out of relievers

With two of the Seattle Mariners' best relievers beginning the season on the injured list, the team's “pitching lab” has perhaps never been needed more.
3 months ago
Seattle Mariners Dominic Canzone...
Shannon Drayer

Breakdown: What Mariners bring north this year is very different

How is the group the Seattle Mariners are bringing north from Arizona? Insider Shannon Drayer details the roster -- and some thoughts from clubhouse leaders -- after 40 days at spring training.
3 months ago