Ben and Sam preview the Mariners’ season, and Pete talks to Seattle Times Mariners writer Geoff Baker (at 18:53).
Sofa-scouting the mechanics of two high-profile pitching prospects.
Ben and Sam discuss the three-way trade between the Mariners, A’s, and Nationals and talk about whether Seattle was too fixated on adding power this offseason.
Ben and Sam discuss the rejected trade that would have made Justin Upton a Mariner.
Kendrys Morales goes to Seattle, and the Angels get Jason Vargas.
Ben and Sam discuss the Mariners’ decision to bring in (and lower) Safeco Field’s fences, then talk about what the seasons of Tsuyoshi Nishioka and Norichika Aoki say about the difficulty of projecting the performance of Japanese imports.
The Orioles play deep into the night and emerge with yet another extra-inning victory.
Ben and Sam discuss Austin Jackson’s excellent catch, whether he’s the best defensive center fielder in baseball, and whether it’s even possible to decide one way or another, then dissect Seattle’s eight-game winning streak to see if it’s the start of something good or a fluke that will soon be forgotten.
Dealing Felix Hernandez at this year’s non-waiver trade deadline could have significantly brightened the Mariners’ future.
Ben and Sam discuss Ichiro’s trade to the Yankees and the Tigers-Marlins swap.
Everything old is new again, including Oliver Perez’ stuff.
Chris Sale pitches well once again, and once again looks disgusting doing it.