Nobody loves extra innings more than Mariners beat writer Ryan Divish. Join him and guests from around baseball to go to the 10th inning and beyond in Mariners news, discussion and more.
It's opening day for the Seattle Mariners and Major League Baseball
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and venerable columnist Larry Stone offer predictions, analyze the Mariners opening day roster and discuss the upcoming 2021 baseball season. There is also a special unexpected appearance from Kevin Shockey
Discussing the past few weeks of Mariners spring training
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discuss the past few weeks of Mariners spring training. They delve into the battle for the left field spot. The injury, recovery and push for an opening day roster spot from Jarred Kelenic. There is also discussion about Kelenic's service time -- like always -- and what the Mariners should do moving forward. Other topics include Taylor Trammell's readiness for opening day, the idea of adding another outfielder as a stopgap, signing James Paxton to an extension and more.
Wrapping up the week and the fallout from Kevin Mather's viral video and remarks about the Mariners
The Extra Innings Podcast returns a week after Kevin Mather's comments and video to the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club went viral, eventually forcing him to resign a day later.
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone recap the week that was with the Mather news breaking and the fallout that occurred.
Mariners CEO Kevin Mather manages to offend/insult most of the organization in a recorded speech
It's an emergency episode with beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discussing the controversial comments made by Mariners president and CEO Kevin Mather to the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club on a zoom call. Video of the call and Mather's obtuse comments went viral on Sunday. Full audio of that interview is on the podcast.
The Big Maple returns: James Paxton comes home to the Mariners and spring training begins
Spring training has started for the Mariners. Times beat writer Ryan Divish, who is in Peoria, and columnist Larry Stone, who isn't, discuss the start of spring training. The main topic of the show is James Paxton's return to the Mariners on a one-year contract. How did it all happen? How much will it help the Mariners and the rotation. The conversation also includes the signing of injured reliever Ken Giles to a two-year contract. And wraps up with discussions about the passing of Hank Aaron and fans attending spring training games.
The recent free agent signings, the Mariners inactivity and plan moving forward
The Extra Innings podcast returns for your weekend listening. Times beat writer Ryan Divish and venerable columnist Larry Stone discuss a variety of topics concerning Major League Baseball and the Mariners.
This week's topic list:
** Trevor Bauer signing with the Dodgers
** The recent free agent signings and the perceived market
** The Mariners ostensibly sitting out this portion of free agency
** Where the Mariners are at in the rebuild?
** Should Seattle supplement this roster?
** The organization's responsibility to its fans
** Service time manipulation and Jarred Kelenic
** The recent Baseball Hall of Fame vote that produced no inductees
** Curt Schilling and his candidacy.
Divish better than anyone in Seattle doesn’t shill for the home team, baseball fan are a different breed from other sports old and grumpy and little time for untruths
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Ryan Divish is always entertaining despite his efforts to make it seem like he doesn’t care.
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Love baseball, love the podcast. Personally in sports like to win now, what would Lou have said if you told him, “we really don’t think we’ll win for a couple of years.”