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Extra Innings: A Seattle Times baseball podcast
85 minutes | a day ago
The Mariners hitting woes and being no-hit, Jarred Kelenic shines in his AAA debut
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discuss the Mariners recent hitting struggles, including being no-hit by Baltimore's John Means. They also look at hitting as a whole in baseball and its downward trend. They also talk about Jarred Kelenic's debut with the Tacoma Rainiers, which included two home runs.
66 minutes | 22 days ago
Discussing the Mariners unexpected strong start to the 2021 season
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discuss the Mariners 10-6 start to the season, they break down the offense and lineup, including the struggles of the bottom of the order. They talk about the rotation and surprising bullpen. There's also talk about when Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert might get called up and the Mariners getting the COVID vaccine
118 minutes | a month ago
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
88 minutes | 2 months ago
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.
180 minutes | 2 months ago
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.
121 minutes | 3 months ago
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.
110 minutes | 3 months ago
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.
175 minutes | 3 months ago
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.
126 minutes | 4 months ago
Breaking down what GM Jerry Dipoto said in the Mariners Virtual Baseball Bash
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discuss what Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto had to say in his media session during the first day of the team's virtual baseball bash, including expectations, payroll and more.. The podcast also includes full audio of Dipoto's media session.
96 minutes | 4 months ago
MLB's recent Hot Stove moves, the Mariners lack of moves and memories with Greg Johns
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone are joined by Greg Johns of MLB.com, who recently announced his retirement from the sports writing business. It's a varied discussion talking about the Padres push in the offseason and the Mets move to get Francisco Lindor plus plenty of Mariners memories.
113 minutes | 5 months ago
Rainiers radio broadcaster Mike Curto discusses the minor league realignment, PCL memories and more
Longtime Tacoma Rainiers radio broadcaster Mike Curto joins Ryan Divish and Larry Stone to discuss the recent realignment and reduction of the minor leagues and how it affects the Mariners, the possible delay to spring training and the Mariners' offseason.
121 minutes | 6 months ago
A discussion with Jeff Sullivan of the Rays, hot stove with Larry "Hot" Stone
Mariners beat writer Ryan Divish talks with former Fangraphs and Lookout Landing writer Jeff Sullivan about working for the Rays, watching the World Series, the move from writing to the front office and his thoughts on the Mariners. Larry Stone joins the show to discuss the rumors about Blake Snell being traded and if the Mariners are a fit.
117 minutes | 6 months ago
Wrapping up the World Series and the shortened 2020 season.
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone wrap up their injured list situations and the World Series. They of course talk about the decision to pull Blake Snell. They also look at the 2020 season as a whole. There is of course Mariners talk, including the free agent philosophy.
151 minutes | 7 months ago
Wrapping up the Mariners 2020 season and looking ahead to 2021
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discuss the season that was in 2020, including the highs and lows. They also look ahead to 2021 and what the Mariners should do this offseason to reach their stated goal of the playoffs.
96 minutes | 8 months ago
The Mariners' unexpected postseason hopes, the success of 2020, future free agent signs and more
Times beat writer Ryan Divish welcomes Jordan Shusterman of the Cespedes BBQ duo and co-host of the Baseball BBQ podcast on the Ringer podcast network. Shusterman has worked for MLB.com's Cut 4 and is a Mariners fan. Topics include: the Mariner postseason chances, the successes and failures of the 2020 season, the handling of Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert, the rebuild process, free agent signings for the 2022 season and more.
159 minutes | 8 months ago
Analyzing the Mariners' deadline moves, assessing the state of Seattle's farm system
Times beat writer talks with prospect analysts/writers Eric Longenhagen of Fangraphs and Kyle Glaser of Baseball America about the Mariners recent prospect hauls at the trade deadline and the state of their farm system. Also audio of GM Jerry Dipoto's post trade deadline media session.
92 minutes | 8 months ago
Discussing the Mariners decision to not play out of protest, analyzing the recent trades
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discuss the recent decision by several teams, including the Mariners, to postpone games in light of the most recent police shooting in Kenosha, Wisc. Did the Mariners handle it properly? Will we see more of it? Other topics include the recent trades of Taijuan Walker and Daniel Vogelbach, the upcoming trade deadline and more the team's recent play.
83 minutes | 9 months ago
Discussing the most hated team in baseball with someone who covers the Astros.
Following the Mariners getting swept at Minute Maid Park over the weekend, the Extra Innings podcast returns to talk with a person who covers the most hated team in baseball -- the Houston Astros. Chandler Rome, a proud grad of Louisiana State University, joins this episode to talk about the team that the Mariners can't seem to beat and aspire to be like in the future.
89 minutes | 10 months ago
Previewing the Mariners' 2020 season
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and venerable columnist Larry Stone wrap up the summer camp for the Mariners and preview the 2020 season. Topics include: *** The COVID-19 safety protocols and whether they will keep the season going *** breaking down the opening day roster and the decisions behind it *** previewing each position group and their strengths and weaknesses *** the increased field for the postseason *** predictions for the 2020 season for the Mariners and the postseason
68 minutes | 10 months ago
Summer camp activities with the Mariners and Greg Johns of MLB.com
Greg Johns of MLB.com joins Ryan Divish to discuss the first two weeks of covering Summer Camp with the Mariners. The two beat writers also discuss the situation with top prospect Jarred Kelenic and whether he should be on the opening day roster, expectations for the Mariners this season, the stepback plan being sidetracked and predictions.
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