Episodes
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Evan James, Anders Jorstad and Zach Mason are here on Monday February 18th to talk spring baseball as the Mariners arrive in Peoria. While much of the team is settled with starters healthy and entrenched in the lineup, there are battles for roster spots yet to be won. How does the bullpen shake out? Is Levi Stoudt a lock to make the team? Is Austin Voth actually going to be a swingman even though Scott historically eschews the archetype? Is Taylor Trammell a dark...
Published 02/20/24
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Evan James, Kate Preusser and John Trupin are joined by Seattle Times journalist Ryan Divish to talk Mariners as the fog starts to clear for spring baseball in Peoria. After a tumultuous start to the offseason, the Mariners find themselves in a unique spot with a new look team and refreshed expectations. How has the vibe shift in public been reflected in private behind the scenes? When did the financial restrictions come into play and begin shaping the offseason?...
Published 02/14/24
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Evan James, Kate Preusser and John Trupin are joined by notorious East Coast experts Zach Mason and Anders Jorstad to talk…WAIT FOR IT…another trade. Trader Jerry and bustin’ Hollander have done it yet again, this time acquiring Gregory (not George) Santos from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for LL beloved prospect maverick Zach DeLoach, stuff+ darling Prelander Berroa and the 69th pick in the upcoming draft. After trading Justin Topa out of the fold, Santos...
Published 02/05/24
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Evan James and Kate Preusser are joined by East Coast faithful Zach Mason and Anders Jorstad to talk two trades and double the trouble. On this Tuesday, January 30th 2024, the Mariners have made yet another trade, acquiring utility man Samad Taylor from the Kansas City Royals for cash/player to be named later. In conjunction with yesterday’s trade of Justin Topa and Anthony DeSclafani for Jorge Polanco, it feels like the Mariners might have fully rounded out the...
Published 01/31/24
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! John Trupin, Evan James and Kate Preusser are joined by Zach Mason to talk Mariners on an icy day in Seattle, January 17th 2024. Nothing major has happened in Mariners world since we last talked, but a few smaller pieces have come into the fold that are worth mentioning: Local legend Austin Voth signed a one year major league deal and looks to take on the swing role in a battle with Desclafani. Former Angel and Astro Ty Buttery signed a minor league deal as he...
Published 01/18/24
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! John Trupin, Evan James and Kate Preusser are joined by East Coast brethren Zach Mason and Anders Jorstad to talk two trades and double the trouble. On this Friday, January 5th, Jerry has opted to double dip in the trade market: sending former Cy Young winner Robbie Ray to the San Francisco Giants for hometown hero Mitch Haniger and Anthony Desclafani. From a roster perspective the new additions fit comfortably into the holes left by the departing of Jarred...
Published 01/06/24
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Evan James and Kate Preusser are joined by East Coast stalwarts Zach Mason and Anders Jorstad to talk about new Mariners legend Mitch Garver. The winter of our discontent has finally started to thaw and in its wake the team has found a new bat. And not just any bat, but a quality major league hitter who should be a cornerstone at the top of the lineup, taking much needed stress off Julio and JP. It’s just one bat and holes remain in this lineup, but it’s a...
Published 12/30/23
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Evan James and Kate Preusser are joined by East Coast Mariners Mavericks Zach Mason and Anders Jorstad to talk M’s one final time in 2023. The team has cut the fat but is yet to add impact pieces to fill the holes created by the exits of Teo, Geno and Jarred. But not all is lost! For the ZiPS projections are pretty good! We break down who we expect to soar past their rosy projections and who might be leaving the Mariners a bit short handed. Shout out to our...
Published 12/22/23
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Evan James, John Trupin, Max Ellingsen and Kate Preusser are here for an emergency episode of the podcast as one of the biggest moves of the offseason has fallen. After not extending a qualifying offer to Teoscar Hernández and trading Eugenio Suárez, the Mariners have now traded Jarred Kelenic along with Evan White and Marco Gonzales, surely for salary considerations in such a deal. Emotions are running high as one major piece of the Mariners outfield future is...
Published 12/04/23
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Evan James, John Trupin and Kate Preusser team up with east coast savants Anders Jorstad and Zach Mason for the trade of the century. After much speculation that a move was brewing, on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving the Seattle Mariners shipped Eugenio Suárez to the Arizona Diamondbacks, who seem deeply enthusiastic about taking our good players. Is this the worst move of all time? Of course not, but emotions are running high as we say goodbye to a legend and...
Published 11/23/23
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Evan James, John Trupin and Kate Preusser are joined by staff writer and analytics specialist Grant Bronsdon to go over his acclaimed three part series covering the Mariners player trade values. What’s the deal with Dominic Canzone? Can Marco be resurrected for one final ride? Is Evan White still a factor? Where do all the young starters rank? The only way to master the secrets is to dive in. Shout out to our sponsor MacDougall bats! Get your MY BOOKIE DEPOSIT...
Published 11/19/23
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Evan James, John Trupin, Zach Mason and Kate Preusser are back for the second podcast of the 2024 offseason on Sunday November 12th. A norovirus outbreak shuttered the early GM meetings but some comments from Seattle have made waves nonetheless. Teoscar didn’t get a qualifying offer from the team. New catcher Cody Bolton and reliever Tyson Miller both enter the scene as potential; future depth pieces. All the while Ryan Bliss and Tyler Locklear have been making...
Published 11/13/23
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Evan James, John Trupin and Anders Jorstad are back for the first official pod of the 2024 offseason on November 4th 2023. We attempt to grade the Mariners on their last few offseasons and forecast how things might wind up looking different by opening day. Will prospects be traded for a big bat? What would it take to get Soto? How perfect of a fit is Shohei Ohtani? We’ve got all the answers and more. Let us know how you would grade the Mariners 2022 and 2023...
Published 11/04/23
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! The local crew of Kate Preusser, Evan James and John Trupin are joined by east coast Looking Landing legends Anders Jorstad and Zach Mason for the 2023 looking landing award show. After a brief hiatus the whole crew is back to celebrate a great season and give shout outs before we all start looking to the future. There is much to celebrate: a career year from JP, nearly 5 WAR from Cal, a step forward from Julio and of course, the best pitching in baseball. Which...
Published 10/29/23
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! The local crew of Kate Preusser, Evan James and John Trupin are joined by east coast Looking Landing legends Anders Jorstad and Zach Mason for a full squad pod to give a comprehensive autopsy on the 2023 Mariners season (as of October 7th). We take listener questions from Twitter about positivity, remaining optimistic and where the steps forward were truly taken in a season without playoffs. We wonder what the future holds for the three young starting pitchers who...
Published 10/07/23
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Kate Preusser, Evan James and John Trupin for Meet at the Mitt episode 53 on September 26th. This week we are joined by special guest and King 5 sports reporter Jake García to assess the state of the Mariners over their final 6 games. Jake expounds on his love of baseball, his experience as a second baseman and gives some insider details on his favorite interviews with baseball players. After getting swept by the Texas Rangers in Arlington and dropping the first...
Published 09/26/23
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Zach Mason, Anders Jorstad and Evan James are back in the studio for another weekend edition of the pod, episode 52 of Meet at the Mitt on Saturday September 23rd. The team lost the opener to the Texas Rangers last night in Arlington and few things went right. In the most crucial 10 game stretch of the season the Mariners find themselves down 0-1, but is there reason to believe? Can Julio recapture that August fire? Should Ty France sit on the bench to give Mike...
Published 09/23/23
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Kate Preusser, Evan James and John Trupin for Meet at the Mitt episode 51 on September 18th. The Mariners head off to wrap the season series against the hapless Oakland Athletics and lick their wounds after getting swept miserably at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers. We take the temperature of the group and try to assess where everyone’s optimism levels are landing. Collectively we look at the bright side of 2023 development from players like Bryce Miller and...
Published 09/19/23
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Zach Mason, Anders Jorstad and Evan James are back in the studio for another weekend edition of the pod, episode 50 of Meet at the Mitt on Saturday September 16th. The team lost a nail biter to the Los Angeles Dodgers in front of a home crowd last night and the margins for playoff victory grow slimmer. Two games remain against LA before the team moves into the final homestretch of the season against the Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers and Houston Astros. No...
Published 09/17/23
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Zach Mason, Anders Jorstad and Evan James are back in the studio joined by staff writer and Tik Tok legend Shay Weintraub for another weekend edition of the pod, episode 49 of Meet at the Mitt on Sunday September 10th. After dropping a crucial series to the Reds and now losing the first two games to the Tampa Bay Rays the Mariners find themselves stumbling for the first time in over a month. We chat about the infamous George Kirby 7th inning saga and everyone has...
Published 09/10/23
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Kate Preusser, Evan James and John Trupin for Meet at the Mitt episode 48 on September 6th. The Mariners lost again to the Cincinnati Reds last night to the tune of a heartbreaking 7-6 finish. The team still sits in prime position but attrition, injuries and the return of imperfect luck have left the team flat footed after a historic August. How will the pitching hold up? Woo and Miller’s peripherals are showing more and more red flags but they each have 3 starts...
Published 09/06/23
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Zach Mason, Anders Jorstad and Evan James are back in the studio for another weekend edition of the pod, episode 47 of Meet at the Mitt on Saturday September 2nd. A full week after surging into first place the Mariners are still here. The team lost the first of a three game set to the New York Mets last night but remain atop the American League West thanks to some timely losses from the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers. This episode we answer a slew of listener...
Published 09/02/23
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Kate Preusser, Evan James and John Trupin for Meet at the Mitt episode 46 on August 28th. The Mariners swept the Kansas City Royals and find themselves in sole possession of first place in the American League West. Just 5 weeks of baseball remain before the playoff and the team is in the driver’s seat. What are we worried about as the team enters the final stretch? Which breakout performance do we think can be sustained? How will the pitching staff manage the...
Published 08/28/23
Hello Seattle Mariners fans! Zach Mason, Anders Jorstad and Evan James are back in the studio for another weekend edition of the pod, episode 45 of Meet at the Mitt on Saturday August 26th. The Mariners won last night, taking the first game from the Kansas City Royals and cruising smoothly into first place in the AL West, but can they stay there? Within 6 to 7 weeks remaining in the schedule, the Mariners find themselves in prime position to fend of all challengers. Who’s responsible for the...
Published 08/26/23