M’s Minor League Podcast Premiere

We’re doing something new, and hopefully some of you will like it.

Class-A Clinton broadcaster Greg Mroz reached out to the rest of the Mariners minor league broadcasters with the idea of starting a podcast. Because we are radio guys and we all like to hear ourselves talk, we agreed to give it a try.

The first episode of the Seattle System Scoop can be heard right here.

Greg takes the lead. He’s joined by Short-Season Everett announcer Pat Dillon, Advanced-A Bakersfield’s Dan Besbris, Double-A Jackson’s Brandon Liebhaber, and myself.

For the first episode we decided to go through the Mariners Top-10 Prospects list as designated by Baseball America. Most of the players performed last year for Everett and Clinton so Pat and Greg handle a lot of the discussion. I literally saw just one of the Top-10 Prospects play in a grand total of four games last year!

The plan is to do new episodes with some regularity throughout the season. Maybe next episode I can sneak in my big question for Greg: how are you still alive after calling a 46-93 season? Can you share some survival tips in case it ever happens to any of the rest of us?

We hope you like the podcast. It’s a work in progress – if you have any ideas/suggestions (including a better name), let one of us know via standard internet communication methods.

Links:

  • Greg Johns has a feature on likely Rainiers centerfielder Boog Powell.
  • Ryan Divish checked in on new Mariners closer Steve Cishek, who fills an important role if the M’s are going to improve this season.
  • John McGrath has a fun column on Dae-ho Lee.
  • Here’s a good look at likely Tacoma Rainiers starting pitcher Joe Wieland from Brandon Gawlowski.
  • Former Rainiers catcher John Baker wrote about what it is like for a player at the beginning of spring training.
  • Mexico won the Caribbean Series on a walk-off home run. Former Rainiers and Mariners star Freddy Garcia started for Venezuela and pitched pretty well – he was long gone by the time it ended.

On Wednesday I’ll have a new post about the candidates for the Rainiers starting rotation.

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