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2:00 – We start with a Manny Machado discussion, as the very rich infielder got even very-richer this week after signing with the Padres.
9:00 – A brief rundown of the National League, which is now rife with intrigue and fun players.
13:50 – We decide to actually talk about the Seattle Mariners! This week’s podcast is focused on the organization’s starting pitching.
15:35 – The Wade LeBlanc-Joe Ingles crossover content you didn’t know you needed. We also debate the utility of oatmeal and Kate accuses Matthew and John of gaslighting her.
18:50 – What to watch for in Marco Gonzales’ 2019 starts.
27:30 – What is Kikuchi’s ceiling in Major League Baseball?
30:05 – Matthew frames the Mariners as a wistful college student searching for their true identity.
37:00 – We eulogize Félix Hernández’s run as a dominant pitcher. What will this year bring from the King?
45:45 – What are we supposed to do with Mike Leake? John sees a fit in a certain coastal city. How much can Leake avoid human interaction this season?
53:55 – We move to listener questions. The first inquires about Justus Sheffield and his timeline toward stardom.
59:40 – Are the Mariners now Team Cutter? Should any of the young guys test out a cutter? We delegate to Jake Mailhot before taking some stabs at it on our own.
1:06:50 – How will the change at catcher affect the pitchers? Will they miss Mike Z as much as the blogosphere will?
1:11:50 – The gang addresses the Martín Maldonado to Seattle rumors.
1:13:20 – John and Kate field a wide-ranging question about the starting pitchers in the minor leagues, starting with a Logan Gilbert-centric conversation.
1:18:50 – John ends with a shameless plug for Lookout Landing dot com.