The Wheelhouse with Jerry Dipoto

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto and broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith sit down to discuss the latest news and developments with the Seattle Mariners, from the viewpoint of the front office. Listen to or download individual episodes below, subscribe via iTunes or use your RSS reader so you never miss a single episode.

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Ep. 076: Ty France
Ty France has been sensational and Jerry Dipoto gives us his insights on Ty’s success. We will chat about Logan Gilbert, Matt Brash and pitching in August.
52 min
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Ep. 075: Deadline
Jerry Dipoto will detail the deadline and profile newly acquired players Abraham Toro, Diego Castillo, Tyler Anderson and Joe Smith. We will talk about Noelvi Marte’s big day and Julio at the Olympics. We play Stump JD and will take a listener question.
39 min
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Ep. 074: Great in the Big Moment
The Mariners have been rolling and we will get the breakdown from Jerry Dipoto. He will talk about the keys to this recent stretch for the M’s and what it means for the Trade Deadline.
47 min
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Ep. 073: Sloppy Thurston
The Mariners have been playing really well and Jerry Dipoto will give us his keys to this nice stretch. Jerry will also give us his insights on what has made Chris Flexen so good and we recognize some heroes of the bullpen. There was a significant achievement by a player recently promoted in the Minors and we get to play Stump JD twice. We also take a listener question that you don’t want to miss.
42 min
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Ep. 072: J.P. PJs
We will explore the season J.P. Crawford is having offensively and defensively with Jerry Dipoto. He will share his thoughts on the Kyle Lewis news and opportunities for Taylor Trammell and Jake Fraley. We will check-in on Cal Raleigh and Jerry also seeks revenge in Stump JD.
37 min
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Ep. 071: Yusei Kikuchi
Yusei Kikuchi has been in a groove and Jerry Dipoto will give us his insights on what has been working so well for the lefty. He will give us his thoughts on the first look at both Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert. We will also talk about the hot start from Julio Rodríguez in Everett. We play Stump JD and will take a very topical listener question.
45 min
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Ep. 070: Kelenic and Gilbert
Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert have arrived and we will talk all about it with Jerry Dipoto.
28 min
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Ep. 069: The Pen
The 2021 season is underway and Jerry Dipoto shares his thoughts on the first few weeks. We will talk about the sensational bullpen and Mitch Haniger’s tremendous start. He will also update us on what is happening in Arizona. We will play Stump JD and take a listener question as well.
43 min
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Ep. 068: Hello 2021
The 2021 season for the Mariners has arrived and Jerry Dipoto is here to preview it . He will give us his insights on the opening night roster and we will talk about highlights from the spring.
62 min
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Ep. 067: Goodbye 2020
The 2020 season for the Mariners is in the books and Jerry Dipoto is here to review it. He will give us his insights on Kyle Lewis, Marco Gonzales, Justus Sheffield, Dylan Moore and more. Jerry will also discuss the offseason plans for the M’s. We will play Stump JD and take perhaps the best listener question ever.
70 min
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Ep. 066: Moore Cake
The Mariners were active at the trade deadline and Jerry Dipoto details the M’s biggest move. We take a look below the surface at the excellent season Dylan Moore is having. The defense has significantly improved since last season and Jerry gives us the reasons why. We revisit a time when Jerry pitched against the Mariners and something very usual took place. We also play Stump JD and take listener questions.
58 min
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Ep. 065: Nola!
It has been a long road for Austin Nola to Major League Baseball and Jerry Dipoto details how the journey has paid off. Leading Rookie of the Year candidate Kyle Lewis continues to surge and we talk about the most impressive aspect of his season. Jerry also describes the recent accomplishments of Evan White and Ljay Newsome. The MLB trade deadline is here and we talk about the unique challenges teams are facing this year. Jerry also details a trade already made. We play Stump JD and take listener questions.
57 min
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Ep. 064: Buck
As MLB celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro Leagues Jerry Dipoto marks the occasion by sharing personal stories of his time spent with Buck O’Neil. Jerry gives us an in-depth look at what makes Marco Gonzales so effective and gives us insight into the outstanding last few starts from Justus Sheffield. We check in with Tacoma and Aaron Goldsmith asks an intriguing question about Noelvi Marte’s power. We play Stump JD and take listener questions.
57 min
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Ep. 063: Crawford and Lewis
Jerry Dipoto, Aaron Goldsmith and Gary Hill discuss the first days of the 2020 season. Jerry details the great starts from Kyle Lewis and J.P. Crawford. We delve into the impact of Evan White’s defense. We also take a look at what is happening in Tacoma and Jerry answers some listener questions.
48 min
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Ep. 062: The Return
The Wheelhouse returns with the first episode of 2020. Jerry Dipoto, Aaron Goldsmith, and Gary Hill discuss how the organization is dealing with the current situation. We dive into the unique ways communication with players and staff are taking place. Jerry also details the challenges of preparing for the draft given the current circumstances. He also talks about the return of baseball in 2020.
59 min
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Ep. 061: 2020 Vision
Checking in with the first episode of The Wheelhouse of the offseason, and the final one with Colin O’Keefe on board, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith discuss moves that include the Evan White extension, the free agent signings of Kendall Graveman and C.J. Edwards and a lot more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/WheelhouseNotes.
52 min
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Ep. 060: Laying the foundation
In the final episode of the 2019 season, recorded before game one vs. the A’s, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith look back on the year that was, from storylines at the Major League level to immense progress down on the farm to what the offseason may hold. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/WheelhouseNotes. Thanks you to all our listeners for joining us for another year. We’ll be back again soon.
42 min
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Ep. 059: Kyle, Justin, Donnie and Art
Call-up season is here for real now. Checking in before game one vs. the Reds, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith discuss Kyle Lewis and the three other new Mariners, the team’s in-house analytics platform, broadcasting life and a lot more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/WheelhouseNotes.
51 min
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Ep. 058: Daniel Kikuchi
Catching back up before the series vs. the Yankees, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith discuss the four straight series wins by the Mariners, Kyle Seager’s resurgence, monster years from a number of top prospects and a lot more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog.
50 min
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Ep. 057: Trade deadline
Checking in from the Owners Suite at T-Mobile Park, Jerry Dipoto and Colin O’Keefe discuss how the Mariners build a division winner like the club we saw in Houston, the moves made at the trade deadline, young arms we may see soon and a lot more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog.
41 min
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Ep. 056: Fina11y
After some time away--thanks in parts to trips to Cooperstown and Modesto--the crew is back at it. Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith chat about the Edgar Martinez’s Hall of Fame Induction, the play of Austin Nola, the upcoming trade deadline, a trip to check out the Modesto Nuts and a lot more.
42 min
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Ep. 055: Cheese curds and a first-half recap
Sitting down before game two vs. the Cardinals, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith discuss Daniel Vogelbach making the All-Star team, Jerry’s trip to check out the Arkansas Travelers, culinary fare in Wisconsin and more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog.
54 min
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Ep. 054: J.P. can play
Jerry Dipoto sits down with Colin O’Keefe, filling in for Aaron Goldsmith, as the pair discuss J.P. Crawford’s strong play, Domingo finding his footing, the whopping six Top 100 prospects, the Brewers “rebuild” and a lot more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog.
56 min
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Ep. 053: Looking at it in aggregate
Trade season is officially here and we’re breaking it down. Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith talk about the recent Edwin Encarnación deal and its surrounding context, also hitting on the team’s play lately, upside prospects at the lowest levels and, as always, a whole lote more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog.
48 min
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Ep. 052: Hundies
With the Draft just behind us, there’s so much to talk about. Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith chat remotely about the strategy behind a pitcher-heavy Draft class, Edwin Encarnación’s underrated career, Mallex Smith bouncing back and more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog.
56 min
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Ep. 051: The draft
Checking in after the road trip and before an 11-game homestand, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith discuss all the work that goes into the upcoming draft, strong performances from a couple prospects and a lot more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog. 
31 min
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Ep. 050: The snack spread
Fifty episodes! In our latest, Jerry and Aaron catch up before the first game of the road trip to discuss an up-and-down homestand, All-Star campaigns, the upcoming draft, Logan Gilbert’s dominance and more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog. 
57 min
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Ep. 049: Whole lot of debuts
Catching up after a tough road trip, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith discuss some new faces in the clubhouse, Yusei Kikuchi’s strong run, various players working their way back and, as always, a lot more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog. 
42 min
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Ep. 048: Hello, TV viewers
In the first episode of The Wheelhouse to hit ROOT SPORTS, Jerry and Aaron sit down on Monday’s off day to chat. Podcast subscribers always get early access AND the full show, though. Discussed this week: reviewing April, improving the defense, prospect performers and a lot more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog.
49 min
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Ep. 047: Dude, are you carrying a fanny pack?
Checking in before the first of four vs. the Rangers, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith talk the team’s resiliency, Justus Sheffield’s upcoming debut, strong prospect performances, fanny packs and more. Get the full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog.
51 min
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Ep. 046: A lot of meat
Catching up towards the end of the homestand following a 6-1 swing through the midwest, Jerry and Aaron discuss that strong trip, Daniel Vogelbach finding himself, facing tough pitching, the torments of Sammy Sosa and a lot more. Full episode outline to come on Mariners.com/Blog. 
61 min
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Ep. 045: Coming in hot
Just before game two vs. the Angels, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith sit down at T-Mobile Park to talk about the 6-1 Mariners. They discuss the lineup’s explosiveness, the culture of the club early, the status of the bullpen and a whole lot more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog. 
56 min
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Ep. 044: Mr. Ichiro
Fresh off a trip to Japan and just before Opening Day in Seattle, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith sit down to discuss that week in Tokyo, the approaching season and more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog. 
44 min
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Ep. 043: Wheels up to Tokyo
Checking in just before the team boards a plane for Japan and the Opening Series vs. the A's, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith discuss the makeup of the roster, Marco Gonzales being named Opening Day starter, potential rule changes and a lot more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog. 
50 min
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Ep. 042: I said he doesn’t drink water
From Shed Long to Yusei Kikuchi to Justus Sheffield to Marco Gonzales, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith sit down to discuss the biggest stories of Mariners spring training so far. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog. 
45 min
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Ep. 041: We’ve got baseball
As camp opens in Peoria, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith chat about what the GM has seen so far--from new arms firing their first bullpens, the makeup of the club early and a whole lot more. Get the full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog. 
51 min
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Ep. 040: Peoria-bound
In the final episode before heading down to Spring Training, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith discuss what sets up to be a new-look camp, chat about a revamped coaching staff and review the landscape of prospect rankings. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog.
54 min
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Ep. 039: Getting to know the guys
You know we have to talk Edgar going into the Hall. On top of that, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith chat about getting to know the guys who were in town for Media Day, the deals that made them Mariners, Spring Training eats and a lot more. Full episode outline on Mariners.com/Blog.
42 min
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Ep. 038: Yusei, hello
Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer, Mike Blowers and Gary Hill are joined by a cavalcade of Mariners, including Marco Gonzalez, new hitting coach Tim Laker and recent addition Justus Sheffield. Baseball America's Bill Mitchell breaks down the Mariners' prospects coming up through the pipeline, and we play a segment from The Wheelhouse Podcast with Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto.
44 min
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Ep. 037: Wrapping up and looking ahead
In the final episode of the podcast before a short offseason break, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith reflect on the 2018 season, discuss what stands ahead for the club and chat about a few recent news items--a change in pitching coach and the hiring of a new Director of International Amateur Scouting. Get the full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog
68 min
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Ep. 036: Spinning yarn
Sitting down for the final recording during the 2018 season, Jerry Dipoto chats with Aaron Goldsmith about not making the Postseason, the A’s’ strong run, the durability of the starting rotation, favorite off-field moments and a lot more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog.
52 min
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Ep. 035: The luggage car incident
After some travel misadventures, Aaron Goldsmith joins Jerry Dipoto from Houston to chat about the series win in Anahiem, Mitch Haniger’s continued great play, Shawn Armstrong’s solid run, the state of the rotation and more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog. 
47 min
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Ep. 034: Mitch-A-Palooza
Sitting down before game one vs. the Padres, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith chat about the state of the club, Edwin Díaz continuing his remarkable season, Mitch Haniger taking over a ballgame, strong finishes for prospects and more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog. 
54 min
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Ep. 033: Nothing but big series
Chatting just before the beginning of the four-game series in Oakland, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith discuss where the team’s added headed into the final month, the squad’s offense, impressive prospect performances and a lot more. Get the full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog.
35 min
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Ep. 032: Start sprinting
Back from a break after travel schedules finally line up, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith sit down at Safeco Field to discuss the last few series for the Mariners, what’s ahead for the team in the stretch run, some roster moves, coaching at the minor league level and, as always, a whole lot more. Get the full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog. 
54 min
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Ep. 031: Deadline deals
Consider this the trade deadline episode. Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith discuss the landscape of Major League Baseball at the deadline, the newest Mariners, how the team is playing and more. Read the full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog. 
52 min
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Ep. 030: Deadlines spur action
Back from the break, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith discuss how they spent theirs, what it was like watch Jean in the All-Star Game, the approaching trade deadline and a lot more. Get the full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog.
53 min
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Ep. 029: All-Stars
Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith record the last podcast before the break, discussing the team’s four All-Stars, the last week in Mariners Baseball and the best moments from the first half. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog.
45 min
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Ep. 028: Taking root
In a special edition of this show, Jerry Dipoto sits down to discuss a day in which he signed a multi-year contract extension with the Mariners. He and Aaron Goldsmith discussed his stay so far, what this decision means now and how it impacts the club going forward. Oh, and also sports coats and broccoli rabe.
25 min
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Ep. 027: Twenty-five guys, one cab
Undefeated since the last recording, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith chat before the three-game series vs. the Angels. Topics covered: Wade LeBlanc’s extension, the June 2 international signings, the winning streak and more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog.
47 min
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Ep. 026: East Coast swing
Checking in from the radio booth in Baltimore, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith discuss the road trip to New York, Boston and now the Charm City. They also chat about success on the farm, the playoff-level atmosphere of late and, of course, food. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog.
49 min
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Ep. 025: Playing with energy
After yet another monster week for the Mariners, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith sit down to discuss the team’s hot stretch, the culture of the club, why Mitch Haniger is an All-Star, a big slate of upcoming games and a lot more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog.
48 min
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Ep. 024: More wins and more Mariners
After yet another strong week, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith sit down to discuss the first-place Mariners, the 2018 MLB Draft, the strong starting pitching and, as always, a lot more. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog. 
47 min
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Ep. 023: The Wade LeBlanc Award
After a solid 5-2 week since last recording, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith chat about Wade LeBlanc’s impressive run, Nelson Cruz getting healthy, that run differential question and a whole lot more. Get the full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog. 
43 min
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Ep. 022: Welcome to Seattle, Alex and Denard
Fresh off the trade to land Alex Colomé and Denard Span from the Tampa Bay Rays, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith sit down to discuss the move and how it positively impacts the club moving forward. Also on this show: Marco Gonzales continuing to impress, the character of this team, Mike Zunino’s arm and a little baseball trivia. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog. 
40 min
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Ep. 021: Looking ahead
 After a newsworthy week for the Mariners, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith sit down to discuss Robinson Canó, improving the club, Guillermo Heredia’s evolving role, Dee Gordon at second, Jean Segura’s play and a lot more. Full outline at Mariners.com/Blog.
31 min
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Ep. 020: No-hitter
In another remote episode of The Wheelhouse, Jerry and Aaron talk—first and foremost—about James Paxton’s no-hitter. Also covered: the resiliency of the 2018 Mariners, what Ryon Healy has brought to the club and Jerry’s favorite cooking show (naturally). Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog
46 min
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Ep. 019: Command rules the day
After a big week in the world of Mariners Baseball, Jerry and Aaron discuss Ichiro’s transition to a new role, James Paxton’s dominant 16 K outing, a big stretch of upcoming games and the finer points of pitching. Head to Mariners.com/Blog for the full episode outline.
43 min
59
Ep. 018: First career emu egg
Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith check in after a back-to-back series wins in Texas and Chicago, discussing Mitch Haniger’s hot start, Marco Gonzales’s impressive outings, the club getting healthy, team-building and, as always, a whole lot more—including, off the top, quite the culinary adventure. View the full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog
46 min
60
Ep. 017: Strong start
In the first podcast since Opening Day, Jerry and Aaron discuss the team’s 9-6 start, and all that went into it. This includes dominance by Edwin Díaz, James Paxton’s increased cutter use, Robinson Canó’s patience, the whole top of the order clicking and a lot more. Also discussed: fanny packs and the film ’Tommy Boy’. Full episode outline at Mariners.com/Blog
47 min
61
The Wheelhouse Episode 16
Welcome back, baseball. Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith open up the 2018 season with conversation on Félix getting the nod, Daniel Vogelbach making the club, facing Corey Kluber in the opener and a whole lot more. Head to Mariners.com/Blog for the full outline.
55 min
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Ep. 015: One week
It’s almost time. One week from the time this was recorded, baseball will be played at Safeco Field. Mariners discussions on this our latest show: Where Félix Hernandez and James Paxton are at, reaction to David Phelps's injury, Dee Gordon’s defense, impressive minor leaguers and more. And, of course, there were non Mariners Baseball conversations: on Greg Maddux and Bartolo Colon, favorite baseball movies, Arizona food and the NCAA tournament. Full show outline at Mariners.com/Blog.
48 min
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Ep. 014: Just two weeks to go
Opening Night is closing in fast. With that, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith chat about guys who are making a push for the roster (See: Daniel Vogelbach and Rob Whalen), the latest on the injury front, what watching Ichiro is like (on and off the field) and what Jerry's day-to-day is like once the season starts. Get the full outline at Mariners.com/Blog
39 min
64
Ep. 013: Welcome home, Ichiro
Fresh off the news conference for Ichiro’s return to the Mariners, Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith discuss how this deal came to fruition, what Ichiro brings on the field and how his leadership impacts the club off of it. The pair also chat about the latest happenings in the Cactus League, swing planes and the advanced technological tools the Mariners are using in camp. 
44 min
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Ep. 012: The games begin
We have real live baseball to talk about. Well, partly real. Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith discuss Marco Gonzales's strong first start, Dan Altavilla’s impressive pair of outings, Félix’s status, noteworthy minor leaguers and other items from the few Cactus League games. That, plus Jerry’s impression of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and a couple great autograph-related stories.
45 min
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Ep. 011: Spring has sprung
In our first episode from Spring Training, Jerry Dipoto chats with Aaron Goldsmith about the drive down to Peoria, how he spends his time there, early impressions of players and a number of other observations from down in Arizona. 
39 min
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Ep. 010: Road Trippin’ to Peoria
Spring Training is nearly upon us. With Jerry DiPoto heading down to Arizona, he and Aaron Goldsmith discuss his drive--yes, drive--down, what he looks for at Spring Training, the pitching staff and, of course, a few food-related topics. 
39 min
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Ep. 009: Projections and Pickup Football
This episode covers all kinds of ground. Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith chat about the plethora of projections going around and whether or not front offices read those, scout meetings, a humorous pickup football game and a bit of trivia involving Jerry.
37 min
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Ep. 008: Player Dev and Text-Message Trade Talks
Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith sync up from opposite sides of the country to discuss player development meetings in Arizona, five Mariners avoiding arbitration, a recent New York Times article on how GMs communicate-and the GIFs that are sometimes involved. Also covered: bullpen usage, intangibles and a prank on Taylor Motter.
49 min
70
Ep. 007: Bring on 2018
Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith look ahead to 2018, reflect on the roster as it stands now and banter on Edgar Martinez's batting practice prowess, food (of course), Spring Training and more. Catch the full outline at Mariners.com/Blog.
38 min
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Ep. 006: Bullpen Arms and Baseball Collectibles
In the last episode of The Wheelhouse for 2017, Jerry and Aaron discuss the newest addition to the bullpen, righty Juan Nicasio, and how that signing fits into a larger trend in the game. The two also look back on 2017, answer fan questions and banter about Jerry's extensive baseball memorabilia collection.
39 min
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Ep. 005: Checking in from the Meetings
In the first remote episode of The Wheelhouse, Jerry joins Aaron Goldsmith from the Winter Meetings. He reflects on the Shohei Ohtani pursuit, describes the inner-works of the Winter Meetings, the Mariners' priorities this offseason and the working relationships between himself and other general managers.
44 min
73
Ep. 004: Mariners Acquire Dee
Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith convene for a special breaking news episode to discuss the addition of two-time All-Star Dee Gordon.
12 min
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Ep. 003: Calm Before the Storm
Aaron Goldsmith, of course, had to ask Jerry Dipoto about the week's big subject. The pair also discuss the upcoming Winter Meetings, the newest member of the coaching staff, the return of Hisashi Iwakuma and a lot more.
47 min
75
Ep. 002: New Additions and #EdgarHOF
Jerry Dipoto and Aaron Goldsmith discuss two new members of the Mariners' organization, Edgar Martinez¹s Hall of Fame candidacy, Eric Filia's Arizona Fall League performance and a whole lot more.
57 min
76
Ep. 001: The Maiden Voyage
In this new podcast, Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto and broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith sit down to discuss Shohei Ohtani, Ryon Healy, Thanksgiving and a whole lot more
41 min