Julio Rodriguez, Joey Gerber, Braden Bishop check in from spring training


Colorado Rockies v Seattle Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Dimple-faced flamethrower Joey Gerber is one of many Mariner relievers operating in the Upper 90's with his fastball, but he's never been clocked at 100 MPH. On Chuck & Buck, we talked to Gerber about his new role as bullpen "soft tosser", his having made his MLB debut during Covid 2020 and how best to describe his almost famous sense of humor...

Former Husky Braden Bishop has gotten his feet wet in the Major Leagues, but he's yet to swim. If frustration is sinking in, you could never tell. Bishop is a MUST interview for us every spring. We always talk about his game, get his analysis of his teammates (you gotta hear what he says about Jarred Kelenic), and we find time to discuss with him UW athletics and his amazing charitable contributions to the world. Give a listen..

If you're not a fan of Julio Rodriguez yet, you soon will be. The Mariners prospect is considered one of the true young gems in professional baseball, and he has the personality to match. After last month's Kevin Mather disaster, you need to listen to Rodriguez explain to Bucky and I how the former team president's words haven't come close to diminishing his love affair for the organization. We also discuss Julio's work ethic, last year's wrist injury and his new best friend, Ichiro...

Photo Credit: PEORIA, ARIZONA - MARCH 04: Julio Rodriguez #85 of the Seattle Mariners waits on second base against the Colorado Rockies in the fifth inning during an MLB spring training game on March 04, 2021 at Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)


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