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Hot Stove League Radio Show Rewind

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If you were not able to turn into last night’s Hot Stove League Radio Show, have no worries, we’ve got you covered. You can listen to a podcast of the 2-hour show via Mariners.com (link).

This edition of the Hot Stove League featured hosts Aaron Goldsmith, Shannon Drayer and Mike Blowers interviewing relief pitchers Danny Farquhar and Charlie Furbush, bench coach Trent Jewett, Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone and broadcaster Dave Sims.

The next edition of the Hot Stove League Radio Show is next Tuesday (Jan. 14) from 7-9 p.m. on 710 ESPN Seattle and Mariners.com.

Scenes from Day 1 of the Mariners Caravan

The first day of the Mariners Winter Caravan continued this afternoon with a stop at the Cheney Family Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound in Gig Harbor. Relief pitcher Danny Farquhar and broadcaster Dave Sims talked to the group of over 150 kids about motivation, education and respect, and the Mariner Moose had fun with the crowd acting his normal silly self.

Day 2 of the caravan continues tomorrow in the South Sound, with a public autograph appearance at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey (Worthington Center) from 4:15-5:45 pm. All public events on the Mariners Caravan can be viewed via Mariners.com.

Dave Sims and Danny Farquhar at the Boys & Girls Club in Gig Harbor.

Dave Sims and Danny Farquhar at the Boys & Girls Club in Gig Harbor.

Danny Farquhar with die-hard Mariners fan Jason.

Danny Farquhar with die-hard Mariners fan Jason.

Talking to the kids at the Boys & Girls Club.

Talking to the kids at the Boys & Girls Club.

Day 1 of the Mariners Caravan.

Day 1 of the Mariners Caravan.

Danny and Dave signing autographs.

Danny and Dave signing autographs.

Mariners Caravan Kicks Off in Lake Tapps

The annual Mariners Caravan kicked off today with the first of two stops, starting with Dieringer Heights Elementary School in Lake Tapps.

Relief pitcher Danny Farquhar, broadcaster Dave Sims and of course, the most popular guest, the Mariner Moose. Danny, Dave and The Moose were part of a D.R.E.A.M Team assembly, talking to the 500+ kids about staying away from drugs, being respectful to yourself and others, education, attitude and motivation. Charlie Furbush was scheduled to also take part in the first leg of the caravan, but due to travel delays on the East Coast, was not able to make it.

Here are some photos of the first caravan stop. We’ll have another post this afternoon following a trip to the Boys and Girls Club in Gig Harbor.

Danny Farquhar at Dieringer Heights Elementary School

Danny Farquhar at Dieringer Heights Elementary School

Danny Farquhar and Dave Sims before the start of the caravan.

Danny Farquhar and Dave Sims before the start of the caravan.

The D.R.E.A.M Team assembly

The D.R.E.A.M Team assembly

Danny Farquhar talks about motivation.

Danny Farquhar talks about motivation.

The Mariners Moose watched the highlight video with students.

The Mariners Moose watched the highlight video with students.

Student reporters asked Danny Farquhar and Dave Sims questions.

Student reporters asked Danny Farquhar and Dave Sims questions.

The key points of the D.R.E.A.M Team assembly.

The key points of the D.R.E.A.M Team assembly.

Gold Nuggets – The Rise of Danny Farquhar

Danny Farquhar has recorded saves in each of the last two Mariners wins.

Danny Farquhar has recorded saves in each of the last two Mariners wins.

Throughout the season, Mariners broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith will provide content on From the Corner of Edgar & Dave, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the Mariners players and organization. Today he looks at the recent impressive outings by right-handed reliever Danny Farquhar.

After Danny Farquhar worked a season-high three scoreless innings on July 31 at Fenway park, pitching coach Carl Willis said the development of the right-hander’s curveball “raises his ceiling” and will “allow him to pitch more meaningful innings.” It was only three days later that Farquhar collected his first Major League save, and then racked up his second the very next afternoon.

Since going through a rough four-game stretch from July 6-19 (3.1 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 18.90 ERA), the 5-foot-9 Farquhar has given up only two hits over his last 11 2/3 scoreless innings spanning seven outings while walking four and fanning 18 batters.

Talking with Danny after his appearance against the Red Sox, he said that his cutter is still his best pitch. However, he was also quick to point out that adding his 12-6 curveball to his mix more often helps change hitters’ eye levels and thus plays off his cut and four-seam fastball well.

For as impressive as Farquhar was Sunday, retiring the three final hitters on nine pitches, the efforts of Yoervis Medina shouldn’t be lost. His slider was as filthy as we’ve seen it this year, and he looked awfully calm sitting down Manny Machado, Adam Jones, and Chris Davis in order in the seventh inning. The six batters he retired over two innings have a combined 98 home runs this season.

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