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Just in case you missed the first Hot Stove League Radio Show of the off-season, here are audio links to interviews with GM Jack Zduriencik, manager Eric Wedge and Jason Bay.
Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune also has a recap of the radio show in his blog.
The Mariners Hot Stove League Radio Show debuts tonight from 7-9 p.m. on ESPN 710 Seattle. The radio show will be broadcast live out of the Alderwood Mall Team Store, with Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer and Matt Pitman hosting. TV announcer Mike Blowers is also scheduled to make an appearance, and guests include General Manager Jack Zduriencik, Manager Eric Wedge and an interview with the newest Mariner, Jason Bay.
You can listen to the show online at Mariners.com/hotstove.
Here are a few other media links pertaining to Jason Bay:
- Mariners.com story by Greg Johns
- Jason Bay Embraces Fresh Start – Shannon Drayer, 710Sports.com
- Jason Bay Another Piece for Mariners – Larry Stone, Seattle Times
- Jason Bay Just Wants Fresh Start – Ryan Divish, Tacoma News Tribune
- ESPN 710 Seattle with Kevin Calabro & Dave Wyman
- Bay with Softy Mahler on KJR 950 AM
- Blog post with video by Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune
- Blog post with video and photos by Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times
- Associated Press story by Tim Booth
- TEAM Radio 1040 (Vancouver, Canada) — at 33:45 mark in Podcast
- Everett Herald: Bay Hoping to Capitalize on Fresh Start | Bay Confident He Can Regain Old Form
The Mariners officially announced the signing of free agent outfielder Jason Bay today to a one-year contract. For those not familiar with Bay, this is a homecoming of sorts. The three-time All-Star is a Northwest native who was raised in Trail, British Columbia, Canada (130 miles North of Spokane) and was a standout at Gonzaga University in 1999-2000. Bay currently resides in Kirkland, so his commute to work will be pretty easy across the 520 or I-90
Here are some of the notable career highlights for Bay:
- From 2004-2009, combined to bat .280 (902×3226) with 389 extra base hits (2B – 186, 3B – 22, HR – 181) and 596 RBI…his .894 OPS (.519 SLG, .375 OBP) ranked 6th among all Major League outfielders during that stretch.
- In 2009 with Boston, led all Major League outfielders with 119 RBI and tied for the lead with 36 home runs (Werth).
- Is a three-time All-Star, and led all AL outfielders with 4,087,450 votes in 2009.
- Earned National League Player of the Week 5 times during his career (last: Sept. 5-11, 2011).
- Owns a career .988 fielding percentage with 66 outfield assists…played exclusively in the outfield during his career (LF – 1170 G/1129 GS, CF – 40 G/37 GS, RF – 1 G/GS).
- Appeared in 14 postseason games with the Red Sox in 2008-09, batting .306 (15×49) with 3 HR and 9 RBI.
- Was acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 2003 trade for Brian Giles, along with current Mariners LHP Oliver Perez.
- Won the West Coast Conference batting title as a senior at Gonzaga in 2000 after batting .388 with 15 home runs…also ranks 3rd in Gonzaga history with 35 home runs despite playing just two seasons (1999-2000).
- Played for Canada in the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classic combining to bat .467 (7×15) in 5 games.
- Ranks 3rd among Canadian born Major Leaguers with 211 career home runs (Larry Walker – 383, Matt Stairs – 259).
- Played in the 1990 Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.
- Started the Ronald McDonald “Jason Bay Family Fund” in 2004.
And here is the news release we sent out today: