Will the Mariners sign a free agent pitcher in a slow market? How did they get the worst farm system in baseball per Baseball America? What are Edgar Martinez's chances of making the Baseball Hall of Fame
The Extra Innings podcast returns with a wide-ranging discussion between Mariners’ beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone.
The first subject is the last few weeks of relative inactivity of the Mariners and general manager Jerry Dipoto. The topic of a slow free agent market once again leads into the idea of adding at least one more starting pitcher to a rotation filled with question marks. That later segues into the recent publication of the Seattle’s top 10 prospects going into the 2018 season by Baseball America and the not-so-surprising revelation that the Mariners will have the lowest rated farm system of any team in Major League Baseball. Finally, the podcast closes with the subject of Edgar Martinez and the upcoming announcement of the 2018 Baseball of Hall of Fame. Will Martinez be able to reach the 75 percent of the votes needed or fall just short?