Opening Day is here. The Seattle Mariners embark on season No. 40. There’s a new front office, a new direction, a new leadoff hitter, new shortstop, new first baseman, new center fielder and an new field staff, save for Edgar Martinez.

Will all of the above bring a new result?

Jason A. Churchill

Churchill founded Prospect Insider in 2006 after getting his start at He spent several years covering prep, college and pro sports for various newspapers, including The News Tribune and Seattle PI.

Jason spent 4 1/2 years at ESPN and two years at CBS Radio prior to joining HERO Sports in July, 2016.

Find Jason's Mariners podcast, Baseball Things, right here and follow him on Twitter @ProspectInsider.