It’s delayed a day but Baseball Things is back. Included in tonight’s episode: Two mistakes the Mariners made in Wednesday’s game that can be fixed and vault them a step closer to October baseball, plus what I believe Jerry Dipoto’s approach to the rebuilding of the farm system is and what Dipoto’s three best attributes are. That, plus thoughts on Mitch Haniger’s impeding return from the DL (how does he fit now?) and Drew Smyly’s future.Go!

The Mariners were swept over the weekend by the Angels, but let’s put that aside and talk about No. 11 and his Hall of Fame credentials. We won’t dive too deep into the advanced metrics. Let’s make this easy for the voters, shall we?Go!

Let’s take a snapshot of the Seattle Mariners organizational depth chart 1, 3 and 5 years out, shall we? Also, I’ll discuss my idea for 1) how the Mariners can make up for not having a strong enough rotation to match up with their Wild Card foes and 2) how they deploy that strategy before September 1, and after. And, as always, your questions, including trading Kyle Lewis for a starting pitcher, Max Povse’s second role change of the season and Hall of Fame voting transparency.Go!

Royals lose. Rays lose. Yankees lose.   Mariners win. Let’s talk Ariel Miranda, Guillermo Heredia’s future. whether or not the Mariners should try and keep Yonder Alonso beyond 2017 — and how much it might cost. Do the M’s have a shot at Shohei Otani? Plus, which player in history would I want to watch come through the Mariners farm system.Go!

The Mariners fell in KC 6-4 to go back to .500 on the year. Is Yovani Gallardo fixed? September call-up candidates, Cano to first base, Evan White comps, is a hot dog a sandwich and more!Go!

Trade Deadline, how August trades work, names to watch, how the Mariners go from ‘in the mix’ to 95-win favorites, plus your questions and a quick breakdown of the Mariners’ game versus the Rangers and the current club’s Wild Card chances.Go!

Wondering what you’re missing and whether or not Baseball Things is for you?  This is an audio clip from July 25, 2017, FREE for all to sample the podcast and hear what it’s about.Go!

Here’s the podcast of Baseball Things LIVE from Tuesday night as and after the Mariners defeated the Red Sox 6-5 in `13 innings. I explain why protecting a farm system is a terrible idea and whether or not James Paxton is an ace. Plus, as always, your questions!Go!