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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley attempt to make sense of unsightly spring training uniforms, then preview the 2021 Braves (08:42) with Grant McAuley of From The Diamond and the 2021 Mariners (45:27) with Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times.


  • Atlanta Braves preview with Grant McAuley
  • Why are projections low on the Braves?
  • Starting rotation
  • Drew Smyly signing
  • Plans for 3rd base
  • Marcell Ozuna
  • Cristian Pache
  • Freddie Freeman
  • Ronald Acuna Jr.
  • Team internal thinking about their name
  • Public funding for park in Cobb County
  • William Contreras and Travis d'Arnaud
  • Competition in the NL East
  • Seattle Mariners preview with Ryan Divish
  • Kevin Mather's departure
  • Jarred Kelenic
  • How the pandemic impacted player development
  • Julio Rodriguez
  • Kyle Lewis
  • Evan White
  • Mitch Haniger and Tom Murphy
  • Justus Sheffield
  • Dylan Moore
  • Yusei Kikuchi
  • Chris Flexen
  • Bullpen struggles
  • When will the team start spending?


  • Meg brings up for discussion a few oddities about spring training uniforms, including the St. Patrick's Day uniforms worn by teams and instances of teams wearing the same colored uniforms during a game.


Anti-Flag, "20 Years of Hell"


  • Grant predicts that the Braves will win 94 games.
  • Ryan predicts that the Mariners will win 75 games, noting that this is optimistic.
  • The Mariners have just $17 million in guaranteed contracts for the 2022 season.