So, who exactly is outfielder Seth Smith?
What can the Orioles expect from Smith — at the plate and in the field?
What did the Seattle Mariners see in veteran starter Yovani Gallardo?
What are their expectations for Gallardo in 2017?
Why do the Orioles and Mariners swap players every few months?
Do Seattle fans cringe every time they see their club deal with Dan Duquette after the Mark Trumbo trade in December 2015?
When I need answers about all things Seattle, I go to Bob Dutton, an outstanding, longtime baseball writer who covers the Mariners for The News Tribune in Tacoma.
Bob’s a busy guy – or at least he says he is – so I’m glad I could get a few minutes with him shortly after Friday’s trade of Smith for Gallardo.
If you want to know more about Smith or more about this deal in general, make sure you listen to this “Around the Beat” podcast. We try to cover all of the bases (and, no, I don’t make any more of those lame baseball puns within the podcast. I promise).