Mariners News: Find Out Which M’s Games will be Televised this Spring


This time tomorrow, Mariners baseball will be back!

Wednesday will mark the first Cactus League game of the spring for the Seattle Mariners. The M’s will play host to their Peoria Sports Complex roommates, the San Diego Padres in the annual charity game. James Paxton will be on the bump for Seattle, but unfortunately, tomorrow’s lid-lifter will not be televised. However, fans in the Northwest will be able to listen along at 710 ESPN.

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Root Sports will broadcast their first game of the spring on March 9, when the Mariners host the World Champion Kansas City Royals. Root Sports may be getting a bit of a late start to their spring training coverage of the M’s, but they will be beaming a total of 16 Cactus League games back to fans in the Emerald City.

If you are an subscriber, you will be able to watch a pair of Mariners’ spring games before Root Sports’ coverage begins. The first game will be on March 5 against the Los Angeles Angels, and the second comes a few days later on March 8 when Seattle squares off against the Cleveland Indians. subscribers will be treated to 21 M’s games this spring.

Obviously, not all of the M’s spring training games will be televised, but fans in the Pacific Northwest can listen to every Mariners’ Cactus League game by setting their radio dials to 710 ESPN. It’s worth listening just hear the silky smooth stylings of Rick Rizzs and Aaron Goldsmith.

Below is the full list of which Mariners’ games will be televised Included is the date, opponent, time and where you can watch or listen.

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There are a number of intriguing games on the slate for Seattle. The Root Sports opener against the Royals will be interesting. It should be an early chance to see how the M’s stack up against the defending World Series champs.

Another game I’m looking forward to watching is on March 10, when the Mariners host the Chicago Cubs. The Cubbies have a ton of young talent on their roster, and are a preseason favourite to win it all in 2016. M’s fans often complain of the 14-year postseason drought in Seattle, but the Cubs have not hoisted the World Series trophy since 1908.

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The first televised night game for the Mariners will be against the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 12. The Dodgers are another immensely talented squad, and it should be interesting to see how the M’s fare against such stiff competition.

The Texas Rangers were a surprise playoff team in 2015, and fans will able to watch when Seattle battles their division rivals on March 18 in Peoria. The Mariners are hoping to take a page out of the Rangers’ playbook this season, and be a surprise playoff team in 2016. They will have to play well against Texas to accomplish their goal, and this could be an early measuring stick for the new look M’s.

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The Mariners will play their final home game in Peoria on April Fools Day against the Colorado Rockies. Root Sports will televise the game. Anybody who has been to Arizona to watch the M’s in spring training knows how fun it is to watch Cactus League games. Whether you have seats behind home plate, down one of the baselines or in the grassy outfield, you won’t find a better place to watch a baseball game than the Peoria Sports Complex (other than Safeco Field of course).