Dodgers Nation: Blue Heaven Podcast show

Dodgers Nation: Blue Heaven Podcast

Summary: Join your Blue Heaven Podcast hosts, Clint Pasillas and Brook Smith, as they talk about this week in Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball. We use our 750,000 fans from Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook to gain insight on what the fans are thinking and do our best to represent all perspectives in the Dodgers Community. Look out for special interviews with other bloggers, celebrities, players and more, along with giveaways for the best fans on earth! Overtime Media; Your Sport. Your Team. On your time. Overtime is a Sports Podcast Network covering Pro and College Sports leagues and teams with entertaining and insightful podcasts.

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 Episode 79 – Russell Martin's Fault with Brett Tomko | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4060

For the first time in Blue Heaven history, a person that won 100 MLB games becomes a friend of the show. 14 season MLB veteran, and former Dodger Brett Tomko joins us to look at a lot of things ahead of the postseason. Plus he gives us the player's perspective on a number of topics including getting booed by the home fans. Also on the show: - Dave Roberts' managerial limitations - Will Smith's conundrum with a veteran pitching staff - The Dodger Dudes podcast on the Bleav network, his new show We explore the upcoming playoffs, and the dangers of the 5 game "short series" round... Clint brings up the 2006 Dodgers vs Mets -- a team Brett was on -- as an example. Plus we get a "Dodger Dude's" thoughts on the big team to worry about in the National League. Among other points early on, Tomko gives us actual real life experience about the differences in the pitcher/catcher relationship, and we relate to the Will Smith/Hyun-Jin Ryu/pitching staff struggle narrative of the last few weeks. Dodger fans of recent vintage are spoiled, but we remind people that it's not always that way. Plus we assess Dave Roberts' mindset heading toward potential World Series take 3 and how things aren't always 100% in his control. Finally, we dive into Brett's podcast -- The Dodger Dudes on the Bleav Network -- and how he got into the game thanks to another friend of the show. A big thanks to Brett for joining us in studio! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 78 – Bill Plunkett's Hot Tub Time Machine | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3841

Orange County Register superstar Bill Plunkett joins us to breakdown all things Dodgers ahead on the MLB playoffs. Topics on today's show: - Worries and Player Concerns - Injury Issues - The Smart Front Office - Vegas Loves LA - And More! September baseball has us all rolling our eyes -- Openers... 300 pitchers per game. 4 hours for a 9 inning game. We opine that the Dodgers may very well be trolling modern baseball.  Before the roster breakdown and injury concerns, the question of whether the team is engaged in the race for home field advantage enough. Plus, on a scale of 1-10, Bill rates his levels of concern for Justin Turner's ankle, Max Muncy's wrist and bat, and Alex Verdugo's back.  On the topic of Kenley Jansen, Clint asks which Kenley we should believe. There's also a lot of Rich Hill talk, and rosterbation ahead of the NLDS. After Bill, Brook and Clint don't want to address the Felipe Vazquez news, but see it as an opportunity to praise the instincts (or luck) of Andrew Friedman and the front office. Finally we take a look at some of the biggest news around Dodgers Nation this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 77 – Butterfingers and Cutters | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4121

Clint is back and along with Brook and Gary, we're in awe of a dominant outing by Kenley Jansen -- no, seriously -- and sad about Rich Hill's short return to the mound. Also on today's show: - Clinchmas 2019 - The Bullpen Crisis - Home field or bust? - Lux's Ball - Arenado to LA? - Friedman to BOS? Running as a postgame show, the fellas were impressed by Kenley Jansen's suddenly incredible movement in Baltimore. Rich Hill suffered a knee injury in his return and puts the postseason rotation in flux. And recent pitching usage has people wondering if the boys heads are really in it. Following some of the top stories in Dodgers Nation over the last week, we also gauge our concerns with Justin Turner's ankle, Alex Verdugo's back, and the bullpen's makeup. Plus, Gavin Lux hit his first career home run and we know the price he paid to get the ball back. The reigning executive of the year is ousted in Boston around the same time that Dodgers president of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman's contract is expiring, leading to wandering minds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 76 – Our Joc and Savior | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4053

Another week, another reason to worry about Kenley Jansen in the closer role. Brook and Gary also dive into some other worries about fatigue, as well as some positive outlooks on the team. Also on today’s show: - Hyun-jin Ryu Gassing Out - Joc is Going Crazy With Andre’s Bat - The Arrival of Gavin Lux - A Look Ahead to Playoff Matchups Hyun-Jin Ryu has been amazing in 2019, but it looks like he is running out of gas late in the season. Having only eclipsed his current innings mark once in his career, we dive into possible resting scenarios for the Korean Monster. The middle of the show shifts to a more positive tone as we talk over Joc Pederson’s amazing week. The streaky left-handed hitter crushed five home runs in a matter of four games, and all with the help of Andre Ethier’s bat. And in the final segment, the guys take an early look at possible playoff matchups as well as the arrival of one of our most exciting prospects. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 75 – Magical Wave of Healing | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3611

Another week, another reason to worry about Kenley Jansen in the closer role. Once again, Clint and Brook worry about the big man's mental state after a struggle bus of a season. Also on today's show: - Joe Kelly Love - Belli's Flop - Is Cody's MVP slipping? - September Call Ups The 9th inning continues to be the biggest question mark in 2019, and chances are that KJ74 is not prepared to continue closing until he gets some confidence back. With that, save considerations once again fall on Joe Kelly (before he served up a 3-run bomb in AZ) In the middle segment, the talk is focused on Cody Bellinger and his perceived, but not talked about enough struggles have started to come to a head in August. With a batting average around .250 since the All-Star break, the question is asked: is he still the NL MVP? Brook shares his thoughts. And in the final segment, the guys take an early look at September call ups while making some tough decisions on former friends of the show... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 74 – Kenley, Kenley, Kenley | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3276

We unfortunately have to focus on the biggest issue for the best team in baseball. Kenley Jansen blew his 6th save of the season on Wednesday and it made the fan base collective cringe... Also on today's show: - The Greatness that is Max Muncy - Baseball's rock hard problem - Previewing the Yankees series - A DJ Severe and Dieter Teaser 2 Brook and Clint wonder what's wrong with Kenley Jansen, and look at who should be picking up some innings in the 9th while the big man gets himself right for the playoffs. This conversation also takes a sidestep into the latest with the Julio Urias situation. Max Muncy is living a dream, and we have to talk about it. Baseball players are facing stiff penalties in this hard subject. And we touch on some of the things we're looking forward to in the upcoming Yankees series at Dodger Stadium. Finally, Beard-man plays a second teaser for out interview with DJ Severe and Dieter Ruehle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 73 – The Adventures of Beard-Man and the Bad Bullpen | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4450

Ryunited and it feels so good... Clint and Brook are back and joined by our own Gary Lee to break down all the remaining bullpen issues the Dodgers have, and oh so much more. Also on today's show: - Belli Ball Game - The Far Out Machine - Our Time at Kershaw’s Ping Pong Tournament - A DJ Severe and Dieter Teaser Leading off, the audience wants to talk about the negative: the bullpen. After the fringe relievers offered no help in the final game in Miami, the question persists about the make up of the relief core ahead of the playoffs. On the positive, the bats went full Launch Angle Assault against the Marlins as Belli and the boys went nuts. Perhaps a little too literally. Remaining on the hot side, Seager, JT, and Pollock are all starting to cruise, while Kershaw remains very underrated, and Dustin May has been electric. We assess our biggest concerns as the Dodgers hit Mid-August. Plus the Far Out Machine looks at the big competition laying ahead in the playoffs. Next we tease Dodgers Nation's time with the backbeat of Dodger Stadium -- DJ Severe and Dieter Ruehle before finally revisiting our time at Clayton Kershaw's ping pong tournament. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 72 – Brook Heaven | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2771

This week, the Blue Heaven Podcast goes solo as Brook answer questions and comments from the live stream. Tune in to hear him discuss the youth movement within the Dodgers' roster and the outlook for the rest of the year. Also on today's show: An Early Look At the Dodgers' Playoff PictureAustin Barnes Making a Comeback at Triple-A?The Surprisingly Quiet Bullpen Success of Sadler and KellyAnd more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 71 – Gavin Lux Bonus Show! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1624

Joined by Dodgers top prospect Gavin Lux, Clint helps us get to know about the 2019 MLB Futures Game All-star. Topics include:Gavin's hot 2019 bat in 2019Defensive strides this seasonCulture shock as a professionaland more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 70 – Chunky Muncy and the Trade Deadline Letdown | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3868

Joined by our Dodgers Nation writer, and Friend of the Show AJ Gonzalez, we break down the MLB trade deadline that just passed, and whether or not to classify it as a letdown. Also on today's show: - Dodgers Prospect SZN - Rojo Thor love with Dustin May - Joc Pederson and the "Defense" The trade deadline came and went and the Dodgers did nothing close to what rumors had in mind for the team. The team added Jedd Gyorko and Adam Kolarek while shipping out Brock Stewart and Rocky Gale. If you had that prop bet in Vegas, you are the world's boldest prophet. While the Dodgers didn't exactly win the deadline, some contenders around the league got better. Namely, the Astros, the Cubs, and the Braves. So for the Dodgers, no Vazquez or Diaz or Elias or Greene; none of the guys we talked about for a month, thus leading us to wonder... is the time now for the prospects to step up to the forefront? Will Smith is already getting it done. Tony Gonsolin showed what could he can do. Dustin May -- Rojo Thor himself -- is making his MLB debut on Friday, and Gavin Lux is pounding on the door. Plus we come up with a plethora of quality nicknames for the newest Dodgers. Finally, Clint takes one last opportunity to stomp on Joc Pederson's attempted play at first base after Dave Roberts announced that he would no longer play there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 69 – Dodgers Trade Deadline and Bye Bye Barnes with Michael Duarte | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4934

Long time Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes was sent to AAA. The team made a trade for somebody you've likely barely heard of. They're linked to Mets ace Noah Syndergaard... things are getting weird and fun ahead of the MLB trade deadline. Joined by NBC LA reporter Michael Duarte, we go hard in for the final week before the deadline. On today's show: - Bye Bye Barnes - What is a "Tyler White?" - Blue Thors-day - And what is San Francisco doing? "Doctor" Michael Duarte joins Blue Heaven for the first time in a long time, and is as locked in as ever with tidbits and goodies. Leading off the show, Brook gets his wish... Dodgers Nation gets its wish... Austin Barnes was optioned to the minor leagues and Will Smith SZN is here. Along with the move, the Dodgers also are the clubhouse leaders for the trade deadline so far when they picked up a dude called Tyler White. We try to place where he fits in with this Dodgers team. Plus, plenty of talk on Giants pitchers, relief arms being targeted around baseball, and will Noah Syndergaard ever rock Dodger blue? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 68 – Jesica and Matt Beaty: The Beaty Bunch | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3830

Dodgers Nation is very happy and excited to welcome Dodgers rookie slugger Matt Beaty and his wife Jesica into our office to chat about big league life since we last spoke. Also on today's show: - Dealing with big league success - Jesica's website - Dealing with trade rumors - Superstitions and more! Leading off with the obvious stuff, we ask about what makes Matt so good at being clutch, and discuss the Beatys first almost 3 months in the big leagues. We break down all of the goings on surrounding the "Matt is a dirty player" incident, and Jesica's take on the internet, and response on their website dreamsnseams.com. We ask Matt how much he pays attention to the numbers, and the hot ticket item, dealing with trade rumors around the deadline. The Fun Stuff Next we dig into thoughts on nicknames, and learn a few new ones from Jesica, and have some fun with his superstitions coming up through the minor leagues We learn about Matt's prowess as a cook, and get thoughts on bat flips, including his own. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 67 – Kenley, Kelly, and the Lack of Relief | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4961

Clint and Brook welcome Dodgers stats man Rick Krajewski back to the show as we chat about the struggle bus LA bullpen, and enjoy the Yeli v Belli NL MVP blood bath. Also on today's show: - The weird Philly series - Defensive issues with Pollock over Verdugo - MLB Trade SZN updates - Rick's personal first half highlights The Dodgers are 4-3 since the All-Star break after splitting a weird series in Philly. The bullpen busted out all of their greatest hits when it comes to struggling as the boys in blue limp back home. Plus we look at "plunk SZN" as the team got hit by a lot of pitches, and lost utility man Chris Taylor for the foreseeable future. We dig into some of the numbers surrounding the bullpen and wonder if Kenley Jansen can remodel his game after hall of famer Mariano Rivera later into his career. Plus, Joe Kelly has been better of late, but still not 100% ready for prime time. Corey Seager's post-IL slump is dispelled by Rick using the power of stats, and everyone has praise for future friend of the show Gavin Lux after a huge day in triple-A. The argument is made that Alex Verdugo should be in center over AJ Pollock, and that he should play every day (even with AJ hitting well). The Fun Stuff Next we look into how great the "Yeli vs Belli Blood Bath battle for NL MVP" is for baseball, and equate it to another great battle between superstars in MLB history. Clint argues that Bellinger has the edge thanks to his softball player pre-game cocktail. And finally, we give the floor to Rick as he regales us with his first half highlights, including Hyun-Jin Ryu, an 8 home run opening day, and Orel Hershiser. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 66 – Let's Be Frank | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4335

The All-Star break has come and gone in baseball, but we're not done with the festivities! July is here and that means trade season is here for the Dodgers! Leading up to the trade deadline, Brook and Clint will be welcoming Dodgers bloggers, podcasters, and influencers from all walks of social media to take discuss the stretch run of the season. On today's show: - Joc Jack Derby - MLB Trade SZN - First Half Highlights - Two Franks, One Mail Bag - The easiest $300 mill you’ll ever make Joining Brook and Clint in studio this week are Frank Lopez and Frank Martinez, hosts of the "Let's be Frank" podcast! The conversation is heavy on all trade possibilities. We discuss the Dodgers biggest apparent trade target in Pirates' closer Felipe Vazquez, and what it would take to get that move done. Everyone answers an important question: Who is your untouchable prospect in the system? The stream has a lot of Joc Pederson-centric questions, including whether he could be moved this deadline. Plus each Frank gives their version of the next 3ish months for the Dodgers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 65 – MLB Trade SZN | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4317

July is here and that means trade season is here for the Dodgers! Leading up to the trade deadline, Brook and Clint will be welcoming Dodgers bloggers, podcasters, and influencers from all walks of social media to take discuss the stretch run of the season. On today's show: - July Trade SZN - All-Star Snubs - Coors baseball in London - The GM game Joining Brook and Clint in studio this week are Dodgers Nation news desk writer Daniel Preciado, and Vince Samperio from Chavez Ravine Fiends and the Locked on Dodgers podcast. Trade talk leads off the chat as the live stream chat once again has bullpen improvements on their minds. Of course, Madison Bumgarner eventually makes his way into the conversation. The National League All-Star rosters were announced and Clint feels that there are a few key Dodgers names missing. Plus we look out at the next 3 months of the baseball season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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