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 49 – Rick and the Blue Heaven Boys! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3727

Week one of the Dodgers 2019 season has come and gone, and with the help of our friend, Dodgers stats man Rick Krajewski, we break down the hot bats, and concerns in the bullpen. Before getting into the big fun, Brook provides an update on Clayton Kershaw's rehab outing on AAA opening day in OKC. Clint digs into the positives: The long ball and the 2-out knock, and the negatives: bullpen, where art thou? Craig Kimbrel finds his way into the conversation. Brook gives us his first hot take for the season, and Clint rehashes an old hot take of his regarding manager Dave Robers that still has him concerned. We bring our first edition of a new segment "Tweet of the Week", plus Unpopular Opinions: Dodger Stadium edition which feature a kid being bullied into throwing a game homerun ball back onto the field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 48 – Dodgers Opening Day: ALL OF THE HOMERUNS | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3450

The Dodgers 2019 season is here and they came out with a BANG! Los Dongers were in full swing on opening day as Brook mostly sort of called his shot. Clint is proud of Austin Barnes and his multi-hit effort. The 25th man turned out to be Brock Stewart, and the guys were a little suspect from the get go. Then he allowed 3 runs in the 9th inning. Our new correspondent Tamara hit the streets of LA to ask fans an important question. Friend of the show SDDodger Tim stopped by DNHQ 2 to talk about the vibe at Dodger Stadium for opening day. Plus, we re-air our KTLA piece from the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 47 – Dodgers Season Previews! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2922

Clint and Brook take a shot at calling the 25th man on the roster. Plus, starting rotation concerns after losing Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill to the Injured List to start the season. Plus season predictions on Wins, HR leader, the Wins leader, and one bold prediction. And with MLB running wild with player extensions, we wonder who on the Dodgers should be extended sooner rather than later. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 46 – Hanging with Mr Ruehle! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4125

Dodgers organist and musical director Dieter Ruehle join us this week in Blue Heaven to catch up and chat about the upcoming season! "Money" Mike Trout went out and got PAID, so the guys discuss the contract and how it looks for him, baseball, and the Dodgers plans for future offseasons. Living in the now, we look at some poll results grading the Dodgers' most recent offseason. The results were quite a surprise. We enjoy some in-game updates from Walker Buehler's first start of the Cactus League season -- he touched 99mph. Buehler and rotation mate Clayton Kershaw are ruled out for Opening Day starts, so the guys discuss their next options up. Plus, Clint is concerned about Max Muncy, Dieter loves himself some Madonna, and Brook apparently cannot cook at all. And a final call for some Opening Day homerun predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 45 – Julio's Kid Gloves | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3862

This week in Blue Heaven, we have some positive updates on Clayton Kershaw and Corey Seager, but acknowledge that time is running out for Opening Day starts for both of them. In other non Kershaw/Seager talk, Kiké Hernandez is a man en fuego, Alex Verdugo deserves a real shot at a starting gig, and the Dodgers are putting the kid gloves back on when it comes to Julio Urias. Brook and Clint reminisce with the live stream about their favorite Dodger games of all time, and their favorite Dodgers of all time. MLB outdoes themselves with really terrible rule changes they're test driving in the Independent Atlantic League. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 44 – Jerry Hairston Knows All The Things | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3889

Blue Heaven welcomes back the original friend of the show, we call him "The gHoat" -- or the "greatest Hairston of all time" -- Mr. Jerry Hairston Jr! Before chatting with J Hair, Brook and Clint discuss some highlights of the recent Dodgers Nation trip to Arizona for spring training. With Jerry, the discussion opens with concerns with Clayton Kershaw and his closing window for opening day. Jerry pulls from his own experience to let us know where Corey Seager could be at this point in time. Plus we ask about his thoughts on Russell Martin, and the Bryce Harper contract. In the second half of the show, Baseball America is high on the Dodgers, and super low on the D-backs. Brook is really high on Stetson Allie. And Dustin May is a beast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 43 – Bryce Harper Power Hour | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4511

Bryce Harper rumors rocked Dodgers Nation this week, and the Blue Heaven Boys™ got it covered from all angles. Bryce Harper is guaranteed to be a Dodger by the end of the week... unless he isn't. Clint and Brook discuss the fallout of both signing and not signing the free agent outfielder. Clayton Kershaw is struggling with shoulder issues early in camp leading Clint to ask about the possibility of evoking the lemon law. Talking down off the ledge, the guys discuss the bountiful depth the Dodgers have in the rotation. Future "FOTS" DJ Peters early showing in the Cactus League season has the guys impressed, plus Yimi Garcia is making a run at a bullpen spot for 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 42 – Puig Your Lazy Friend | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4210

This week on the podcast Machado is a Padre, Puig made some questionable statements to Cincinnati media, and baseball could be heading toward a work stoppage. But first we remember Don Newcombe, a Dodger legend we lost ahead of episode 42 of the podcast. Spring training is a week old, and Manny Machado "hustled" to the contract finish line before Bryce Harper. Brook and Clint discuss the agreed upon 10-year, $300M deal with the Padres, and how Corey Seager looking healthy makes it ok to let him go. Next, we welcome DN Editorial lead Tim Rogers on to the show to discuss some misconceptions with free agency, and how MLB owners really have no reason to want to fix a broken system that is headed toward a work stoppage in 2022. In the second half of the show, our live audience wants to know what's going on with Andrew Toles after he didn't report to camp. Yasiel Puig made us question his comment to the Dodgers in his last few seasons after he made some questionable comments regarding his contract status. Clint suggests that the Dodgers protected Puig more than we all realized, and that everyone conveniently swept a lot under the rug when it came to his time in blue. Clayton Kershaw was named to make his ninth straight opening day start for the Dodgers, but Brook wonders if that is the right call. Plus Clint understands the latest changes that Cody Bellinger is trying with his swing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 41 – 2019 Dodgers Projections with Rick Krajewski | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5137

Your one-stop Dodgers podcast shop for spring training and season previews and projections! Pitchers and catchers have reported and Blue Heaven is joined by Dodgers stats man -- "The Wiz" -- Rick Krajewski! Rick, along with Clint and Brook (welcome back!) look into stats on stats on stats for the upcoming season. Leading off, the question is asked, how can Manny Machado and Bryce Harper still be free agents? Of course, the big news since the last episode is that the Marlins finally traded all-star catcher JT Realmuto. While the Dodgers were mentioned as a landing spot all offseason, he was ultimately traded to the Phillies for a less than inspiring return. The question here is, did the Dodgers whiff, or was it the right call to hold on to 3 top prospects? With the chatter leaning toward catcher, we wonder if Russell Martin and Austin Barnes can be enough behind the dish in 2019. Our live stream audience wanted to know if AJ Pollock is enough, or if the team needed one more big bat. Act II Later in the show, Clint says that MLB clearly fixed its biggest problem when it changed the "disabled list" to the "injured list". Long live the DL! There's more on Max Muncy, and we play an audience participation on over/under PECOTA projections (with a real life baseball statistician!) This is a fun episode and undoubtedly something to look back on and compare at the end of the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 40 – Dodgers Raw | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4080

It feels like it's been raining in LA for a month, but that wont stop this Dodgers podcast! The Lakers have fallen on hard times, and face trade decisions. The Rams were a no-show to the first ever Super Bore. Our producer Gary sees too many similarities between those Los Angeles teams and the Dodgers. Plus, Manny Machado and Bryce Harper remain unsigned days before pitchers and catchers report to spring training. Later in the show, joined by Clint Evans, we wonder if Manny could somehow make his way back to Los Angeles to handle some unfinished business. Recent news has us discussing whether or not the Dodgers were out on Harper because they could be angling to make a run at Nolan Arenado next season. Additionally, the chat with the audience bounces between: - How much Max Muncy will we see in spring training? - When/if Russell Martin or Austin Barnes hit the DL, who could step in? - Breakfast live stream plans while at spring training. - The DH in the NL - Corey Seager to 3B? And much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 39 – Stan Kasten-Gate 2019 | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4081

Stan Kasten didn't make any new friends after his comments at Dodgers fan Fest last weekend... but perhaps he wasn't that far off? Thank you to our sponsor at the Arizona board of tourism! Go to visitarizona.com/springtraining for more! While everyone in Dodgers Nation is still set on Bryce Harper as the only suitable prize for the off-season, the team has still handed out the highest priced contract to a free agent player in AJ Pollock. Moreover, they've also handed out one of highest contracts to a pitcher (Joe Kelly) this off-season. With that said, Clint believes that front office has done well to stay true to their word from the start -- spend early, and build the team from the minor leagues while supplementing with quality veterans. Fan Fest In the next segment, Clint relieves his nightmare at Fan Fest, while Brook regales us with his media coverage. Chats with Andrew Friedman and Dave Roberts painted a picture of a determined bunch heading into the new season. We welcome Clint Evans (@DiamondHoggers) to chat about the Dodgers' plan for Cody Bellinger, and wonder what could be next for Alex Verdugo. Dave Roberts also lays out a plan for second base, and Andrew Friedman's comments sparked concern toward Corey Seager's status. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 38 – AJ Pollock and a Sportsologist | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5972

Joined by #DNpostgame host, the great Greg Bergman, a noted sportsologist, Clint and Brook -- the Blue Heaven Boys™ -- discuss the latest in Dodgers Nation... but not before a little Los Angeles Rams and Lakers talk. Thank you to our sponsor! Go to visitarizona.com/springtraining to set up your spring training outing today! On the show:JT Realmuto is back on the radar for the Dodgers, so Clint, Brook, Greg, and the live audience give their best thoughts on updated trade scenarios that include top Dodgers prospect Keibert Ruiz. As Joc Pederson trade talks hit the rumor circuit, we wondered whether trading Joc makes sense, and how the Dodgers offseason couldn't be considered successful in the wake of trading Yasiel Puig to only pick up AJ Pollock. Tim Neverett We welcome a first time friend of the show to Blue Heaven, new play-by-play announcer joining the Dodgers in 2019, Mr. Tim Neverett. Some discussion highlights include:No more Sweet Caroline for TimTies to the Dodgers organization including Matt Kemp, Russell Martin, and playing in a Dodger uniform himselfJoe Kelly Fight ClubLos Angeles foodTouching on the Hall of Fame results Open Forum Furthermore, in the final segment, the guys chat about the 13 year anniversary of Kobe Bryant's 81 point game, and then continue on with some Hall of Fame talk. Thoughts include PED users in the hall, "is Mike Mussina a Hall of Famer, or in the 'hall of very good'", and "should Mariano Rivera really have been the first ever unanimous HoF selection?" Also, we meant Harold Baines, not Tim Raines. The open forum also, of course, brought us to Manny Machado and Bryce Harper talk, plus Corey Seager concerns for 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 37 – Welcome Back Martin | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3936

Once again the Blue Heaven Boys™ proved to be the gateway to the Dodgers making any moves this offseason. Thank you to our sponsor! Please visit visitarizona.com/springtraining to plan your trip to Arizona with us! First up, welcome back, Russell Martin! In a surprising, but not totally unexpected move, the Dodgers traded for Martin to help shore up the catching department. The day before, Yasmani Gone-dal signed a 1-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, marking the end of his tenure with the Dodgers, and adding another ball dropped to his resume. Clint recaps the Dodgers off-season thus far, but preaches a little patience. Live stream questions include:Should the team make a run at AJ PollockFans looking for justification for the Kemp/Puig/Wood/Farmer tradeWill Grandal have a better year than Russell and Austin combined?The reliance on a lot of things to go right for the Dodgers in 2019And more! In the next segment, we introduce you to K.P. Wee, sports writer and author of "The 1988 Dodgers: Reliving the Championship Season" to discuss his book, and other work. Plus, parallels between the '88 team, and the 2019 team. Pick up K.P.'s book on Amazon, or by using the promo link below! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 36 – Bye Bye Puig, Hello Harper? | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3900

Since we last left the Dodgers, there was a big trade and little else. Today we address all that and more on the latest episode of the Blue Heaven Podcast! Thank you to our sponsor the Arizona Office of Tourism! Please go to visitarizona.com/springtraining to plan how to join Dodgers Nation at Camelback Ranch! Clint and Brook first break down and react to the trade of Yasiel Puig -- and of course Matt Kemp -- plus analysis of the young players the Dodgers got in return. Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register joins Blue Heaven for the first time to chat about topics including:JT Realmuto and free agent catching optionsHis reaction to the "Kyle Farmer trade"The potential return of Yasmani GrandalIf A.J. Ellis makes any sense for the DodgersChanges to the coaching staff for 2019And morePlus, as always, questions from the live stream! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 35 - Home For The Harper Days | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5045

Bryce Harper and the Dodgers are linked at the hip in the week following the winter meetings. Enter "Harper Watch 2018," and the "Blue Heaven Boys™" are here to let you know what to believe, and reminds you to maybe not trust Reddit rumors. In other news, the Dodgers signed free agent pitcher Joe Kelly, and Clint says that it's time for Los Angeles to make amends. Ken Rosenthal likes AJ Pollock to LA again. Brook says no thank you. The Dodgers announced updates to their broadcast team for 2019 that, thanks to our friend Clint Evans, left Alanna Rizzo feeling left out. Sorry, Alanna. You know we think you're the best. Approaching The End of 2018 The whole Blue Heaven team, plus that pal Evans of ours, discuss our 2018 highlights, and favorite plays. And the team participates in their first annual white elephant gift exchange which one fan says "no one won." Support, bby. Thank you all so much for an amazing 2018! See you in a few weeks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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