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 34 - Sue Jo, Friend of the Show | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5910

The MLB Winter Meetings have been crazy for the Dodgers, and it's only been a couple of days. Luckily, the "Blue Heaven Boys™" are on the case. Touching on rumors including: Corey Kluber talk, trade chatter with the Cincinnati Reds, Kemp and Puig potentially having played their last games in Dodger blue, plus Clint and Brook share their "outside the bun" off-season plans. Most importantly, we also welcome Dodgers social media coordinator Sue Jo onto the show to see what makes her tick! So many fantastic and fun topics covered with this super star. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 33 – Puiggy Don't Go | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3667

This week on the Blue Heaven podcast, we discuss several trade rumors surrounding the Dodgers. But first, Dave Roberts and the Dodgers agree to a new 4-year contract. Fans everywhere rejoice. The team also tenders contracts to all 10 of their arbitration eligible players, including a 1-year deal for Tony Cingrani. Owner Magic Johnson reportedly travels to Las Vegas to chat with Bryce Harper, but also, he doesn't. Fans react to trade talks that continue to surround Yasiel Puig ahead of the winter meetings. FRG opines that the Dodgers need to trade Puig at the height of his value, or discuss an extension. Kevin asks: Corey Kluber or Trevor Bauer? Inspired by Tim Rogers' article on Dodgers Nation dot come, the guys discuss second base options for 2019. Before taking a few questions from the live stream, Kevin welcomes Mildra Reyes onto the show to chat about her awesome charitable effort "Dot Dot Smile" (@dotdotsmile.mildra on Instagram), which is helping with a dress drive for the holidays. Visit her IG bio for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 32 – Final Player Reviews and... Ron Wotus | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5030

This week on the Blue Heaven podcast, Kevin and FRG discuss some of the latest rumblings on the Dodgers rumor mill. Looking at you, DJ Lemahieu. We wish Kenley Jansen a speedy recovery after a successful heart operation. Of course, congratulations are in order for newly minted "NL Comeback Player of the Year" Matt Kemp. Plus, new coaches are in place for the Dodgers. Next, we take a look at World Series and playoff contenders who have gotten better or worse, this early offseason. We welcome San Francisco Giants third base coach Ron Wotus onto the show to chat about some good, old fashioned Dodgers/Giants rivalry. Our final series of 2018 player grades are given, this time for the bullpen. See how closely your own grades match! In the final segment, we take questions from the live stream ranging from: Where we think Manny Machado play in 2019Will Alex Verdugo finally get his chance?Madbum/Keuchel/Bauer Dodgers in 2019?And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 31 – Future Dodgers Hitting Coach Adrian Beltre | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4630

With so much going on in Dodgers land this week, Kevin and FRG welcome Brook Smith back to the show to sort through it. First up, we discuss the moves made to the Dodgers 40-man roster for the upcoming Rule-5 Draft. We provide an update on Kenley Janson, and wish him the best. Next, we introduce the new movement known as #Beltre4HittingCoach as we reminisce on Adrian's Dodgers career. Before discussing new Dodgers rumors involving the Indians, laughs are had over the Marlins new asking price for JT Realmuto. Inspired by Twitter, Kevin suggests we discuss new bobblehead concepts for 2019. After the break, Kevin questions FRG on his recent positive Austin Barnes article. And last, but not least, everyone grades the 2018 starting rotation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 30 – Calling All Dodgers Catchers | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3251

This week in Dodgers Nation, we welcome back Hyun-Jin Ryu, and say good bye to Yasmani Grandal. Tim Rogers comes on to Blue Heaven to discuss the Dodgers minor league catching situation with Kevin and FRG, and everyone puts forward their catcher for the 2019 season. We also wax nostalgic on the passing of former Dodger Ken Howell. And Kevin and FRG break down their next series of 2018 Dodgers player grades, this time in the outfield, before opining on what the Dodgers need to put them over the top in 2019. In this episode we alsoCongratulate Walker Buehler on his third place finish for NL Rookie of the YearDiscuss the revelation that Brian Dozier was playing with a moderately significant knee issue Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 29 – So Farhan Away | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3908

In the first full-live episode of the Blue Heaven podcast, Kevin and FRG break down what lead to Farhan Zaidi's departure from the Los Angeles Dodgers. They also share their early off season wish list, welcome back Clayton Kershaw and David Freese, and grade the 2018 Dodgers' infield. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 28 – 2018 Dodgers Eulogy and Free Agent Preview | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4833

Dodgers 2018 season reviews, key off-season dates, and free agent previews, oh my! The 2018 Dodgers' season came to end much too young, and the Blue Heaven boys are sad and upset with how it all happened. On the first funeral in the podcast's history, Kevin and FRG each deliver their eulogies for the 2018 season, before breaking down where it all broke down for the Dodgers. Next, Clayton Kershaw, and Dave Roberts are big points of topic in the off-season and free agency preview segment. Just before a Halloween themed One Last Note guessing game, the guys rundown all the key days to look forward to in the off-season. We guarantee this episode will be spooktacular... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 27 – World Series Power Hour with Rick | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5849

It's Dodgers World Series time, bby! In a Blue Heaven first, the entire episode was recorded LIVE in front of an internet audience. Kevin and FRG welcome Fox and ESPN (and Dodgers) stats man Rick Krajewski into the Dodgers Nation studios to talk all things World Series. Topics include:Max MuncyDavid FreeseReal. American. Taylor.Chris Sale, David Price, and the Red Sox pitchingPedro Baez and Ryan Madson, Dodger bullpen heroesKenley Jansen somehow being an unsung heroAnd hubris? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 26 – A Dodgers NLCS Evening with Michael Duarte | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4468

Friend of the show Michael Duarte of NBC LA hops on the phone to chat Dodgers NLCS with Kevin and FRG.   Topics include: - Manny vs Aguilar - Manny vs Hustle - Manny vs Utley - Chris Taylor: A man's man - Craig Counsell, managing chess, not baseball - The Curious Case of Cody Bellinger After, we drop in a hot cut from Thursday's Dodgers Nation live stream, with some great interaction with our fans! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 25 – Dodgers NLCS Update | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3778

Episode 25 of Blue Heaven -- affectionately titled "Catching for Dummies" -- finds Kevin and FRG chatting with Los Angeles Times editor, and "Dodgers Dugout" newsletter writer -- friend of the show -- Houston Mitchell about games 1 and 2 of the NLCS against the Brewers. Along with a bit about what to expect from the Dodgers while at home for 3 games. After getting off the phone with Houston, the guys continue their recap of what went wrong, even when it went right, during the first 2 games of the series, before looking ahead to Walker Buehler, Rich Hill, and Clayton Kershaw on the mound at Dodger Stadium.   Pedro Baez gets praised, "Yas-Many PassedBall" gets born, and JT rakes; plus a shocking BAE of the Week first! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 24 – Dodgers Playoff Talk con Joe, Jerry, and Greg | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4231

This episode is really just too good... Kevin and FRG, along with Greg Bergman (of ESPN and #DNpostgame fame) talk all sorts of Dodgers playoff baseball! First, of course, comes the celebration of winning the NLDS in 4 games with song and dance. Next, the Blue Heaven podcast welcomes back friends of the show, Dodgers play by play man, Joe Davis (fresh off the national stage), along with SportsnetLA in-studio analyst Jerry Hairston Jr, to discuss what went right in the NLDS, a bit of what went wrong, and what we might expect to see in the NLCS versus the Milwaukee Brewers. Later, FRG asks for Kevin and Greg's thoughts on a few concerns from the NLDS round of the playoffs -- looking at you, Cody Bellinger -- before all three give their takeaways from the series. In the last section, FRG has a bone to pick with MLB on some hot topics before everyone discusses the upcoming NLCS, including potential roster changes, and matchup concerns. This really is must-listen podcasting here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 23 – Babe Ryuth and Clayton Kurveshaw | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2803

In this bonus playoff episode, Kevin and FRG analyze the first two games of Dodger dominance in the NLDS, and mention why Gary Lee is to blame for Puig’s baserunning blunder.  They also preview the potential clincher in game 3 when The Buehldog will take the mound against southpaw Sean Newcomb. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 22 – Jam Packed NLDS Playoff Preview | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6162

This week on the show, Kevin and FRG are excited to have TWO in-studio guests for the first time in Blue Heaven history. But before the guests, they each touch on the MLB playoffs (and make their predictions), and reset their Dodgers playoff rosters from last week. There are some intriguing, and possibly shocking changes that you will want to hear. Plus, can Kenley Jansen be trusted in the ninth inning? Next, they welcome Braves beat writer for the Atlanta Junction-Constitution, and former Dodgers Nation editor, Gabe Burns (@gabeburnsAJC) onto the show to preview the National League Division Series, and what to expect from the Atlanta Braves. Around the 56 minute mark of the show, the guys are very excited to welcome Dodger Stadium organist (and hero) Dieter Ruehle to chat about an abundance of topics including his background, how great Sue Jo is, the fun of working with Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser, and how (or when) he gets to pee during a ballgame. It's a long one, so stay buckled in! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 21 – Dodgers Playoff Rosters? Really? | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2982

This week in Blue Heaven, Kevin and FRG set their own playoff rosters (hopefully not too early), and discuss an unsung hero of the Dodgers bullpen in Pedro Baez -- Voldemort, if you're FRG. Dodgers Nation owner Gary Lee (@mrgarylee) joins in the second half of the show to give his thoughts on Dodgers Twitter, and Rockies Twitter trying to enter the fray as a Dodger haters. Plus they play a fun game during the "One Last Note" segment. Tell your friends! Also, sorry if we jinxed the Doyers... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 20 – A Holiday in Houston | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4290

This week on the Blue Heaven Podcast, Kevin and FRG chat with LA Times sports editor Houston Mitchell about several burning Dodgers topics, and their playoff chances. Later in the show, they welcome KROQ DJ Megan Holiday in studio for a fun filled interview and game. Plus, the triumphant return of the "BAE of the Week" segment, where Kevin and FRG pick their hotties of the passed week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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