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 850,000 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!

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 Episode 194 – RIP Dustin May, the Dodgers MASH Unit Hits Chicago | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3869

It's another bad break for the defending champ Dodgers who lose young fireballer Dustin May to Tommy John surgery. With the boys in blue down to four healthy starters in the rotation, the Blue Heaven boys look ahead to who can fill in until Tony Gonsolin is ready. Joined by friend of the show and prospects expert Tim Rogers, we look at options like Edwin Uceta, Gerardo Carrillo, or the popular Josiah Gray taking advantage of the opportunity. Plus, the minor league season is finally here and Tim looks ahead to where some of LA's top prospects are ending up on the farm. Next, we look back and review the Dodgers after one month of play, including looking back at some of the biggest question marks fans had just before the start of the season. And finally, we discuss the only way a man should dress at the ballpark. Period. Thanks again to Tim for joining us! Find him online at sddodger.com and dodgers2080.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 193 – Bad Bullpen, Bad Bench, Bad Manager? Overreacting to the Dodgers! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3855

As the boys in blue struggle, the Blue Heaven boys dig into a whole lot going wrong for the Dodgers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 192 – Round 2 vs the Padres, Disbanding the Dodgers, and Southpaw Struggles | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3366

The Dodgers and the Padres are back at it again one week later and both have their fair share of concerns. Injuries are piling up for both clubs, but the schedule stops for no one! Today, we examine the budding rivalry with ESPN broadcaster Jason Benetti, who will call play-by-play on a special Statcast broadcast on Sunday. Diving into the teams, we look at some recent and season numbers for both ballclubs, with a focus on the pitching staff. Plus, Brook goes off on San Diego triple-a pitcher Chris Paddack -- much to everyone's enjoyment -- once again. Next, we talk about LA's struggles against left-handed pitching and wonder if the front office should have tried a bit harder for that right-handed batter they were looking for in the offseason. Finally, before taking some time to have some personal fun with the live stream audience, we laugh at one baseball fan's petition to disband the Dodgers for being too good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 191 – Some Seriously Awful Umpiring | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3059

The Dodgers -- and more importantly Dodger fans -- survived a draining weekend in San Diego against the show Pads. While LA took 2 of 3, there were a lot of struggles for the boys in blue. But really, we're here to complain about awful umpiring with friend of the show Doug McKain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 190 – Padres v Dodgers Series Preview, Fans Booing Kenley Already? GOATs on the Bump & More | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3867

Coming at you live on Jackie Robinson Day, the guys reflect on what the day represents and what it means knowing what Jack did for the Dodgers and for baseball. Next, we dive into the new look "angry Kenley Jansen" and the boo birds flying early in the season for the closer at Dodger Stadium. Plus, the latest injury updates involving Gavin Lux, Cody Bellinger, and Brusdar Graterol. For the second act, we welcome long-time friend of the show, and co-host of The Big Swing podcast, Cooper Surles to the show to talk about the new Ross Stripling hosted podcast "GOATs On the Bump" podcast. Finally, we dig into the highly anticipated series against the little brother Padres in San Diego. First, are the Pads rushing superstar Fernando Tatis Jr back to the active roster? Past Padres actions say they may in fact be for an ultimately meaningless series in April. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 189 – Winning Without Mookie and Cody, Injury Updates & More! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3832

The Dodgers are down two MVPs but just somehow keep on winning. The guys discuss what's gone right while Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts are out of the lineup. Plus, when will they be back and other injury updates. Next, we began to praise Gavin Lux and he fell off a cliff. Is the Brookme3 magic real? We try to right the wrong. Clint isn't buying one good outing from Kenley Jansen and Clayton Kershaw is doing something he hasn't done in 8 years. Finally, we look past the Colorado series and look ahead to the first round against the San Diego Padres. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 188 – 40-ish Minutes of Kenley Jansen Talk | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4216

Well... we're here again. The same place we end up every season. It's time to talk about Kenley Jansen once again. I'll preface this by saying that we as a whole want nothing but great things for the Dodgers all-time franchise leader in saves. He's given his heart to this organization -- almost literally. However, you can appreciate what a player means to a club while still admitting that he's no longer the best option for a particular job. Throwing back, we unearth audio from Blue Heaven episode 57 in May of 2019 that puts into perspective the situation the Dodgers are in. And fans. We're stuck in a bad, long-term relationship and we don't know how to get out or fix it. Buckle in and keep an open but frustrated mind while we dig into our thoughts about where to go from here with Kenley. In other topics, we discuss Trevor Bauer's sticky situation, and returning to Dodger Stadium for ring day 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 187 – Surviving Coors Field, on to Oakland & McKinstry is a DUDE! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3241

Mercifully, the Dodgers survived Colorado (mostly) with a winning record. The boys in blue took 3 of 4 from the Rockies, but unfortunately lost Tony Gonsolin to a shoulder issue before he even made his season debut. We discuss the positives and many negatives of opening the season in the mile-high city. Of course, among the positives, the bats came out on fire scoring 26 runs over 4 games. On the other hand, the LA pitching staff allowed 21 runs in those games. Plus, we lightly preview the series in Oakland before devolving to the Astros being cheaters and Carlos Correa being a dirty player and share thoughts on Yadier Molina of the Cardinals always being in the middle of baseball fights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 186 – Reacting to a Lackluster Dodgers Opening Day Loss, Please DFA Coors Field | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3154

After all the build up. After all the pomp and circumstance. After all the talk... the Dodgers came out of the gate flat on Opening Day 2021. While it's always easy to point fingers and play the blame game, it may be easiest to say that Coors Field is the absolute worst ballpark to open a season at. The guys chat about Clayton Kershaw's rocky day (no pun intended) against Colorado. And, it's never too early to start worrying about Dave Roberts' in-game moves again, particularly with no universal DH. Also, we try to find and focus on some positives, looking at a great game from Gavin Lux for one. Plus, the infamous Cody Bellinger home-run-turned-out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 185 – Final Dodgers Question Marks Before Opening Day, 2021 Predictions & More! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3395

Mere days before stats start counting again, the guys take time to catch up on the latest Dodgers updates and address some burning questions before opening day. Spoiler, it's hard to find problems on this LA ballclub. First, Dustin May secures the fifth spot in the rotation and Gavin Lux will be an everyday player -- things that were starting to get pretty apparent. Along with those notes, Dave Roberts said that Cody Bellinger would be the team's cleanup hitter to start the season. We discuss whether that's the right call for a guy that is still behind in his at-bats this spring. Notably, Belli rakes at Coors Field where the Dodgers open the season. Next, Kenley Jansen and Trevor Bauer are among the burning questions fans had as we head into opening week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 184 – Dodgers Opening Day Roster Predictions and a World Series Hangover | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3545

Is anyone else tired of spring training yet? As the Dodgers trudge toward the end of the Cactus League season, there are a few loose ends to button up. We touch on the latest at Camelback Ranch from the last week, including Dave Roberts' hope that the DH rule sneaks in before opening day, his expectations with divvying up the catching duties, and a Brusdar Graterol update. Plus, we dig into the idea of a possible World Series hangover for the Dodgers and how they're built for success. Chris Taylor and Justin Turner share their varied thoughts on the subject. Next, we dive into our predictions for the opening day roster, discussing whether players like Dustin May, Matt Beaty, and Edwin Rios are guaranteed spots on April 1st. And David Price shows how much he cares about the future in LA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 183 – Pricing Fans out of Dodger Stadium, Who's Hot, Who's Not in Spring Training | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3930

Catching up on all the latest out of camp, the Dodgers made their first round of roster cuts which featured some surprise names. The guys highlight some of the bigger names sent to b-camp and focus on Doc Roberts' reasoning for top prospects Keibert Ruiz and Josiah Gray. Next, we focus on 3 players who are hot and 3 who are not at Camelback Ranch, and yes, Corey Seager is listed among the hot. Brusdar Graterol is a focal point as well. Notably, the flamethrowing right-hander has yet to appear in a game leading to some concern. We turn to the Dodger manager for an update on the Bazooka. In the biggest news, more than 11,000 fans will be allowed into Dodger Stadium to start the season. Understandably, some rules and guidelines will be in place at the ballpark. To advertise on this show, please visit https://www.advertisecast.com/DodgersNationBlueHeaven or email Overtime@AdvertiseCast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 182 – Price in the Bullpen, Who Deserves to Start for the Dodgers on Opening Day | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3967

Opening day is less than a month away and the Dodgers dropped a shocker on Monday. David Price could see some time pitching in relief? We turn to Dave Roberts and DP himself for the latest update and dive into ways it makes sense for the club. Next, we discuss the honor of pitching on opening day and ask who should make the game 1 start this season, and -- perhaps more importantly -- who should get the honor for LA's home opener at Dodger Stadium. In the second act, we sorta build the perfect bullpen for the Dodgers in 2021 but more so layout all the options and wonder who makes the cut and who goes to triple-A. Finally, we visit with our friends Doug McKain and Tim Rogers as we look at some spring training prospect surprises early in camp. And who have been somewhat disappointing. To advertise on this show, please visit https://www.advertisecast.com/DodgersNationBlueHeaven or email Overtime@AdvertiseCast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 181 – Bauer's Dodger Debut, Kenley's Near Immaculate, Gavin Lux's Job to Lose, & More | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3692

Spring training is underway and the Dodgers are already the best team in baseball! Embellishment aside, over the first pair of Cactus League games, the boys in blue have looked locked in on all sides of the ball. Moreover, Monday marked the highly anticipated Dodger debut for Trevor Bauer. The guys break down what they saw out of the right-hander in game one and some of the things fans should be excited for team-wise with the 2020 Cy Young award winner. Next, Kenley Jansen looked dominant in his first outing of the spring, falling one strike short of an immaculate inning. Could it be a sign of things to come or will it be closer to fool's gold? In the second act of the show, Clint and Brook dig into Gavin Lux and how important of a spring this is after his down 2020. A conversation between Lux and Dave Vassegh of Dodger Talk help fuel the chat. (Special shout out to am570 for the content!) Finally, DJ Peters, CT3, deadened baseballs, and more! Use our promo code BLUEHEAVEN at manscaped.com for 20% and free shipping today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 180 – Dodgers Pitching Deep Dive, Will Smith vs Austin Barnes 2021 | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4449

The last episode without real-life baseball until November! The guys dig into a couple of the big questions for the Dodgers -- which are admittedly hard to find -- heading into Cactus League play this weekend. The first big point of topic: what is the plan for the catching position? Will Smith is among the best catchers in the game, at least offensively. On the other hand, Austin Barnes is a top-tier defender. We throw to Dave Roberts and get his thoughts on what fans may see behind the plate in 2021. Plus, new Dodgers beat writer Juan Toribio talks about his excitement for Will Smith. Next, we welcome friend of the show, Dodgers Nation postgame host Doug McKain live onto the show to preview what is sure to be an electric season in LA. A big focus is the starting rotation and the pitching staff as a whole. Plus, could Tony Gonsolin sneak his way into the closer's role? Check out our latest giveaway on Instagram! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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