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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 How Will the Dodgers Replace Chris Taylor? Mid-Season Grades, Alex Vesia-vs-Phil Bickford, & More! | DN RT | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1402

The Dodgers lose Chris Taylor for an undetermined amount of time and now more than ever have a clear need for another bat in the lineup. Will the team stay internal or hit the trade market? Plus our mid-season grades for the bullpen, the offense and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 278 – Craig Kimbrel the Enigma, New Look Lineup, Reactions to the CT3 News | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4310

Craig Kimbrel has not passed the eye test often as a Dodger, but his stats are painting a wild, up and down picture of someone who should be more successful. We talk Kimbrel and (once again) who could potentially help at the backend of the bullpen if the veteran continues to falter. Plus thoughts on the new top of the order, live reactions to CT3's big injury, and the argument over who should start for the NL in the All-Star Game, Tony Gonsolin or Clayton Kershaw. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Offense Stalls in COL, Mookie or Trea Leadoff, 4 Dodgers All-Stars, and a Padres Series Preview | DN RT | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1659

In this week's roundtable, Clint naviates the panel through the latest in Dodgers Nation. The big topic focuses on LA's up-and-down offense and incredibly weak bench. The panel of analysts this week includes Doug, Brook, and Eric via Zoom. Together, we look at how the bats can improve and whether help really can come from outside of the organization. Plus, once Mookie Betts returns, does the red hot Trea Turner drop from the leadoff spot? Next, the guys are tasked with picking just four Dodgers to represent the team in the All-Star Game in July. It's harder than you think! And finally, we look ahead to the weekend set against the Padres where, once again, the question is asked... is this a rivalry yet? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 277 – The Dodgers Bullpen is in Trouble, Freddi-E-Motional, Big Game Trayce | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3263

In this week's Blue Heaven, the guys discuss internal options that can help the bullpen and the starting rotation. Plus our latest thoughts on whether the front office will actually be active at this year's trade deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Will Craig Kimbrel Be a Bust for Dodgers, BIG Lineup Shakeup, Dustin May For Closer, Moving Up Lux w/Jeff Snider | RT 11 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2454

We welcome guest analyst Jeff Snider from the Locked on Dodgers podcast to talk about all the latest in Dodgers Nation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 276 – Dodgers Staff Ace Tony Gonsolin, How Long do we Deal with Kimbrel? Trayce Returns & More | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3880

In a busy and jumbled edition of the Blue Heaven podcast, Clint and Brook catch up on a week plus a day's worth of Dodgers baseball. Mookie Betts is out with a rib injury and the team bypassed all internal options for outside help in old friend Trayce Thompson. The guys disagree on what the next few weeks in blue might look like for the veteran outfielder. Next, we look at the scorching hot Tony Gonsolin who on Tuesday picked up his league-leading 9th victory. While an All-Star game berth feels like a foregone conclusion at this point, we wonder aloud whether the new staff ace should actually consider skipping the game for the greater good. We throwback and cite former Dodger and friend of the show Ross Stripling's 2019 appearance with Blue Heaven where he admitted to being gassed in his 2018 All-Star season and re-thinking pitching in that exhibition. At any rate, while Tony Gonsolin is firmly in the hot part of "Who's Hot, Who's Not," closer Craig Kimbrel is absolutely on the other end of the spectrum. We look at Kimbrel's seemingly bad luck season with the Dodgers and rhetorically ask how long is too long to hold out hope that a player can 'figure it out'. https://twitter.com/DMAC_LA/status/1539044560659042305 Plus a look ahead at the 9 game road trip that passes through Atlanta and ends in the evil Colorado. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 275 – Things Are Wrong with the Dodgers, Replacing Walker Buehler, Waiting for Salty Dave | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4349

Everything that could go wrong went wrong for the Dodgers over the weekend in San Francisco. Not only did they get swept by the hated Giants, injury was added to insult with the loss of Walker Buehler to an arm injury. In this week's Blue Heaven, the guys discuss how the team could look to fill the void left by Buehler both internally and out on the trade market. We also talk about the roster that has seemingly been somewhat flawed since spring training and opening day. Next, the big news involves Dave Roberts' assessment of the Dodgers' recent struggles and Justin Turner's disagreement with the manager's take. 60 games into the season and it feels like things still aren't quite clicking for the LA roster. Finally, we take a look at the week ahead with the Angels and Guardians coming to Dodger Stadium. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 All Star Cat Man, Is This What to Expect Out of Cody Bellinger Now, How Much More David Price | RT 10 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1565

This week on the Dodgers Nation roundtable, Brook returns and navigates the panel through some hot Dodgers topics including Tony Gonsolin and Tyler Anderson's All-Star chances, Cody Bellinger's new normal, David Price's chances of survival, and the spicy debate on whether we would choose Mike Trout or Shohei Ohtani from the Angels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 274 – Dodgers Bullpen Struggle Bus, Chavez Latrine, Doc's Brain Fart and More | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3867

The Dodgers wrapped a 31 games in 30 days stretch barely holding on for dear life. Despite a solid 19-12 record during that span, the final series versus the Mets showed one massive area of weakness for LA at the moment. The bullpen. Brusdar Graterol tops the list of troubling arms in relief and the guys discuss his issues and usage along with some other thoughts on Alex Vesia and the disappearance of Phil Bickford and Reyes Moronta. Next, we dig into Dave Roberts' flustering moment against the Mets where he was caught in the headlights thanks to a newer MLB rule change. Plus some thoughts on punting while only down 5 runs. The big news out of Dodger Nation -- no, not Walker Buehler (though he is discussed at length) is "pee pee gate" at Dodger Stadium. An anonymous Mets player revealed putrid conditions in the visiting locker room and, thanks to some sources, we confirm that it's a real issue at Chavez Latrine. Finally, some injury updates and thoughts on the city connect uniforms around the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Dodgers Quarter-ish Poll Grades, Weak Schedule Concerns, Should Will Smith Be the Clean Up Hitter | DN RT 9 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1429

Dodgers Quarter-ish Poll Grades, Has the Schedule been Too Weak? Should Will Smith Be the Clean Up Hitter and More Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 273 – Kimbrel's Struggles, More Buehler, Baserunning Blunders, Backhanded Lux Praise, Tommy Pham and More | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4621

Closing in on 50 games into the season, a few concerns are becoming clearer for the Dodgers. Craig Kimbrel has been a rollercoaster in the 9th inning, and Walker Buehler has not been his dominant self. The guys discuss these issues along with recent issues on the basepaths for the Dodgers. Next, some things on the injury front are coming into frame. We chat about the latest with Clayton Kershaw and Andrew Heaney and what their return would mean for the starting rotation and Tyler Anderson. Plus some thoughts on Max Muncy's injury and a disagreement about new Dodger Kevin Pillar. Plus, we put the Blue Heaven curse to the test a shine a little spotlight on Gavin Lux's perfectly whelming season. And we rip into knucklehead MLBer Tommy Pham. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Dodgers Trading For Starting Pitching, Is Walker Buehler's Shaky Season, Will Mookie Betts Win MVP?| DNRT | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1496

This week on the Dodgers Nation roundtable, Doug navigates Clint and Eric through some hot Dodgers topics including Mookie Betts' MVP-caliber season, Walker Buehler's up and down season, and the outlook on a trade for starting pitching. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 272 – What Should the Dodgers Do with Max Muncy? A Breakout Star in the Rotation, Big Busch SZN & More | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3695

Following a costly error in a 4-3 loss to the Phillies, the spotlight was firmly pointed at the continued struggles for Max Muncy this season. The two-time all-star has hit well under .200 on the season and his defense seemed to be taking a hit through the issues.  The question is, what can and should the Dodgers do about Max? We share our thoughts on the subject and discuss some options on how he can get back on track mentally. So, that's the big headline. In other news, we focus in on a trio of hot Dodgers that have absolutely been getting it done over the first 40+ games of the season. Plus some quick thoughts on Jomboy's take on position players pitching. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 DN Roundtable: Trade or Keep David Price, Are the Padres a Big Threat and More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1232

This week on the Dodgers Nation roundtable, Brook navigates Clint, Eric, and Doug through some hot Dodgers topics including the strange way the team has treated veteran pitcher David Price, thoughts on Freddie Freeman, and who the bigger threat is in the NL West -- the Padres or Giants. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 271 – The Dodgers Struggle After Losing Kershaw, Will Pitching Woes Lead to Another Big Trade Deadline? | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3693

With Brook out at Dodger Stadium for the site, Doug joins Clint and Eric to talk about a rough week of Dodgers baseball. The LA starting rotation fell apart after losing Clayton Kershaw to a lower back issue and quickly reignited concerns from the offseason... do the Dodgers have enough pitching? We discuss internal options and take an early look at the trade market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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