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 252 – MLB Getting Closer to Ending the Lockout, The Dodgers Have a New GM, Robot Umps Coming Soon and More | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3169

We got somewhat positive news on the MLB lockout front when the league and players union met in person for the first time in months. Today, we discuss the latest updates and how it related to our optimism for the 2022 season starting on time. The Dodgers named a new GM and we reveal our number one move for him to endear himself to the fanbase. Plus we touch on the latest rumblings on the hot stove surrounding Carlos Correa, Freddie Freeman, and Clayton Kershaw. Finally, we dive into the announcement that robot umpires are knocking on the door of the big leagues with the news that the electronic strike zone is coming to Triple-A this season. No wonder Joe West retired!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 251 – The Dodgers Win the Offseason! Reacting to Wild Preseason Position Rankings and More | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3680

In a week baren of primo Dodgers news, there is a lot of added focus on LA's win on the international prospects circuit. We dive into some of the names signed over the weekend plus react to some interesting rankings coming out of ESPN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 250 – Talkin' Dodgers: Kershaw, Kenley, Pujols, Greinke, Lux, Manfred Slander, & More; 2022 Debut! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4068

With that, we talk about the latest on Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen via am570's Dave Vassegh. Once again, the argument is made that perhaps it would best serve Kershaw to sit out the first month or two of the new season in an effort to completely heal and, mainly, be fresh down the stretch. On the Kenley front, we wonder if it makes sense for him to want to return to LA for 2022. It wouldn't be an offseason podcast without our latest thoughts on Freddie Freeman and whether he could actually become a Dodger in 2022. Perhaps the extended lockout downtime gives him a chance to look beyond Atlanta for the next chapter of his career. We also talk Albert Pujols, who fans in the comments seem to really want back in Dodger blue in 2022. The counter argument is don't let him tarnish the legacy he built in his short time in LA. And we once again talk Zack Greinke -- although for the first time on Blue Heaven -- and list the reasons why he makes a lot sense for the rotation this season. Plus, could a Gavin Lux trade be the path to another massive blockbuster deal for Andrew Friedman? And, of course, our latest MLB lockout thoughts and Rob Manfred slander. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 249 – End of Year Ramble, Best X-Mas Movies, Fav Dodgers Moments & More | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5282

Joined by Doug McKain and Gary, the guys end the year with some light, aiming bantering about mostly nothing. Plus Carlos Correa and Freddie Freeman talk. And our favorite Christmas movies ever. We apologize in advance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 248 – Lockout Survival, Our Dodgers Hall of Famers Since the Year 2000 | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3879

With not much to talk about baseball wise thanks to the lockout, the guys devolve into a somewhat open forum that mostly doesn't involve Dodger talk. So, if you're not fans of the guys and don't enjoy jovial fellas hanging out on a podcast with you, this episode is very much mostly not for you. Still, there is some Dodger discussion, including Walker Buehler's wedding invitees and a bit on spring training. Plus a full segment featuring a group discussion on who we all consider to be Dodgers hall of famers since the year 2000. Clayton Kershaw is certainly on the list, but we name five more recent legends. Plus a giveaway with our friends at Elite Sports Collectibles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 247 – Dodgers Players are Locked Out, What Comes Next? Plus Mark Langill on Gil Hodges | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3797

MLB owners have locked out the players while looking to keep a stranglehold on their billions of dollars. So, with the lockout in effect, what can teams do and not do until the two sides reach an agreement? We dive into limitations for MLB 40-man rostered players and take a look at what about these two sides are fighting over. Plus, some classic Rob Manfred bashing. Next, we recap the latest Dodgers rumors on the hot stove and welcome Chris Taylor back home where he belongs. And, Gary Sheffield's son picked a strange fight with CT3's contract so we took time to laugh at the relatively unaccomplished internet troll. Our thoughts on and reactions to Corey Seager trying to coax Clayton Kershaw to the Rangers and Max Scherzer's poorly thought out attack on the Dodgers is dissected. And our thoughts on free agent first basemen Freddie Freeman or possibly Anthony Rizzo coming to LA. Finally, our friend and Dodgers team historian, Mark Langill joins us to talk all about the newest Dodger Hall of Famer, Gil Hodges. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 246 – Reacting to Losing Max Scherzer and Corey Seager | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3889

The Dodgers lost their top two free agents within hours of one another on Monday. Fans were emotional to say the least. We react to the moves and opine what could be coming next for LA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 245 – Insiders Talk Dodgers Free Agents, Resetting the 40-Man Roster and More | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3989

After a week of transactions that changed the complexion of the roster, we take time to reset the 40-man and list some names that could be on the chopping block next when the Dodgers eventually do get to signing players this offseason. Next, we dive into the latest rumors and rumblings involving the boys in blue including the reported interest in star Japanese outfielder Seiya Suzuki. Where and how would Suzuki fit in on the roster and how much could he cost LA after all is said and done. Our big Corey Seager update includes a conversation with Dodgers insider Justin Turner who shared his thoughts on Seager, Kenley Jansen, Clayton Kershaw, and Chris Taylor who are going through free agency. Some for the first time. Plus do Turner's words on Kershaw make it seem like the ace leaving LA could be more in the realm of possibility than we realize? Plus thoughts on hot stove moves from around the league including the Angels signing Noah Syndergaard and the Giants reportedly inking three starting pitchers. And a 2022 MLB Hall of Fame ballot argument.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 244 – Dodgers Cold Stove, Official Free Agent Predictions, CBA Talk, and Baseball with a Brit! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4201

The Blue Heaven boys are back but things are a little slow in the rumors department with the Dodgers. And MLB as a whole. With the threat of a lockout imminent, players, teams, and agents are playing it close to the vest with who's going where this winter. First, the Dodgers made the Andrew Heaney signing official last week and now the Detroit Tigers have inked LHP Eduardo Rodriguez to a 5-year deal, but that's it in terms of player movement. Rumors wise, LA has been linked to the Reds in trade talks and another free agent left-hander in Steven Matz. Plus we talk a bit about Bill Plaschke's stolen idea about signing Carlos Correa this offseason. Later in the show we talk a bit about the latest with the CBA battle between the players union and the league and not only share why there will definitely be a lockout but drop our thoughts on how long it goes. Plus our official, locked in Dodger free agent predictions -- who will return and where are they going if they don't? And a just for fun segment featuring our UK colleague Alex Harrington from sister site Grand Tour Nation. There's some In-n-Out talk for good measure as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 243 – The Dodgers Sign Andrew Heaney... Why? Plus Kershaw Contract Thoughts | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3378

On Monday, the Dodgers shocked the baseball world by opening the offseason with the first splash of the signing period. The most shocking part was that they signed free agent pitcher Andrew Heaney. The left-hander is coming off of a very rough season and is reportedly signing an $8.5 deal with LA. We discuss the why and the what and the why with Heaney. Plus thoughts on how the Dodgers handled the club's qualifying offers for this offseason and a deep dive into what's next with Clayton Kershaw contract wise. And finally, some Dodger fans are feeling snubbed in this year's MLB awards season. Visit GEARUP.LA and get free shipping on all orders over $75! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 242 – Dodgers Free Agent Hot Stove Primer, Talking Kershaw, Scherzer, Seager, Kris Bryant and More | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4731

While we wait for the conclusion of the 2021 World Series, which is still rudely going on, we figured it was a prime time to start looking ahead to the offseason hot stove in earnest. With that, the guys talk Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, Kenley Jansen, Corey Seager, and every other Dodgers free agent heading out on the open market this week. Quickly, the discussion goes sentimental on the Kershaw front. Is he a must re-sign guy? What kind of contract is fair for the 34-year-old legend who is coming off his first-ever season-ending injury? And is retirement truly on the table? As for Max Scherzer, is he the right guy to go in on as the team looks for a bridge to top tier pitching prospects in the minor leagues? Plus what is the likelihood that Kenley Jansen and Corey Seager have played their last games in Dodger blue? And is free agent third baseman Kris Bryant a good fit for Andrew Friedman and the Dodgers this offseason? There's plenty of fussin' and fightin' and bickering in this one! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 241 – Dodgers 2021 Season Post Mortem, Early Offseason Thoughts, Bold Takes And More | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5488

The Dodgers fell to the Braves in 6 games in the NLCS and went home early once again. With that, it's unfortunately now time to look ahead at what is set to be a busy offseason for the LA front office. But first, we look back at the 2021 season and where things really started going wrong for these Dodgers. Injures tell the greater story of the campaign with Dustin May being the biggest early loss. Despite that happening all the way back in May, it just might have proven to be most costly in October. The narrow view, short version of the story sees LA relying heavily on Walker Buehler and Julio Urias without a quality young innings eater like Dustin around which led to the pair of aces burning out when it mattered most. Of course, no early postseason exit would be complete without discussions on managerial decisions made by Dave Roberts. We talk about the "fire Dave Roberts" crowd and whether analytics should be ditched in October. Moving to offseason talk, the guys pick their top trade candidates for the winter ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 240 – Dodgers v Braves NLCS Game 6 Pregame: Our Pets Heads Are Falling Off! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2476

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 Episode 239 – Dodgers v Braves NLCS Game 5 Pregame: Don't Let This Be The End | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2378

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 Episode 238 – Dodgers v Braves NLCS Game 4 Pregame: LA Back from the Dead, Score Early and Often for Julio Urias | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2318

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