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 177 – Bauer Outage in LA: Reacting to Dodgers' Free Agent Acquisition Trevor Bauer | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3466

The Dodgers made a huge splash in free agency on Friday, inking Trevor Bauer to a big money contract. The guys react to what it means going forward for Los Angeles and the best pitching staff in baseball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 176 – Dodgers Hot Stove and Technical Difficulties (with Guest Bob Nightengale)! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4304

WE ARE VERY SORRY FOR THE AUDIO ISSUES! The settings had a mind of their own today... the second half of the stream gets much better! Major League Baseball is still struggling to get along. Mere weeks before teams are supposed to report to spring training, the league once again has tried to pull a fast one on the players, offering a proposal to the union that could push the season start back. However, the union isn't biting on the deal. We welcome back friend of the show Bob Nightengale to talk about the relationship between the two sides as baseball heads toward a potential lockout next season. Next, we discuss all the latest on the hot stove for the Dodgers, including the futures of Justin Turner, Trevor Bauer, and even slugger Nelson Cruz, if the DH makes its way to the National League. Plus another new giveaway with our friends at Elite Sports Collectibles! This week, we have a signed Clayton Kershaw photo for one lucky Dodger fan! Details on our Instagram page! Check out our website for even more details on our Word of the Day prize giveaway! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 175 – Dodgers DH Held Hostage, Updates on Justin Turner, Trevor Bauer, Spring Training & More | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3987

Today we're quickly paying our respects to Enrique Hernandez who has left the Dodgers after 7 seasons and a championship. And, of course, we're digging into the offseason hot stove. Justin Turner still hasn't re-signed with LA. Trevor Bauer has been linked in free agency. And a bullpen candidate signed with another team. So what comes next this winter? Well, looking at the calendar, there is still a lot of time for Andrew Friedman to work his magic. Next, we examine the latest debacle facing MLB and the Players Association as the league holds the universal DH hostage over the union for money... in so many words. Plus we remember two more baseball legends lost in 2021. Enter to win the giveaway with our friends at Elite Sports Collectables! More details on our Instagram page. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 174 – Catching up with Dodgers Legend Eric Gagne: Lasorda Stories, the Streak, Favorite Teammate & More! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2087

Catching up with legendary Dodgers closer, Eric Gagne! The 2003 NL Cy Young award winner shares some thoughts on the recently passed Tommy Lasorda and growing up in Dodger blue. We also dig into the modern game and how even with the buzz words "analytics" and "spin rate", not much has really changed. Plus, discuss a sticky situation going on around the game. Finally, we wrap up with some classic stories from his Dodger days, including that still-record 84 consecutive saves streak and his relationship with "Welcome to the Jungle" today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 173 – Still No JT, Dodgers Linked to Marcus Semien, Padres Continue Winning the Offseason & More | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3920

Another week in and another week without the return of Justin Turner to the Dodgers. The guys dig into the latest hot stove chatter and wonder aloud if the sudden resurgence of Marcus Semien to LA rumors is a way to lit a fire under the JT negotiations. Next, we look at what the DH could mean for the Dodgers in 2021 and still this offseason after reports of Marcell Ozuna talks in free agency. Plus a HUGE giveaway with our friends at Elite Sports Collectables! More on our Instagram page, @officialdodgersnation In other news, the Padres made another trade, adding to their starting rotation once again. And once again, the guys ask, is Dinelson Lamet healthy? Additionally, Cody Bellinger still isn't swinging a bat, David Price might be signaling he's 100% in for the 2021 season, and two Dodgers sign with enemy teams. For roster news, we do a quick overview of the Dodgers' international signings, and recap the arbitration period. Looking to advertise on this show? Email us at podcast@dodgersnation.com and let's talk! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 172 – Dodgers Team Historian Mark Langill Shares Best Lasorda Stories from 71 Seasons in Blue | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3076

The baseball community took a blow with the news of legendary Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda's passing on the evening of Thursday, January 7, 2021. To continue our celebration of Tommy's life, we welcome Los Angeles Dodgers' team historian Mark Langill as he shares some of his favorite Lasorda stories and memories from over 25 years of friendship. If you're a true Dodger nerd, we like to think of this as a must-listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 171 – Lasorda Stories, Reacting to Hendriks Contract, Shutting Down Dodgers LeMahieu Rumors & a Justin Turner Prediction & More | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3844

Today is all about Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda. Dodger fans share memories and stories of the iconic LA manager following his passing late last week. We also offer a preview of our conversation with Dodgers team historian Mark Langill who spent nearly 30 years working with the Hall of Famer. Next, we dig into the breaking news that LA offseason target Liam Hendriks inked a deal with the White Sox and how that likely doesn't even matter anymore. Particularly after the re-signing of workhorse reliever Blake Treinen. Plus, Clint makes a not so bold but still bold-ish prediction on the future of free agent third baseman Justin Turner while digging into the rumors involving former Yankee DJ LeMahieu. Finally, to cleanse the pallet, everyone picks their batter's walk up song for the 2021 season with a catch... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 170 – Reacting to Justin Turner's Contract Demands, Looking at DJ LeMahieu for the Dodgers, and More | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3952

We're back and boy did we miss you! Thankfully, there's a whole bunch of Dodgers news for us all to catch up on! Unfortunately, not too much of it involves actually personnel moves. First up, Justin Turner has newly reported contract demands and these undoubtedly are too high for the Dodgers. With JT asking for a 4-year deal -- at the age of 36 -- Clint and Brook break down what could come next for the long-time LA third baseman. Plus, there are new hot stove rumors to discuss which link the Dodgers to two of the top free agents on the market. Finally, we assess how the Padres offseason is a good thing for LA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 169 – Recapping 2020 and the Dodgers, Calling out Bauer, MLB's Doom & More | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4589

Wrapping up the 2020 calendar with our final Blue Heaven on the year! Today we mostly have fun and look back at a rough year that featured some incredible bright spots. One bright spot is absolutely our HUGE mega giveaway with our friends at Elite Sports Collectables. Moreover, today we gave away three big ticket items to three winners, including one that was in the live audience! While this episode might not be for everyone, there is some substantial baseball talk and conversation involving the Dodgers for sure. We analyze life without Justin Turner and once again look at Liam Hendriks as the best possible fit for LA this winter. Plus the guys go in on an increasingly annoying Trevor Bauer free agency while he targets "simp" fans online. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 168 – Hendriks and Morrow and Bauer, Oh My! The Dodgers Hot Stove Heats Up! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3902

We're halfway through December and things still are whisper quiet around the Dodgers and the hot stove. At least until Ken Rosenthal got bored. The baseball insider made not one but two big waves last week when he predicted Trevor Bauer to LA and went off the deep end with hypothetical transactions. Back in the real world, the Dodgers made actual moves when they used flashback Friday to bring back some familiar names including reliever Brandon Morrow. Once again the guys wonder if that will be the end of spending for the bullpen or if they should put faith in the other big rumor linking LA to Liam Hendricks. To celebrate the end of the year, we put together our biggest giveaway yet with our friends at Elite Sports Collectables on Instagram! Next week we'll be choosing three winners for a prize pack made up of two signed baseballs and a limited edition World Series bat! Finally, we revisit whether the Dodgers could or should bring back Enrique Hernandez and/or Justin Turner as DJ LeMahieu rumors percolate. It's a full show... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 167 – Debunking Dodgers Offseason Rumors | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2902

Another week with some live stream issues, but the guys persevered and put together another quality offseason show, if we do say so! First, we welcome the newest Dodgers reliever Corey Knebel to the bullpen as we wonder what comes next for a 2021 reliever core that still needs more help. With that, we look at the sloooooow offseason hot stove as the MLB winter meetings kick off online. Properly, we debunk some of the latest rumors involving the Dodgers. Finally, MLB is telling teams to plan for no universal DH next season. The guys review season 1 with the DH in the NL and look at how people feel about it via Twitter poll. Plus, to celebrate him getting hitched over the weekend, we are giving away a signed Corey Seager photo thanks to our friends at Elite Sports Collectables on Instagram! Check it out here on our Instagram! 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 166 – A Hot Stove Update Plus the Best Dodgers EVER (in Our Lifetimes) | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4136

Socially distanced, the guys battle through some technical difficulties (for the second night in a row) to talk about your Los Angeles Dodgers. The latest includes an update on those Nolan Arenado trade rumors. Surprise, they may have been premature. Plus, the guys make their hot stove predictions for the top-5 free agents for the month of December and Twitter votes on whether they prefer Justin Turner or Arenado as the 3B for 2021. And is a long-time friend of the show doing his pitch to get JT to Toronto? Next, the next giveaway is announced before the guys talk about the best Dodgers around the diamond EVER... in their lifetimes. With a fairly big age gap, how many names will match between the Blue Heaven Boys? The best Dodger players list starts in the third act of the podcast (around the 40 minute mark). How far off was our list from yours?  Remember to go enter to win a Tommy Lasorda signed baseball from our friends at Elite Sports Collectables on Instagram! Check it out here on our Instagram! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 165 – Dodgers: Too Much Nolan Arenado Trade Talk | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4267

Now the hot stove is finally trying to heat up! Former MLB GM Jim Bowden broke the internet when he predicted Rockies' superstar third baseman Nolan Arenado would be a Dodger by Christmas. We break down the rumors and wonder aloud how real they are in a supersized Arenado special. There are a lot of moving parts to the trade rumor for both sides. The guys take everything from Nolan's contract to the futures of homegrown stars like Corey Seager into consideration. Plus, Brook builds his own trade proposal for Colorado. And, in the spirit of the Thanksgiving, the guys talk about what they're thankful for this holiday season. 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 164 – Dodgers Offseason Rumors, Sending our Love to Tommy, and the Return of FRGM | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4542

Right off the bat, we send our love and prayers to Tommy Lasorda and the entire family of the Dodgers legend. In other news, the guys praise the Marlins for their hiring of long time Dodger executive Kim Ng. Moreover, Kim made history as she shattered the glass ceiling while making Clint feel old at the same time. Next, the Padres lost ace Mike Clevinger to Tommy John surgery, setting up a conversation we had last week with former Dodger and Padre Adrian Gonzalez about San Diego's needs if they're ever going to beat the boys in blue. Additionally, the new MLB Hall of Fame ballot was revealed, allowing Brook and Clint to reveal their old unofficial ballots. In an offseason hot stove update, the guys discuss some more murmurs around Nolan Arenado and Kris Bryant, as well as gauge a potential contract for Justin Turner. And finally, Clint plays GM for a day and things get weird almost immediately. Plus, a reminder to go enter to win a Julio Urias autographed baseball from our friends at Elite Sports Collectables on Instagram! Check it out here on our Instagram! 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 163 - Shutting Down the Lindor Dodger Talk, LOL Astros, and More! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4439

In a headcase of an episode, the guys wrap up the Justin Turner 'rona saga and once again point to the failure known as Rob Manfred. The MLB commish keeps proving he's over his head as he jumps from one scandal back to an old one with the Astros. Plus, baseball's "warm stove" is underway as some media types are trying to link the Dodgers to some big time names. Including Frankie Lindor for another offseason. Brook and Clint shut down all the trade rumors. And finally, who would we offer an extension first? Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, Walker Buehler, or Julio Urias? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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