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 108 – Eye Level at a Trough | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3852

After the Brewers and Christian Yelich agreed to an extension, we wonder what Cody Bellinger's next contract will look like. Plus things you need to know for Dodger Stadium this season, and Boston continues to be the worst. On today's show: Cody’s Next Contract Giveaway Time Dodger Stadium Renovation Walk Thru Boston is the Absolute Worst And More!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 107 - Micheladas for Mookie | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3739

Dodgers players are falling left and right thanks to "general soreness". We explore if we should be at all concerned about the various issues plaguing LA. Plus the Driveline Baseball experience has spread amongst Dodger pitchers... and it looks promising. On today's show: Sore Spring Training Justin Turner Discusses His Contract Top 100 Prospects The Driveline Impact So Far And More!!! Joc is out Jimmy Nelson and Dustin May are shutting it down, CT3 missed time... what's in the water at Camelback Ranch? Clint and Brook talk about worry surrounding the ailing Dodgers, and if it should be a cause for concern by opening day. Justin Turner is in the last year of his contract and we discuss what comes after this in season in blue for the red head. If JT moves on, who steps in at third base? Options are identified before Brook looks at Dodgers in the top-100 MLB prospects, according to Keith Law. Before answering some questions from the internet, LA pitches have adopted some Driveline Baseball methodology to their game plan... and it appears to be working. Could there be a true resurgence for Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 106 - Beer and Chicken Strips | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3623

The Blue Heaven boys are back from spring training in Arizona and they've got stories ...but first they want to talk about the Dodgers starting rotation and how it was already set only a couple games into Cactus League play. On today's show: Rosterbation Is the Rotation Really Already Set? Spring Training Stories Dodger Stadium Renovation Update And More! It seems that the only question left unanswered is who starts opening day, even though Dave Roberts has said it's down to two. Clayton Kershaw apparently went to Driveline Baseball and it has the guys excited to see what a re-invented Kersh looks like. Moreover, we discuss the pitchers on the outside looking in as far as the rotation is concerned and openly wonder if the organization has enough players to field two competitive teams in the major leagues. Plus Mookie Betts has spoken and he wants to be left in the leadoff spot. Clint and Brook share some of their favorite stories from Arizona but hold off on the juicy stuff while Gary is away. Still, importantly, how mrgarylee tried to kill them is discussed, as well as drinking all of a bar's beer with a host of The Big Swing podcast. Finally, there is one month until the official start of the season and Dodger Stadium is far from finished. While an update tour is planned shortly, Clint and the online audience are all very concerned about whether the ballpark will be ready in time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 105 - We Got Rob Manfred to Apologize to a Trophy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4709

Joined by our friend, and Dodgers Nation postgame host Doug McKain, there is so much to break down from a long weekend of arguments between players, teams, and the commissioner of Major League Baseball. After we jump into some comments and pay a few bills, Brook tears into the Astros storyline and we dig in way too much to the Jose Altuve tattoo narrative. It's seriously surprising how much people wanted to talk about the tattoo. And with the tattoo comes buzzer/no buzzer talk. The Astros punishment continues to be a laughing stock in baseball, and it led to a war of words between players all around the game. However, a huge focus has been on Cody Bellinger and Carlos Correa's back and forth and we look at how Correa set himself up for major failure. Next, Rob Manfred faced the media 3 times in 3 days and ultimately struck out each time. His most questionable comment turned out to be his de-valuation of the World Series trophy -- something that irked Justin Turner and other MLB stars. Additionally, the guys go all-in on the idea of precedence among other things. The question ultimately comes: is Manfred the worse commissioner in sports? And are the Astros now officially more hated than the Giants amongst Dodgers fans? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 104 – Defining Dodgers Antics | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3756

While the Dodgers were busy picking up Mookie Betts, the Astros were still dealing with the fallout of their cheating scandal. We're ready to talk about it yet again. Carlos Beltran is outed as the mastermind godfather of the Houston trash can banging. As he gets thrown under the bus, the wonder is if he should ever work in baseball again. Back to the Mookie trade, one scout got us all scratching our heads about his assessment that Alex Verdugo has antics, and the whole Dodgers club has antics. With our friend of the show Clint Evans, we dig into some potential scout talk around the league. Along the way, we sidetrack on whether we'd ever want to see Yasiel Puig back in LA, and openly wonder if "Brother Gatorade" Brusdar Graterol could be the next Dodgers closer. Finally, we have a little more roster outlook where Clint wonders if Gavin Lux is guaranteed a roster spot on opening day, and if Cody Bellinger could end up seeing a lot more time at first base than expected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 103 - Dodgers Fully Operational Death Star | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4424

After a week of drama, the Dodgers land their man. Mookie Betts and David Price are coming to Los Angeles, plus the surprising addition of hard-throwing prospect Brusdar Graterol. Tim Rogers joins us to talk about the players coming in and out of LA. And Dodgers broadcaster joins to offer his unique perspective on Mookie. Also on today's show: Proposed MLB Playoff Changes A Pederson Apology And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 102 - Mookie F'n Betts! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4045

We did it, Dodgers Nation! Well, we didn't, but Andrew Friedman had himself a busy Tuesday evening in Los Angeles. With news that the Dodgers had acquired Red Sox star Mookie Betts and former AL Cy Young Winner David Price breaking just before the start of the show, Clint and Brook react in real time with our live stream audience. With Betts and Price coming to LA, we had to say goodbye to two long-time Dodgers, and one young fan favorite. We dig into the fan reaction to the loss of Kenta Maeda and (reportedly) Joc Pederson, plus Alex Verdugo. We wonder if this is a true rental of Betts as Clint feels that Mookie making it to LA before the start of camp could be key in re-signing the 2018 AL MVP. The guys also salivate at the potential lineup construction for the Dodgers in 2020. We also selected our giveaway winner, and announced our new giveaway. [adace-ad id="119376"] Still, the Dodgers brought in more than Betts. David Price adds to an intriguing rotation with varying depth at the start of the season. This is a jam-packed show indeed! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 101 – Brant Brown and the Desert Rats | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2395

As baseball gets closer and closer to filling the void in our daily lives, we're excited to welcome Dodgers hitting coach Brant Brown onto the show to talk hitting, Cody Bellinger, and more! Topics include whether the Dodgers' early playoff exit could be looked at with a silver lining and opportunity for guys to get some much needed rest after so many deep postseason runs over the last few years. Plus we talk Cody Bellinger's MVP season, second half fade, and what steps he's taking this off-season to have a more consistent 2020 campaign. Before getting into some rapid fire questions, Brant talks about his winter in Arizona, and what sort of players he sees in the off-season at Camelback Ranch. Thank you to number 37 for spending some time with us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 100 – Mamba Mentality | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4913

As the sports world, the city of Los Angeles, and the entire globe mourn the sudden loss of the iconic Laker legend Kobe Bryant, three LA natives share thoughts, memories, and more on the life and impact of Kobe Bean Bryant. We thank you for this opportunity to talk about something and someone near and dear to us. Regularly scheduled Dodgers baseball content will resume after this. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 99 - Double Big Oof Supreme with the City Council and Jess Mendoza | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3176

Following up on more from the week, the guys answer questions and react to some questionable choices from the LA City Council, and ESPN's Jessica Mendoza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 98 – Won't Somebody Please Think of the Astros Fans? | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4565

What is this, a crossover episode? Joined by Big Swing Podcast co-host Cooper Surles, we're digging into the other side of the Astros sign-stealing scandal -- how do Houston fans feel? On today's show: More Astros Scandal with Big Swing Podcast co-host Cooper Surles Arenado-Gate 2020 Booing in Anaheim? Retro Jacket Giveaway!! New hoodie bundle giveaway! Clint and Brook try and understand what went down at the most ill-timed event of recent memory... Astros FanFest. The event presented the opportunity to show how unprepared the organization was to have key members implicated in the scandal in front of cameras and media. Also at FanFest, Astros supporters spoke out about the news. Keeping with this, we ask Houston native and Big Swing Podcast co-host Cooper Surles about the general feeling amongst Astros fans. In other news, new drama swept over baseball as Rockies' All-Star Nolan Arenado had some interesting things to say about his organization after being pulled off the trading block. Finally, we wonder aloud if it's worth it to travel to another team's ballpark to boo the Astros. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 97 – More Angry Dodger Fans, and Salary Arbitration Thoughts | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2031

In our first extra innings show of 2020, we go through more angry comments from fans about the Astros cheating punishment, and Alex Cora as a person. Plus salary arbitration talk and why Max Muncy and the Dodgers are apart on a contract. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 96 – Dodgers Big Mad at the Astros | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4314

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred handed out punishments in the offseason-long Astros cheating scandal and it got Dodgers Nation big time upset. Joined by baseball scribe Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr on Twitter), Clint and Brook dig into the fallout from this ruling, and what it means for the tarnished legacies of Clayton Kershaw and Dave Roberts, among others. On today's show: Astros Judgement Day Cora Out in Boston Alex Wood is Back 2020 Rotation Outlook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 95 – The Red Sox are Dirty Cheaters | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3699

New year, new Blue Heaven! With guest Dan Preciado -- Dodgers Nation writer -- Clint and Brook battle sickness and catch up on a whole lot of nothing for Los Angeles and another new MLB cheating scandal. On today's show: Them Dirty Sox 2020 Vision Jersey Giveaway Winner So What the Hell is Gonna Happen? The Red Sox are dirty cheaters and the guys talk about the maniacal Alex Cora in all of this. Next, we announce the winner of our Walker Buehler jersey giveaway and our new giveaway. Also since we've been gone, the Dodgers lost Rich Hill and Hyun-Jin Ryu, and Stan Kasten went grumpy again. Clint argues that his "my way or the highway" style is not good for business. Finally, with Mookie Betts and Frankie Lindor rumors gone cold, we wonder what comes next for Los Angeles -- and whether or not this is it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 94 – Passing on 6’s and 7’s at Club Hot Stove | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4098

On the last show of the year AND the decade of the 2010s, Dodgers stats man Rick Krajewski surprising the Blue Heaven boys by popping in and talking hot stove, Hollywood lifestyles, and nostalgia from the last 10 years of Dodger baseball. On today's show: Mookie at what Price? Hollywood lifestyles Bellinger giveaway winner Dodgers All-Decade Team And More!  The big news over the weekend came when Anthony Rendon fired oddball shots at his Anaheim press conference. This leads to wonder about what "Hollywood lifestyle" he thinks happens 30 miles away from Angel Stadium. In more hot stove news, Mad Bum is off the table as he took his talents to the desert. With the Dodgers' hypothetical back against the wall as free agents sign left and right, Brook wonders if we have to trade for David Price just to not go home alone. We announced the winner of our Cody Bellinger MVP collage giveaway, and let you know about a cool baseball book as a stocking stuffer. Next, we wrap up the decade by waxing nostalgic about our top 3 moments from the 2010s, and listing our Dodgers All-Decade team -- even Chicago native Rick Krajewski! Thank you all for the support and we will see you official in the new year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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