Episode 180 – Dodgers Pitching Deep Dive, Will Smith vs Austin Barnes 2021 | Blue Heaven Podcast

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Summary: 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