Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 102: Zaidi, Hanley, hot stove

On this episode of “Dugout Blues,” Jared Massey (Dodgers Nation) and I get ready for hot stove season. It promises to be a busy one for the Dodgers.

The Dodgers filled out the vast majority of their front office since we last recorded. The addition of Farhan Zaidi is the biggest name hired. His fresh philosophy in the front office will be welcome. Beyond that, we’re both excited for the future of this franchise.

Hanley Ramirez was offered, and turned down, the Dodgers’ qualifying offer. He’s likely done as a Dodger, and he was good. He’ll be missed, but he’s also about to land a big pay day somewhere. Good for him.

As usual, we close with the Q&A. We had a lot of them this week. Please keep them coming.

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About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler
Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He is a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.