On this episode of “Dugout Blues,” Jared Massey (Dodgers Nation) and I catch up on all the goings on since we last recorded. There weren’t any major moves, but there were a number of moves.
First, we’ve changed the day on which we’ll record the podcast. We used to do it Tuesday evenings, but my long commute home from work, coupled with a 90-plus-minute recording session basically rendered my Tuesday evenings nonexistent. So, we’ll be recording on Sundays for the foreseeable future. It works better for us, and, during the season, we’ll be able to recap the week that was (kinda like “Last Week Tonight,” but not nearly as funny or British).
I lament the Giancarlo Stanton contract extension. Great for him, bad for my mancrush/obsession. I don’t think he’ll be a Dodger anytime soon.
The Dodgers need a shortstop (especially after Hanley Ramirez agreed to terms with the Red Sox on Monday — after we recorded, of course). Alexei Ramirez, Jimmy Rollins and Erisbel Arruebarrena were among the names bandied about.
We discuss the few minor deals the Dodgers made that netted them Kyle Jensen, Mike Bolsinger, Joel Peralta and Adam Liberatore. All the deals were solid, and I liked the Peralta deal better than Jared did.
Despite calling for questions just 45 minutes ahead of recording time, y’all came through with a lot of them (most of which were good). Thanks for that and keep it up.
Look for new episodes of “Dugout Blues” every Monday (or every other Monday during the offseason). Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast and review us on iTunes. We want to make this the best podcast we can so we’re always looking for suggestions and ways to improve.