Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 108 – Prospects, BA list, Ethier

On this episode of “Dugout Blues,” Jared Massey (Dodgers Nation) and I kick off the new year with some fresh, hot takes (not really).

First, we’re poor. Second, we want to go to spring training. So, we’re asking for your help. Here’s a short blurb (written by Jared) from our Patreon page.

“Over the past few years, Dustin and I have covered all our own costs in order to bring you exclusive content about the Dodgers’ system, from long drives to minor league games, to trips to Arizona for spring training. We enjoy being able to see players in person and report back to you, especially when we know you may not have ever seen them. We want to do it again this year.”

We are most appreciative of any help you’re willing to offer. And if you can’t, no worries. Times are tough, and it’s totally understandable.

OK, enough with the whoring out. There wasn’t a lot to talk about this week, seeing as almost nothing happened in Dodgerland. Naturally, Jared and I filled an hour by talking about prospects — for the most part. We also talked about new MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s proposal to make defensive shifting illegal. This is beyond dumb.

As usual, we finish with a Q&A session. It’s a dead time of the offseason, so it’s nice we received some good questions.

Libsyn link
Direct link
iTunes link

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.

If you have questions you’d like us to answer or certain topics/players you want to hear more about, feel free to email us (dugoutbluepodcast@gmail.com) or send us messages on Twitter (@JaredJMassey or @DustinNosler). You can also “Like” the podcast on Facebook. We always welcome audience participation.

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.