Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 103 – Stanton, Ramirez, Rollins, Peralta trade

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.

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About Dustin Nosler

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Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosted a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He was a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times and True Blue LA. 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.