Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 131 – Cy Young debate, Puig DL, Sept. roster

On this episode of “Dugout Blues,” Jared Massey (Dodgers Nation) and I talk rejoice in a pretty good week for the Dodgers. Consider last week was so awful, this was a welcome sight.

We recorded before Sunday’s game ended, so we didn’t get a chance to talk about Jake Arrieta‘s no-hitter. Breaking news: He’s really good at pitching.

Arrieta improved his Cy Young chances, but unless Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke collapse, it could be a 2-horse race. Ultimately, it’s Kershaw’s award to lose.

Yasiel Puig went on the disabled list, but it’s fortunate the Dodgers are so deep in the outfield (even with Enrique Hernandez‘s hamstring injury). Expect to see a lot more of Carl Crawford in September.

Rosters are expanding tomorrow, and the Dodgers figure to get stronger and deeper at the major league level. Two players much talked about coming up are Julio Urias and Corey Seager. I say yes on Urias, no on Seager … but I wouldn’t be surprised if Seager gets the call at some point in September. Jharel Cotton is also a guy who could come up. He has done nothing but dominate for the last two seasons.


To close, we have a Q&A. Good and plentiful questions. Keep them coming.

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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.