Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 147 – Spring training, Anderson, Ryu

On this episode of “Dugout Blues,” Jared Massey (Dodger Blue) and I rejoice as baseball is back, even if it’s just exhibition games.

It was a pretty newsworthy week, as Brett Anderson got hurt, which isn’t terribly surprising. He was coming off a healthy season, so the news was a bit of a gut punch. He’ll be out 3-5 months.

Hyun-Jin Ryu had yet to resume throwing at the time of recording. Since then, he has done just that. Don’t panic too much about that … yet.

Some prospects have been impressive thus far, namely Jose De Leon, Chase De Jong, Ross Stripling, Trayce Thompson and yes, even Zach Lee. We spoke at length about Lee and just who will attempt to fill Anderson’s void in the rotation. Spoiler alert: it’s Mike Bolsinger … and then everyone else.

We also touched on Joc Pederson and his batting stance(s). It’s really confusing right now, and Chad looked at it more in-depth earlier today.

The big-name/money Cuban signees are in camp — Yadier Alvarez, Yusniel Diaz, Omar Estevez, Yaisel Sierra. It’s going to be fun to track their progress throughout spring and the season.

To close, we had a Q&A. Good ones this week, please 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.