Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 179 – Season over, NLCS recap, Bellinger

On this episode of “Dugout Blues,” Jared Massey (Dodger Blue) and I record one of the lowest-key depressing podcast to date.

The season ended on Saturday night with Clayton Kershaw not having a particularly good game. The narrative will be reborn, but folks who believe that are dolts anyway. Also, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if Kershaw has back surgery in a couple weeks.

The Dodgers played their three sloppiest games of the season on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Giving the 103-win Cubs multiple extra opportunities usually doesn’t end well … and it didn’t for the Dodgers.

We look toward the offseason a bit. We don’t go into a ton of details, but there will be a lot to talk and speculate about in the coming months.

Cody Bellinger is having a solid Arizona Fall League. Alex Verdugo is gassed and Willie Calhoun isn’t playing much. There isn’t much happening on the pitching side.

To close, a Q&A session that focuses mostly on offseason doings. Trust me, we’ll get to all that stuff in the coming episodes.

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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.