Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 187 – Baez, Puig, Toles, De Jong trade

On this episode of “Dugout Blues,” Jared Massey (Dodger Blue) and I are back and ready for baseball. We should return to a weekly publishing schedule now.

Spring Training is underway and the Dodgers are playing real (fake) baseball. Pedro Baez, however, isn’t. He has a sore thumb after being hit with a batted ball almost two weeks ago. We discuss potential replacements for him if he can’t go by opening day.

Yasiel Puig hit an impressive home run on Sunday with an even more impressive bat flip. Seriously, it’s vintage Puig. Here’s hoping he’s fully back.

We chat about the Chase De Jong for Drew Jackson and Aneurys Zabala trade. I like it much more than Jared, who is, as usual, wrong.

We have some spirited debates about players who may or may not break camp with the team. One player we’re divided on is Andrew Toles. We’ll see how it plays out.

To close the episode, we answer your questions and, predictably, get off track with sci-fi/comic book movie discussion. But please, keep the questions 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.