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The Dodgers Spring Training and 2019 Season Preview Podcast – with Rick Krajewski! | Episode 41 | Blue Heaven Podcast

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Pitchers and catchers have reported and Blue Heaven is joined by Dodgers stats man — “The Wiz” — Rick Krajewski! Rick, along with Clint and Brook (welcome back!) look into stats on stats on stats for the upcoming season.

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Leading off, the question is asked, how can Manny Machado and Bryce Harper still be free agents?

Of course, the big news since the last episode is that the Marlins finally traded all-star catcher JT Realmuto. While the Dodgers were mentioned as a landing spot all offseason, he was ultimately traded to the Phillies for a less than inspiring return. The question here is, did the Dodgers whiff, or was it the right call to hold on to 3 top prospects?

With the chatter leaning toward catcher, we wonder if Russell Martin and Austin Barnes can be enough behind the dish in 2019.

Our live stream audience wanted to know if AJ Pollock is enough, or if the team needed one more big bat.

Act II

Later in the show, Clint says that MLB clearly fixed its biggest problem when it changed the “disabled list” to the “injured list”. Long live the DL!

There’s more on Max Muncy, and we play an audience participation on over/under PECOTA projections (with a real life baseball statistician!)

This is a fun episode and undoubtedly something to look back on and compare at the end of the season.

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Join your Blue Heaven hosts, Clint (FRG) and Brook, as they talk about this week in Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball. We share the opinions of our 750,000+ fans from Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook to gain insight on what the fans are thinking and do our best to represent all perspectives in the Dodgers Community. Look out for special interviews with other bloggers, celebrities, players and more, along with giveaways for the best fans on earth!

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Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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