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True Blue LA, Episode 2101: Remembering Tommy L...
The Dodgers legend died at age 93
50 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2037: Padres try to close...
The NL West race just got more interesting
68 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2036: Minor detail
Old friends are back as Dodgers non-roster invitees
59 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2035: Dodgers take a chan...
Trade with Brewers gives LA bullpen another reclamation project
57 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2034: Cody Bellinger has ...
Dodgers CF will be sidelined 10 weeks, but is expected to be ready for spring training
65 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2033: The Dodgers are Wor...
For the first time in 32 years, LA wins it all
64 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2032: Dodgers are back in...
After outlasting the Braves in 7 games, bring on the Rays.
66 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2031: Down go the Padres,...
The NLDS is done, the NLCS is here
92 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2030: Dodgers wild card ...
Brewers are dispatched, bring on the Padres
56 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2029: Dodgers vs. Brewers...
A look at the 3-game wild card series
47 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2028: Reviewing our Dodge...
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while
43 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2027: Dodgers preparing f...
LA is in the playoffs for an 8th straight season
63 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2026: Dodgers pitching sp...
A thinning rotation, and a struggling closer
53 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2025: Dodgers keep rollin...
Piling up the wins
60 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2024: The Dodgers’ protes...
“We just wanted to do the right thing as a team.”
47 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2023: This one goes to 11
Kershaw and Buehler each have high-strikeout games
63 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2022: Busy week for Dodge...
Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger, and Clayton Kershaw stand out
57 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2021: Fingers on the pulse
A tale of two digits
52 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2020: The Final Countdown?
A look back at the first week of the season, and appreciating each completed week we get
66 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2019: Baseball has starte...
One weekend into the season, MLB has major question marks
55 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2018: Opening Day & the M...
Mookie Betts signed through the 2032 season
31 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2017: Opening day is fina...
17 weeks later, we have an MLB season
58 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2016: Feeling a draft
Recapping the Dodgers’ 2020 draft
48 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2015: Is there going to b...
When 100 percent isn’t 100 percent
51 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2014: No spitting in base...
Sorting out the various proposals to bring MLB back
47 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2013: Feeling a draft
A shortened draft, and a looming MLB/MLBPA battle
48 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2012: The Dodgers’ ‘Major...
Picking the most ragtag group in franchise history
84 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2011: The first baseball ...
Exploring early memories
45 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2010: The grab bag episode
Picking one shiny object at a time to talk about
50 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2009: The Dodgers Monopol...
A 20-year-old board game to distract us
50 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2008: Killing time withou...
Finding ways to occupy our time with sports on hold
62 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2007: What will come of t...
The length of Mookie Betts’ first season in Los Angeles is TBD
49 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2006: No baseball, now what?
Trying to cope during a pandemic, and with no sports
78 min
True Blue LA, 2005: Guessing the Dodgers openin...
Remember, it’s 26 players now, not 25
78 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2004: It’s more real now
Spring training starts and Mookie Betts is a Dodger
55 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2003: Dodgers place their...
The Price was right
60 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2002: Sign stealing, sala...
Who will manage the AL All-Stars at Dodger Stadium in July?
65 min
True Blue LA, Episode 2001: Ryu & Hill head to ...
Starting rotation stalwarts leave LA
90 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1935: Treinen to get better
“I’m not a broken pitcher,” Dodgers winter meetings acquisition says
67 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1934: The best Dodgers fr...
Picking teams from the last 10 years
84 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1933: MVP Cody Bellinger ...
A look at one of the greatest seasons in Dodgers history
71 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1932: Dodgers offseason ...
Dissecting the roster heading into the winter
82 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1931: The season is over
Just like that, the Dodgers were eliminated far earlier than they thought
72 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1930: NLDS Games 3-4 recap
Setting the stage for a winner-take-all Game 5 against the Nationals
41 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1929: NLDS Games 1-2 recap
Reaction to the split of the first two games in Los Angeles.
36 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1928: NLDS preview - Dodg...
Quick breakdown of the division series matchup
62 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1927: Projecting the Dodg...
This week, we project the 25-man roster for the first round of the playoffs.
67 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1926: Preparing for the h...
The regular season finish line is in sight
46 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1925: The real concerns f...
Lackadaisical finish isn’t the worry; fatigue and injures are
47 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1924: Dodgers vs. Yankees
Déjà vu for LA?
45 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1923: Too many home runs?
How much is too much of a good thing?
73 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1922: Closing in
Kenley’s tinkering, Ryu’s magical run, and a look to September rosters
71 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1921: Dodgers mailbag time
Sorting out the roster into September & October
53 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1920: Recapping the Dodge...
Is Adam Kolarek enough to strengthen the Dodgers’ bullpen?
44 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1918: Building the Dodger...
Which current starters and trade deadline acquisitions provide October relief?
68 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1918: Cody Bellinger’s br...
Improvements in 3rd season have LA star in MVP hunt
64 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1917: Questions at the Al...
What’s in store in the second half for LA?
73 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1916: All-Star season
Which Dodgers are likely to head to Cleveland?
62 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1915: Reviewing the Dodge...
Draft discussion, injury news, and more.
58 min
True Blue LA, Episode 1914: Go get it out of th...
Plus, discussion of Cody Bellinger, Tony Cingrani, and Yordan Alvarez.
81 min
Bullpen Struggles
A closer look at the struggling Dodgers bullpen, plus a recap of the recent road trip, Justin Turner’s surge, and more.
63 min
The Strength of the Dodgers Rotation
A closer look at the excellence of the Dodgers starting rotation, including the incredible emergence of Hyun-jin Ryu.
58 min
The Travis d’Arnaud Era
A fond look back at the Travis d=E2=80=99Arnaud tenure with the Dodgers, which lasted all of five days. Plus the excellence of Hyun-jin Ryu and more Dodgers news.
49 min
Weathering The Storm
A disappointing period for the Dodgers included inexplicable losses, a pair of key injuries, a brand new catcher and a stunning walk-off grand slam loss that prevented a winning week.
52 min
Cody Bellinger’s Record April
A closer look at the record-setting April by Cody Bellinger, who leads the major leagues in nearly every major offensive category. Also the Dodgers are finally at full strength, though it took 30 games into the season.
58 min
Dodger Rotation Concerns
A look at the struggling start for the Dodgers starting pitchers, and how they struggled mightily against the Cardinals and Brewers.
47 min
Dodgers Offense Rolls + Interview with Elizabe...
New True Blue LA Site Manager Elizabeth Islas joins Eric and Jacob to talk about the blazing hot Dodgers offense, rough bullpen options and the first full week of Dodgers Baseball.
50 min
Opening Day Weekend Revue
Eric and Jacob discuss the opening series against the Diamondbacks and make quick evaluations on the highs and lows of the season so far. And after the offseason, Questions from Craig returns!   NOTE: We had some pretty major issues with the raw...
51 min
The Season Begins!
Eric and Jacob catch up over an uneventful spring and preview the season ahead, including thoughts on what needs to happen for the Dodgers to win the world series.
40 min
Harper; Kershaw shouldering the load
How serious are the Dodgers about re-entering the Harper sweepstakes? Clayton Kershaw was named the Dodgers opening day starter for the ninth year in a row, but shoulder discomfort during spring training casts doubt on the beginning of his season.
49 min
Spring training is here
Catching up on Dodgers news now that spring training is fully underway at Camelback Ranch in Arizona.
31 min
Dodgers add Pollock & Martin
The Dodgers signed outfielder A.J. Pollock and traded for old friend Russell Martin to help at catcher, as the offseason starts to take shape.
56 min
Welcome to the post-dump new year
Catching up on the Dodgers offseason with our first podcast episode of 2019. We recap the salary dump trade with the Reds, which included jettisoning Yasiel Puig and more to Cincinnati.
41 min
A couple of Boston imports
A recap of the baseball winter meetings in Las Vegas, where the Dodgers weren't too eventful but the stage is set for a busy winter. The club did sign Joe Kelly and add a member to their television and radio broadcast team.
33 min
Coaching staff finalized, 40-man roster update ...
Note: the previous version of the episode got cut off for some reason -- this is the full episode! Setting the stage for the Dodgers heading into the winter meetings with a coaching staff finalized and some additions to the fringes of the 40-man...
36 min
Dodgers free agent predictions
This week on the podcast, we look at some predictions for the Dodgers free agents and guess over or under on their contracts. Plus we take questions, including about the Dodgers pitching staff and the outfield heading into 2019.
33 min
Podcast episode 1832: Farhan Zaidi gone, Hyun-j...
The Dodgers lost general manager Farhan Zaidi, who left to lead the Giants baseball operations department on a 5-year deal. Manager Dave Roberts had his 2019 option exercised and has a few coaching spots to fill. Also, Hyun-jin Ryu accepted the...
25 min
Building a Dodgers 25-man roster
The 2018 season is over, and free agency has begun. At the start of the offseason, let’s look at what sort of active roster the Dodgers have now, and what they might need to focus on adding this winter.
56 min
World Series recap & offseason intro
The Dodgers fell short in a second straight World Series, and we’re here to recap the final three games in Los Angeles. Plus we take a first look at the offseason with roster notes and a big Clayton Kershaw decision looming this week.
50 min
World Series Games 1 and 2 Recap
Eric and Jacob console each other through two frustrating losses and briefly look ahead to a home stand to hopefully turn around the World Series
27 min
Eric and Jacob go over the last five games of the emblematic NLCS, then preview the World Series (!!!) against the Boston Red Sox.
39 min
Recapping NLCS Games 1 and 2
* Note: Due to travel, today's podcast was recorded via phone -- apologies for the voicemail quality!*   Eric and Jacob discussed the NLCS as it heads into Dodger Stadium with a 1-1 tie, going over the good and the bad of the first two games (not...
20 min
Talking NLCS Games 1 and 2, Recapping the NLDS
Eric and Jacob discuss the last two games against the Braves and look ahead to The Dodgers trip to Milwaukee with a World Series trip on the line.
25 min
Talking NLDS Games 1 and 2, looking ahead at 3 ...
Eric and Jacob talk about the dominating performance by the Dodgers in the first two games against the Braves, and look ahead at Sunday's Game 3 in Atlanta.
24 min
NLDS Games 1 and 2
Jacob and Eric have their first playoff episode and go over expected rosters and pitching matchups of the first two games against the Braves at Dodger Stadium.
21 min
The Dodgers’ final week rollercoaster
The Dodgers saw extreme highs and lows during the final week of the regular season, but finished with a flourish, including a tiebreaker win to clinch their sixth consecutive National League West title
32 min
Dodgers Playoff Roster Predictions
In the final week of the regular season and with the National League playoff picture not yet complete, we try to predict the Dodgers postseason roster on the podcast -- after firmly knocking on wood.
68 min
The Stretch Run
Yasiel Puig turned on the power spigot, Walker Buehler |keeps getting better, and the Dodgers won a series against a team they were |trailing for a third straight weekend. Now they are down to two more weeks |to determine if they win the division,...
42 min
Big Difference
A glimpse at the Dodgers frustrating 2018 season, currently on the outside looking in for the playoffs despite having the best run differential in the National League.   NOTE: Jacob was dealing with microphone issues near the end, so apologize if...
31 min
September additions & the wild, wild NL West race
The Dodgers erased a 4.5-game deficit in just over a week, culminating with three late comeback wins against the Diamondbacks. September callups and two new trade additions have arrived, just in time for a tight, three-team race in the National League...
41 min
Clutching Season
A look at the ups and downs of the Dodgers, specifically their struggles with runners in scoring position and the failures of the bullpen both without and with Kenley Jansen.
51 min
The Evolving Dodgers Lineup
Catching up on the Dodgers after their toughest extended stretch of the schedule, and sorting out their lineup after the addition of Brian Dozier.
43 min
Dodgers Trade Deadline Recap
The implications of the Dodgers acquiring Brian Dozier and John Axford at the non-waiver trade deadline, and what it means for October and what the luxury tax implications are.
38 min
Mach Ado About Manny
The Dodgers got a head start on the trade deadline by reeling in the biggest fish, acquiring All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from the Orioles. Along the way the team climbed into first place and is in the middle of a stretch of games against...
39 min
All-Star selections & trade season
A look at the Dodgers headed to the All-Star Game plus those who might join them, and where the Dodgers might upgrade as the trade deadline approaches.
55 min
1813: Dodgers pitching updates, and the trade d...
Clayton Kershaw is getting closer to returning, trying to join a pair of Dodgers pitchers in rejoining the starting rotation. Plus a discussion of what pitchers the Dodgers might target in trade, a look at LA’s series unbeaten streak, and a pair of...
52 min
1812: Dodgers 2018 draft review with David Hood
Reviewing the Dodgers' selections in the 2018 MLB Draft with David Hood, including detailed thoughts on first-round pick J.T. Ginn plus all the picks in the first 10 rounds and more.
45 min
The revolving door of the Dodgers rotation
A look at the topsy-turvy Dodgers starting rotation, including Ross Stripling pitching like an All-Star and Walker Buehler indispensable. Clayton Kershaw is hurt again and four-fifths of the rotation is on the disabled list. We have not one, but two...
40 min
1810: The Dodgers rotation, plus Maximum Muncy
Sorting through the ever-changing Dodgers starting rotation, the pending return of Clayton Kershaw, Dennis Santana making his major league debut, and the dazzling May of Max Muncy.
56 min
Episode 1809: The wild, wild NL West
This week on the podcast we find the Dodgers in much better relative position in the National League West, thanks to an unexpected winning streak and cooperation from the rest of the division. Also on this episode, a hole in the rotation and in Rich...
57 min