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Podcast: Wackiness, intensity, and more Dodgers injuries

The first incarnation of Dodgers-Padres was even better than advertised, providing some heightened April intensity. We also had Jackie Robinson Day and a huge week for David Price, plus several injury updates.

Podcast: Fans are back

The Dodgers played in front of fans at Dodger Stadium for the first time in 18 months, and got their rings to boot. Also the starting pitching keeps humming along, and the offense is still churning despite losing two MVPs.

Podcast: A weird weekend at Coors Field

The Dodgers won three of four games against the Rockies at Coors Field in their first series of 2021, and the weekend was full of weirdness, including a home run over the fence that wasn’t, a ball brought back from over the fence that was a home run, a cat on the field, malfunctioning fountains, and more.

Podcast: Opening day is here

We review our guesses of the Dodgers opening day roster — we did pretty good — and are happy the regular season is finally here.

Podcast: Questions with Craig

We expand our "Questions from Craig" segment to an entire episode this week, previewing the Dodgers season and of course talking food with Craig Minami.

Podcast: The leaders of spring

With opening day rapidly approaching for the Dodgers, we look back at recent spring trainings, plus some news: Cody Bellinger is back, with a new batting stance; Clayton Kershaw will start opening day, again; and Corey Seager keeps hitting home runs.

Podcast: The mailbag episode

We answer questions from listeners, Dodgers-related and otherwise, on this week’s episode of the podcast.

Podcast: Guessing the opening day roster

With spring training underway and opening day just four weeks away, we take a stab at predicting the Dodgers’ roster for their first game on April 1.

Podcast: Justin Turner is back

The Dodgers did what we thought they’d do all along, re-signing Justin Turner, this time to a two-year, $34 million deal with an option for 2023. The Dodgers are well into the competitive balance tax for 2021, and have set themselves up in a strong position for both this year and, with only a few key decisions looming, for next year as well.

Podcast: Trevor time & everything that comes with it

Reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer signed with the Dodgers for a reported three-year, $102 million, including record salaries of $40 million and $45 million in the first two years.

Podcast: The start of spring

A look at a letter from the Cactus League to MLB, reportedly spurred on by MLB, asking for spring training to be delayed, which was disingenuous at best, and just a glimpse into MLB owners not wanting to pay players for a full season in 2021 when there won’t be full stadiums all year long.

Podcast: Remembering Don Sutton

A look back at the life of Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton, who pitched 16 of his 23 seasons for the Dodgers, and whose number 20 is one of ten uniform numbers retired by the team.

Podcast: Remembering Tommy Lasorda

A look back at the life of Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, who spent a remarkable 71 years in the Dodgers organization as a player, coach, scout, manager, general manager, and front office executive. Plus more hot stove bullpen news relating to this year’s Dodgers.

Podcast: Padres try to close the NL West gap

The Padres traded for two frontline starters (Blake Snell and Yu Darvish) and signed an infielder (Ha-seong Kim), and look every bit as loaded as the Dodgers. We look at how the Dodgers will respond, or if they even need to, and the timing of the slow MLB offseason distorts such things.

Podcast: Minor detail

The Dodgers lost eight minor league players in MLB’s Rule 5 Draft, but also gained two players. They also signed six players to minor league contracts with non-roster invitations to big league camp, including Brandon Morrow, Jimmy Nelson, Brock Stewart, and Tim Federowicz, all of whom have been with the Dodgers previously.

Podcast: Taking a chance on Corey Knebel

Corey Knebel, one of the top relief pitchers in baseball for the Brewers before Tommy John surgery in 2019, was acquired by the Dodgers before MLB’s non-tender deadline, looking for a bounceback in the Los Angeles bullpen.

Podcast: Cody Bellinger has shoulder surgery

The Dodgers offseason is here, with the biggest news so far shoulder surgery for Cody Bellinger, who dislocated his right shoulder celebrating his pennant-winning home run in Game 7 of the NLCS. We also set the stage for free agency, the 40-man roster, and old friend Kim Ng getting hired as GM in Miami.

Podcast: The Dodgers are World Series champions

The Dodgers won the World Series for the first time in 32 years, beating the Rays in six games, thanks to Herculean performances by Corey Seager, Clayton Kershaw, Julio Urías, and many more. We rehash the series, and the culmination of a long time coming for the franchise.

Podcast: Dodgers are back in the World Series

The Dodgers were running the same script of every recent playoff loss through four games of the NLCS. Then, they woke up and claimed their third trip to the World Series in four seasons. We look back at a grueling series against the Braves, and look ahead to a World Series featuring the teams with the two best records in baseball.

Podcast: Down go the Padres, bring on the Braves

We look back at the Dodgers’ three-game sweep of a depleted Padres team, and how they match up with the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS.

Podcast: Dodgers wild card series review & NLDS preview

The Dodgers made quick work of the Milwaukee Brewers and Clayton Kershaw had his best postseason start. Now it’s time for the showdown with the Padres in an exciting NLDS.

Podcast: Dodgers-Brewers preview

The Dodgers will face the Brewers in the wild card series, with every game of the best-of-3 series at Dodger Stadium. Here’s our series preview, in audio form.

Podcast: Reviewing our Dodgers season predictions

A look at all the Dodgers predictions we made this season, what came true and what we got horribly wrong

Podcast: Dodgers preparing for October

LA is in the playoffs for an 8th straight season

Podcast: Dodgers pitching springing a leak

The Dodgers are down to three healthy starting pitchers at the moment, with just two weeks left in the regular season, and Kenley Jansen just had his worst two outings of the year, including a five-run meltdown against the Astros.

Podcast: Dodgers keep rolling along

The Dodgers consolidated things a bit with the trade of Ross Stripling, providing a clear runway for their young pitchers down the stretch. They also had the best 40-game start in the history of the franchise, and are a lock to win their 8th straight division title.

Podcast: The Dodgers’ protest, and support

The Dodgers and Giants did not play Wednesday, one of three MLB games postponed to protest racial injustice. The process showed the leadership of Mookie Betts, and the rest of the Dodgers supporting their teammate.

Podcast: This one goes to 11

Back-to-back 11-strikeout games by Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler highlighted the week for the Dodgers, which also included Keibert Ruiz hitting a home run in his first at-bat, and Austin Barnes posting a career-best hitting streak with a nod to Mookie Betts.

Podcast: Busy week for Dodgers MVPs

A look back at last week for the Dodgers, including LA still having not lost a series, Mookie Betts hitting three home runs in a game and helping the less fortunate, Clayton Kershaw delivering a vintage performance and helping kids, and Cody Bellinger snap out of a helacious slump.

Podcast: Fingers on the pulse

A look at the difference in finger injuries for Mookie Betts and Max Muncy and how the Dodgers handled them, plus a tale of two starts for Clayton Kershaw, and Corey Seager hurting his back.

Podcast: The Final Countdown?

We are one week into the 2020 MLB season, but with 20 percent of the league sidelined by coronavirus outbreaks, reports say the season cut be shut down soon. But there is probably too much money at stake to pull the plug now.

Podcast: Baseball has started. Will it finish?

MLB completed its opening weekend, but with a COVID-19 breakout on the Marlins, the viability of the entire season is in question.