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Dodgers Pitching Staff Hanging on by a Thread, Trade Talk, & More! | Blue Heaven Podcast

With Clayton Kershaw now hitting the injured list, the Dodgers are down to three healthy starters. With 70+ games left in the season, that’s a problem. We dive into the deepened rotation woes while realizing our divine cosmic powers as a podcast.

Last Thursday, we praised Kershaw’s health in 2021, calling it one of the surprises of the season so far. One week later, he hit the IL with a forearm issue. With the help of Dave Roberts, we determine the severity of Clayton’s injury.


Next, with another starter out of the rotation, the Dodgers are left with no choice other than to listen to us again… Dave Roberts begrudgingly revealed that David Price will be eased into the starting rotation. With that, the bullpen loses a versatile arm. And with guys like Edwin Uceta, Mitch White, and Alex Vesia proving they can’t be relied on at the big league level, it may be time to really start digging into the trade market.

Prognosticating on some trades, Clint and Brook each present one hypothetical trade package that the team could make within the next few weeks.

Finally, we play with the new Chancer app and make some predictions for the upcoming final series of the first half against the D-backs at Dodger Stadium.

Play on the Chancer App and Try to Beat Our Predictions!



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Clint Pasillas

Clint Pasillas has been writing, blogging, and podcasting about the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2008. Under Clint's leadership as the Lead Editor, Dodgers Nation has grown into one of the most read baseball sites in the world with millions of unique visitors per month. Find him online on Twitter/X or his YouTube channel!


  1. Roberts may be downplaying the Kershaw injury to prevent potential trading partners assuming they are desperate and will pay anything for good arms.

  2. I will say it again. They NEED to trade for SCHERZER or WHEELER if they want another shot at making it to the World Series.

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