Giants Splash

Susan Slusser and John Shea host The San Francisco Chronicle’s podcast on the San Francisco Giants, featuring interviews with players, coaches, executives and media pros, as well as in-depth analysis.

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Giants-Dodgers Series Preview
Susan and John break down the Division Series with the Dodgers and the strengths of both teams; plus, a look at all of the historical numbers that make this rivalry matchup all the more significant.
23 min
Coaching a Winner
Giants bench coach Kai Correa breaks down some of the reasons for the team's success, who might deserve Gold Gloves, plus the future outlook. And how much is he scoreboard watching, anyway?
28 min
Buster Posey on the '21 Giants: "A Collective E...
The star catcher, whose resurgent season has been key to the team's stunning success, has a wide-ranging conversation with host Susan Slusser about the pitching staff, his own schedule, and breakout stars like LaMonte Wade Jr. and Logan Webb.
15 min
How Logan Webb Changed Into an Ace
The Giants starter talks to Susan Slusser about his breakout season, how he developed his killer changeup, and his ongoing effort to hit a home run. Plus: The right-hander reflects on the team exceeding expectations, and his resemblance to actor Jesse Plemons.
19 min
Buzz on Giants’ Draftees
Scouting director Michael Holmes updates John Shea on this year’s top draftees, who’s looking good from recent drafts and how the Giants’ versatility at the big-league level translates on draft day.
15 min
Baysball Stretch Run
Wrapping up the Bay Bridge Series at the Coliseum, Susan Slusser and Matt Kawahara chat about the concerns for the Giants and A's over the final weeks of the season on this combined episode of Giants Splash and A's Plus.
25 min
Wotus' Wisdom
Giants coach Ron Wotus, who just passed 2,000 wins with the club, talks to John Shea about the title teams, why Kris Bryant is more comfortable in the outfield and what makes Brandon Crawford so cool.
18 min
View from the GM: A Trade Recap
General manager Scott Harris breaks down the Giants' moves at the trade deadline, and tells Susan how much his previous relationship working in the Cubs organization played into acquiring Kris Bryant.
23 min
Giants, A’s Buzz at Trade Deadline
Susan Slusser, Matt Kawahara and John Shea discuss the upcoming trade deadline and who’d be good fits for the Giants and A’s.
25 min
Bay Bridge Series Wrap-Up
Susan and Matt talk about the just completed Bay Bridge Series, All Star possibilities and speculate on the trade deadline. And what about Sergio Romo and his unexpected moment during a spot check?!
28 min
Baseball, Bitker and the Bay
In a special Giants Splash-A’s Plus combo podcast, Steve Bitker, the retired long-time sports anchor at KCBS, shares Giants and A’s memories on the field and in the broadcast booth with John Shea.
28 min
A Cool July Draft
Director of Amateur Scouting Michael Holmes talks to Susan about what the later draft this year means in practical terms, and what the team might be looking at with the 14th pick.
25 min
Farhan Zaidi: View from the Top
Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi talks about his first-place team, the potential for re-signing some big names, the trade deadline and the upcoming draft.
26 min
Mustache Mike
Outfielder Mike Yastrzemski stops by to talk to Susan Slusser about what he's working on offensively, the team's dynamite defense, their recent superb road trip — and, of course, Yaz ranks Mustache May staches.
19 min
Crawford Crushing It
Shortstop Brandon Crawford talks to Susan about his hot start to the season and why he's kind of miffed at social media polls about top free-agent shortstops: He's playing better than all of them.
21 min
Infield Chatter
Bench coach Kai Correa talks with Susan about Brandon Crawford’s sterling defense, the challenges of using multiple second basemen, Mauricio Dubón’s steps forward and much more.
22 min
An Amazing Journey
Giants minor-leaguer Drew Robinson, who survived a suicide attempt last year but lost an eye, talks to Susan about playing at Triple A after thinking he would never be back in baseball.
22 min
Fifth & Mission: Happy Birthday, Willie Mays
S.F. Giants great Willie Mays celebrates his 90th birthday today.
24 min
Up Close and Personal with the Closer
Giants lefty Jake McGee talks with Susan about his season, his unusual fastball and why he gets two different kinds of movement, working with the best catching tandem in the game, and much more.
24 min
The Shutout King
Giants backup catcher Curt Casali discusses being behind the plate for five consecutive shutouts, analyzes each starter, and provides his thoughts on Buster Posey and the team's fast start.
34 min
How the Giants Farm System Looks
Giants director of player development Kyle Haines talks about preparing for minor-league games in May after more than a year and a half without competition. He discusses the team's top prospects and where they might start the 2021 season.
29 min
The Wisdom of Wotus
Third base coach Ron Wotus, the one holdover from the Bruce Bochy era and the oldest member of the staff, talks about the return of the fans and what it means for him, and he talks new-age data vs. his old-school ways, plus what it's like working for Gabe Kapler.
26 min
Larry Baer Welcomes You Back to Oracle
The Giants CEO joins Susan to talk about the preparations for Friday's home opener as fans finally return. Plus: Thoughts on the CBA, politics and baseball -- and his favorite player.
28 min
Giants and A's 2021 Season Preview
Susan Slusser, Matt Kawahara and John Shea look ahead as MLB returns — hopefully — to a 162-game schedule in this 2021 season preview for the Giants and A's. A combined episode of Giants Splash and A's Plus.
31 min
A Kazmir Komeback
Giants nonroster pitcher Scott Kazmir, a three-time All-Star, is working on his second career comeback; he talks to Susan, who covered his first comeback with the A's, about why he stepped away for three years, how he got back into the game and how he's liking Giants camp and his own performance.
26 min