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The best daily San Francisco Giants podcast. Whether the Giants are winning championships or retooling for another title run, Locked On Giants host Ben Kaspick, a lifelong Giants fan and former RotoGraphs and Beyond the Box Score contributor, breaks down every game, rumor, and transaction in a way that's data-driven and rational but also simple, passionate, and accessible to all. It's a new era of Giants baseball under Farhan Zaidi and Gabe Kapler, and the Locked On Giants podcast is a vital resource for every SF Giants fan who wants to be part of the journey. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network.

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SF Giants' position players falter in second st...
Would it surprise you to learn that the Giants had the NL's second-best team ERA in June?
26 min
2
SF Giants' Carlos Rodón looks like a Cy Young c...
Rodón has been everything the Giants couldv'e asked for and more, but he might be one and done in the City by the Bay.
27 min
3
How costly has the SF Giants' defense been in 2...
The Giants' wRC+ is down 5% from last year, their baserunning has improved, yet their overall WAR is down 33% due to a whopping minus-47-run swing in defensive runs above average.
30 min
4
SF Giants embarrassed by Reds as defensive defi...
Defensively, the Giants looked like a Little Leauge team on Sunday.
32 min
5
SF Giants mailbag: Insight into Alex Wood's str...
Alex Wood's 5.05 ERA is 10th-worst among pitchers with at least 60 innings in 2022.
27 min
6
SF Giants acquire Willie Calhoun from Rangers f...
Calhoun, once a top prospect, hasn't been able to find sustained success in the majors despite a tantilizing profile at the plate.
27 min
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Austin Wynns leads the SF Giants in slugfest wi...
The recently acquired Giants catcher's three-run homer in the second inning set the tone for a big night offensively.
26 min
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SF Giants fail to capitalize in loss to Braves;...
Tommy La Stella's pop-up and Wilmer Flores' chased strike three proved to be defining moments of the game. But are they the Giants' norm?
23 min
9
SF Giants' Luis González has become indispensable
The Giants can't possibly option Luis González now ... right?!
29 min
10
The SF Giants' offense has not been their problem
Many have asked what the San Francisco Giants can do to address their struggling offense. But is it actually struggling?
31 min
11
SF Giants mailbag: Time to worry about Brandon ...
Brandon Crawford was an MVP candidate in 2021, but he's looked like his old self—with declining defense—in 2022.
31 min
12
SF Giants can't quite sweep Royals—but have ver...
The Giants left a couple of wins on the table, but it's hard to get too upset about a 6-3 homestand that included a sweep of LA.
29 min
13
SF Giants stay patient, take care of business v...
The Giants fell behind 2-0 early, but ultimately drew nine walks and held the Royals to two runs.
26 min
14
Clutch SF Giants sweep Dodgers out of town
For what seemed like the first time all season, the Giants made the big play, made the big pitch, and got the big hit all series.
27 min
15
Defense collapses as SF Giants lose series vs. ...
The San Francisco Giants just played one of the ugliest innings of defense you will ever see.
29 min
16
Big-picture SF Giants talk with Locked On MLB
From the team's so-so start to Joey Bart's disappointing demotion, Locked On Giants and Locked On MLB talk San Francisco Giants baseball.
35 min
17
SF Giants option Joey Bart, acquire catcher Aus...
Joey Bart led the majors with a 45.3% strikeout rate; Austin Wynns has 20.9% walk rate, 13.4% strikeout rate, and 179 wRC+ in Triple-A this season.
22 min
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SF Giants mailbag: What is the team's trading p...
Farhan Zaidi has an established track record of making big, win-now moves at the trading deadline.
28 min
19
New players star as SF Giants split series in M...
Donovan Walton, Jason Vosler, and Jakob Junis helped lead the San Francisco Giants to a series split.
26 min
20
SF Giants mailbag: Time to start thinking about...
Through 50 games, the San Francisco Giants are a somewhat disappointing 27-23. Time to start thinking about how to improve the club?
24 min
21
SF Giants fall short vs. Phils; MLB desperately...
Two nights in a row, the Giants had to battle with two opponents: the Phillies and the home plate umpire.
30 min
22
Joc's blast puts SF Giants' third straight grin...
The Giants gutted out a team win in an epic game that lasted nearly five hours.
29 min
23
SF Giants ride three clutch homers to resilient...
For the second game in a row, the Giants offense was stuck in neutral for much of the game, only to show up in a big way late.
27 min
24
Tommy Pham SLAPS SF Giants' Joc Pederson over f...
The incident proved to be as absurd as it sounds.
28 min
25
Inbox: Will Joc Pederson be back with the SF Gi...
Joc Pederson has carried the Giants through various stretches this year, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him back on a multi-year deal next year.
29 min
26
Joc Pederson has outperformed many of last year...
Many lamented the signing of Pederson—in contrast to the likes of Kris Bryant and Seiya Suzuki—but Pederson has simply been better.
27 min
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Joc's 3 HR, 8 RBI propel SF Giants to insane vi...
Joc Pederson and the Giants prevailed in one of the wildest games in franchise history.
24 min
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Alex Cobb, SF Giants starters have been basebal...
No team has a bigger gap between its ERA (4.27) and its FIP (3.35). But at the end of the day, results are all that matters.
28 min
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SF Giants playing poorly, dropping like flies a...
LaMonte Wade Jr., Brandon Belt, Curt Casali, and Austin Slater have gone on the injured list in recent days. Still, the Giants are in playoff position.
28 min
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SF Giants take on Padres in pivotal NL West sho...
There's always a bit of juice in this matchup, and there's actually a fair amount on the line as these two teams clash.
36 min
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Inbox: Should the SF Giants trade for Juan Soto?
Soto is a 23-year-old superstar with over 2.5 years of club control. He'd cost a ton, but would it be worth it?
25 min
32
Tommy La Stella powers SF Giants to series win,...
Featuring a new, exaggerated leg kick, Tommy La Stella showed fans what he can do on Tuesday.
27 min
33
SF Giants option Luis González, ride 3 HR to wi...
Optioning González may have been an unpopular move, and he didn't deserve it, but they essentially had no other choice.
30 min
34
Even after Dubón trade, SF Giants face tough de...
They'll either need to go with 12 pitchers, or else they'll have to option a popular (and performing) position player.
29 min
35
SF Giants trade Mauricio Dubón to Houston Astros
In exchange, San Francisco picked up an upper-minors catcher known for his strong defense and command of the strike zone.
15 min
36
SF Giants mailbag: Is Logan Webb's so-so start ...
Webb set the bar very high after dominating from May on in 2021. What should we make of his less dominant start to 2022?
28 min
37
Why the SF Giants have crushed Colorado, with L...
The San Francsisco Giants have won 10 straight against a Rockies team that should look somewhat familiar to Giants fans.
30 min
38
SF Giants sweep Rockies, win fifth straight
Even though they entered the series with the same record, the Giants were superior to the Rockies all series long.
29 min
39
Mauricio Dubón quiets critics, Carlos Rodón dom...
Dubón's strong performance as of late makes the Giants' impending roster crunch that much more difficult.
29 min
40
SF Giants erupt on Buster Posey Day, keep it ro...
The Giants finally turned things around, and they should feel pretty good going into their upcoming series with Colorado.
31 min
41
SF Giants outscored 48-21 while losing six of l...
The Giants are in a major funk, but they're getting healthy and a lot of what we've seen lately is unsustainable.
27 min
42
SF Giants' offense falters in embarrassing two-...
Give the Dodgers' pitching credit, but two runs in two games isn't going to cut it.
28 min
43
SF Giants' replacement lineup comes up short vs...
The Giants had some chances but just couldn't get the big hit. Reinforcements, however, are on the way.
27 min
44
Inbox: Will Carlos Rodón opt out or will the SF...
Rodón has looked like the best pitcher in baseball this year. Does that mean this will be his only season with the Giants?
26 min
45
SF Giants allow 28 runs in series loss to lowly...
Strange vibes right now, but the Giants have a good record and run differential and are just half a game out of first place.
30 min
46
Inbox: What will the SF Giants do if Joey Bart ...
Bart has struck out in exactly half of his plate appearances. The Cubs' Willson Contreras should, in theory, be available.
32 min
47
Joc Pederson injures groin in 1-0 loss as A's P...
Losing Joc would hurt, but the Giants should be able to overcome it with Wade and Yaz likely back soon.
26 min
48
Carlos Rodón dominates again as SF Giants impro...
The Giants have won twice as many games as they've lost over a span of 180 games.
25 min
49
Joc Pederson silences crowd with huge HR as Gia...
Those fans should think twice before trying to mess with Joc Pederson again.
25 min
50
San Francisco Giants' bats erupt in sweep of Na...
And just like that, the Giants are a top run scoring team in addition to their ability to prevent runs.
30 min
51
SF Giants' bats are cold—but they were colder t...
Through 13 games last season, the Giants' non-pitchers were hitting just .210/.300/.386. So everyone can take a deep breath.
26 min
52
Carlos Rodón looks like Cy Young contender as S...
Rodón has struck out 44.6% of batters faced this season, and his fastball is borderline unhittable in the strike zone.
20 min
53
SF Giants swept in doubleheader as Cobb exits w...
It was a rough day of baseball for the Giants.
23 min
54
Sabermetrics 101: BABIP, Barrel%, WAR
These numbers might seem newfangled and intimidating, but they're actually pretty simple—and vital—for evaluating hitters.
30 min
55
SF Giants starters on historic roll to begin se...
Nine straight starts of two earned runs or less is the longest such streak to begin a season in franchise history.
28 min
56
The problem with using AVG/HR/RBI to evaluate h...
A little sabermetrics 101 on a Friday afternoon.
28 min
57
Gabe Kapler, SF Giants changing baseball for th...
Why should a major league team ever stop trying to score runs?
24 min
58
SF Giants pound Padres as Alex Cobb dazzles in ...
This game truly had it all.
24 min
59
SF Giants' 'Barrels' find gloves in frustrating...
The offensive frustration continues to mount, but the Giants seem poised to break through.
28 min
60
SF Giants call up top prospect Heliot Ramos, wh...
Heliot Ramos' early call-up was a pretty big surprise. Carlos Rodón's dominance was not, or at least it shouldn't have been.
26 min
61
Opening Day arrives as SF Giants eye deeper pos...
Webb, a dark horse Cy Young contender, is set to lead the Giants into 2022 with eyes on another postseason berth.
25 min
62
SF Giants announce 2022 Opening Day roster!
Breaking down the roster that's set to defend the Giants' record-setting 107-win campaign in 2021.
25 min
63
SF Giants 2022 Season Preview: Position Players
Giants position players have produced like superstars over the last two seasons. Can they do it again in 2022?
28 min
64
2022 NL West Roundtable with Locked On Giants, ...
Everything you need to know about one of baseball's strongest divisions, on the brink of the 2022 season.
55 min
65
San Francisco Giants 2021-22 offseason in review
They get an 'A' on the pitching side, but what about the position players?
28 min
66
SF Giants mailbag: Bold predictions for 2022?
A major trade? A top-three staff? Struggles by a top prospect?
25 min
67
Inbox: Which SF Giants player is most likely to...
He's young, athletic, and poised for a much larger role for the San Francisco Giants in 2022.
27 min
68
Are the SF Giants doomed without Evan Longoia, ...
Even with a somewhat depleted roster, they're still deeper than people think.
24 min
69
SF Giants' LaMonte Wade Jr., Evan Longoria to m...
The Giants' depth is already being stretched thin, and it's not even Opening Day.
25 min
70
Why it's do-or-die time for these SF Giants pla...
Mauricio Dubón and Tyler Beede, in particular, will need to perform. Fast.
28 min
71
Inbox: Could the SF Giants pull off a trade for...
He's a superstar player who would check every box for the Giants, and he may be available mid-season.
27 min
72
Does Michael Conforto still make sense for the ...
How is a player as talented as Conforto still out there this late into the offseason? And could the Giants take advantage?
26 min
73
Is Joey Bart ready to be the SF Giants' primary...
If not, Willson Contreras is out there lurking as a potential trade target for the Giants.
28 min
74
SF Giants reach new deals with fan-favorites Da...
Ruf and Yastrzemski both have inspirational stories that have endeared them to the Giants' fanbase.
29 min
75
Trevor Story signs with Boston; did the SF Gian...
Did the Giants do enough to replace Buster Posey and Kris Bryant?
28 min
76
Trevor Story to the San Francisco Giants?
MLB Network's Jon Heyman reported this morning that the Giants were one of four teams Story was set to choose from "soon."
25 min
77
SF Giants sign Joc Pederson and Matthew Boyd, b...
The Giants got incrementally better, but it's hard to ignore the major moves made by their rivals.
23 min
78
Seiya Suzuki signs with Cubs; who's left for th...
Two strong fits fell off the board this morning; where do the Giants go from here?
24 min
79
Kris Bryant? Michael Conforto? Seiya Suzuki? Wh...
There appear to be six big-name bats that fit the Giants. Which one will the Giants land?
26 min
80
SF Giants add Carlos Rodón, Carlos Martínez, an...
The Giants' starting staff is starting to come into form, and it's looking like a unit that could be a real strength again in 2022.
25 min
81
SF Giants sign potential ace in Carlos Rodón
Rodón led the majors in ERA and was second in strikeout percentage (min. 130 innings).
12 min
82
Baer: SF Giants to be "pretty aggressive" in "f...
There's an anticipation that a frenzied period is ahead of us now that the MLB lockout is over, and Baer suggests that the Giants will be heavily involved.
24 min
83
BASEBALL IS BACK! MLB, MLBPA reach new Collecti...
After 99 days of the MLB lockout, a new agreement was finally reached and the sport we love is officially back!
24 min
84
MLB lockout: There's some hope for a deal today...
The league has threatened to cancel another week of games if a deal isn't reached by the end of the day.
27 min
85
Inbox: Is Seiya Suzuki the San Francisco Giants...
The Japanese outfielder makes all the sense in the world for the Orange and Black.
25 min
86
Major League Baseball CANCELS season's first tw...
The league led fans to believe there was momentum towards a deal, only to present the players with an unacceptable "best and final offer."
25 min
87
MLB, players make progress toward new deal afte...
A new deal hasn't been reached, but there's real momentum for the first time since the lockout began.
26 min
88
Inbox: Will Mike Yastrzemski bounce back in 2022?
Yaz looked like a late-blooming star for the Giants during a strong 2020 campaign, but things didn't go as planned in 2021.
27 min
89
SF Giants have three prospects in Top 40 on Fan...
Exciting rankings for Luis Matos and Kyle Harrison, and the Joey Bart vs. Patrick Bailey debate is heating up.
25 min
90
Inbox: How's the San Francisco Giants' bullpen ...
The Giants' bullpen led the majors in ERA, and roster flexibility played a big role. That trend figures to continue in 2022.
25 min
91
Inbox: San Francisco Giants' third base plans o...
The future (and perhaps even the present) is a bit murky at third base for the SF Giants.
25 min
92
MLB lockout: Players' latest proposal not what ...
The league and the players met for 15 minutes today, as the MLB lockout marches on.
26 min
93
Spring Training OFFICIALLY DELAYED after league...
The latest on the MLB lockout.
27 min
94
San Francisco Giants must do THIS when the lock...
There's going to be a post-lockout frenzy, and the Giants need to be involved or they run the risk of a disappointing season.
26 min
95
MLB lockout: Time running out for Spring Traini...
We're days away from Spring Training being officially delayed. Not long after, regular season games will become jeopardized.
25 min
96
Extreme-ly good: How the San Francisco Giants r...
From Tyler Rogers' barrel rate all the way to their MLB-best record, the Giants were a team of extremes in 2021.
26 min
97
San Francisco Giants Hall of Fame Talk: Barry B...
The last 20+ years have been magical for the San Francisco Giants, but so far they have no Hall of Famers to show for it.
36 min
98
MLB, MLBPA have "heated" 90-minute meeting, rem...
With every day that passes, a delayed Spring Training becomes more of a guarantee. Soon, regular season games will be in jeopardy.
26 min
99
Joey Bart ranked 6th on FanGraphs' San Francisc...
Marco Luciano and Luis Matos continue to anchor the Giants' system, but there's controversey at the catcher position.
26 min
100
Inbox: Will Seiya Suzuki sign with the San Fran...
The star right-handed Japanese outfielder makes perfect sense for the Giants on paper.
27 min