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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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Giants acquire Kris Bryant in blockbuster trade
In what's easily the biggest move of the Farhan Zaidi Era, the Giants added a star player in his prime.
21 min
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Giants shut out Dodgers as trade deadline looms
The Giants won another series over their rivals have a three-game division lead, but all eyes are on tomorrow's deadline.
23 min
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Cody Bellinger's airmail, Logan Webb's gem prop...
Bellinger's throw airmailed Justin Turner by 20 or more feet, and it brought home what would prove to be the winning run.
24 min
4
Inbox: Are the Giants primed to make a major mo...
Farhan Zaidi has built the Giants brick by brick into contenders; is he now primed to make his first major move?
24 min
5
LaMonte Wade Jr. is the Giants' latest diamond ...
WIth two more home runs on Sunday, Wade Jr. finds himself in elite company on the isolated power leaderboard.
22 min
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Giants stun Dodgers again with insane 9th-innin...
There isn't an ounce of quit in the 2021 San Francisco Giants.
24 min
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Wilmer Flores stuns Dodgers, Tyler Rogers shows...
The Giants silenced a lot of doubters with their dramatic come-from-behind win over the Dodgers on Wednesday night.
26 min
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Tyler Rogers, John Brebbia falter as Giants suf...
The Giants' bullpen had been so good lately, but they blew a 6-1 lead last night in what was one of the worst losses of the year.
24 min
9
Brandon Crawford lands on IL, but Buster Posey ...
The Giants have the best record in the majors in large part thanks to their superior depth. That was on display again in Monday's win over the Dodgers.
23 min
10
It's time to be concerned about the Giants' out...
Austin Slater, Alex Dickerson, Steven Duggar, and Mike Tauchman are all going through rough patches.
23 min
11
Kevin Gausman leads Giants into second half wit...
Ben is joined by Locked On Cardinals host Lucas Smith to get you set for the Giants' first series of the second half.
28 min
12
Inbox: How will the Giants manage their impendi...
The Giants have some major roster decisions to make in the next couple weeks.
22 min
13
First-half stats that tell the Giants' story
Looking through all the numbers, it's no surprise that this team has the best record in baseball.
25 min
14
Handing out midseason awards for MLB-best Giants
It was a magical first half for the Giants, with almost too many good players and pleasant surprises to count.
22 min
15
Zaidi: Giants prioritizing starting pitching at...
There's no doubt that the Giants will be buyers at the deadline, and it's clear now what they'll be looking to add.
21 min
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Giants mailbag: Who are the best and most reali...
Aaron Judge? Joey Gallo? Kris Bryant? Jose Berrios? Sandy Alcantara? Which trade candidates fit the Giants the best?
23 min
17
Alex Wood, power bats help Giants salvage game ...
Alex Wood went seven strong, and the Giants' offense broke through for five runs after setting the table seemingly every inning.
22 min
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Cardinals have had edge over Giants in this ser...
Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado continue to haunt the Giants even after leaving the division.
23 min
19
Giants waste brilliant Kevin Gausman start, nee...
Kevin Gausman took a no-hitter into the 7th inning, but the Giants offense was stymied by Kwang Hyun Kim.
22 min
20
Austin Slater breaks through, two more Giants a...
Things were looking a little gloomy on Friday, but it turned out to be a fabulous weekend for the still-MLB-best Giants.
23 min
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Time to panic about Giants' losing streak, Alex...
Dickerson has been a good and popular Giant, but is it time to consider making a major upgrade in left field?
25 min
22
Inbox: Should the Giants trade for Joey Gallo?
He plays great defense, draws a ton of walks, and has light tower power. There's a lot to like about the potential fit.
23 min
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The Giants have an 8.5-game lead on playoff spo...
The Giants played the Dodgers tough, and they still have the best record in baseball despite being swept.
22 min
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Have the Giants lost confidence in Austin Slate...
In a couple of big spots with Slater and Dubón available, Alex Dickerson hit for himself against a lefty, and Curt Casali was chosen as a pinch hitter.
26 min
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Giants rank No. 1 in MLB, FanGraphs power rankings
The best team in baseball is finally getting a little recognition and respect, and their playoff odds up near 90%.
25 min
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Previewing the Battle of the Bay with Locked On...
It's been a long time since the Giants and A's were both really good at the same time.
31 min
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Updates on Joey Bart, Heliot Ramos, Marco Lucia...
On the surface, Joey Bart has been wildly successful in Triple-A this season. But beneath the surface, there are still major red flags.
23 min
28
Kevin Gausman vs. Shohei Ohtani lives up to the...
Kevin Gausman was nasty again, and Mike Tauchman may have saved his roster spot with a knockout three-run homer.
26 min
29
Giants mailbag: How does a team with so much de...
The Giants are brimming with depth. Could that lead to a blockbuster trade of a top prospect like Joey Bart?
22 min
30
Gabe Kapler's Giants crush Phillies—again
Guess Kapler wasn't the problem in Philly after all.
26 min
31
Giants sweep D-backs, and Kevin Gausman looks o...
Gausman has a 2.35 ERA in 149.1 innings with the Giants, and he seems to be in line for a huge payday this offseason.
23 min
32
Picking All Stars: Do Buster Posey, Brandon Cra...
Locked On hosts Ben Kaspick and Millard Thomas go through their first round of All-Star picks.
24 min
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Mike Yastrzemski's splash-hit slam completes Gi...
The Giants fell behind 7-0 early, but the offense chipped away and set the stage for Yastrzemski's magical moment.
23 min
34
Giants get back on track with team win over D-b...
The Giants played a well-rounded game against the D-backs, and they got back on track with the win.
26 min
35
Giants' bats go ice cold in DC, and change is o...
The Giants scored three runs in four games in DC, but they somehow found a way to split the series.
23 min
36
Giants trade Matt Wisler to Rays, acquire LHP M...
Wisler never got in going in San Francisco, but don't be surprised if that changes in Tampa. Still, Plassmeyer is a solid return for the recently DFA'd reliever.
26 min
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What to expect as Giants clash with Max Scherze...
Even at nearly 37 years old, Max Scherzer is pitching like a true ace. Do the Giants stand a chance tonight against Mad Max?
23 min
38
Sammy Long, Mike Tauchman, Brandon Crawford sta...
The Giants' little two-game series in Texas ended up being a roller coaster of emotion.
24 min
39
Inbox: At what point do the Giants' injuries be...
The Giants are about as banged up as they've ever been, but Brandon Belt is set to return at a key moment.
24 min
40
Evan Longoria (shoulder sprain) to miss 4-6 weeks
The Giants have been ravaged by injuries in 2021, and losing Longoria may be their biggest blow yet.
23 min
41
Giants cool down red-hot Cubs, lose Mike Yastrz...
The Giants have been decimated by injuries this year, but still they defeated the red-hot Cubs and own MLB's best record.
23 min
42
Inbox: Will the Giants re-sign Brandon Crawford...
This year's free agent class is loaded with young, star shortstops, but Crawford's making a case to remain a Giant beyond 2021.
24 min
43
Kevin Gausman named NL's top pitcher for May
Kevin Gausman's 0.73 ERA and 1.32 FIP in May were tops in MLB.
21 min
44
Kevin Gausman, Brandon Crawford lead Giants to ...
The Giants were really good in April, but they were even better—despite a much tougher schedule—in May.
23 min
45
Mike Tauchman robs would-be walk-off, resilient...
When it was all said and done, the resilient Giants had a phenomenal series in LA and a sparkling 5-1 road trip.
24 min
46
Can the Giants survive this injury outbreak?
Alex Dickerson and Jason Vosler starting against a lefty says all we need to know about the Giants' severe injury outbreak.
22 min
47
The scrappy Giants are making us feel again
Pinch hit homers, older rookies running with an opportunity, torturous 9th innings. The Giants are back—and it feels great.
25 min
48
What the Giants are doing is not normal
Kevin Gausman is an ace. Brandon Crawford and Buster Posey are stars again. What the Giants are doing is not normal.
23 min
49
Is Kevin Gausman a Tier 1 pitcher? (ft. Locked ...
Getting you set for the Giants' first series of the year vs. Arizona with Millard Thomas from Locked On D-backs.
30 min
50
Dodgers put Giants in their place—and that's OK
When all was said and done, the Dodgers' sweep of the Giants made things look a little more normal in the NL West.
23 min
51
Led by Dubón, the Giants have been baseball's b...
Just as we all expected, the Giants are leading the majors in Statcast Outs Above Average.
22 min
52
Giants erupt for 19 runs, sweep Reds
The Giants have officially put the National League on notice.
25 min
53
The Giants' offense is thriving with patience, ...
The Giants struck out 17 times last night but fear not—their offense has become among the best in the game thanks to patience and power.
28 min
54
Webb, power bats sling Giants past Reds
Logan Webb delivered one of his best starts of the season, and the Giants hit three more home runs in a 6-3 win.
26 min
55
Analyzing the Giants 100 games into Kapler Era
One hundred games into the Kapler Era, the Giants have exceeded expectations, but still have one glaring weakness.
27 min
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The Giants have become a team we should expect ...
The Giants weren't at their best on Thursday, but they still found a way to win. That's the hallmark of a good baseball team.
23 min
57
Inbox: Giants prospects to be promoted soon?
Farhan Zaidi said that Giants prospects could be promoted soon if they keep playing well. What exactly does that mean?
23 min
58
Giants sweep Rangers, look legitimately good
At 22-14, the Giants are tied with the Cardinals for the best record in MLB. They're looking like a legitimately good team.
23 min
59
The Giants do this more than any team—and it's ...
The Giants lead the major league in pinch-hit plate appearances since 2020, and they lead in wRC+ by their pinch hitters.
23 min
60
Powered by Posey, the Giants' offense is back
Buster Posey leads the majors leagues in wRC+, and that's a very big deal for the Giants' offense and the team as a whole.
25 min
61
First place on the line with Locked On Padres
The Giants' fast start will be tested yet again with injuries mounting and three more games against the Padres.
28 min
62
Inbox: What can the Giants do to improve this b...
Giants fans are understandably concerend about the state of the bullpen. What can be done to fix it in a hurry?
22 min
63
Talking it all out after Giants lose heartbreak...
'Cause everybody cries ... And everybody hurts ... sometimes.
24 min
64
Giants mailbag: Has Posey shown enough to warra...
Posey's power is back in a major way so far this year. Has he shown enough to warrant the Giants extending him past 2021?
25 min
65
Giants salvage series in SD, but lose La Stella
The Giants got a big win on Sunday, but losing La Stella will further test the team's depth, which was already stretched thin.
24 min
66
Inbox: What are the Giants' playoff chances at ...
The Giants are leading the NL West and have the best record in the NL. What are their updated odds of making the playoffs?
27 min
67
Wood, Tauchman take center stage as Giants win ...
The Giants' starters have been historically good, and it's starting to feel exciting to be a fan of this team.
28 min
68
Giants trade for Mike Tauchman, lose late vs. R...
Farhan Zaidi said he's been interested in acquiring Mike Tauchman since he took the Giants job 2018. On Tuesday, he finally got his man.
24 min
69
DeSclafani shutout, offensive eruption vaults G...
If you like Anthony DeSclafani shutouts, Buster Posey home runs, and the Giants being 15-8, you may actually like "analytics."
25 min
70
Giants roll, but injuries could take toll
Giants starters have the second-best ERA in the majors, but injuries to Yastrzemski and four infielders could take a toll.
23 min
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Casali catches fifth straight shutout as Giants...
Curt Casali became the fifth catcher in major league history to catch five consecutive shutouts.
21 min
72
Giants mailbag: Does Yastrzemski need a mental ...
Mike Yastrzemski finished eighth in MVP voting and was the Giants' best player in 2020, but he's off to a very slow start in 2021.
26 min
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Giants show resilience in 3-3 road trip
The Giants chose the word "resilience" as their theme for the year, and that's exactly what the team has been so far.
21 min
74
Kapler wins 200th game as Giants shut out Phils
Gabe Kapler's 200th win had to feel extra sweet, coming against the team that fired him in a city that treated him unfairly.
23 min
75
Giants starting pitchers carry team to 9-6 start
The offense has scuffled all season long, but Giants starters have carried the team with a 2.39 ERA through 15 games.
24 min
76
Inbox: Are the Giants actually . . . good?
The Giants are 8-4 in 2021, and 83-79 over their last 162 games. They've had positive run differentials in 2020 and 2021.
24 min
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Giants cruise to 5-1 homestand, lose Cueto to l...
The Giants have won twice as many games as they've lost, and they're not even close to firing on all cylinders.
22 min
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Giants power past Reds in comeback win
The Giants offense now leads MLB in Barrell percentage, and the team is off to a sizzling 7-4 start.
24 min
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Evaluating the Giants after 10 games
The starting pitchers have fueled the Giants' 6-4 start, but there are signs that the offense is on the brink of breaking out.
23 min
80
SWEEEEP
The Giants are 6-3 after sweeping the Rockies, their best start through nine games since 2016.
22 min
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Inbox: Should we be concerned about some of the...
Mike Yastrzemski and Brandon Belt are two of a number of struggling Giants hitters. Should we be concerned?
24 min
82
Gutsy Gausman gives Giants series win over SD
The Giants overcame a brutal Opening Day loss and tough series in San Diego to end their first road trip of 2021 at 3-3.
23 min
83
NEVER A DOUBT
The Giants went into San Diego to play the mighty Padres, and they came away with a major gut check victory.
23 min
84
Sluggish in Seattle
The Giants had a real opportunity to start their season on a high note, and they let it slip away.
23 min
85
'Pen spoils strong start by Gausman, offense in...
Everything was going according to plan until the eighth inning, when the Giants' bullpen completely collapsed.
23 min
86
Giants enter 2021 hungry and underrated
Last season came down to the very last strike for the Giants. They come into 2021 improved, hungry, and underrated.
26 min
87
The Rivalry Renewed with Locked On Dodgers
Ben is joined by Jeff Snider from Locked On Dodgers, and the two talk about the rivalry and the state of their two teams.
33 min
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Put Yaz in bubble wrap
In what was likely to be his last spring training at-bat, Mike Yastrzemski was hit on the hand by a pitch and required x-rays.
26 min
89
Giants' position player group looks set for Ope...
Once LaMonte Wade Jr. was optioned on Sunday, the Giants appeared to have set their 13-man position player mix.
22 min
90
Predicting the Giants' Opening Day roster
The Giants have quality players up and down their roster, but there are still lots of questions, especially on the pitching side.
23 min
91
Kevin Gausman will start Opening Day for Giants
With a high octane fastball and devastaing changeup, Gausman emerged as one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball in 2020.
24 min
92
Webb, Dubón improve before our eyes
Webb has 17 strikeouts against just one walk in 11 innings, and Dubón has become a far more disciplined hitter.
23 min
93
Giants mailbag: What's one criticism of Farhan ...
Ben is typically very complimentary of Farhan Zaidi's moves in San Francisco; what would he say is one criticism?
23 min
94
Steven Duggar optioned as roster begins to take...
Duggar's future with the organization has to be in doubt as he was optioned once again on Saturday.
24 min
95
Inbox: How concerned are you about the Giants' ...
The Giants were sloppy defensively in 2020, and they look sloppy again in Spring Training. How concerned should we be?
28 min
96
Talking Yaz, Gausman breakouts with Locked On D...
Can breakout performers like Mike Yastrzemski and Kevin Gausman help the retooled Giants remain competitive in 2021?
29 min
97
Talking Bumgarner and more with Locked On D-backs
What happened to Madison Bumgarner in 2020? Which team will be better in 2021? All that and more in this week's Division Day matchup.
24 min
98
Alex Wood is injured—is Logan Webb in the rotat...
Logan Webb could begin the season in the starting rotation, as news broke that Alex Wood will see a spine specialist.
22 min
99
Logan Webb looks unhittable
Webb struck out the first four Cleveland Indians he faced on Saturday, and he has a 10:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio this spring.
23 min
100
Inbox: Is Steven Duggar earning a spot on this ...
The strong defensive center fielder has one minor league option remaining, but he could be a great fit if he hits at all.
19 min