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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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San Francisco Giants' 6th-10th-best prospects, ...
The Giants' top five is loaded with potential future stars. What about the next five?
21 min
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Marco Luciano leads five San Francisco Giants o...
As Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects list shows, the Giants's minor league system is flush with both quality and quantity.
28 min
3
Inbox: San Francisco Giants' most exciting play...
It's been a long time since the Giants had a player like this, even if his 2022 breakout was a little under-the-radar.
27 min
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MLB makes first core economics proposal since l...
No one should have expected Thursday's propsal to spark optimism, but it is undoubtedly a good thing that the sides met.
27 min
5
Inbox: Realistic trade options for the Giants?
The Cincinnati Reds and Oakalnd A's make a lot of sense—on paper—as potential Giants trade partners.
28 min
6
Rachel Balkovec to manage Yankees' Low-A team, ...
Alyssa Nakken. Kim Ng. And now Rachel Balkovec. It's been a good year-plus for women breaking barriers in professional baseball.
26 min
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Inbox: What do the Giants need to do to maintai...
The Giants won a franchise record 107 games in 2021. How do they maintain elite status in 2022?
26 min
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ESPN's Jeff Passan details grim state of MLB lo...
Things don't look good, but the pressure of the calendar moving forward should finally generate some movement.
26 min
9
Commissioner Rob Manfred can't handle the truth...
It's a shocking move that speaks volumes of the league's intentions. They're more interested in propaganda than the truth.
26 min
10
Inbox: Will the Giants regret trading Caleb Kil...
Kilian had a breakout year in the Minors. Was Bryant's potentially short-lived impact worth the trade?
25 min
11
Inbox: Is Giants' platoon system a short-term s...
The Giants rode platoons to a franchise record in wins and homers. But is the sytem only temporary?
26 min
12
Giants' top five prospects is an exciting group
Examining the top five names on Melissa Lockard's Top 30 Giants prospects list.
25 min
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Will the Giants go after Kris Bryant or Carlos ...
Three of the top four among MLB Trade Rumors' Top 50 Free Agents remain unsigned. Are two possible fits for the Giants?
21 min
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How much worse is the Giants' rotation after lo...
Should the Giants have done what it took to re-sign Gausman?
23 min
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Are the Giants having the worst offseason of an...
It's a shocking question, but a fair one, after the Giants lost arguably their best pitcher and their best position player.
26 min
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Inbox: Which pitching prospect will start the m...
The Giants have a few intriguing starting pitching options on the cusp of a bigger role at the major league level.
26 min
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Carlos Rodón among intriguing free agents for G...
An ESPN report suggested that the Giants are still expected to spend big, just not on players at the top of the market.
25 min
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Inbox: Surprised the Giants haven't been more a...
Several potential fits signed elsewhere, but is it cause for concern?
28 min
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Inbox: Should the Giants target Carlos Correa?
Correa is a superstar in his prime, and the Giants have money to burn. But is he truly a great fit?
26 min
20
Evan Longoria is now the Giants' one true roste...
There's been a ton of turnover, and also some key players brought back after improving under new coaching staff.
27 min
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ZiPS projections aren't really buying the Giant...
The 2021 San Francisco Giants out-performed ZiPS more than any team had ever before.
25 min
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Mike Yastrzemski, Giants outfield projected to ...
So much went right for the Giants in 2021, but some key outfield contributors took steps backward.
27 min
23
Giants' staff looks solid with Logan Webb emerg...
Despite taking a lot of criticism for not signing a big-name starter, the Giants' rotation is quietly shaping up nicely.
26 min
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Inbox: Is Tyler Beede back in the Giants' rotat...
Beede was beginning to look like a front-of-the-rotation arm before his injury in Spring 2020. What's the plan for him now?
29 min
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LOCKOUT: MLB owners institute baseball's first ...
How? Why? What happens now?
29 min
26
Giants officially sign Alex Cobb, Alex Wood to ...
Finally.
27 min
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Giants closing in on deals for Alex Wood, Alex ...
The Giants seem to have at least two deals near the finish line, and tonight's tender deadline will provide even more action.
26 min
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Kevin Gausman, Max Scherzer sign elsewhere; Wil...
Two of the Giants' top potential targets are off the board, as a free agent frenzy has broken out ahead of the potential lockout.
26 min
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Giants' deals with Belt, DeSclafani (and potent...
The Giants have made two (maybe three) market or below-market deals so far, while the rest of the league is over-spending.
26 min
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Do the Giants have deals with Alex Wood, Alex C...
Deal or no deal?
24 min
31
Giants re-sign Anthony DeSclafani for three yea...
Bringing back DeSclafani is a strong start as the Giants seek to rebuild their starting rotation, and it appears that more moves are about to follow.
26 min
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Giants to sign Alex Cobb?
Cobb is among Ben's top value free-agent starting pitcher targets.
27 min
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Could Giants, A's actually swing a major trade ...
It hasn’t happened in a long time, but the stars do seem to align in many ways this winter.
31 min
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'Daddy's Back!' Brandon Belt accepts Giants' $1...
The Captian is back on a one-year pact, and it's a huge relief for the Giants.
22 min
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Brandon Belt's qualifying offer decision due to...
Belt's qualifying offer case is borderline, and it remains to be seen what his decision will be.
24 min
36
Giants extend Gabe Kapler through 2024; Farhan ...
Coming off a remarkable 107-win season, the Giants' leadership is receiving the kudos and recognition it deserves.
24 min
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Inbox: Will Joey Bart be the Giants' primary ca...
Farhan Zaidi has heaped praise on Joey Bart lately, but do they really believe he's ready to be their primary catcher?
26 min
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Top free-agent position players for the Giants ...
Farhan Zaidi gave us a hint about what the Giants are looking for. Who matches the description?
24 min
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Top free agent starting pitchers for the Giants...
Kevin Gausman. Max Scherzer. Justin Verlander. Which top free-agent starters the Giants may pursue and why.
25 min
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Predicted contracts for Kris Bryant, Kevin Gaus...
There's an unusually high amount of variance in the predicted contracts for the Giants' top free agents.
27 min
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BONUS EPISODE: Is Buster Posey a Hall of Famer?...
And the insanity over Barry Bonds' ommission from the Hall.
36 min
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Inbox: Should the Giants target Justin Verlande...
There are several legendary starters in this year's free agent class, including Verlander, Scherzer, and Clayton Kershaw.
25 min
43
Giants exercise options on Flores, Álvarez, dro...
It was a busy weekend for the Giants, and they appeared to get every decision right.
26 min
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Buster Posey says goodbye
It's incredibly sad, and hard to believe, that it's over.
28 min
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Buster Posey to retire
From the moment he showed up, Buster Posey changed the Giants franchise forever.
24 min
46
San Francisco Giants 2021-22 Offseason Primer
A lot is set to happen in November, but the biggest deadline of all is the scheduled expiration of the CBA on Dec. 1 at 11:59 PM.
25 min
47
Inbox: Should the Giants bring back Adam Duvall?
Duvall, along with Joc Pederson, Eddie Rosario, and Jorge Soler, has led the Braves to within one win of a World Series title.
26 min
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Tommy La Stella undergoes left Achilles surgery
A disappointing first season in San Francisco for La Stella is capped off by Achilles surgery.
22 min
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State of San Francisco Giants' pitching staff e...
Logan Webb is really good and he'll be back, but the rest of the rotation is a great unknown. A quietly excellent bullpen mostly returns.
22 min
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State of the San Francisco Giants' position pla...
Most key performers are expected to be back, but there are two areas identified as weaknesses that could be improved.
27 min
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Five San Francisco Giants who won't be back in ...
Never say never, but there's a strong rationale behind all five not returning to San Francisco next year.
26 min
52
Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford named Silver Slu...
Posey was pretty clearly the best offensive catcher in baseball this year, while Crawford faces an uphill battle.
24 min
53
Inbox: San Francisco Giants free agency thought...
How will the Giants fill out almost an entire starting rotation? How can they improve the offense and incorporate younger players?
27 min
54
Giants mailbag: Is Chris Taylor a better fit th...
The answer is probably yes.
26 min
55
Evaluating the 2021 Giants' infield
Posey, Crawford, and Belt were absolute studs, but the Giants' infield had its share of issues.
28 min
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Evaluating the 2021 Giants' outfield
Some good, some bad, some in between. The Giants' outfield was solid overall, but it was a mixed bag of individual performances.
27 min
57
Zaidi: Bringing back Posey a 'high priority' fo...
Joey Bart doesn't appear ready to take over a starting role, and the free agent market for catchers is extremely bleak.
27 min
58
Giants enter offseason with money to spend and ...
The Giants should be major players the free-agent market.
28 min
59
Giants' magical season ends in heartbreak—and c...
Wilmer Flores didn't swing, but the Giants didn't score enough runs. In the end, they took a quantum leap forward in 2021 and everyone in the organization should be proud.
22 min
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Inbox: Are the Giants winning Game 5?
Ben predicted the Giants would win in five from the start—why change things now?
28 min
61
Giants falter in Game 4 as bats stay ice cold
Half of the Giants' position players are hitless in the series, but still, the Giants have a chance to win the series at home on Thursday.
26 min
62
Giants blank Dodgers, take 2-1 NLDS lead
Pitching, defense, timely hitting, and ... the wind?
28 min
63
Logan Webb, Giants dominate in Game 1—then Dodg...
As good as Game 1 was for the Giants, Game 2 was just as bad. A series of decisions by Gabe Kapler did not go the Giants' way in the loss.
26 min
64
Who has the edge as Giants, Dodgers clash in NLDS?
The two best teams in baseball are set to clash in a heavyweight matchup for the ages.
29 min
65
Giants to face rival Dodgers in NLDS
It's the first time two teams with 105+ wins have ever met in the postseason.
26 min
66
Difficult decisions as Giants ponder NLDS roster
Steven Duggar. Alex Dickerson. Johnny Cueto. Several players who have contributed to the Giants' success could be left off the NLDS roster.
27 min
67
Stats behind the Giants' 107-win season
The Giants out-homered their opponents by 90, played good defense, and controlled the strike zone on both sides of the ball.
28 min
68
Relentless Giants win NL West!
The Dodgers tied a franchise record with 106 wins, but it wasn't enough. Logan Webb put the team on his back as the Giants won their 107th game, and with it the NL West crown.
29 min
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BONUS: Locked On MLB Playoff Preview Special Te...
30 min
70
NL West title within reach as Giants sweep D-backs
Late Night LaMonte came through again in the 9th, and the Giants' magic number to win the West is two.
29 min
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Giants' 104th win is most in SF history—but Dod...
A team that was projected to finish below .500 has the most wins in San Francisco Giants history. And they're not done yet.
27 min
72
Giants' 103rd win matches SF-era record
The Giants' 103rd win was absolutely critical, as they maintained a two-game lead over the Dodgers with five to play.
28 min
73
Brandon Belt's thumb is fractured
Belt has emerged the team leader on and off the field, but he has a broken thumb and an unknown timetable as the playoffs near.
27 min
74
Giants blow past 100 wins, set franchise HR rec...
What a weekend in Denver it was for the Giants—but did they lose their self-proclaimed "Captain" to an injury?
27 min
75
Giants head to Denver clinging to one-game lead...
The Giants have a one-game lead with nine to play. Buckle up!
29 min
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Giants lead Dodgers by two games with 10 to play
Things got interesting late, but at the end of the day the Giants have 99 wins and a two-game lead with 10 to play.
27 min
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'Late Night LaMonte' does it again, Giants stil...
Wade Jr. has 12 hits in 19 at-bats in the 9th inning, and he's driven in 11 runs. The man is an assassin, plain and simple.
29 min
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Inbox: Will the Giants re-sign Kris Bryant?
Bryant is a very good player who likes being here, but the Giants will have choices when it comes to how to spend their money.
28 min
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Kevin Gausman walk-off may be Giants' most magi...
Down to their last strike, Donovan Solano tied it with a home run. Two innings later, Kevin Gausman walked it off and pandemonium ensued.
28 min
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What will Giants' playoff rotation, roster look...
The Giants will have some major decisions to make regarding their playoff rotation and position player mix.
29 min
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Giants' lead over Dodgers down to one with 15 g...
The Giants have had the majors' best record for most of the year, but they still haven't been able to shake LA.
29 min
82
Everyone was wrong about Giants, Padres
The Padres were supposed to be the team pushing 100 wins and challenging the Dodgers, but instead it's the Giants.
35 min
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San Francisco Giants: postseason bound!
The Giants have been the game's pacesetters all year, so it was only fitting that they were the first team to clinch a spot in October.
30 min
84
San Francisco Giants one win away from postseas...
Many expected this to be a below-.500 team, but they're 93-50 and one win away from being the first team to clinch a spot in the playoffs.
27 min
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Brandon Belt declares himself team captain, hel...
O Captain! My Captain!
28 min
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Buster Posey among key San Francisco Giants pot...
The Giants hold a $22 million club option over Posey for 2022, and it's hard to imagine it won't be picked up if an extension isn't reached.
30 min
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Late-Game LaMonte leads San Francisco Giants to...
Wade Jr. has delivered big hit after big hit in the 9th inning or later this season, and he did it again on Wednesday against the Rockies.
27 min
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San Francisco Giants' magic number down to 9 as...
Rightyfully so, everyone's attention is on winning the division. But the Giants have quietly put themselves in great position to at least host the wild card game.
25 min
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San Francisco Giants beat LA, take back first p...
For the first time since two days ago, the San Francisco Giants own the NL West.
29 min
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Inbox: Would Logan Webb be the San Francisco Gi...
Webb has been so consistently good, but there are a number of factors that could lead to someone else starting that potential game.
27 min
91
Logan Webb delivers 14th straight gem as San Fr...
The Giants will enter their final series with the Dodgers tied for first place and the best record in major league baseball.
28 min
92
Are the San Francisco Giants falling apart?
It might feel that way in the moment, but this was actually their best August since the team moved to San Francisco.
29 min
93
Alex Wood tests positive for COVID-19, Giants d...
The Giants lose Wood at a critical time. Johnny Cueto has also fallen ill, but has tested negative for COVID-19.
29 min
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San Francisco Giants' magic number down to 17
The Giants have their sights on winning the division, but their magic number to clinch a postseason berth is tantilizingly low.
28 min
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Brandon Belt homers twice after losing his grad...
The Giants added four more home runs to their MLB lead and are on pace to shatter their franchise record.
25 min
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The key performers behind the 2021 Giants' success
The Giants have been fueled by a few elite performers and an abundance of above-average depth.
30 min
97
Giants make pinch-hit history as LaMonte Wade J...
Before yesterday, no team in baseball history had pinch homers in the 8th or later that turned a deficit into a lead in consecutive games.
31 min
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The Giants are baseball's best at the 3/4 mark—...
The Giants have been well above average at pretty much everything 75% of the way through the season.
28 min
99
Giants mailbag: Time to be concerned about Mike...
This season has been a struggle for Yaz, and unfortunately is appears as though those struggles are legitimate.
26 min
100
Logan Webb's gem propels Giants to series win v...
The Giants may have lost the finale, but Logan Webb continued his breakout season yesterday, and the Giants had another successful homestand.
22 min