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Locked On Giants is the only daily podcast focused on the San Francisco Giants. Whether the Giants are winning titles or retooling for another championship run, host Ben Kaspick, a FanGraphs fantasy contributor and diehard Giants fan, breaks down every game, rumor, and transaction in a way that's data-driven and rational but also clear and accessible to all. It's a new era for Giants baseball under Farhan Zaidi and Gabe Kapler, and the Locked On Giants podcast is a must-listen for every #SFGiants fan who wants to be a part of the journey. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network.

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Brandon Lowe catching fire could spell trouble ...
Brandon Lowe homered twice in the Rays' Game 2 win, and if he gets hot it could cause serious problems for the Dodgers.
14 min
2
Braves' Anthopoulos praises Zaidi, Giants
The Braves' president of baseball operations spoke highly of Farnan Zaidi and what he's building in San Francisco.
16 min
3
Predicting next contracts for Gausman, Smyly, L...
The Giants would like to bring Kevin Gausman and Drew Smyly back next year, but what will it cost?
16 min
4
Rays-Dodgers is an excellent World Series matchup
Giants fans are conditioned to hate them, but this year's Dodgers team is one of the most talented ever assembled.
17 min
5
Comparing Giants' preseason projections to what...
As has been a continuing theme, FanGraphs projected poor performance from Giants SP and RP. Were they finally right?
18 min
6
Comparing Giants' preseason projections to what...
Mike Yastrzemski, Austin Slater, Alex Dickerson, and Darin Ruf fueled performance that vastly exceeded preseason projections.
20 min
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Comparing Giants' preseason projections to what...
FanGraphs' projections were pessimistic about the Giants entering 2020, and those projections proved to be very wrong.
18 min
8
Checking in on Ben's postseason predictions
Ben's postseason bracket is a perfect 6-for-6 in the NL, and his Rays-Dodgers World Series prediction is still in play.
22 min
9
Key offseason dates and deadlines for the Giants
The Giants must make crucial decisions regarding the qualifying offer, Rule 5 draft eligiblity, the non-tender deadline, and more.
16 min
10
Giants mailbag: How will the pandemic affect th...
The Giants could be in position to take advantage of the uncertain financial state of major league baseball.
20 min
11
Inbox: What would you consider a successful 202...
Answering questions from listeners about what to expect from the Giants this offseason and next year.
18 min
12
Handing out grades for the 2020 Giants
Most expected the Giants to be among MLB's worst teams in 2020, but they exceeded expectations in almost every area.
17 min
13
The Giants were the majors' most improved offen...
No team improved more offensively than the 2020 Giants, and it's hard not credit Gabe Kapler's three new hitting coaches.
20 min
14
The Giants' offensive improvement was dramatic,...
The Giants improved dramatically overall at at Oracle Park, while their opponents stayed pretty much the same.
21 min
15
Giants prospects report to Scottsdale for vital...
There was no minor league season this year, so the fall Instructional League will be vital to Giants prospects' development.
17 min
16
Zaidi sees progress in 2020, says goal is 'to b...
The Giants' braintrust reflected on what was a positive 2020 season and set greater expectations for 2021.
17 min
17
Who are the Giants' free agents, and who's comi...
Gausman and Smyly are free agents the Giants would like to re-sign, but what about key players like Yaz, Dickerson, and Solano?
21 min
18
Giants' season ends in heartbreak, but it was u...
The Giants missed the postseason by one game, but there were too many positive signs to be pessimistic about the future.
20 min
19
Giants lose heartbreaker vs. Rockies, but remai...
The Giants let one slip away yesterday, but remain in playoff position entering a critial final series with San Diego.
23 min
20
Du-bomb! Dubón's blast, Webb's strong outing fo...
Mauricio Dubón's blast and Logan Webb's strong outing following an opener propelled the Giants into playoff position.
20 min
21
Kapler's moves pay off again as Giants move clo...
Drew Smyly pitched well and Gabe Kapler pushed all the right buttons as the Giants moved closer to playoff position.
23 min
22
Cueto struggles vs. Rox, but Giants remain in t...
The Giants did not get a good outing out of their Opening Day starter, but they remain in the thick of the wild card race.
21 min
23
Giants enter season's final week on cusp of pla...
The Giants needed their win on Sunday vs. the A's, and they enter the season's final week on the cusp of playoff position.
20 min
24
Resilient Giants overcome deficit, injury, ejec...
The Giants lost their MVP and their starter was ejected in the third, but once again they overcame the odds and won.
21 min
25
Smyly, powerful offense lift Giants to "road" w...
Drew Smyly was featuring an unhittable curveball and the Giants' bats woke up in their "road" victory in SF.
20 min
26
Air quality shifts Giants-Mariners series to Sa...
The strange 2020 season got even stranger as the Giants' series in Seattle shifted to S.F. because of poor air quality.
18 min
27
Giants mailbag: Do you believe Zaidi can identi...
Updating the wild wild card standings and answering listeners' questions.
18 min
28
Giants fall flat in doubleheader following Alex...
The Giants had a chance to cement their status as wild card frontrunners, but instead they fell flat and gave their competitors life.
16 min
29
Sandoval released as Smoak added; Smyly dominan...
The Giants parted ways with the beloved Pablo Sandoval as they upgraded their roster with Smoak and Smyly.
18 min
30
Ahead of huge series, talking Giants-Padres wit...
The Giants and Padres begin an under-the-radar huge four-game series tonight in San Diego.
22 min
31
Kapler's moves pay off as Giants rally back vs....
Everything Kapler did last night worked beautifully, and the Giants' playoff odds are up to 67%.
18 min
32
Giants solve D-backs' ace Gallen, reach .500
Thanks to Kevin Gausman and clutch hits by Darin Ruf and Mike Yastrzemski, the Giants solved Zac Gallen and reached .500.
16 min
33
Giants power past Bumgarner, D-backs, pull clos...
The Giants bested their former ace on Saturday, and powered their way into playoff position on Sunday.
17 min
34
Giants mailbag: Can anyone at the Alternate Sit...
Are bullpen reinforcements coming? When, if ever, will the Giants make a big splash in free agency?
22 min
35
Giants drop tough one to Rockies but remain in ...
The teams the Giants are tailing in the wild card standings have to play the best teams in baseball this weekend.
18 min
36
Dickerson homers thrice as Giants crush Rockies...
Per FanGraphs, the Giants' playoff odds are up to 52.5% with just 23 games remaining.
19 min
37
Giants mailbag: Which players currently on 28-m...
Does deadline inactivity suggest mandate not to take on salary? Which players on 28-man roster won't be here next year?
17 min
38
Giants stand pat at deadline—how slow rental ma...
The Giants didn't make any major moves at the deadline, which was ultimately not that surprising.
17 min
39
Gausman: "I could get traded and definitely see...
Kevin Gausman is just one of several Giants' trade candidates as the deadline nears. But will they be selling?
16 min
40
Giants-Dodgers game postponed in protest; Kaple...
Talking about yesterday's postponement, and answering more questions from last week's mailbag.
20 min
41
Solano's walk-off shot gives Giants seventh str...
The Giants came back four times against the Dodgers and capped it off with a walk-off shot by Donnie Barrels.
20 min
42
Inbox: What will the Giants do at next week's t...
Will the Giants trade Kevin Gausman? What about Johnny Cueto? Or will they find themselves as buyers at the deadline?
19 min
43
Red-hot Giants win sixth straight, finish first...
Mike Yastrzemski may be the MVP, the starting pitchers have been on a roll, and the Giants have won six straight.
18 min
44
Joey Bart plays supporting role in debut as Gia...
The Giants' red-hot offense, led by Wilmer Flores, stole the show in Joey Bart's debut.
19 min
45
Giants promote top prospect Joey Bart, and he's...
A new era of Giants baseball is here, as Joey Bart arrives in San Francisco tonight.
17 min
46
Cahill, Yaz, vets propel Giants to much-needed ...
Trevor Cahill was sharp, Mike Yastrzemski continued his MVP-like season, and the vets fueled the offense.
20 min
47
Deja vu all over again as Angels stun Giants in...
Once again, Trevor Gott was tasked with protecting a 9th-inning lead. Once again, he allowed a big home run that stunned the Giants.
18 min
48
Historic bullpen collapses overshadow strong pe...
For the first time in franchise history, the Giants lost back-to-back games in which they had three-plus run 9th-inning leads.
23 min
49
Inbox: Why haven't the Giants called up Joey Bart?
Answering listeners' questions about Joey Bart, Donovan Solano's trade value, defensive lineups, and much more!
18 min
50
Evaluating the Giants at the season's 1/3 mark
There have been some real bright spots, but mostly the Giants' season has been a disappointment so far.
21 min
51
A night of redemption for Pence, Rogers, Kapler...
Pence, Rogers, and Kapler have been criticized by fans and media alike, but all three showed their mettle last night.
19 min
52
Despite sloppy defense, Donovan Solano has been...
There's a reason Donnie Barrels isn't known as Donnie Defense.
20 min
53
Why Gabe Kapler was right to pull Kevin Gausman...
Gabe Kapler made close to opposite decisions on back-to-back nights and was criticized both times.
21 min
54
Mauricio Dubón's exuberance, athleticism is exa...
Mauricio Dubón's catch in center field and lead-changing three-run home run provided a glimpse into a brighter future.
23 min
55
Webb, Belt, bullpen boost Giants to victory ove...
Webb and the bullpen pitched great, and Belt's three-run home run gave the Giants a lead they would not relinquish.
20 min
56
Gausman's great stuff not enough as Giants' bat...
Kevin Gausman had great stuff, but the Giants committed three more errors and were shut down by German Marquez.
19 min
57
Giants blast three homers, but sloppy defense p...
Home runs by Yastrzemski, Dickerson, and Tromp weren't enough to overcome more sloppy defense.
18 min
58
Series win against Rangers pushes Giants to .50...
The Giants continued their comeback ways in a series win against the Rangers, but now head out on an impossibly tough road trip.
16 min
59
Mike Yastrzemski has been baseball's best posit...
Yastrzemski and Solano continued to amaze as they led another late comeback, but the Giants unraveled in the 10th.
22 min
60
Mike Yastrzemski, Donovan Solano bring magic ba...
Solano's three-run homer and Yastrzemski's walk-off splash hit were the stuff of dreams.
15 min
61
Samardzija, lefty lineup predictably struggle
Jeff Samardzija's stuff and command was lacking, and the Giants went down relatively quietly aginst the Padres' fifth starter.
17 min
62
Previewing the Giants' upcoming series with Jav...
Both teams come into tonight's game with new managers, new lineups, and some momentum.
25 min
63
Gritty Giants pitch, platoon their way to serie...
The Giants' righty lineup was tough on LA's lefty starters, and the pitching persevered against a potent Dodgers lineup.
20 min
64
Giants miss opportunities early, unravel late o...
The Giants had their chances early, but came unglued in the 7th inning.
23 min
65
Giants mailbag: How long before Joey Bart comes...
When will Joey Bart arrive? What will the Giants do at the deadline? Answering your Giants questions on Opening Day.
18 min
66
Giants neutralize A's with pitching, platoons a...
Tyler Rogers set the tone with a perfect first inning, and Yaz and Dickerson powered the offense.
19 min
67
Kapler, several Giants players kneel for nation...
The Giants made a powerful statement before the game, then their righty-dominant lineup made things tough for Sean Manaea.
19 min
68
Predicting the Giants' Opening Day roster
The 40-man roster is about to get shaken up.
15 min
69
Giants' depth, versatility will be tested if Be...
Wilmer Flores, Darin Ruf, Donovan Solano, Yomer Sánchez, and Pablo Sandoval are among many Giants who can play corner infield.
17 min
70
Joey Bart should not start the season with the ...
The Giants aren't allowed to say it, but service time should be a consideration in a shortened season.
16 min
71
Hey Siri: Giants add former top prospect Jose S...
Billy Hamilton has yet to report to camp, so Jose Siri may be here as his (temporary?) replacement.
17 min
72
Giants find themselves in catcher limbo with Bu...
The Giants' catcher competition—between Heineman, Brantly, and Tromp—is both strange and fascinating.
18 min
73
Buster Posey adopts premature twins, opts out o...
Buster Posey made the right decision for his family. Now, the Giants must figure out how to fill the enormous void left by his absence.
17 min
74
Marco Luciano puts 40-homer potential on displa...
The 18-year-old shortstop Luciano may be the best of several exciting prospects in the Giants' much improved farm system.
17 min
75
The Giants' 2020 schedule was released, and it'...
If the Giants want to be surprise contenders this year, they're going to have to survive a brutal first few weeks of the schedule.
14 min
76
Inbox: How do Giants compare to division foes?
Answering questions about how the Giants stack up in the NL West, how all of these pitchers will share the load, and much more.
16 min
77
Giants have depth, platoonability to surprise i...
Spring Training 2.0 is about to get underway. Here's why the Giants could surprise in a 60-game season...if a season happens.
18 min
78
Giants reveal 60-man player pool; 40-man roster...
The 40-man roster should look a lot different in a few weeks, and the Giants will be better for it.
15 min
79
"F--k that guy. You can quote me on that." Farh...
Farhan Zaidi had strong words for a Scottsdale city council member who mocked George Floyd at an anti-mask rally.
18 min
80
Could the Giants sign Yasiel Puig tomorrow?
Are Giants fans ready to experience Puig the Giant facing Bumgarner the Diamondback?
15 min
81
MLB poised to implement 60-game season
It wasn't pretty—and no new agreement was ultimately reached—but it looks like baseball is about to be back.
15 min
82
Five players, three staff members test positive...
The positive tests come as MLB and the MLBPA continue to fight about details for a 2020 season.
16 min
83
Report: Rob Manfred, Tony Clark have "productiv...
One day after baseball appeared to be on the brink, the two leaders reportedly had a productive face-to-face meeting in Arizona.
15 min
84
Players "disgusted" after Rob Manfred breaks pr...
Five days after saying the season "unoquivically" would take place, Comissioner Rob Manfred said he's "not confident" it would happen.
15 min
85
Giants select four pitchers, two infielders as ...
Reports and analysis on all six players the Giants selected yesterday in the MLB Draft.
19 min
86
Giants draft Patrick Bailey—another catcher—and...
The Giants took who they thought was the best player available, and that's the name of the game in round one of the MLB Draft.
19 min
87
SPECIAL - Locked On's Black Lives Matter Roundt...
85 min
88
Breaking down Tyler Soderstrom, Cade Cavalli, o...
It's anyone's guess what the Giants will do with the 13th overall selection in round one of tomorrow night's MLB Draft.
14 min
89
With the 13th selection in the 2020 Locked On M...
A righty with a smooth delivery and easy velocity, or a catcher with a plus hit tool and lots of loft and power?
18 min
90
MLB, MLBPA "very close" to agreement for 2020 s...
Amid reports that MLB would not even respond to the union's latest proposal, strong optimism from legitimate sources continues to surface.
15 min
91
The latest on baseball's return, and rights vio...
The latest on negotiations between MLB and the MLBPA, and why American current events matter greatly.
16 min
92
What if Giants hadn't drafted Lincecum, Bumgarn...
Imagining an alternate universe in which the Giants didn't draft Lincecum, Bumgarner, and Posey with their first round picks in 2006-08.
18 min
93
What if Bobby Evans hadn't been fired as Giants...
Imagining an alternate universe in which Bobby Evans is still running the Giants.
18 min
94
What if Giants hadn't traded Matt Duffy (and ot...
In an alternate reality, the Giants still have Lucius Fox and Michael Santos in their system—and maybe not Evan Longoria.
19 min
95
What if the Giants hadn't made ill-advised trad...
The Giants traded away young talent to acquire aging veterans following a 98-loss season. What if they hadn't?
18 min
96
Updates on possible resumption of play, the 202...
Yasiel Puig to the Giants would make a lot of sense if baseball resumes with expanded rosters and a universal DH in 2020.
20 min
97
Survey suggests Giants fans believe in Zaidi, e...
A new survey suggests that many Giants fans strongly believe in the current direction of the team.
18 min
98
Best moments in Giants history: Three titles, t...
The best moments in Giants history are truly iconic and unforgettable.
20 min
99
Best moments in Giants history (tier two): Two ...
Two grand slams and three pennant clinchers are among the best moments in Giants history since 2000.
18 min
100
Best moments in franchise history (tier three):...
Huge homers by Belt, Bonds, and Sandoval rank among the best moments in franchise history.
15 min