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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' 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
2
Inbox: Are the Giants winning Game 5?
Ben predicted the Giants would win in five from the start—why change things now?
28 min
3
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
4
Giants blank Dodgers, take 2-1 NLDS lead
Pitching, defense, timely hitting, and ... the wind?
28 min
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
BONUS: Locked On MLB Playoff Preview Special Te...
30 min
12
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
13
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
14
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
15
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
16
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
17
Giants head to Denver clinging to one-game lead...
The Giants have a one-game lead with nine to play. Buckle up!
29 min
18
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
19
'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
20
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
21
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
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
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
27
Brandon Belt declares himself team captain, hel...
O Captain! My Captain!
28 min
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
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
32
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
33
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
34
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
35
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
36
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
37
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
38
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
39
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
40
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
41
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
42
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
43
'It feels right': Kris Bryant homers twice, exp...
The Giants extended Brandon Crawford this past weekend; is Kris Bryant next?
26 min
44
Giants extend Brandon Crawford, a move that's a...
Crawford is enjoying a career year at age 34 after overhauling his swing, and his new deal sets him up to be a Giant for life.
25 min
45
Logan Webb, LaMonte Wade Jr. impact the Giants'...
Webb and Wade are helping the Giants win in the present, but they're also essential players for the team's future.
24 min
46
Giants add to league lead in home runs and wins...
Gausman was very sharp early on, but he once again lost total command of his pitches as the outing went on.
20 min
47
Giants shrug off blown leads, win anyway behind...
The Giants of old may not have been able to overcome two blown leads, but nothing seems to faze the resilient 2021 Giants.
24 min
48
Giants mailbag: Am I right to have given up on ...
Evan Longoria's impending return could push one or both struggling outfielders out of regular playing time.
25 min
49
Brandon Belt homers 4 times as Giants win anoth...
The Giants have won series against the Dodgers (twice), Astros, and Brewers in the past few weeks, and are now 30 games over .500.
28 min
50
The Giants landed a star in Kris Bryant, but wi...
In part two of a two-part conversation, Ben Kaspick and Millard Thomas wrap up what may have been the best trade deadline ever.
30 min
51
Kris Bryant, LaMonte Wade Jr. propel Giants to ...
In a season full of magical moments, the Giants' 9th-inning comeback in Arizona ranks near the top.
28 min
52
What the Giants' addition of Kris Bryant, Dodge...
The NL West was deep and loaded enough as it was, but then the two top teams made major deadline moves.
28 min
53
Alex Dickerson breaks out, Buster Posey comes t...
The Giants turned what might have been their worst loss into one of their most resilient wins.
25 min
54
Kris Bryant homers in debut as Giants win serie...
There was an outpouring of love on both sides as Kris Bryant debuted in San Francisco and made an immediate impact.
23 min
55
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
56
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
57
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
58
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
59
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
60
Giants stun Dodgers again with insane 9th-innin...
There isn't an ounce of quit in the 2021 San Francisco Giants.
24 min
61
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
62
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
63
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
64
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
65
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
66
Inbox: How will the Giants manage their impendi...
The Giants have some major roster decisions to make in the next couple weeks.
22 min
67
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
68
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
69
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
70
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
71
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
72
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
73
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
74
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
75
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
76
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
77
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
78
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
79
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
80
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
81
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
82
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
83
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
84
Gabe Kapler's Giants crush Phillies—again
Guess Kapler wasn't the problem in Philly after all.
26 min
85
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
86
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
87
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
88
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
89
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
90
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
91
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
92
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
93
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
94
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
95
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
96
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
97
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
98
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
99
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
100
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