Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On T...
Locked On Giants (Baseball) is a daily podcast focused on the San Francisco Giants. Providing rational, data-driven SF Giants analysis in a clear and accessible way. Hosted by Ben Kaspick, who has contributed for the popular baseball statistics and analysis websites FanGraphs and Beyond the Box Score. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network.
A conversation with Javier Reyes from Locked On...
Know thine enemy. Discussing the Padres and Giants with Javier Reyes in part two of a two-part conversation.
21 min
A conversation with Locked On Padres host Javie...
Know thine enemy. Discussing the San Diego Padres with Javier Reyes in part one of a two-part conversation.
16 min
Giants mailbag: What are your favorite memories...
Answering a variety of fun questions posed by Giants fans on Twitter.
22 min
The Giants could be players for these free agen...
Mookie Betts to San Francisco? It's not as crazy as it sounds.
18 min
MLB, MLBPA reach agreement on service time, sal...
Players will receive a year of service time even if the season is cancelled; there will still be a draft but it could be just five rounds.
18 min
Reliving Giants' Opening Days from 2009-19
Win or lose, Opening Day is always special.
18 min
Recapping trades and games from MLB The Show li...
Several savvy trades were made, but the Giants still lost two out of three to the Dodgers.
18 min
Finalizing the Giants' 26-man roster as if the ...
Welcome to San Francisco, Billy Hamilton, Trevor Cahill, and Darin Ruf!
18 min
Will non-roster invitees like Hamilton and Cahi...
Attempting to answer some logistical questions about the Giants' roster in the midst of a lockdown.
19 min
Giants mailbag: How will delay affect record, d...
How will the delay in baseball affect the Giants' record, draft, and development? All that and more in the latest installment of the Giants mailbag.
18 min
Digging deeper on Dickerson, Kapler, Gausman
Digging deeper on some topics discussed with Jeff Snider from Locked On Dodgers.
15 min
A conversation with Jeff Snider from Locked On ...
Ben and Jeff resume their Giants-Dodgers discussion.
15 min
A conversation with Jeff Snider from Locked On ...
Ben and Jeff renew the Giants-Dodgers rivalry with level-headed discussion and analysis.
18 min
How we'll cope without baseball
It could be several months before baseball returns. How should we cope with it?
12 min
Giants mailbag: What are your favorite bad take...
Amidst uncertain times, at least we can still count on a weekly Giants mailbag!
17 min
MLB suspends Spring Training, delays start of r...
That escalated quickly.
11 min
Predicting the Giants' Opening Day roster
Trying to predict the Giants' Opening Day roster is difficult and complicated, but we did it anyway.
16 min
Ruf, Green, Cahill, others forcing the issue
With just over two weeks until Opening Day, the Giants still have several roster spots that are up for grabs.
15 min
Giants mailbag: Did Zaidi break his word about ...
Answering questions from fans in the latest edition of the Giants mailbag.
16 min
Yaz, Jimenez impress in televised game; Beede g...
Mike Yastrzemski and Dany Jimenez were standout performers in Wednesday night's televised game between the Giants and the Dodgers.
15 min
Beede exits game with elbow tightness
The young Giants righty who's vying for a rotation spot underwent tests on his right elbow last night.
15 min
Redesigned swings could make an impact
Several Giants hitters (and pitchers) have implemented changes under the new coaching staff, and it could make a meaningful impact.
15 min
Starting pitchers continue to impress
The Giants' starting pitchers have been excellent thus far in the Cactus League. Here's why it's not necessarily a fluke.
15 min
Zaidi discusses wide open roster competitions
The Giants have created competition for numerous roster spots this spring. What does Farhan Zaidi have to say about where those races stand?
17 min
Where Mike Yastrzemski was in elite company
When it came to hitting the ball hard at an ideal launch angle, Mike Yastrzemski was in elite company in 2019.
15 min
Giants mailbag: Could Heliot Ramos debut in 2020?
Discussing yesterday's spring game, and answering questions left over from Friday's mailbag.
15 min
Smyly touches 94; Davis finds his timing
Drew Smyly and Jaylin Davis were standout performers in the Giants' 11-9 Cactus League win on Monday.
13 min
Bart, Hjelle make strong first impressions
Key Giants storylines to follow as Spring Training games commence.
14 min
Giants mailbag: Bold prediction for 2020?
What's one bold prediction for the 2020 Giants? Answering that question and more in the latest installment of the Giants mailbag.
19 min
Gabe Kapler is on the right side of the Belt Wars
Gabe Kapler made it clear that he's a fan of Brandon Belt, whose skill set and value has been perpetually underappreciated.
19 min
Giants to voluntarily increase pay for minor le...
The Giants joined the Blue Jays as one of two teams to voluntarily increase salaries for their minor league players.
17 min
Full squad assembles in Scottsdale; Aubrey Huff...
With full squad workouts underway, unity and open-mindedness have emerged as early themes for the 2020 Giants.
18 min
Giants mailbag: Will Buster Posey's power retur...
Will Posey's power return? Are the Giants done making moves? Does Dickerson have to prove himself?
19 min
Inbox: How has Giants' rebuild compared to thos...
Answering questions from fans in the latest installment of the Giants mailbag.
21 min
Giants announce Flores signing; Bart, Luciano c...
The Giants officially announced their deal with Wilmer Flores, while Joey Bart and Marco Luciano continued to climb in prospect rankings.
17 min
Giants sign Cahill; Samardzija backs Kapler
The Giants signed Trevor Cahill to a minor league deal, and Jeff Samardzija expressed support for his new manager.
17 min
New era dawns as pitchers, catchers report to S...
Spring Training is officially underway, and the 2020 season could be the beginning of a bright future for the Giants.
18 min
Deep roster coming into focus with Pence, Billy...
As many continue to write them off, the Giants' roster is looking deeper, more versatile, and more exciting than it has in years.
19 min
Inbox: Giants bringing back Hunter Pence?
Ben answers questions from fans in the latest edition of the Giants mailbag.
19 min
Giants surprisingly deep in some areas as Sprin...
With Spring Training right around the corner, how would the Giants' 26-man roster shake out if the season started today?
16 min
Giants sign Wilmer Flores; Dodgers acquire Mook...
The Giants handed out their first multiyear deal under Farhan Zaidi yesterday, but the Dodgers stole the show.
19 min
Giants sign Brandon Guyer—lefty killer and huma...
He gets on base in a unique way, but Brandon Guyer could be a nice extra piece for the Giants.
19 min
Defending the Giants' (ongoing) offseason
The offseason has been relatively quiet for the Giants, but that doesn't mean they've missed out on multiple great fits.
16 min
Inbox: Should the Giants trade for Mookie Betts?
Ben answers questions from fans in the latest edition of the Giants mailbag.
18 min
Giants sign Sandoval, exploring reunion with Pe...
What year is it? The Giants reportedly signed Pablo Sandoval to a minor league deal, and are exploring a reunion with Hunter Pence.
14 min
Yolmer Sánchez may be Giants' starting second b...
The Giants have reportedly signed Yolmer Sánchez to a minor league deal, and he may be the starting second baseman.
17 min
Bart, Luciano headline Giants' dramatically imp...
Headlined by Joey Bart and Marco Luciano, the Giants are well represented on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list.
16 min
Castellanos signs with Reds—what now for Giants?
Analyzing the Giants' remaining options for upgrading the offense after Nicholas Castellanos signed a four-year deal with Cincinnati.
16 min
Inbox: Who will be this year's Mike Yastrzemski?
Ben answers questions from fans on this edition of the Giants mailbag.
17 min
Three Giants prospects make Baseball America's ...
Marco Luciano—who's just 18 years old—comes in at No. 19 on Baseball America's top 100 prospects list.
15 min
Why Giants will be big players in free agency m...
With a rapidly improving farm and several bad contracts soon to come off the books, the Giants figure to be big players in free agency moving forward.
17 min
Blevins signing takes us down memory lane to 20...
Jerry Blevins has a good breaking ball. So did Will Smith. Somehow, this connection takes us on a trip down memory lane to the disastrous 2016 NLDS.
16 min
Giants hire Alyssa Nakken, who becomes first fe...
Analyzing the Giants' historic hiring of Alyssa Nakken to Gabe Kapler's coaching staff, plus the Drew Smyly signing and the changing the payroll.
18 min
Inbox: Expectations for Smyly? Will Giants add ...
Ben answers questions about Drew Smyly, the Giants' rotation, the 26-man roster, and whether the team will add offense this offseason.
18 min
Scott Harris: Giants "actively trying to add" p...
Giants GM Scott Harris said yesterday that the team is "actively trying to add" starting pitching and bolster the offense.
14 min
Revisiting Espada vs. Kapler amid fallout from ...
MLB's investigation found that the Astros continued to cheat to some degree in 2018, when Joe Espada was their bench coach.
15 min
Will Wilson trade still savvy despite Cozart DFA
Zack Cozart's DFA does nothing to diminish the genius of the Giants' acquisition of Will Wilson. Fallout from the Astros cheating scandal is also discussed.
17 min
The Giants' win-loss record in 2020 will be...
Projecting the Giants' win-loss record in 2020, and making adjustments based on expected over- or underperformance from individual projections.
15 min
Automated Zone, Universal DH, and Realignment—O...
The Athletic's Jayson Stark looked into his crystal ball and discussed some big changes that could come to MLB sooner than you think.
17 min
Inbox: Which players would Giants target in a s...
From salary dump targets to the likelihood of an Evan Longoria/Jeff Samardzija trade, today's mailbag has your questions covered!
17 min
Has Shifting Hurt Brandon Crawford's Defense?
Baseball Savant released its new Infield Outs Above Average metric today, and the results for Brandon Crawford were eye opening.
15 min
Jeff Samardzija, Regression Candidate
Jeff Samardzija had an impressive bounceback season in 2019, but there were serious red flags.
15 min
Giants sign Tyson Ross; Young players excited a...
The Giants made another low-risk addition to their pitching staff, signing Tyson Ross to a minor league deal. Meanwhile, another young Giants player expressed excitement about the team's direction under new manager Gabe Kapler.
15 min
Inbox: Giants' most glaring needs, and how to a...
Answering your questions about the Giants' biggest needs, how they can address them, Tyler Beede's future, and prospects who will make an impact in 2020.
17 min
The 2010s: Recapping the Best Decade in Giants ...
Although it had its ups and downs, the 2010s were undoubtedly the best decade in Giants franchise history.
16 min
Inbox: Giants' realistic free agent targets
The new year is upon us, but the Giants still have work to do. Who are their most realistic free agent and trade targets?
18 min
Giants rotation may be better than expected
Kevin Gausman is underrated, Tyler Anderson has upside, and the youngsters have talent. Despite the loss of Bumgarner, the Giants rotation may be better than people think.
16 min
Madison Bumgarner is an Arizona Diamondback
Madison Bumgarner signed with the Diamondbacks, but it's not as big of a loss as people think.
15 min
The Giants' history of regrettable long-term de...
The Giants have a history of signing starting pitchers to long-term deals they live to regret.
19 min
Giants Announce Young, Cutting Edge Coaching Staff
The Giants announced Gabe Kapler's coaching staff, and it's an intriguing list of young and nontraditional individuals.
16 min
Savvy Giants Trade for 2019 First Rounder, Sign...
The Giants pulled off an extremely savvy move yesterday, essentially paying cash for the Angels' 2019 first round draft pick.
17 min
Giants "Top Bidder" for Nicholas Castellanos?
A rival executive views the Giants as the "top bidder" for Nicholas Castellanos, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.
15 min
Giants Primed for Action as Winter Meetings Begin
The Winter Meetings have begun, and it could be an active week for the Giants.
14 min
New Coaches Could Make Big Impact
The Giants are reportedly hiring Donnie Ecker, who is credited with the breakout of Aristides Aquino, to be their new hitting coach.
13 min
Zaidi Responds to Fans' Misguided Frustrations
Farhan Zaidi responded to several misguigded questions from season ticket holders on Tuesday night.
15 min
Inbox: Is a Nicholas Castellanos Signing Realis...
Is Nicholas Castellanos a realistic fit? Are the Giants tanking? Should the front office ease tension with the fanbase?
15 min
Giants Non-Tender Kevin Pillar, Won't Cater to ...
Examining the Giants' decision to non-tender popular outfielder Kevin Pillar, among others, and sign Alex Dickerson, Donovan Solano, and Wandy Peralta to one-year deals.
16 min
Decisions Loom As Non-Tender Deadline Arrives
The Giants must choose today whether to tender contracts to Kevin Pillar, Alex Dickerson, Tyler Anderson, Donovan Solano, Joey Rickard, and Wandy Peralta.
13 min
A Gratitude List for Giants Fans
From the stunning beauty of Oracle Park to the dramatically improved farm system, Giants fans have a lot to be grateful for.
13 min
Vogt, Pomeranz Deals Demonstrate Giants' Abilit...
Stephen Vogt and Drew Pomeranz signed lucrative free agent deals, demonstrating the Giants' ability to target and acquire underrated players.
15 min
Giants' Joey Bart, Marco Luciano Are Potential ...
FanGraphs released its 2020 Giants prospects rankings, and it's hard not to get excited about the future.
11 min
Decision Looms on Kevin Pillar
The non-tender deadline is a week away, and the Giants have a tough decision to make on Kevin Pillar.
14 min
Inbox: Which bad contracts could Giants take on...
Farhan Zaidi has discussed a willingness to take on other teams' bad contracts in order to buy young players. Who could he be talking about?
16 min
Callis: Giants Farm System Is Strongest It's Be...
The Giants didn't make any moves to protect their Rule 5-eligible players, but their farm system is on a meteoric rise.
11 min
Zaidi: Giants Have Flexibility This Offseason
Farhan Zaidi discussed numerous topics on the TK Show with Tim Kawakami, including the Giants' improved financial flexibility this offseason.
15 min
Free Agent Fits for the Giants
Discussing some free agent fits for the San Francisco Giants.
16 min
SF Chronicle: MLB Probe Cleared Kapler Of Any W...
Amidst a turbulent week for the San Francisco Giants, it's important to differentiate between facts and opinions.
13 min
Inbox: Will Giants Be Aggressive To Overcome Ba...
The Giants had a rough week from a PR perspective. Will they act aggressively this offseason to get fans excited about the team again?
13 min
Gabe Kapler Introduced As Giants Manager In Ten...
Gabe Kapler was introduced as the new Giants manager in a tense press conference. What will he bring to the team?
11 min
Giants Hire Gabe Kapler As New Manager
Gabe Kapler is the new Giants manager, and a new era is upon us.
15 min
Scott Harris Introduced As GM; Managerial Decis...
Scott Harris was introduced as Giants GM, and conflicting reports emerged about whether Joe Espada or Gabe Kapler is the favorite to be the team's next manager.
13 min
Giants Hire Scott Harris As New GM
The Giants hired Redwood City native and Chicago Cubs Assistant GM Scott Harris to be their new general manager.
13 min
Giants "Focused On" Joe Espada
According to a source, the Giants are "focused on" Joe Espada becoming their next manager.
14 min
Espada, Kapler, and Quatraro—Not Grifol—Are Man...
The managerial search is reportedly down to three finalists, and we're finally hearing some updates about the Giants' GM search.
14 min
Giants Announce Flurry Of Roster Moves
The Giants announced a flurry of roster moves yesterday, including a claim of the intriguing Kean Wong.
11 min
Is Tyler Anderson Better Than Madison Bumgarner?
The 2020 Steamer projections are here, and things are looking up for Tyler Anderson and a young Giants starting rotation.
17 min
Bumgarner, Smith Decisions Loom; Watson Exercis...
The qualifying offer deadline looms, and the Giants have at least one interesting decision to make.
14 min
Giants Claim Tyler Anderson, Improve Starting P...
In an under-the-radar move, the Giants claimed the injured—but potentially effective—Tyler Anderson from the Rockies.
13 min
Espada, Grifol, Kapler Are Finalists To Become ...
Joe Espada, Pedro Grifol, and Gabe Kapler are reportedly the finalists to become the next Giants manager.
14 min
On a Controversial Game 6 and the Joy of Game 7
Trea Turner was called out on a silly rule, but thankfully it didn't cost the Nationals. Now we get another Game 7.
13 min