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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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Aaron Judge pursuit tops SF Giants gratitude list
While many are restless, this is a legitimately exciting time to be a fan of the San Francisco Giants for a number of reasons.
23 min
2
Report: Steph Curry involved in SF Giants' two-...
The San Francisco Giants are pulling out all the stops in an attempt to bring Aaron Judge back home.
25 min
3
Aaron Judge seen in San Francisco, reportedly m...
While it shouldn't come as a major surprise, it's nevertheless exciting to know that Judge and the Giants are meeting in the City today.
26 min
4
SF Giants interested in Mitch Haniger, Kenley J...
Haniger, who's from Mountain View, is probably an Aaron Judge backup plan. Jansen would immediately improve the 'pen.
22 min
5
Was Aaron Judge talking about the SF Giants whe...
Aaron Judge said he'd prefer to get his contract out of the way so his next team can "add some more pieces." Was he talking about the Giants?
26 min
6
SF Giants mailbag: Who are some realistic trade...
The D-backs have an abundance of athletic outfielders, all of whom make a lot of sense for the San Francisco Giants.
27 min
7
Joc Pederson accepts SF Giants' $19.65M qualify...
The San Francisco Giants wanted Joc Pederson back in 2023, and yesterday they got their wish.
28 min
8
SF Giants interested in Japanese RHP Kodai Senga
Kodai Senga, whom the Giants recently had a picture of on their scoreboard, features a plus fastball and a plus splitter.
24 min
9
Inbox: Did the SF Giants give Joc Pederson the ...
Joc Pederson has stated that his main intention is to get back to the playoffs. With that in mind, did the Giants give him the QO knowing he'd reject it to sign with a more obvious playoff team?
26 min
10
SF Giants extend $19.65M qualifying offers to C...
The odds of Joc Pederson returning to the Giants went up significantly after they extended him a $19.65M qualifying offer.
26 min
11
SF Giants decline Evan Longoria's $13M club opt...
Longoria's time in San Francisco may or may not be over.
23 min
12
Should the SF Giants prioritize Carlos Rodón, o...
The Giants let Kevin Gausman walk last offseason, so we shouldn't be shocked if they do the same with Rodón this winter.
23 min
13
Which Top 10 free agents make the most sense fo...
FanGraphs' Top 50 Free Agents list is out, and we examine the Top 10 and which of those contracts is most appealing.
27 min
14
Previewing the SF Giants' hugely important 2022...
Aaron Judge szn officially kicks off on Thursday.
25 min
15
Passan: "It would really surprise me" if the SF...
ESPN's Jeff Passan joined KNBR 680's "Papa & Lund", and said that he expects the Giants to have a huge offseason.
24 min
16
Which star free-agent shortstop should the SF G...
It's once again a loaded free-agent shortstop class. If the Giants get involved, which one should they prioritize and why?
28 min
17
Revisiting the SF Giants' hit-or-miss 2021-22 o...
Coming into the 2022 season, it appeared that the SF Giants didn't do enough on the position player side during the offseason. And that's exactly how things played out.
26 min
18
SF Giants' Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt regre...
Crawford and Belt injuries and regression may have cost the Giants a playoff spot in 2022.
24 min
19
SF Giants' Joc Pederson, Thairo Estrada are Sil...
Will Pederson be back next season? Was Estrada the Giants' best position player?
25 min
20
On Bruce Bochy's SF Giants legacy—and whether C...
Did Bruce Bochy really "retire" following the 2019 season? What was so special about him in SF, and will he bring titles to Texas?
27 min
21
Which SF Giants targets are likely to underperf...
Free agents rarely live up to the contracts they receive. Who are the biggest risks, and who may actually overperform?
28 min
22
San Francisco Giants are favorites to sign Aaro...
According to BetOnline, the San Francisco Giants are more likely than any other team to pry Aaron Judge away from New York.
24 min
23
INBOX: What's the SF Giants' plan if they don't...
We all know about Aaron Judge and the top shortstops, but who else could the Giants target if they don't land any of the top free agents?
24 min
24
Former SF Giants manager Bruce Bochy to manage ...
Bruce Bochy represents a fascinating shifting tide as many teams are trending back to hiring more traditional managers.
24 min
25
New SF Giants GM Pete Putila is most attracted ...
What specifically about the San Francisco Giants' roster compelled Putila to leave a good situation in Houston?
26 min
26
SF Giants' attendance was down in 2022—but does...
It's easy to look at the Giants' waning attendance and blame the roster construction. But that misses the main point.
25 min
27
SF Giants' Carlos Rodón, Logan Webb, and Alex C...
Poor defense, a struggling bullpen, and an inconsistent offense masked the fact that the Giants' starting rotation was pretty darn good.
26 min
28
SF Giants will give Carlos Rodón the $19.65M qu...
While this year's qualifying offer may technically come close to Pederson's value, the Giants very likely won't give him one.
25 min
29
What would the SF Giants need to give up to tra...
A Shoehi Ohtani trade seems unlikely, but could realistically happen this offseason. If the Giants wanted to get him, what would it take?
26 min
30
Inbox: Could the SF Giants trade for Shohei Oht...
Ohtani's status as a trade candidate is going under the radar right now. If he's dealt this winter, could the SF Giants pounce?
29 min
31
SF Giants' arbitration estimates can help us pr...
MLB Trade Rumors' annual arbitration estimates are out, and the San Francisco Giants have several fascinating cases.
28 min
32
SF Giants hire Pete Putila as GM, signaling int...
Pete Putila is largely credited with helping to establish the Houston Astros' immensely successful player development infrastructure.
29 min
33
Inbox: Will the SF Giants pursue both Aaron Jud...
USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported that the Giants are expected to pursue both Aaron Judge and Trea Turner. But is that realistic?
30 min
34
Farhan Zaidi addresses San Francisco Giants' of...
Zaidi discussed the futures of Brandon Belt, Evan Longoria, Carlos Rodón as well as other topics in a meeting with reporters today.
24 min
35
State of the SF Giants—position by position—as ...
The San Francisco Giants had a disappointing year from their position player group. Who will and won't be back in 2023?
28 min
36
The SF Giants are in desperate need of impact p...
The Giants' starting rotation was one of the best in baseball, but it was sqaundered by position player group that lacked true impact talent.
24 min
37
SF Giants' Sean Hjelle makes a really good last...
Hjelle's high ERA is a bit deceiving. He's been able to strike guys out, pound the zone, and keep the ball on the ground in MLB.
24 min
38
SF Giants officially eliminated; season will go...
The San Francisco Giants battled until the end, but ultimately this wasn't a great year and they'll need to be aggressive in the offseason.
26 min
39
SF Giants back to .500—and still still alive—as...
Carlos Rodón leads the league in strikeout rate, FIP, fWAR, and xERA. Could he actually win the Cy Young Award?
26 min
40
Would the SF Giants finishing .500 or better re...
The San Francisco Giants are just one game under .500, but does it matter?
25 min
41
SF Giants' Joc Pederson sounds like he's on his...
Joc Pederson is set to miss the playoffs for the first time in his career. He described the situation as "not fun."
25 min
42
Inbox: Carlos Correa to the SF Giants?
Is Carlos Correa the best fit for the San Francisco Giants outside of Aaron Judge?
25 min
43
These SF Giants still have a lot to play for
There are only nine games left in the 2022 season, but several Giants are still playing for meaningful personal goals.
24 min
44
Inbox: What's a San Francisco Giants dream offs...
Everyone's talking about Aaron Judge, Trea Turner, and the rest of the shortstop class, but there's another top talent who may be available...
24 min
45
Logan Webb takes no-hitter into 6th as SF Giant...
Logan Webb has followed up his breakout 2021 campaign with an almost equally impressive 2022.
24 min
46
Young SF Giants thrive in team win vs. Rockies
Sean Hjelle, David Villar, Thairo Estrada, and Joey Bart had good games as the Giants beat the Rockies in Denver.
25 min
47
SF Giants' Thairo Estrada is having a breakout ...
Estrada has been above-average in pretty much all facets of the game. And he seemingly has a knack for hitting late, clutch homers.
27 min
48
SF Giants GM Scott Harris hired as Tigers' Pres...
It's a big promotion for Harris, and a big opportunity for the Giants to bring new talent and perspective into their front office.
26 min
49
SF Giants mailbag: Which free-agent shortstop (...
Trea Turner, Xander Bogaerts, or Carlos Correa would shore up the defense and hit in the middle of the lineup everyday.
25 min
50
SF Giants chairman Greg Johnson: "We'll do what...
Johnson said the team was willing to spend $175 million, $180 million, or higher than that to field a competitive team.
26 min
51
Farhan Zaidi: "It's going to be a big offseason...
The Giants fell flat in 2022 after a record-breaking 2021. Now they're tasked with remaking the team in the offseason.
29 min
52
Gabe Kapler, Zack Littell share tense moment as...
San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler was right to be beside himself following Zack Littell's outburst.
28 min
53
SF Giants, Wilmer Flores agree to two-year, $13...
The Giants need to get younger and more athletic, and that's not Wilmer Flores' game. Nevertheless, Flores is an important player on this team and this extension is fantastic news.
27 min
54
Pitch clock, shift ban coming to MLB in 2023
These are monumental rule changes that will change the game forever.
27 min
55
David Villar hits 2 HR, could be big part of SF...
Villar has destroyed Minor League pitching each of the last two years, and the Giants are giving him a chance to prove himself.
21 min
56
SF Giants hit 5 HR, beat LA, have fun doing it
Lewis Brinson (twice), J.D. Davis, David Villar, and Thairo Estrada went deep in support of a strong performance by Logan Webb and the 'pen.
24 min
57
SF Giants show a ton of life, sweep contending ...
While it's almost certainly too little too late, it was nice to see the San Francisco Giants play well and show signs of life.
26 min
58
SF Giants mailbag: Could Lewis Brinson be on ne...
The San Francisco Giants added Lewis Brinson in a trade yesterday and immediately called him up. Could he be a part of the future?
27 min
59
Do the SF Giants have one of MLB's worst cores?
ESPN's Kiley McDaniel ranked all 30 cores, and the Giants' position gets to the heart of their problem.
26 min
60
Season over? Giants lose seventh straight, fall...
The Giants have played like one of the worst teams in baseball over the last two-plus months, and now their season is likely over.
25 min
61
Do the SF Giants need to re-sign Carlos Rodón?
The Giants haven't been very good even with Carlos Rodon, so bringing him back, or replacing those elite innings, may be imperitive.
25 min
62
SF Giants look just about done after brutal 2-6...
At least the Giants will face the Padres next, but they pretty much have to sweep.
24 min
63
Everyday players the SF Giants could target thi...
Farhan Zaidi recently said that the Giants need to establish more everyday players. Here are some that would qualify.
23 min
64
SF Giants mailbag: Should we be worried about L...
Webb's fastball velocity is down a full tick from last season, and recent results have been concerning.
22 min
65
Farhan Zaidi: Important for SF Giants to establ...
Finally it seems that the Giants will seek to add everyday talent in the offseason.
26 min
66
Inbox: What is the SF Giants' direction for 2023?
Will the Giants continue to piece together a team and wait for top prospects to develop? Or will they finally be more aggressive in the offseason?
26 min
67
Evan Longoria turns back time, leads SF Giants ...
Longoria will turn 37 in October, but for one day at least, he looked like he was 27 again.
22 min
68
SF Giants mailbag: Why is Joc Pederson taking g...
Is Brandon Belt going on the IL or getting DFA'd? Does it mean that Pederson could be re-signed as a 1B next year?
25 min
69
Winning streak over, the SF Giants are who we t...
The San Francisco Giants were in great position to win at least three out of four, but the fell flat and are back to .500.
27 min
70
SF Giants magic is back: Brandon Crawford walk-...
After being down to their final strike, Thairo Estrada tripled and Brandon Crawford delivered the Giants' second walk-off HR in three days.
24 min
71
SF Giants win fourth straight, gain ground in w...
Winners of four straight and seven of nine, the San Francisco Giants are suddenly only 5.5 games out of a playoff spot.
25 min
72
Thairo Estrada's walk-off HR seals SF Giants' s...
Estrada's emergence as a good everyday player has been one of the bright spots of the season for the Giants.
25 min
73
Do the SF Giants need to sweep the Pittsburgh P...
The Giants need to get hot in a hurry, and their upcoming schedule gives them a chance to do so. It all starts tonight.
21 min
74
SF Giants prospects: Casey Schmitt promoted, Ky...
It's been a good week for San Francisco Giants prospects, which is welcome news in this disappointing season.
26 min
75
SF Giants lose winnable games in San Diego, mus...
The Giants' next 12 games are against teams that are below .500. They must take advantage or their season will be just about over.
25 min
76
SF Giants' future looking brighter with emergen...
Bart and Doval have taken big leaps forward in the past few weeks, and it's cause for legitimate excitement.
23 min
77
SF Giants can get back in race with upcoming se...
The Giants trail the Padres by 6.5 games, and things could look dramatically different one way or the other after this series.
23 min
78
SF Giants mailbag: What is your dream offseason?
The Giants will need to be much more bold this offseason if they want to keep the fans from turning on them.
26 min
79
SF Giants' attention should turn towards future...
Are they really going to option younger players in favor of continuing to play struggling veterans again?
27 min
80
The San Francisco Giants are stuck in the middle
Everything about the Giants is mediocre, from their .500-ish record to their half-hearted trade deadline.
29 min
81
SF Giants trade Darin Ruf to Mets, hold onto Ca...
The San Francisco Giants had a strange deadline. Ruf and others are on the move, while Carlos Rodón stays for the stretch run.
25 min
82
The SF Giants should trade Carlos Rodón—but onl...
Rodón's value was on full display as he dominated the Cubs on Sunday Night Baseball. Was it his last start in a Giants uniform?
30 min
83
Inbox: Will the SF Giants buy, sell, or hold at...
The Giants are in a precarious position. They're in the race ... but barely. What will they decide to do at the trade deadline?
26 min
84
Inbox: What could the SF Giants get for Carlos ...
If the Giants decide to sell, Carlos Rodón would be their best asset. What kind of return could they expect him to command?
26 min
85
Who's responsible for the SF Giants' unacceptab...
Ultimately, most of the blame shuold fall on those who constructed this fundamentally flawed roster.
29 min
86
Should the SF Giants trade Carlos Rodón?
The Giants' playoff odds are down to about 33%, and Rodón would be arguably the best starting pitcher available if San Francisco decides to sell.
29 min
87
SF Giants overwhelmed by Dodgers' talent in 4-g...
The trade deadline is a week from Tuesday; can the 2022 San Francsico Giants be saved? Should they even try?
31 min
88
The SF Giants should probably try to upgrade wi...
The Giants' present and future is too murky to be parting with their very best prospects. Letting players develop and spending cold hard cash is a better path forward.
26 min
89
SF Giants mailbag: What's a realistic trade pac...
The Giants' most realistic path to acquiring Juan Soto would appear to involve taking on bad money. But would the Nationals do that?
29 min
90
Evaluating the SF Giants' uneven first half of ...
The Giants' starting pitching and platoon-centric offense was strong, but dreadful defense and some bullpen regression held them back.
30 min
91
Yaz's walkoff slam helps SF Giants end first ha...
The Giants' ninth-inning comeback against Josh Hader was spectacular, and it helped propel them to a much-needed series win vs. a good Brewers team.
29 min
92
SF Giants lose heartbreaker to Brewers; are the...
This game was within the Giants' grasps, but they couldn't quite get the big hit or the big out when they needed it.
25 min
93
SF Giants rally late, get much-needed comeback ...
The Giants were a couple innings away from another series loss against a bad team, but they rallied late for a morale-boosting win.
35 min
94
SF Giants' right-handed lineup orchestrates ano...
For all the offseason talk about their need for another right-handed bat, the right-handed lineup has actually been far more successful than the left-handed lineup.
26 min
95
On the SF Giants' collapse and Carlos Rodón's A...
Coming off a 107-win season, the Giants didn't add payroll and are just one game over .500 more than halfway through 2022.
36 min
96
Carlos Rodón puts SF Giants on his back, gets s...
Rodón leads NL pitchers in fWAR and FIP and is second in strikeout rate. He could win the Cy Young award, but he's somehow not an All-Star.
26 min
97
Evaluating the SF Giants' concerning first half...
Worst defense in the league, mediocre offense, and a struggling bullpen. It's no wonder that the Giants have gone 28-35 after a 13-5 start.
28 min
98
The San Francsico Giants won a baseball game
It shouldn't be this difficult against a sub-.500 team, but the Giants will absolutely take the much-needed victory.
25 min
99
SF Giants' collapse continues; is there any hop...
The Giants have lost six straight, 11 of 14, and 34 of 61. But it's not unprecedented to see this in a playoff season.
27 min
100
Free-falling SF Giants finally promote hot-hitt...
The Giants look absolutely awful right now, and promoting Villar is a step in the right direction.
25 min