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.
Headlined by Joey Bart and Marco Luciano, the Giants are well represented on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list.
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.
Inbox: Who will be this year's Mike Yastrzemski?
Ben answers questions from fans on this edition of the Giants mailbag.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Jeff Samardzija, Regression Candidate
Jeff Samardzija had an impressive bounceback season in 2019, but there were serious red flags.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Madison Bumgarner is an Arizona Diamondback
Madison Bumgarner signed with the Diamondbacks, but it's not as big of a loss as people think.
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.