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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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Giants interested in Eddie Rosario, Jackie Brad...
Susan Slusser of the S.F. Chronicle reports that the Giants are interested in these two very different lefty outfielders.
19 min
2
Report: MLB proposes universal DH in exchange f...
USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the league wants 14 playoff teams in 2021 in exchange for the universal DH.
18 min
3
MLB tells teams to plan for 162 games, advocate...
MLB told teams to expect spring training to start on time, and is advocating for things like the universal DH and expanded playoffs.
18 min
4
Giants sign Alex Wood to $3M deal
The underrated lefty has a career 3.45 ERA and 3.51 FIP, but has struggled to stay healthy the last couple of years.
17 min
5
Inbox: Should the Giants trade for Andrew Benin...
The Red Sox are poised to trade outfielder Andrew Benintendi. Should the Giants pull out all the stops to acquire him?
17 min
6
Giants hope to add lefty starter in coming weeks
Giants General Manager Scott Harris said on Tuesday that the club is "hopeful" it will land a lefty starter in the coming weeks.
17 min
7
Giants add prospect, trade Sam Coonrod to Phillies
The Giants had accumulated right-handed relief depth on their 40-man, which enabled them to make this popular trade.
19 min
8
Why trading for Lindor didn't make sense for Gi...
Francisco Lindor is a great player who would fit the Giants long term, but the stars weren't aligned for a deal this winter.
16 min
9
Why bargain deals help teams win
The Giants of the late 2010s are a perfect illustration of how gumming up a payroll with overpriced deals leads to losing.
17 min
10
Giants sign catcher Curt Casali to $1.5M deal
With Casali now in the fold, the Giants boast enviable depth and flexibility at the catcher position as we head into 2021.
16 min
11
New Year's Resolutions for the San Francisco Gi...
The Giants hope to build off an encouraging 2020 season and take a big step forward in 2021.
16 min
12
With only $23M committed next year, when are th...
If the Giants don't ink any multiyear deals this winter, they'll go into next offseason with only roughly $23M committed.
18 min
13
What Padres' acquisitions of Snell, Darvish mea...
The Giants must now contend with two superteams in the NL West, and hope for an expanded postseason field.
20 min
14
Inbox: At what point do Giants open wallets to ...
The Giants' payroll has decreased each of the last few years. At what point will they spend big on top tier talent?
20 min
15
Giants sign free-agent reliever John Brebbia
John Brebbia had Tommy John surgery in June, but owns a lifetime ERA of 3.14 and 3.39 FIP in 175 innings.
17 min
16
2021 ZiPS projections: Gausman, Webb, DeSclafan...
Can Kevin Gausman remain an ace-like presence at the top of the Giants' rotation in 2021?
17 min
17
Giants sign free-agent starter DeSclafani to $6...
DeSclafani offers a nice combination of floor and ceiling, and should slot into the middle of the Giants' starting rotation.
15 min
18
2021 ZiPS projections: Dickerson, Vosler, Bart,...
Dickerson, Ruf, and Vosler are good bets to beat pessimistic projections, but what about young Giatns catcher Joey Bart?
19 min
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2021 ZiPS projections: Dubón, Crawford, Longori...
Solano has been nothing short of amazing ever since he put on a Giants uniform. Do the projections buy into his success?
13 min
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2021 ZiPS projections: Yaz, Belt, Posey, Slater...
How will ZiPS respond to the Giants massively outperforming their pessimistic 2020 projections?
19 min
21
Inbox: Will the Giants sign a big-time free age...
They have almsot no money committed beyond the 2021 season, so is this the offseason that the Giants spend big?
16 min
22
Giants take RHP Dedniel Núñez from Mets in Rule...
Núñez's fastball has elite spin, and it was up to 97 mph at instrux. The Giants hope he will stick in their bullpen.
15 min
23
Giants invite Eugene Emeralds to be minor leagu...
The Emeralds are poised to become one of their Giants' four minor league affiliates under a new agreement with MLB.
12 min
24
Giants sign slider machine Matt Wisler to bolst...
The Giants inked RHP Matt Wisler to a one-year, $1.15M deal, bolstering their bullpen with the breakout slider machine.
13 min
25
The Giants' Winter Meetings wish list
Starting pitching, a versatile left-handed bat, and right-handed relief pitching are among the items on the Giants' wish list.
18 min
26
David Dahl among non-tenders Giants may pursue
Colorado inexplicably non-tendered the 26-year-old outfielder, whose skillset makes a whole lot of sense for the Giants.
15 min
27
Anderson, Adon among Giants' five non-tenders
The Giants used the non-tender deadline to clear five spots off the 40-man roster, which is a sign of additions to come.
16 min
28
Which Giants will be non-tendered tonight?
Alex Dickerson, Donovan Solano, and Austin Slater are among the 10 Giants players whose fate will be determined tonight.
16 min
29
Most important non-tender deadline ever?
What happens tomorrow could shape the entire MLB offseason, and could have a ripple effect for years to come.
16 min
30
Inbox: Will Giants be in play for Blake Snell?
The Rays have made starter Blake Snell available in trade talks. Will the Giants be in play for the dynamic young lefty?
16 min
31
Fit or no fit? Yadi, Profar, Cesar, Santana
Yadier Molina. Jurickson Profar. Cesar Hernandez. Carlos Santana. Which free agent hitters fit the Giants—and which don't?
14 min
32
Fit or no fit? Cruz, JBJ, La Stella, Wong
Nelson Cruz. Jackie Bradley Jr. Tommy La Stella. Kolten Wong. Which free agent hitters fit the Giants—and which don't?
15 min
33
Free agents Didi Gregorius, Joc Pederson may fi...
Looking at MLB Trade Rumors' Top 50 Free Agents list, which free-agent hitters fit the Giants—and which don't?
14 min
34
Giants DFA Shaw, Garcia to make way for four pr...
The Giants' 40-man roster got better with the addition of some high upside prospects on Friday.
14 min
35
Giants mailbag: Will Belt or Crawford be back i...
Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford are only under contract for one more year. What are Giants' plans at 1B/SS in 2022?
16 min
36
Fit or no fit? Hamels, Archer, Springer, LeMahieu
Cole Hamels. Chris Archer. George Springer. DJ LeMahieu. Which free agent starters (and hitters) fit the Giants—and which don't?
14 min
37
Fit or no fit? Walker, Richards, Kluber, Morton
Taijuan Walker. Garrett Richards. Corey Kluber. Charlie Morton. Which free-agent starters fit the Giants—and which don't?
14 min
38
Fit or no fit? Bauer, Tanaka, Quintana, Paxton
Trevor Bauer. Masahiro Tanaka. Jake Odorizzi. José Quintana. James Paxton. Who fits the Giants—and who doesn't?
13 min
39
The silver lining to Drew Smyly's new deal with...
Drew Smyly's $11M deal with the Braves proved once again that the Giants have a knack for rebuilding pitchers' values.
13 min
40
Inbox: With Gausman back, how will Giants fill ...
Even with Kevin Gausman now signed for 2021, the Giants still have major question marks in their starting rotation.
16 min
41
Gausman accepts Giants' qualifying offer, will ...
The Giants' offseason is off to a good start, as Kevin Gausman accepted their qualifying offer and will be back next year.
14 min
42
Giants sign INF Jason Vosler to major league co...
Vosler has never played a day in the major leagues, so the fact that the Giants signed him to a major league deal is telling.
16 min
43
Mac Williamson sues Giants over concussion that...
The former Giants outfielder alleges that the bullpen mounds he tripped over before hitting his head should not have been on the field.
13 min
44
Inbox: Would Giants trade from position player ...
The Giants' farm system is loaded with talented position players; should they trade from that depth for a stud young pitcher?
17 min
45
Giants mailbag: Should they trade for Lindor?
The Indians reportedly intend to trade their star shortstop before Opening Day, but does he make sense for the Giants?
18 min
46
Election Day: Voting for the 2020 All-MLB Team
In honor of the still-undetermined U.S. Presidential Election, Ben casts his ballot for the 2020 All-MLB Team.
15 min
47
Reacting to MLBTR's Top 50 Free Agents with Pre...
Which players does MLB Trade Rumors think will end up for the Giants? What will those contracts be? Listen to find out.
13 min
48
Giants extend $18.9M qualifying offer to Kevin ...
The Giants' decision to extend the qualifying offer to Gausman is an indication of their willingness to spend this offseason.
15 min
49
Inbox: Will the Giants take advantage of other ...
Brad Hand being placed on waivers is one indication that it could be a long, cold winter. Will the Giants take advantage?
17 min
50
Brad Hand is on waivers, and the Giants should ...
It doesn't happen every day that excellent relief pitchers are available to claim on one-year, $10 million deals.
14 min
51
Justin Turner's recklessness puts a stain on Do...
The Dodgers won the World Series for the first time in 32 years, but Justin Turner's positive COVID test and subsequent recklessness put a stain on their special night.
16 min
52
Inbox: Should the Giants pursue Joc Pederson?
Pederson is an offensive force with Bay Area ties, but is he a fit given the Giants' productive and crowded outfield?
19 min
53
The Dodgers are on the brink
Like it or not, this Dodgers team is relentless and dangerous, and they're one win away from a World Series title.
16 min
54
Giants mailbag: Thoughts and stats on Brandon B...
Brandon Belt has consistently been one of MLB's best defensive first basemen. Is this the year he finally wins a Gold Glove?
17 min
55
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
56
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
57
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
58
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
59
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
60
Comparing Giants' preseason projections to what...
Mike Yastrzemski, Austin Slater, Alex Dickerson, and Darin Ruf fueled performance that vastly exceeded preseason projections.
20 min
61
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
62
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
63
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
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
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
68
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
69
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
70
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
71
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
72
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
73
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
74
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
75
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
76
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
77
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
78
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
79
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
80
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
81
Giants mailbag: Do you believe Zaidi can identi...
Updating the wild wild card standings and answering listeners' questions.
18 min
82
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
83
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
84
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
85
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
86
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
87
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
88
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
89
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
90
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
91
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
92
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
93
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
94
Giants-Dodgers game postponed in protest; Kaple...
Talking about yesterday's postponement, and answering more questions from last week's mailbag.
20 min
95
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
96
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
97
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
98
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
99
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
100
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