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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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1
Mauricio Dubón's exuberance, athleticism is exa...
Mauricio Dubón's catch in center field and lead-changing three-run home run provided a glimpse into a brighter future.
23 min
2
Webb, Belt, bullpen boost Giants to victory ove...
Webb and the bullpen pitched great, and Belt's three-run home run gave the Giants a lead they would not relinquish.
20 min
3
Gausman's great stuff not enough as Giants' bat...
Kevin Gausman had great stuff, but the Giants committed three more errors and were shut down by German Marquez.
19 min
4
Giants blast three homers, but sloppy defense p...
Home runs by Yastrzemski, Dickerson, and Tromp weren't enough to overcome more sloppy defense.
18 min
5
Series win against Rangers pushes Giants to .50...
The Giants continued their comeback ways in a series win against the Rangers, but now head out on an impossibly tough road trip.
16 min
6
Mike Yastrzemski has been baseball's best posit...
Yastrzemski and Solano continued to amaze as they led another late comeback, but the Giants unraveled in the 10th.
22 min
7
Mike Yastrzemski, Donovan Solano bring magic ba...
Solano's three-run homer and Yastrzemski's walk-off splash hit were the stuff of dreams.
15 min
8
Samardzija, lefty lineup predictably struggle
Jeff Samardzija's stuff and command was lacking, and the Giants went down relatively quietly aginst the Padres' fifth starter.
17 min
9
Previewing the Giants' upcoming series with Jav...
Both teams come into tonight's game with new managers, new lineups, and some momentum.
25 min
10
Gritty Giants pitch, platoon their way to serie...
The Giants' righty lineup was tough on LA's lefty starters, and the pitching persevered against a potent Dodgers lineup.
20 min
11
Giants miss opportunities early, unravel late o...
The Giants had their chances early, but came unglued in the 7th inning.
23 min
12
Giants mailbag: How long before Joey Bart comes...
When will Joey Bart arrive? What will the Giants do at the deadline? Answering your Giants questions on Opening Day.
18 min
13
Giants neutralize A's with pitching, platoons a...
Tyler Rogers set the tone with a perfect first inning, and Yaz and Dickerson powered the offense.
19 min
14
Kapler, several Giants players kneel for nation...
The Giants made a powerful statement before the game, then their righty-dominant lineup made things tough for Sean Manaea.
19 min
15
Predicting the Giants' Opening Day roster
The 40-man roster is about to get shaken up.
15 min
16
Giants' depth, versatility will be tested if Be...
Wilmer Flores, Darin Ruf, Donovan Solano, Yomer Sánchez, and Pablo Sandoval are among many Giants who can play corner infield.
17 min
17
Joey Bart should not start the season with the ...
The Giants aren't allowed to say it, but service time should be a consideration in a shortened season.
16 min
18
Hey Siri: Giants add former top prospect Jose S...
Billy Hamilton has yet to report to camp, so Jose Siri may be here as his (temporary?) replacement.
17 min
19
Giants find themselves in catcher limbo with Bu...
The Giants' catcher competition—between Heineman, Brantly, and Tromp—is both strange and fascinating.
18 min
20
Buster Posey adopts premature twins, opts out o...
Buster Posey made the right decision for his family. Now, the Giants must figure out how to fill the enormous void left by his absence.
17 min
21
Marco Luciano puts 40-homer potential on displa...
The 18-year-old shortstop Luciano may be the best of several exciting prospects in the Giants' much improved farm system.
17 min
22
The Giants' 2020 schedule was released, and it'...
If the Giants want to be surprise contenders this year, they're going to have to survive a brutal first few weeks of the schedule.
14 min
23
Inbox: How do Giants compare to division foes?
Answering questions about how the Giants stack up in the NL West, how all of these pitchers will share the load, and much more.
16 min
24
Giants have depth, platoonability to surprise i...
Spring Training 2.0 is about to get underway. Here's why the Giants could surprise in a 60-game season...if a season happens.
18 min
25
Giants reveal 60-man player pool; 40-man roster...
The 40-man roster should look a lot different in a few weeks, and the Giants will be better for it.
15 min
26
"F--k that guy. You can quote me on that." Farh...
Farhan Zaidi had strong words for a Scottsdale city council member who mocked George Floyd at an anti-mask rally.
18 min
27
Could the Giants sign Yasiel Puig tomorrow?
Are Giants fans ready to experience Puig the Giant facing Bumgarner the Diamondback?
15 min
28
MLB poised to implement 60-game season
It wasn't pretty—and no new agreement was ultimately reached—but it looks like baseball is about to be back.
15 min
29
Five players, three staff members test positive...
The positive tests come as MLB and the MLBPA continue to fight about details for a 2020 season.
16 min
30
Report: Rob Manfred, Tony Clark have "productiv...
One day after baseball appeared to be on the brink, the two leaders reportedly had a productive face-to-face meeting in Arizona.
15 min
31
Players "disgusted" after Rob Manfred breaks pr...
Five days after saying the season "unoquivically" would take place, Comissioner Rob Manfred said he's "not confident" it would happen.
15 min
32
Giants select four pitchers, two infielders as ...
Reports and analysis on all six players the Giants selected yesterday in the MLB Draft.
19 min
33
Giants draft Patrick Bailey—another catcher—and...
The Giants took who they thought was the best player available, and that's the name of the game in round one of the MLB Draft.
19 min
34
SPECIAL - Locked On's Black Lives Matter Roundt...
85 min
35
Breaking down Tyler Soderstrom, Cade Cavalli, o...
It's anyone's guess what the Giants will do with the 13th overall selection in round one of tomorrow night's MLB Draft.
14 min
36
With the 13th selection in the 2020 Locked On M...
A righty with a smooth delivery and easy velocity, or a catcher with a plus hit tool and lots of loft and power?
18 min
37
MLB, MLBPA "very close" to agreement for 2020 s...
Amid reports that MLB would not even respond to the union's latest proposal, strong optimism from legitimate sources continues to surface.
15 min
38
The latest on baseball's return, and rights vio...
The latest on negotiations between MLB and the MLBPA, and why American current events matter greatly.
16 min
39
What if Giants hadn't drafted Lincecum, Bumgarn...
Imagining an alternate universe in which the Giants didn't draft Lincecum, Bumgarner, and Posey with their first round picks in 2006-08.
18 min
40
What if Bobby Evans hadn't been fired as Giants...
Imagining an alternate universe in which Bobby Evans is still running the Giants.
18 min
41
What if Giants hadn't traded Matt Duffy (and ot...
In an alternate reality, the Giants still have Lucius Fox and Michael Santos in their system—and maybe not Evan Longoria.
19 min
42
What if the Giants hadn't made ill-advised trad...
The Giants traded away young talent to acquire aging veterans following a 98-loss season. What if they hadn't?
18 min
43
Updates on possible resumption of play, the 202...
Yasiel Puig to the Giants would make a lot of sense if baseball resumes with expanded rosters and a universal DH in 2020.
20 min
44
Survey suggests Giants fans believe in Zaidi, e...
A new survey suggests that many Giants fans strongly believe in the current direction of the team.
18 min
45
Best moments in Giants history: Three titles, t...
The best moments in Giants history are truly iconic and unforgettable.
20 min
46
Best moments in Giants history (tier two): Two ...
Two grand slams and three pennant clinchers are among the best moments in Giants history since 2000.
18 min
47
Best moments in franchise history (tier three):...
Huge homers by Belt, Bonds, and Sandoval rank among the best moments in franchise history.
15 min
48
A good story needs conflict: Giants' most diffi...
A good story needs conflict, and the Giants had their fair share of it in 2019.
18 min
49
The Giants' top moments and games from 2019
From Alex Dickerson's grand debut to Mike Yastrzemski's magical moment in Boston, the Giants played many memorable games in 2019.
16 min
50
Savvy trades, unexpected hot streak, and diffic...
The 2019 Giants were defined by newfound future pieces, an unexpected hot streak, and a savvy trading deadline.
21 min
51
Revisiting the aftermath of Giants' 2010 World ...
An epic parade, a Rookie of the Year Award, and a couple of ill-advised free agent deals defined the Giants' 2010 offseason.
17 min
52
Tension, elation, dominance: Reliving the 2010 ...
Elation ensued as the Giants finally brought a World Series title to San Francisco in 2010, outscoring the Rangers 29-12 in five games.
18 min
53
Reliving the Giants' drama-filled NLDS and NLCS...
It was a bumpy ride, but the 2010 Giants—like they always did—found a way to get it done.
16 min
54
How the 2010 Giants were built
The 2010 Giants were indeed a band of misfits, but they were also oozing with homegrown talent.
18 min
55
Torture and magic: Why 2010 was the best season...
Reintroducing the 2010 Giants, who took us on a magical ride that could be considered the best season in franchise history.
18 min
56
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
57
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
58
Giants mailbag: What are your favorite memories...
Answering a variety of fun questions posed by Giants fans on Twitter.
22 min
59
The Giants could be players for these free agen...
Mookie Betts to San Francisco? It's not as crazy as it sounds.
18 min
60
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
61
Reliving Giants' Opening Days from 2009-19
Win or lose, Opening Day is always special.
18 min
62
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
63
Finalizing the Giants' 26-man roster as if the ...
Welcome to San Francisco, Billy Hamilton, Trevor Cahill, and Darin Ruf!
18 min
64
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
65
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
66
Digging deeper on Dickerson, Kapler, Gausman
Digging deeper on some topics discussed with Jeff Snider from Locked On Dodgers.
15 min
67
A conversation with Jeff Snider from Locked On ...
Ben and Jeff resume their Giants-Dodgers discussion.
15 min
68
A conversation with Jeff Snider from Locked On ...
Ben and Jeff renew the Giants-Dodgers rivalry with level-headed discussion and analysis.
18 min
69
How we'll cope without baseball
It could be several months before baseball returns. How should we cope with it?
12 min
70
Giants mailbag: What are your favorite bad take...
Amidst uncertain times, at least we can still count on a weekly Giants mailbag!
17 min
71
MLB suspends Spring Training, delays start of r...
That escalated quickly.
11 min
72
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
73
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
74
Giants mailbag: Did Zaidi break his word about ...
Answering questions from fans in the latest edition of the Giants mailbag.
16 min
75
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
76
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
77
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
78
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
79
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
80
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
81
Giants mailbag: Could Heliot Ramos debut in 2020?
Discussing yesterday's spring game, and answering questions left over from Friday's mailbag.
15 min
82
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
83
Bart, Hjelle make strong first impressions
Key Giants storylines to follow as Spring Training games commence.
14 min
84
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
85
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
86
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
87
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
88
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
89
Inbox: How has Giants' rebuild compared to thos...
Answering questions from fans in the latest installment of the Giants mailbag.
21 min
90
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
91
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
92
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
93
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
94
Inbox: Giants bringing back Hunter Pence?
Ben answers questions from fans in the latest edition of the Giants mailbag.
19 min
95
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
96
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
97
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
98
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
99
Inbox: Should the Giants trade for Mookie Betts?
Ben answers questions from fans in the latest edition of the Giants mailbag.
18 min
100
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