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.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Hot Weather, Hot Ball Lead t...
The ball was flying out of Oracle Park last night, which makes it hard to say whether or not Mad Bum pitched well.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Inbox: Bum's Next Contract? ...
Answering your questions on Twitter about Bum's next deal, changes to Oracle Park in 2020, the next surprising departure, and more.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Is Bruce Bochy Really Retiring?
Bruce Bochy's emotional farewell tour is almost over, but there's bizarre new speculation that he could actually manage again.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - On the Brink of Elimination
The Giants lost a tough one in Boston, and now they're on the brink of elimination.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Bochy Wins His 2,000th Game
Cooperstown-bound Bruce Bochy achieved a major milestone as the Giants beat the Red Sox 11-3.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Yastrzemski's Magical Moment...
Mike Yastrzemski's debut in Boston was full of magic and truly unforgettable.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Giants Mailbag: Offseason Pr...
Answering your questions on Twitter about offseason priorities, the next salary dump, and final 2019 evaluations.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Finally a True Pipeline, Riv...
The Giants and their Triple-A affiliate are more connected than ever before, and both teams are reaping the rewards.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Falling Flat at Home
With Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford leading the way, the Giants are falling flat at home.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - The Outfield's Dramatic Imrp...
It's easy to overlook, but the Giants outfield has been among the best in the NL since mid-June.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Cueto Brilliant in Return as...
Johnny Cueto was brilliant in his return from Tommy John surgery. Meanwhile, the Giants fired 40% of their pro scouts with more sweeping changes likely to follow.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - On Bum's Next Contract and P...
The Giants lost a tough one, and Buster Posey admitted that his confidence has taken a hit. Meanwhile, Madison Bumgarner's next contract will probably be for a lot less than people think.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Giants Beat—But Can't Quite ...
Dubón got to Kershaw and Tyler Beede answered Bochy's challenge, but the Giants could not quite sweep LA.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Let the Evaluations Begin
With the Giants all but eliminated from postseason contention, their focus has shifted toward players for the future.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Jaylin Davis Arrives
The Giants finally called up intriguing outfield prospect Jaylin Davis, and the Giants won a crazy back and forth game.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - On Corban Joseph, Cueto's Se...
The Giants claimed Corban Joseph, Johnny Cueto suffered a minor setback, and Dereck Rodríguez twirled a gem in a 1-0 loss.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Future Comes Into Focus
The Giants have played their way out of contention, so it's time to start thinking about their next GM, manager, and wave of talent.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - On Pillar's 20th, Moronta's ...
A lot happened over the weekend, but wins for the Giants were not among them.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Dubón Debuts as Giants Fade ...
Mauricio Dubón made his Giants debut and collected his first major league hit, but Dereck Rodríguez was roughed up again.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Off Day Q&A
Answering your questions about free agent pitchers, moving in the fences, a Brandon Belt trade, and Gerrit Cole rumors.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - The Mauricio Dubón Era Begins
The Giants called up Mauricio Dubón, who figures to have a big role now and for seasons to come.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - No Time For Sloppy Play
The Giants lost a sloppy game at home, and they'll need to right the ship in a hurry in order to stay in the wild card hunt.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Clutch Comebacks Keep Hopes ...
The Giants refuse to give up and remain in the thick of the wild card race with just 32 games remaining.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Deep Dives on Samardzija and...
The Giants were swept by the Cubs as Jeff Samardzija continued his strangely great season and Brandon Crawford continued to exhibit a troubling trend.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Offense Erupts but D-Rod, Bu...
The Giants offense was electric but D-Rod and several relievers faltered in a big loss.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Overmatched
Tyler Beede continued to scuffle and the Giants looked predictably overmatched against the Cubs.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Off-Day Q&A
Answering your questions about Scooter Gennett, Jaylin Davis, and the back of the Giants bullpen.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Yaz and Webb Shine Bright in...
Mike Yastrzemski and Logan Webb made huge impacts as the Giants took three of four from the Diamondbacks in Arizona.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - D-Rod Saves the Day
The Giants got a much-needed strong start from Dereck Rodriguez, whose struggles this season should not be blamed on the front office.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Starters Starting To Unravel
Tyler Beede turned in another rough outing, and the Giants' young starters are officially leaking oil.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Torture Is Back
Madison Bumgarner twirled a gem, the Giants ratcheted up their commitment to platoons, and things got dicey in a torturous 9th.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Off-Day Q&A
What will the Giants do in the rotation? What's up with Brandon Belt? Which minor leaguers are expendable? All that and more on today's off-day Q&A.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Their Most Entertaining Game...
Capped by their most entertaining game in years, the Giants took three of four from the Phillies and stayed in the thick wild card race.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Giants Dominate, Promote Top...
Bumgarner and Yastrzemski stole the show in a dominant win, and Bart, Ramos, and Hjelle were promoted to Double-A.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Insult to Injury
The Giants were swept by the Nationals and may have lost Steven Duggar to another significant shoulder injury.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Goodbye Joe Panik
Panik and the Giants shared some unforgettable memories over the years, but it was time to move on.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Roster Shakeup Necessary?
The Giants have gone ice cold with the bats; is a roster shakeup needed?
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Their Second Consecutive Ser...
The Giants have a -17 run differential since July 18, as their bats and starters have gone cold.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Offense, Young Starters Leak...
Roster moves are coming today after the Giants were blown out in Philadelphia and lost their first series since June.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Giants Win Again After Dizzy...
Mere hours after striking five dizzying deals, the Giants won again thanks to a strong start by Samardzija and an offensive explosion in the 6th.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Giants Make Five Trades; Bum...
The Giants made a flurry of moves at the deadline, trading Sam Dyson, Mark Melancon, Drew Pomeranz, and others while acquiring Scooter Gennett and prospects, including Mauricio Dubon.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Rumors Swirling as Trade Dea...
The Giants are involved in multiple significant discussions as the trade deadline is just hours away.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Answering Your Questions as ...
Answering questions about Dickerson's BABIP, Bumgarner's next contract, Pillar and Panik's future with the Giants, and more!
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Seven Straight Series Wins
The Giants won their seventh consecutive series, and the time for evaluation is almost over as the trade deadline looms.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Answering Questions About Tr...
You asked, we answered! Another episode devoted to your #SFGiants questions.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - The Biggest Mistake They Can...
The Giants have played their way into playoff contention, but Farhan Zaidi will still look to avoid this mistake at the trade deadline.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - They Refuse to Lose
Another day, another Giants win. This was supposed to be Madison Bumgarner's final home start, but the script has flipped in a hurry.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - A Winning Team
Austin Slater and Joe Panik had huge hits as the Giants overcame some questionable managerial decisions to win again.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - The Kids Are Alright
Mike Yastrzemski, Connor Menez, Zach Green, and Tyler Beede came up huge as the Giants continued their winning ways over the weekend.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Bumgarner Brilliant as Giant...
Madison Bumgarner was brilliant over 9 innings, and the Giants won again despite a questionable decision in the 7th.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Playing Meaningful Games Aft...
The Giants outscored the Rockies 40-15 in a dominant four-game sweep, and they suddenly find themselves playing meaningful baseball games.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Firing On All Cylinders
The Giants are finding different ways to win baseball games, and their improved play has them in the thick of the wild card race.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - The Hottest Team in Baseball
Since June 21, the day Alex Dickerson debuted, the Giants are 14-7 with a ridiculous run differential and they're leading MLB in all sorts of seemingly impossible offensive categories.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Trade Rumors Swirl as Offens...
Amid swirling trade rumors, the Giants offense stayed hot and the starting pitchers stepped up in Milwaukee.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Answering Questions about St...
Answering your questions about Steven Duggar, whether entertainment value should play a role in whether or not to make trades, and how the Giants' rebuild has compared to that of other teams.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - The Best and Worst Moments o...
Analyzing the Giants' high points and low points from the first half of the 2019 season.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - State of the Giants: Pitchers
Analyzing the state of the Giants' pitching. A youth movement in the rotation is providing hope, but the starters have mostly struggled. Meanwhile, the bullpen has been among the best in baseball.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - State of the Giants: Positio...
Breaking down the state of the Giants' position players, one position at a time.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Finishing The First Half Wit...
The Giants finished the first half with a flurry thanks to an improved process and contributions from some potential diamonds in the rough.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Answering Your #SFGiants Que...
How did Ben become a Giants fan? Are the A's a good match in a Bumgarner/Smith trade? When will Connor Menez arrive in SF?
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Offense Stays Hot as Media F...
Farhan Zaidi has had a clear plan all along, but the media is finally beginning to understand it as the Giants stayed hot with depth and platoons.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Reaping Rewards of Discernib...
The Giants have scored at least 10 runs in three straight games, and Tyler Beede cruised through seven strong innings.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Gaining Consistent Advantage...
The Giants lineup has an advantage more consistently thanks to a newfound commitment to platoons.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Looking Well Rounded, At Lea...
The starting pitching shined and several Giants had big weekends at the plate.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Giants Finally Embracing Pla...
Although it didn't amount to much last night, the Giants are finally joining the modern age by embracing platoons.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Samardzija's ERA Continues T...
Ignore fielding independent pitching metrics at your own risk.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Zaidi Acquisitions Continue ...
Madison Bumgarner struck out 11, but allowed his 12th HR in his last 10 starts. Meanwhile, Dickerson, Yaz, and Austin continue to impress.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Zaidi Acquisitions Lone Brig...
Mike Yastrzemski and Alex Dickerson provide intrigue every time they come up to bat, which can't be said about the veteran hitters Farhan Zaidi inherited.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Alex Dickerson Erupts in Ari...
Alex Dickerson was a savvy little pickup by Farhan Zaidi, and he showed us why in a big way this weekend.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - The Low Point of Madison Bum...
Madison Bumgarner allowed six earned runs in 3.2 innings and was mocked and taunted as he walked off the mound.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Every Batter Is Mike Trout A...
Drew Pomeranz looks toast after another meltdown, but he was still a solid signing. Meanwhile, Austin and Yaz hit opposite field homers.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - On Using Openers Against LA ...
The Dodgers are the perfect team to use openers against, so why aren't the Giants doing it?
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Beede Impresses Again as Gia...
Despite issuing a few too many walks, Tyler Beede held the Dodgers to one run in six strong innings and the Giants beat the Dodgers 3-2.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - On Bumgarner's Slipping Trad...
Pomeranz had another strong start and Yastrzemski made a game-saving catch, but Madison Bumgarner was just okay once again as the Giants won two of three.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Answering Questions About Tr...
Ben answers questions from listeners about trades, the next Giants manager, what to expect in 2020, and more!
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Shaun Anderson Continues To ...
Shaun Anderson delivered his best start yet, and the Giants beat the Padres 4-2.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Beede Flashes Dominance in L...
Tyler Beede retired 11 straight with seven strikeouts at one point, and the Giants came back late to beat the Padres.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - On the Alex Dickerson Trade ...
Alex Dickerson is exactly the type of player the Giants should be giving a look.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Pomeranz and Bumgarner Dazzl...
Pomeranz rebounded and Bumgarner pitched with an edge, but the Giants lost two of three to LA.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Anderson Battles Back But Bu...
Shaun Anderson battled back from a rough 1st inning, but probably stayed in for one batter too long.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Beede Takes Step Backwards; ...
Tyler Beede's lack of command plagued him once again, and the Giants were shut down by Jason Vargas.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Emphatic Road Win is Bochy's...
Bruce Bochy's 1,000th win as Giants manager was a memorable one.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Giants Select Hunter Bishop ...
A deep dive on Giants draftees Hunter Bishop, a physically impressive left-handed outfielder with tremendous power and speed, and Logan Wyatt, who has arguably the best plate discipline in the class.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - On a Series Win and Tonight'...
Analyzing the offensive explosion in Baltimore, Shaun Anderson and Jeff Samardzija's strong starts, and who the Giants will take 10th overall as the MLB Draft gets underway tonight.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Has Tyler Beede Finally Arri...
Analyzing Tyler Beede's breakthrough performance against the Miami Marlins.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Looking Towards The Future A...
The Giants lost to the Marlins—again—and must now begin to look towards the future.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Saddled with Bad Contracts, ...
After a blowout loss to the lowly Marlins, the Giants' underperforming veterans must look in the mirror and get better or risk losing their jobs.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - The Good, the Bad, and the U...
Analyzing the Giants' 2019 season thus far in terms of overall and individual performances by the position players and pitchers.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Yastrzemski Debuts, Mac DFA'...
Analyzing the Giants' ugly series against the Diamondbacks. Mac Williamson was DFA'd and Mike Yastrzemski debuted and collected three hits, but the Giants were outscored 34-8 in a demoralizing sweep.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - On a Sharp Bum, Austin Smash...
Analyzing the Giants' 5-4 extra-inning loss to the Braves. Madison Bumgarner was sharp and Tyler Austin hit another HR against a lefty, but Tony Watson coughed up the lead and Mac Williamson went 0-for-5 with five strikeouts.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Austin Goes Oppo, Mac Strugg...
Analyzing the Giants' 9-2 loss to the Braves. Jeff Samardzija struggled (but don't worry, the runs "didn't count"), Tyler Austin hit an opposite field homer, and Mac Williamson continued to scuffle. Madison Bumgarner's big start today is also discussed.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Dramatic Walk-Off Follows An...
Analyzing the Giants' thrilling 4-3 walk-off win against the Braves. Their three-run, 9th-inning rally capped by Joe Panik is discussed at length, as is the second consecutive strong start by Shaun Anderson.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Andy Suarez Earns Rotation S...
Analyzing Andy Suarez's (mostly) strong start against the Braves. The Giants are expected to add another hitter prior to tonight's game; who will lose their 25-man roster spot?
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Crawford, Sandoval Save the ...
Analyzing the Giants' big series win in Arizona, the savvy Aaron Altherr claim/DFA, and how Andrew Suarez will be added to the 25-man roster.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Unreasonable Expectations Ke...
A closer look at how the coverage of the 2019 San Francisco Giants has been more confusing than the team's roster decisions.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - On Shaun Anderson's Debut an...
Breaking down Shaun Anderson's solid debut in the Giants' 4-3 win over the Blue Jays. The fact that the team has a clearly discernible plan is also discussed.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - On Trusting the Process, and...
Analyzing the Giants' 7-3 loss to the Blue Jays, and why the fact that the opener didn't work in one instance does not mean it was a bad idea. Shaun Anderson's promotion to the big leagues is also discussed.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - The Opener is Finally Here
Analyzing the Giants' revolutionary decision to start using openers, and an explanation as to why it's probably a good idea.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Holland Sounds Off, D-Rod De...
Breaking down Derek Holland's highly inflammatory (and inappropriate) comments about the front office, D-Rod's demotion, and the Aaron Altherr waiver claim.
LOCKED ON GIANTS - Offense Improves as Starting...
Breaking down the Giants' strange road trip, in which they scored over eight runs per game but allowed more than nine per game.