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NBC Sports Bay Area's Jessica Kleinschmidt brings you comprehensive MLB coverage, to go along with her extensive baseball knowledge and rock-star personality. Don't miss the in-depth interviews, baseball analysis and unique discussions about the game that you can only get here. Check out all new episodes all year long!

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    Is it make or break time for Giants' playoff hopes?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 36:48

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' path to the post season as the team makes a push for the playoff, and if that push will be hindered by the injury bug, including an update on Joey Bart. Plus, they reminisce on the 2012 season ahead of the reunion.(1:31) How does losing the series to the Padres shape the Giants' playoff chances?(3:59) Did Manny Machado's walk-off change Giants fans' perspective of Tyler Rodgers? Alex Pavlovic compares it to Santiago Casilla.(7:25) Alex and Cole look at the state of the Giants' bullpen(11:05) Camilo Doval has the hardest pitch in Giants history, but does he have another level?(12:56) How should Gabe Kapler manage Camilo Doval down the stretch?(13:59) Brandon Crawford to Joey Bart was the defensive play of the year.(21:35) Is this next two weeks make or break for the Giants' playoff hopes?(23:38) Injury update: Will Joey Bart return for the weekend series? And other injuries the Giants might be dealing with down the stretch.(26:54) Minor League update: Matt Frisbee dealing in the minor leagues and other prospects to watch(28:49) Alex and Cole reminisce on the 2012 team ahead of the teams reunionSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Will Clark on his advice for Bart, the Giants' farm system youth movement

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 42:17

    Will Clark joins Alex Pavlovic to discuss the advice he gave Joey Bart after his tough start to the season, what the future holds for the Giants with the youth movement in the farm system and how it feels to have his jersey retired by San Francisco. Plus, Alex and Cole Kuiper discuss if the series win against the A's is a turning point for the Giants. (1:36) Giants' bats wake up vs A's (6:24) Will the Giants make a run for the Wild Card? (15:09) Clark on his jersey retirement (20:34) Clark details why he connected with the fans (27:12) Clark discusses his relationship with Posey (33:42) Clark on his advice for Bart (38:14) Clark describes the promise of the Giants' farm system See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Farhan Zaidi on the Giants' pursuit of Juan Soto, holding on to Rodón at MLB trade deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 40:15

    Farhan Zaidi joins Alex Pavlovic to discuss the Giants' pursuit of Juan Soto, the reasons San Francisco decided to hold steady at the MLB trade deadline and what the future holds for some of the standout prospects in the minors. Plus, Alex and Cole Kuiper weigh in on the passing of Vin Scully and Gabe Kapler's first ejection as the Giants manager. (1:36) Discussing the passing of Vin Scully(6:24) Giants' struggles against Dodgers continue (11:09) Breaking down Kapler's ejection (21:01) Farhan on why the Giants kept Rodón (30:12) Farhan details the focus on improving the defense (34:22) Farhan on the future of some top prospects See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    2022 MLB trade deadline recap: Giants keep Rodón, Pederson as NL West gets stronger

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 22:51

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants' decision to hold on to Carlos Rodón and Joc Pederson, the reasons San Francisco parted ways with Darin Ruf and Curt Casali and where the team stands in the NL West after the Padres made the blockbuster trade for Juan Soto and the Dodgers acquired Joey Gallo.(1:36) Giants keep Rodón, Pederson at deadline(6:09) Ruf headed to Mets in trade(13:09) What does Casali trade mean for Bart?(17:31) Padres acquire Soto from NationalsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Should Giants trade Carlos Rodón, Joc Pederson before deadline?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 41:44

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the upcoming MLB trade deadline, the likelihood Carlos Rodón is traded and if Joc Pederson's concussion changes the chances he is moved. Plus, is defense the key to a Giants playoff run?(1:36) Has Rodón pitched his last game for the Giants?(9:09) Who else has the potential to be traded?(12:30) Where will Soto end up?(19:31) Is defense the key to a playoff run?(26:48) When will Crawford return?(34:42) Third segment of Webb's “Homegrown”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip on a potential Juan Soto trade; Should Giants be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 51:46

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss if the Giants should make a splashy move and trade for Juan Soto, the struggles the team is facing right now and what Farhan Zaidi should be focusing on. Plus, Alex and Cole break down if the Giants should be buyers or sellers this season.(1:51) Giants swept by Diamondbacks in Arizona(9:09) Will the Giants still make the playoffs?(16:30) Should the Giants be sellers?(25:31) Kuip on the dugout situation with Rodón(34:48) Kuip on a potential Soto trade(41:42) Part two of “Homegrown”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Rodón's trade value, Soto's future and part one of the Logan Webb feature “Homegrown”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 42:49

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' disappointing series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, what Carlos Rodón's trade value could be and if San Francisco should make a play for Juan Soto. Plus, tune in to the first installment of "Homegrown," a Logan Webb feature.(1:51) Giants swept by Dodgers in LA (6:59) Should the Giants have pinch-hit for Belt?(11:30) Longoria headed to IL (17:31) Could the Giants trade Rodón? (23:48) Is the Nationals' asking price for Soto too much? (33:42) Part one of “Homegrown” See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Giving out first half Giants awards; Bold predictions for second half

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 29:13

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper give out some first-half awards, including who is the Giants' MVP and what the biggest surprise was for San Francisco. Then, Alex and Cole look ahead to the second half of the season and give some bold predictions for the Giants moving forward.(1:10) Who is the Giants' first-half MVP?(6:59) What has been the biggest surprise for the Giants?(12:30) Favorite Giants moment from season's first half(17:31) Revisiting this season's bold predictions(21:48) Second-half bold predictions(25:42) Will Bart breakout in second half?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Gabe Kapler breaks down first half, discusses ways Giants can improve

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 18:09

    Gabe Kapler joins Alex Pavlovic on this episode of Giants Talk to break down the first half of the season, the keys to success for the Giants in the second half and the growth he has seen in Joc Pederson. Plus, Alex looks at the possibility of San Francisco acquiring Juan soto. (3:10) Will the Giants make a run at Soto? (8:59) Kapler on the importance of staying consistent (13:10) Kapler details the Giants' keys to success moving forward(16:31) Kapler breaks down Joc's growth See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip inspired by Giants' play of late as they gear up for All-Star break

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 39:37

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the state of the Giants heading into All-Star break, whether fans should break the cardinal rule and root for the Dodgers when they play against teams fighting for a Wild Card spot, and if MLB should do something about the increasing amount of position players pitching. Plus the guys breakdown an update from Farhan on Kyle Harrison's rapid rise through the minors.(1:54) Cole compares the Giants' play to the movie "The Prestige"(3:40) The Brandon's were a highlight this past series, but how will Belt's knee hold up?(7:30) Is this a career year for Wilmer Flores?(13:38) Why did Gabe Kapler have a mound visit with a position player pitching and does MLB have a problem with the increase in position players pitching?(16:15) Carlos Rodon names an All-Star, but will he actually pitch, and will that throw off their rotation after All-Star break?(22:00) Farhan gives an update on Giants' prospect Kyle Harrison(25:59) Kuip on how the Giants have been playing heading into All-Star break(30:03) Kuip give his take on position players pitching(33:14) Should fans break the cardinal rule and root for the Dodgers when they play against teams fighting for a Wild Card spot?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Reacting to All-Star snubs for Carlos Rodón, Logan Webb

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 37:36

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss how Giants pitcher Carlos Rodón got snubbed from the All-Star roster, whether Clayton Kershaw should actually start the 2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and why every Giants fan should make their way to Petco Park for a Friday night game. (1:09) Why Rodón's exclusion from the 2022 MLB All-Star Game was "egregious" (6:18) How will Dodgers fans respond to Pederson's inclusion in 2022 MLB All-Star Game (8:14) Should Kershaw start on the mound for the NL in the 2022 MLB All-Star Game? (16:50) What to make of Giants-Padres split series (27:41) Why Friday nights at Petco Park are a “must-do” for Giants' fans (33:30) Expectations for Giants against Diamondbacks, BrewersSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bart's return, Villar's arrival and one-on-one with Giants coach Nick Ortiz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 49:02

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Quality Assurance coach Nick Ortiz to discuss his playing career, what his role is with the Giants and shares a heartfelt story about getting hired by San Francisco. Plus, Alex and Cole break down what Joey Bart's return means for the Giants and if David Villar can continue his solid play.(1:39) Giants avoid sweep against Diamondbacks(7:28) What does Bart's return mean for Giants?(16:10) How can Giants fix defensive struggles?(22:01) Can Villar continue solid play?(27:48) Giants minor league update(35:42) Ortiz on his playing career(40:54) Ortiz on being hired by KaplerSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Potential adjustments for Giants' recent struggles

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 44:21

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss some potential adjustments for the Giants to fix their recent struggles, what Joey Bart's timeframe is for his stint in Triple A and how important the expanded playoffs are to San Francisco this season.(1:39) Giants swept by White Sox in San Francisco(6:28) San Francisco two games out of playoffs(13:10) What's the main reason for the downturn?(20:01) Potential adjustments to spark turnaround(29:48) Discussing Long's successful week(32:42) What is Bart's timeline?(40:54) Giants set to face MadBum on MondaySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip on Giants' platoon system, Joc Pederson and other fan questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 45:41

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss if the Giants need to change their platoon system, if Joc Pederson is playing himself into being in the lineup full time and which of the Giants' World Series runs was his favorite. Plus, more fan questions!(1:39) Giants split series with Tigers(6:28) Do Giants need to rethink their platoon system?(10:10) Could Dabovich be called up this season?(19:01) What is the best World Series run?(24:48) Should Giants change up their bullpen?(31:42) Kuip on if he is concerned about the GiantsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Breaking down Mercedes' promotion, other minor leaguers to keep an eye on

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 32:29

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' disappointing series against the Reds, what to expect from Yermin Mercedes after his promotion and which San Francisco players' performances went under the radar. Plus, Alex and Cole turn their attention to the minors and reveal which prospects fans should keep an eye on.(1:39) Giants drop series to Reds(8:28) Recapping the Pederson/Pham feud(13:10) Mercedes called up from Triple-A(18:01) Is Harrison the Giants' best prospect?(24:48) Underrated players of the week(28:10) Previewing the Giants' week aheadSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Dissecting Giants' walk-off losses, Tommy Pham's visit to Oracle Park

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 36:50

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' recent string of walk-off losses, if their faith in the bullpen has been shaken and why fans should still feel good about San Francisco's starting pitching. Plus, Alex and Cole look ahead to which Giants could make the All-Star team and the much-anticipated arrival of Tommy Pham this weekend at Oracle Park.(1:39) Giants suffer three straight walk-off losses(8:28) Discussing Doval's glove toss Tuesday night(13:10) Is Crawford the Giants' iron man?(21:10) Which Giants will make the All-Star team?(32:48) Pham, Reds head to Oracle Park this weekendSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Breaking down Giants' continued offensive struggles and the Yermin Mercedes addition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 32:37

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' continued offensive struggles, the effect those struggles have on the rest of the team and if San Francisco needs to add another reliever to the bullpen. Plus, Alex and Cole weigh in on the addition of Yermin Mercedes and take a look at the minor leagues and detail which prospects are ones to keep an eye on. (1:39) Giants claim Mercedes off waivers (8:28) Will Mercedes stay on the Giants' roster? (13:10) Do the Giants need to add another reliever? (18:10) How can Giants break out of offensive slump? (24:39) Looking at the Giants' minor leagues (28:48) Giants head to Atlanta to face the Braves See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Analyzing tough upcoming roster decisions, in-season reunions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 42:31

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss Brandon Crawford's career with the Giants, if there will be another player to follow in Crawford's footsteps and Brandon Belt's return from injury. Plus, Alex and Cole discuss the Giants' upcoming roster decisions and what the future holds for Luis Gonzalez (1:39) Giants take series from Royals after sweeping Dodgers(5:28) Kapler on the Giants' inconsistent offense (11:10) What will happen to Gonzalez when Giants get healthy? (21:10) Previewing Giants-Pirates series (26:38) When will Bart play in the minors? (34:48) Kuip on Crawford's Giants career (38:40) Kuip discusses Belt's unique rehabSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Breaking down Giants' huge sweep of Dodgers, celebrating Cain's perfect game anniversary

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 41:57

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' weekend sweep of the Dodgers, how the bullpen flashed its massive potential and why this could be the turning point for the season. Plus, Alex and Cole update some Giants' injuries before celebrating the tenth anniversary of Matt Cain's perfect game.(1:39) Giants sweep Dodgers for first time since 2016(10:28) Are the Giants a lock for the playoffs?(18:10) When will Bart be back in the majors?(26:10) Updating Junis, Belt injuries(34:38) Cain on his memorable pregame before his perfect game(37:48) Cain shares how his perfect game changed his lifeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip on Joey Bart's next steps, Giants-Dodgers showdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 40:18

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Duane Kuiper to discuss the next steps for Joey Bart after his recent demotion, the upcoming showdown between the Giants and Dodgers and provide an update on the numerous injuries on San Francisco's roster.(1:39) What are the next steps for Bart?(7:28) Comparing Bart's struggles to others across MLB(17:10) Updating the Giants' numerous injuries(26:10) Kuip weighs in on Bart's demotion(30:38) Kuip previews the upcoming Giants-Dodgers series(33:48) Kuip reminisces about Cain's perfect gameSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Analyzing Giants' middling road trip, issues with pulling starters early

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 44:43

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the recent struggles the Giants have faced on the road, if the bullpen can bounce back after some lackluster performances and what Joey Bart needs to do to recapture the starting catcher slot. Plus, Alex and Cole look at the Giants' minor leagues and debate who is the top prospect. (1:09) Giants go .500 on recent road trip(7:28) Can the Giants' starters go longer? (17:40) Will Bart be able to bounce back? (24:10) Is Harrison the Giants' best pitching prospect? (32:38) Was Joc the perfect fit for the Giants? (36:48) Did the Giants make the right decision with Bryant? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip gives his thoughts on contentious fantasy leagues, best interactions with fans

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 39:35

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the recent feud between Joc Pederson and Tommy Pham, his experience in the Giants fantasy football league and his favorite interactions with fans over the years. (1:09) Giants win series in Philadelphia (8:28) Is Casali the Giants' best catcher? (13:40) Can McGee be the Giants answer to their bullpen woes?(24:10) Kuip on losing his voice in Denver (29:38) Kuip discusses the Pederson-Pham feud (37:48) Kuip reveals his favorite fan interactions See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Breaking down Giants' poor series in Cincinnati and Pederson-Pham feud

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 46:12

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper analyze the Giants' recent struggles against the Reds, the feud between Joc Pederson and Tommy Pham and preview Gabe Kapler's upcoming return to Philadelphia. Plus, Giants GM Scott Harris joins the show to discuss the flurry of roster moves and how they handle the minor leagues. (3:10) Discussing Kapler's protest during the anthem (8:28) Breaking down the Pederson-Pham feud (14:09) Pederson reveals the backstory of the feud (18:28) Will Pederson be back with the Giants next season? (26:05) Under-the-radar Giants' prospects (31:10) Looking ahead to Kapler's return to Philadelphia (40:38) Harris on how impressive Harrison has been See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip breaks down Joc Pederson's historic game, Giants' defensive struggles

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 41:09

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss Joc Pederson's historic night, the struggles the Giants have faced defensively and his favorite memory from Joe Paniks' career. Plus, Alex and Cole also weigh in on the Giants upcoming schedule and who is the next Giants' prospect to keep an eye on. (1:10) Pederson leads Giants to series win over Mets (7:28) How much can Bonds help the Giants roster? (13:09) Can Rogers bounce back from struggles? (19:28) Harrison promoted for Double A (29:05) Kuip on Joc's historic night (33:10) Kuip breaks down the Giants' defensive struggles See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Dissecting Giants' struggles against winning teams; remembering Joe Panik's career

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 36:37

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the recent struggles the Giants have had against the NL's top teams, if injuries are to blame for the disappointing weekend against the Padres and when they can expect their injured players to return. Plus, Alex and Cole weigh in on Joe Panik's retirement and what he meant to the organization.(1:10) Giants struggle against Padres(7:28) Kapler, Wood on the Giants' recent struggles(14:09) Is Yaz back to his normal self?(17:28) Looking back at Panik's career(24:05) Giants hit with injury bug as Belt, Wade Jr. hit the IL(30:10) Minor League updateSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Analyzing Bart's struggles, Estrada's impact and González's demotion

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 40:34

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the recent return of Tommy La Stella, the decision to demote Luis González and the impact Thairo Estrada is having on the Giants' roster. Plus, Alex and Cole weigh in on Joey Bart's recent struggles and preview the upcoming series against the Padres.(2:11) Giants nab series win in Colorado(7:10) What will La Stella bring to the Giants' lineup?(12:28) Estrada shines for Giants against Rockies(19:09) Will Casali start to play more as Bart struggles?(24:28) González continues hot streak in minors(29:05) Looking at the Giants' minor league system(34:10) Previewing the Giants-Padres seriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Examining Dubón's exit, Rodón's struggles and La Stella's close return

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 52:22

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Giants hitting coach Justin Viele to discuss the impact Gabe Kapler has had on his coaching career, how he ended up with the Giants and how San Francisco uses different methods to teach hitting. Plus, Alex and Cole look at the Maurico Dubón trade, Tommy La Stella's close return and the struggles of Carlos Rodón.(1:11) Dubón traded to Astros(7:54) Can the Giants count on a healthy La Stella?(16:14) Bart, González homer off Pujols(24:19) Rodón struggles against Cardinals(30:04) Giants-Rockies series preview(41:12) Viele on his playing career(44:10) Viele discusses the start of his coaching journey(47:38) Viele shares Kapler's influence on his careerSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Exclusive: Gabe Kapler on Bart's big league potential, Rodón's pitching style

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 40:32

    Giants manager Gabe Kapler joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss how Joey Bart can progress and reach his big league potential, the adjustment Carlos Rodón can make to lengthen his outings and how the Giants utilize their bullpen.(1:11) Giants sweep Rockies(7:54) Longoria returns from IL(17:14) How can MLB help grow the game?(22:19) Giants announce advertisements for jerseys(30:02) Kapler on Rodón's pitching style(37:50) Kapler on how he utilizes the bullpenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Buster Day moments, Posey's future, and impact of returning Giants

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 29:56

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' series split against the Cardinals, the celebration Saturday afternoon for Buster Posey and the impact the returning Giants will have on the season moving forward. Plus, former Giant Matt Cain joins Alex to discuss Posey's impact on his career and why it was so successful.(2:31) Giants split series with Cardinals(5:54) Belt, Yaz return to Giants' lineup(12:14) Will Giants' offense continue hot streak?(15:19) Recapping Buster Posey Day(25:20) What does Posey's future hold?(27:35) Cain on Posey's impactSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip on Posey friendship and if MLB baseballs have been deadened

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 53:25

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss if the Giants' numerous injuries are finally catching up to them, his friendship with Buster Posey and if he thinks the baseballs have been deadened this season. (1:31) Giants' injuries starting to catch up to them (6:54) When can we expect Wade Jr.'s return? (15:14) Joc faces Dodgers for first time as a Giant(23:33) When will injured Giants return? (34:20) Kuip on changes to the baseballs(45:35) Kuip discusses his friendship with Posey See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Farhan Zaidi on Rodón's dominant start, Posey's influence, Ramos' future

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 47:40

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Farhan Zaidi to discuss the shuffle of roster moves for the Giants, the impact Buster Posey had on the signing of Carlos Rodón and what the future hold for Heliot Ramos.(1:31) Giants' struggles against Nationals(8:54) How important is the Giants' depth?(16:14) Roster now capped at 26 players(23:33) Did Webb set the bar too high last season?(30:20) Looking ahead to the Giants-Dodgers series(39:35) Farhan on the Giants' roster moves(43:20) Farhan reveals what has impressed him about Rodón(46:50) Farhan on their continued battle with the DodgersSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Joc's injury, Giants' faith in Ruf and key players prepare to return

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 31:07

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the impact Joc Pederson's injury will have on the Giants' lineup, the potential returns of Mike Yastrzemski and LaMonte Wade Jr. and why the Giants still have faith in Darin Ruf despite his recent struggles.(2:11) Pederson injures groin vs. A's(7:12) Giants finish 13-game, 13-day stretch(11:54) Kapler on Ruf's recent struggles(20:14) Giants announce new roster moves(26:33) Nationals make their way to San FranciscoSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Giants' MLB reputation, Pederson's hot start, Injury updates

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 39:43

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' reputation across MLB, why Joc Pederson has been a perfect fit in San Francisco and when Mike Yastrzemski and LaMonte Wade Jr. could return to the starting lineup. Plus, Giants third base coach Mark Hallberg joins Giants Talk to weigh in on his baseball history and his friendship with Buster Posey.(1:11) What is the Giants' reputation across the MLB?(4:12) Giants ruffle more feathers against Nationals(8:17) Pederson shining with Giants(15:14) How soon will Yastrzemski return?(22:02) Looking ahead to the Bay Bridge series(29:20) Hallberg on taking over for Wotus(33:35) Hallberg on his friendship with PoseySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Wade Jr.'s close return, Webb's tough start and Cobb's injury impact

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 32:27

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the impact Alex Cobb's injury will have on the Giants short term, Logan Webb's first loss since last May and when LaMonte Wade Jr. could return to San Francisco's lineup. Plus, Can Rodon keep this up all season?(1:41) How much has the weather effected the Giants on the trip?(5:11) Webb suffers first loss since last May(12:17) Has MLB improved their replay system?(21:14) Cobb suffers injury in start vs. Mets(26:22) Could Wade Jr. return next week?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Rodón's historic start, Estrada's breakout and Giants-Mets preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 35:59

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' sweep of the Guardians in Cleveland, Mike Yastrzemski's struggles to start the season and what Thairo Estrada's hot start means for the eventual return of Tommy La Stella. Plus, can Carlos Rodón' continue his historic start to the season?(1:41) Giants sweep Guardians in Cleveland(9:11) Kapler on Yaz's struggles to start the season(12:17) How close is La Stella to a rehab stint?(16:14) Pavs recaps his trip to Cleveland(25:22) Looking ahead to the Giants-Mets series(32:20) Can the Giants count on their offenseSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Giants push back on unwritten rules; plus, Kuip on Nakken's historic debut, Webb's dominance

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 52:08

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Duane Kuiper to discuss Alyssa Nakken's historic MLB debut, Logan Webb's hot start and to reveal how it has felt to be back at Oracle Park. Plus, Alex and Cole break down the argument between the Giants and Padres over baseball's “unwritten rules.”(1:30) Giants ruffle feathers by breaking “unwritten rules” (9:41) How will the rest of the league react to the Giants? (15:57) Richardson, Shildt share embrace after incident (21:14) Nakken makes MLB history (35:22) Kuip breaks down his Opening Day call (41:13) Kuip on Nakken's historic debut See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ramos' electric debut, Rodón's impressive start, Belt's grand entrance

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 35:54

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' opening series against the Miami Marlins, Heliot Ramos' MLB debut, Brandon Belt's epic entrance on Opening Day and the impressive performance from new Giants starter Carlos Rodón. (1:30) Giants take down Marlins in season opener (7:41) Discussing Belt's Opening Day entrance (14:17) Ramos shines in MLB debut(22:14) Rodon's Giants tenure off to solid start(26:22) Takeaways from the Giants' opening series (32:13) Looking ahead to Giants-Padres series See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip forecasts Giants' NL West chances; NL awards and World Series predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 45:25

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Duane Kuiper to discuss the Giants' chances in the NL West, how Logan Webb compares to Tim Lincecum and why the potential starting rotation is key to the success of the season. Plus, Alex and Cole share their National League award predictions and reveal who they have winning the World Series.(2:30) Giants start their season Friday against Marlins(7:41) How will the Giants do this season?(13:17) Will Webb win the NL CY Young award?(20:14) Laura Britt discusses joining Giants' coverage(28:22) Kuip forecasts the NL West for the 2022 season(34:13) Kuip discusses the Giants' starting rotationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Giants CEO Larry Baer on Posey's involvement moving forward, free-agent spending

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 38:17

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Giants CEO Larry Baer to discuss San Francisco's mindset targeting free agents this past offseason, how Buster Posey could be involved with the team moving forward and the potential of the Giants playing international games in the coming years.(2:30) Giants' City Connect jerseys will return this season(7:11) What will Giants' Opening Day roster look like?(13:17) Keeping an eye on the Giants' minor leaguers(20:14) Will Bart continue his hot spring training?(26:22) What impact will Kimbrel have on Dodgers?(30:13) Baer on staying in contact with Posey(35:30) Baer discusses the Giants' offseason spendingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip returns to discuss Joey Bart's potential; bold predictions for 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 40:53

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Duane Kuiper to discuss some bold predictions for the Giants' upcoming season, what impact Evan Longoria's injury has on the start of the season and if fans should be worried Brandon Belt hasn't played in spring training yet.(3:30) Longoria has surgery, out for start of season (9:11) Should fans be worried about Belt? (15:17) What kind of season will Yaz have this year? (21:54) How good can the Giants' rotation be? (28:22) Kuip on getting to meet the Giants players (33:13) Kuip shares who has stood out during spring trainingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Joey Bart expectations, Camilo Doval's role; plus Sean Hjelle one-on-one

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 44:34

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Giants pitcher Sean Hjelle to discuss his time in the organization, how he views spring training and how he plans to utilize his unique skillset. Plus, Alex and Cole weigh in on Joey Bart's expectations for the season and why San Francisco won't name Camilo Doval as the full-time closer(4:30) Giants acquire utility man Luke Williams(8:36) What should fans expect from Joey Bart?(18:17) What effect will Posey's retirement have on Bart?(23:54) Will Doval be the Giants closer?(29:22) Roberts says Dodgers will win World Series in 2022(36:33) Hjelle on his time with the Giants organization(40:30) Hjelle shares his take on spring trainingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Mike Yastrzemski's impact, Giants' youth movement and other key spring training takeaways

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 40:24

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the latest from Giants spring training, including the team coming to agreements with outfielders Darin Ruf and Mike Yastrzemski, the impact the two can have on the 2022 season and why some recent MLB rule changes could hurt San Francisco this year.(1:05) Will LaMonte build off his success from last season?(5:50) Ruf signs two-year deal with Giants(10:26) Who will make the Opening Day roster?(17:20) MLB announces rule changes for 2022 season(28:33) Giants' youth shining in spring training games(34:33) How important will Flores be this season?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Joc Pederson on signing with Giants, his relationship with Farhan

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 39:30

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by new Giants outfielder Joc Pederson to discuss signing with the Giants, his relationship with Farhan Zaidi and what it was like to face Tim Lincecum. Plus, Alex and Cole weigh in on Trevor Story signing with the Red Sox and what that means for the Giants' infield this season. (1:05) Story signs with Red Sox (7:30) Should Giants be more aggressive with big-name targets? (12:06) What will the Giants' infield look like this season? (19:20) Spring training takeaways (25:33) Standouts from spring training (32:22) Pederson on signing with the Giants (36:33) Pederson discusses facing Lincecum See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Giants' free agency strategy, Dodgers' big addition and Kris Bryant's decision

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 42:45

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the recent flurry of free agency moves in MLB, including the Giants signing Joc Pederson and the Dodgers bringing in Freddie Freeman. Plus, Alex and Cole weigh in on the Kris Bryant heading to the Rockies and how the newly announced updates to the schedule hurt the Giants.(1:05) Freeman, Dodgers agree to deal(7:30) Giants sign Pederson to one-year deal(12:36) Bryant signs with Rockies(19:20) Should the Giants have been more aggressive in free agency?(23:33) Suzuki headed to Cubs(33:22) MLB announces updated 2022 schedule(40:33) Giants' spring training games starting March 18thSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Carlos Rodon's high potential, power hitter search and other takeaways from free agency

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 30:38

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the impact new Giants starting pitcher Carlos Rodon will have on the rotation, if they are still in the market for a big-name power hitter and the chances Freddie Freeman makes his way to the Dodgers(2:05) What do Giants fans need to know about Rodon? (7:30) Giants sign Junis, Martinez to deals(13:36) Will Giants sign a power hitter? (19:57) Kershaw re-signs with Dodgers (25:33) Is Freeman on his way to LA? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Emergency podcast: MLB lockout ends; what comes next for Giants

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 20:56

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the breaking news of MLB and MLBPA agreeing to terms on a new CBA and what this means for the Giants moving forward. (1:05) MLB, MLBPA come to new agreement(4:30) How will the schedule pan out for Giants? (9:36) What moves will the Giants make now? (15:57) How packed will the stadium be this season? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Luis Matos, Marco Luciano and other minor league camp takeaways

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 32:50

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper give their takeaways from the Giants minor league camp in Arizona, including the promise Luis Matos has shown and Marco Luciano's big league potential. Plus, hear from former Giant Travis Ishikawa on what it's like working in the Giants organization and if the young players know his history in San Francisco.(1:05) MLB, MLBPA making strides on negotiations (9:30) Which players are standing out at minor league camp? (17:36) Wotus, Bochy in Arizona helping minor leaguers (22:57) Do younger Giants know about the franchise's history?(29:13) Ishikawa on coaching in the Giants' organizationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    MLB lockout continues; Impact on Giants moving forward

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 39:27

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the latest news surrounding the Giants, including MLB cancelling the first two series of the 2022 regular season and the impact that has on the team. Then, prospect Will Wilson joins the show to discuss the impact of Brandon Crawford and how he uses technology to become a better baseball player. (1:05) MLB cancels first two series of 2022 season (6:30) What comes next in negotiations? (12:36) Giants players vocal during lockout (18:57) When will Opening Day be for the MLB? (26:13) Wilson on his favorite part of spring training (30:22) Wilson shares the impact Crawford has had on his fielding (34:33) Wilson on how virtual reality is helping his battingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Giants' future, prospect development with 2021 first-round pick Will Bednar

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 26:22

    Giants 2021 first-round pick Will Bednar joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss his experience with the Giants since being drafted, the progress he has made working with the San Francisco's coaches and his excitement for the upcoming season.(2:05) How important is Bednar to the Giants' future? (6:40) Bednar on his fantastic college career (13:36) Bednar discusses his time since the MLB draft(18:57) Bednar on how he has prepared for the upcoming season (24:13) Bednar on his excitement for the new seasonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Potential DH options in 2022, top moments of Giants pitchers hitting

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 50:00

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the latest news surrounding the MLB lockout, who are some possible options for the Giants at DH heading into 2022 and reminisce about the best hitting pitchers in Giants history.(1:45) MLB lockout still going as spring training is delayed (8:10) DH options for the Giants (18:36) Could the Giants be active on the trade market? (25:07) Favorite memories of Giants pitchers hitting See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Posey's retirement, Kapler's managerial style and Webb's ace potential with Will Clark

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 32:09

    Will Clark joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss his jersey being retired by the Giants, how he knew it was time to retire and what the future holds for Logan Webb. (1:05) Should Will Clark be in the Hall of Fame? (8:40) Clark on his jersey retirement (15:36) Clark discusses when you know it's time to retire (23:07) Clark reveals what impressed him most from the Giants last season (27:13) Clark on Logan Webb's bright future See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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