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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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    Contract negotiation surprises, plus inspiring interview with former Giant Drew Robinson

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 56:17

    Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic talk all the trades, contracts, money, and more floating around the San Francisco Giants organization. Plus, we have an inspiring talk with MiLB's Best Feel Good Moment award-winner (Giants, Rivercats) Drew Robinson about men's mental health, helping players, and his own inspiring MLB moments as part of our Headstrong series. Please be advised that this episode mentions sensitive topics.1:55 - 3:34 Let's talk trades, Anthony DeSclefani's huge 3-year $36 million contract3:52 - 7:09 Logan Webb is super happy on Twitter, Alex Wood close to a deal too, players want to come to SF 7:47 - 9:31 Brandon Belt is the captain of our hearts, announces on instagram "Daddy's Back!"13:31 - 13:35 Who are the mystery players the Giants could get in free agency? Joc Pederson?13:40 - 16:17 Brandon Crawford comes in 4th for MVP after impressive season 18:10 - 20: 46 Baseball Hall of Fame rumors, justice for Tim Lincecum 24:30 - 26:33 Drew Robinson talks to Cole and Alex about the MLB's mental health resources, increasing awareness26:50 - 30:40 Drew's new work in the Giants organization and maintaining players' mental health and therapy with Shana Alexander36:37 - 40:40 Stigma around men's mental health, how MLB players can be affected42:28 - 46:48 Drew's favorite MLB moments, and that epic home run48:19 - 50:44 Vegas is a baseball town, Drew talks playing little league with Bryce Harper51:38 - End Just some super cute stories about Drew's dog Ellie :)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Exclusive with NL Manager of the Year Gabe Kapler on roster building, player development, focus on 2022 season, and potential lockout

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 20:07

    Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic sit down with National League Manager of the Year Gabe Kapler to discuss the team effort that went into his win, spring training, Buster Posey's retirement, players to watch, and more. He even reveals a secret BBQ spot in the Dogpatch that you have to try, so listen all the way through!5:07 - 6:24 Gabe Kapler says his NL Manager of the Year honor was a complete team effort from the groundskeepers to the players to the coaches and more7:00 - 8:35 The players didn't care about doubters and predictions, they just knew they could achieve something great11:40 - 13:10 Now, what are the Giants thinking about going into the offseason - plus roster construction, player development, scouting13:11 - 15;39 Buster's retirement and preparing Joey Bart for his biggest opportunity16:21 - 18:05 Kap on the labor agreement situation - not worried at all right now, players are still focusing on their training before the Spring18:12 - 18:25 Kap's parting words? Sharing his favorite secret SF BBQ joint...See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Brandon Crawford wins Gold Glove but snubbed in MVP race; Clayton Kershaw makes HOF case for Buster Posey

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 39:49

    Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic re-visit Buster Posey's retirement press conference and discuss Clayton Kershaw's comments praising Buster as the best catcher in the game. Farhan Zaidi wins MLB's Executive of the Year, Gabe Kapler is a finalist for Manager of the Year, but Brandon Crawford is snubbed in the MVP race despite winning his 4th Gold Glove.1:40 Re-visiting Buster Posey's retirement press conference4:15 Clayton Kershaw calls Buster the best catcher of his era7:25 Buster explains his reason for retiring10:40 Giants make changes to their coaching staff16:35 MLB awards: Farhan Zaidi wins executive of the year18:55 Brandon Crawford wins 4th gold glove and joins exclusive SF Giants club20:10 Crawford not among MVP finalists22:30 Should team success be a bigger factor in MVP race?24:05 Gabe Kapler among finalists for Manager of the Year25:35 What to expect from Brandon Belt in free agency26:45 Johnny Cueto's option declined28:00 Giants pick up option on Wilmer Flores, one of the ‘sneaky-best signings' of past few years30:00 Giants add 4 to 40-man … who stands out?33:05 Braves win World SeriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip reacts to Buster Posey's stunning retirement

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 19:29

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the shocking Buster Posey retirement. Kuip expresses his shock and that it's a sad day for him and Giants fans. Plus, he and Pavs make the case of why he's absolutely a Hall of Fame player.03:40 The year away with his family might have given Posey better perspective about life away from playing. 04:45 Kuip is still shocked and disappointed that he can't cover Buster anymore. 06:20 Posey was never going to be the farewell kind of guy and took in all the great moments, especially against the Dodgers in the playoffs. 06:55 Posey's homer against the Dodgers in the playoffs should be a splash hit. 07:40 Poor attendance with such a good team really bothered Posey, so he really enjoyed ending it in such a great fan experience in the Dodgers playoff series. 09:20 Generational player for the Giants in a position that's never generational and why he should be a lock for the Hall of Fame even though two years off cost him with numbers 12:00 Posey should be a lock, but people will look strictly at his stats 12:30 Pavs' case for Posey making the Hall of Fame 15:00 Could losing Posey possibly cost them key pitching free agents? 17:20 Kuip wants a Buster hug and why it's not a great day for Giants fans.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Would Giants ever consider Dodgers' free agents? Plus, exclusive season review with Gabe Kapler

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 37:26

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper talk Dodgers disappointment, Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford's chances for major MLB awards, and whether or not they'd pursue any free agents from the Giants' biggest rival. Then Pavs sits down with Gabe Kapler to dissect his Game 5 moves and what next year has in store.(0:46) MLB Lockout?(5:40) Giants Kapler, Farhan could be Manager and Executive of the Year(7:00) Braves Story Underrated(9:03) Dodgers and Fan Frustration(15:45) Would Giants consider signing free agents from Dodgers?(24:15) Gabe Kapler discusses team chemistry that could help attract free agents(30:05) Kapler on having confidence in Camilo Doval in playoffs(36:00) Kapler on appreciation of fans on social mediaSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Farhan Zaidi on Brandon Belt, Kevin Gausman and keeping Giants roster continuity this offseason

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 31:26

    Farhan Zaidi sat down with Alex Pavlovic to reflect on the Giants season and look ahead to offseason roster moves including upcoming decisions regarding Brandon Belt and Kevin Gausman. Zaidi discussed the job Gabe Kapler has done and how the Giants can improve next season.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip addresses Giants' most pressing offseason questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 40:59

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to recap the Giants postseason and look ahead to the most pressing questions heading into the offseason. What will happen with the Giants rotation? Will Buster Posey be back in San Francisco?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Controversial check swing ends NLDS, Giants' season

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 24:38

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the disappointing end to the NLDS on a controversial check swing call by first base umpire Gabe Morales. Logan Webb cemented himself as the Giants' ace with another strong performance but the lineup couldn't get the job done against the Dodgers. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Giants-Dodgers NLDS Game 4 Reaction: DeSclafani, Giants struggle, set up winner-take-all Game 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 21:01

    Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic look back at the Giants' Game 4 loss as they failed to close out the Dodgers. Anthony DeSclafani once again struggled against the Dodgers and the Giants' bats could not keep up. Alex and Cole also look ahead to the winner-take-all Game 5 on Thursday at Oracle Park.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Giants-Dodgers NLDS Game 3 Reaction: Longoria HR was the difference in 1-0 win

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 20:59

    Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic break down the Giants' 1-0 win over the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLDS. Max Scherzer made one mistake and Evan Longoria made him pay with his solo HR in the 5th inning. Camilo Doval came on for a six-out save to give San Francisco a 2-1 advantage in the five-game series.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Giants head to LA with series tied after dropping Game 2 to Dodgers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 27:02

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper breakdown the Giants' Game 2 loss to the Dodgers. Buster Posey became San Francisco's all-time leader in postseason hits but Kevin Gausman and Dominic Leone struggled in the sixth inning en route to a 9-2 loss. The Giants now head to LA with the series tied at a game apiece.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Logan Webb shuts down Dodgers, Buster Posey homers as Giants take Game 1 of NLDS

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 19:49

    Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic react to the Giants' Game 1 win over the Dodgers. Logan Webb outdueled Cy Young candidate Walker Buehler, and San Francisco hit three homers, including a two-run Buster Posey HR, on their way to a 4-0 victory Friday night.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 Giants' historic NLDS matchup against Dodgers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 32:26

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the Dodgers' dramatic 3-1 win over the Cardinals and what to expect in the NLDS. Duane shares his biggest worry with the Giants facing Dodgers. The crew also shares their confidence level with Logan Webb starting game 1.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Pivotal moments in Giants' miracle NL West crown; what to expect in postseason

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 35:10

    It took 107 wins and a wild final weekend of the season for the Giants to clinch the NL West and Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic look back at the historic season. Does Brandon Crawford deserve more MVP consideration? Will Kevin Gausman start Game 1 of the NLDS? When will Kris Bryant have his Giant moment?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip on Brandon Belt's injury, Giants' potential postseason matchups

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 43:28

    Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic are joined by Duane Kuiper to discuss Brandon Belt's injury and potential to return in the postseason. They also look at the Dodgers weekend series against the Brewers, potential Giants postseason matchups, and what to expect when Madison Bumgarner takes the mound at Oracle Park in front of Giants fans.(3:40) Padres implode vs Dodgers(9:45) Can Doval be Giants closer this postseason?(14:40) Belt update: Out at least two weeks(24:30) Duane Kuiper weighs in on Belt's injury and what it means for the Giants(28:30) Should Giants fans be worried about the Brewers-Dodgers series?(33:20) Re-visiting season predictions(38:30) What to expect when Madison Bumgarner takes the mound at Oracle Park in front of fansSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bruce Bochy weighs in on Giants' historic season, top prospects and future plans

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 30:40

    Former Giants manager Brucy Bochy joins Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic to discuss San Francisco's historic season and how Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt have turned back the clock. Bochy also breaks down what he's seen from the Giants top prospects and what his plans are for the future.(2:20) Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic look back at the Giants' series sweep of the Rockies(8:56) Bruce Bochy discusses his work with the Giants(11:28) Bochy reveals who has impressed him in the Giants' farm system(16:23) Bochy weighs in on Giants' season(21:20) Bochy reveals which Giants he stays in touch with(25:48) Bochy analyzes the Giants bullpen heading into the postseason(28:46) Bochy discusses the rumors around his interest in returning to managingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip on Giants' NL West battle, LaMonte Wade. Jr.'s clutch hitting and Bruce Bochy's potential MLB return

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 44:47

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss LaMonte Wade Jr.'s clutch hitting, the Giants continued battle for the NL West title and if Bruce Bochy could make his way back into MLB. (1:05) Giants' magic number down to single digits(7:40) Could Doval be the Giants' closer moving forward? (18:36) Tromp claimed off waivers by Braves(22:29) Dodgers' struggles in Denver extend Giants' lead (31:13) Kuip on the challenges of broadcasting during a replay(35:02) Kuip details why Wade Jr. is a great clutch hitter (41:33) Kuip discusses if he thinks Bochy will return to MLBSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Analyzing Giants' starting pitching, hardest potential playoff matchups

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 39:21

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' series win over the Atlanta Braves, if San Francisco's starting rotation is finding its groove at the right time and how the Giants' versatility is a strength moving toward October. Plus, who are the Giants' possible playoff opponents?(1:05) Giants take two of three from Braves (8:48) Should Giants be encouraged about DeSclafani's performance? (13:36) How can Giants improve their defense? (17:13) Giants' possible playoff matchups (25:22) Who will win the NL MVP? (32:33) Can the Giants hold off the Dodgers to win NL West? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip on Giants clinching a playoff spot, the emergence of Captain Brandon Belt

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 44:09

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the Giants clinching a spot in the MLB Playoffs, the sustained success of Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt and the emergence of “The Captain."(2:05) Are bullpen games to frequent for San Francisco? (8:32) Giants clinch postseason spot with win on Monday(16:36) Do the Giants rely on the home run too much? (24:13) Wood likely to return Saturday vs. Braves (29:22) Kuip reveals what he did after the Giants clinched a postseason birth (33:33) Kuip discusses the sustained success of Posey, Crawford and Belt (41:29) Kuip on Belt and the fun with the Giants' clubhouse See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Examining Giants-Dodgers battle for the NL West, MLB Power Rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 41:22

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' sweep of the Cubs in Chicago, if Brandon Belt will go down as an all-time Giant great and the continued battle between San Francisco and Los Angeles for the NL West crown.(2:05) Giants sweep Cubs in Chicago (7:32) Bryant emotional in return to Wrigley (13:36) Is Belt an all-time great Giant?(22:50) Looking at the battle for the NL West (29:03) Previewing the Giants-Padres series (34:20) Should the Giants celebrate clinching a playoff spot? (36:39) MLB power rankingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip discusses Kris Bryant's return to Chicago, growing use of analytics in MLB

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 44:21

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the Giants sweep of the Colorado Rockies, Kris Bryant's upcoming return to Chicago and the continued growth of analytics in MLB. Plus, Alex and Cole look ahead to the Giants' upcoming schedule and reveal when Giants fans should start looking at their magic number.(1:05) Giants sweep Rockies in Denver (7:32) Should Giants be pleased about their pitchers' performances? (12:36) Which Giant do you want up to bat in a clutch spot?(18:10) Looking ahead to the Giants' trip to Chicago(22:03) What is the Giants' magic number?(27:20) Kuip discusses the Giants' success in Denver(36:39) Kuip on Bryant's return to ChicagoSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Breaking down Giants' wild series win over Dodgers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 30:49

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the latest series between the Giants and Dodgers, including the extra-inning game from Friday night and the Giants finally getting to Walker Buehler. Plus, Alex and Cole discuss if the Giants should continue to rest Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford while looking ahead at the upcoming schedule for San Francisco.(1:05) Giants take two from Dodgers at Oracle Park (7:32) Discussing Kapler's managerial choices (12:36) Is the Giants' bullpen a team strength? (19:10) Does the national media favor the Dodgers? (23:03) Should Giants continue resting Posey, Crawford? (27:20) Looking ahead at the Giants' schedule See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip on Giants' toughest playoff matchups, why fans should boo the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 43:20

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the Giants' first rough stretch of the season, if Giants fans should boo visiting teams at Oracle Park and which NL teams are the toughest matchups for the Giants in the playoffs. (3:05) Giants fall into second place behind Dodgers (9:02) Discussing the Giants' expanded roster (13:56) Weighing in on the retirement of Ron Wotus (19:40) Do Giants have an easy remaining schedule?(25:25) Kuip weighs in on if fans have the right to boo (31:50) Kuip discusses if Giants fans should boo Kershaw (36:39) Kuip reveals which team is the toughest for the Giants to face See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Analyzing Giants' award chances, and previewing series with Brewers and Dodgers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 44:50

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants dropping the series to the Braves in Atlanta, the stellar pitching of Logan Webb, and preview San Francisco's upcoming series against the Brewers and Dodgers. Plus, what are the chances the Giants win some awards at the end of the season? (6:05) Giants drop first series in August(10:02) How important has Webb been to Giants this season? (16:56) Should fans worry about DeSclafani? (22:04) Will Kapler switch up rotation for Dodgers series? (28:34) How are MLB award winners chosen? (32:50) Do Posey or Crawford have a chance to win MVP? (39:23) Is Kapler the NL Manager of the Year?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip on the Giants' NL West battle with the Dodgers, comparing Jake McGee to past San Francisco closers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 42:20

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the Giants-Mets series, which past closers Jake McGee compares to and how the Giants' success from a decade ago is affecting this season. Plus, hear from Giants manager Gabe Kapler on his process for pinch hitters and when he decides to go off plan.(2:05) Discussing the Giants-Mets series (8:02) Belt homers twice during emotional day (13:56) Kapler discusses the Giants' success with pitch hitters(18:04) Kapler reveals when he trusts his gut while making decisions (27:34) Kuip shares his thoughts on McGee's performance this season (34:50) Kuip on how the Giants' World Series victories impacts 2021See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kris Bryant discusses being traded to Giants, what his baseball future holds and comparisons to 2016 Cubs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 44:05

    Kris Bryant joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss coming back to the West Coast and joining the Giants, playing for manager Gabe Kapler and what his baseball future holds. Plus, Alex and Cole break down the Giants' late-game heroics against the A's and what it means moving forward.(2:35) Giants' late inning heroics return against A's(8:02) How will the 2021 Giants be remembered? (13:06) Should fans be worried about Gausman? (18:04) Looking ahead at the Giants' schedule(28:34) Bryant on his trade to the Giants (32:10) Bryant reveals how it feels being back on the West Coast (38:23) Bryant shares his thoughts on Gabe Kapler (44:30) Bryant discusses what his future holds 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 Brandon Crawford's contract, what the future holds for Buster Posey and Brandon Belt

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 48:34

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the re-signing of Brandon Crawford, if Buster Posey and Brandon Belt will follow suit and the amount of players who have reached out to check on his health. (2:35) Giants re-sign Crawford to two-year deal (8:30) Should the Giants be worried about DeSclafani's injury?(15:02) Examining the impact of the extra inning baserunner (18:30) Could Webb become the Giants' ace? (28:34) Previewing the Giants-A's series (32:10) Kuip weighs in on Crawford's extension (38:23) Kuip discusses his relationship with Crawford (44:30) Kuip shares the story of visiting with Tony WatsonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Farhan Zaidi details the Giants' Kris Bryant trade, his growing reputation in MLB

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 26:26

    Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the trade for Kris Bryant, what he can learn from other sports to improve the Giants moving forward and if his growing reputation in MLB circles is making his job more challenging. (2:35) How long did it take for Farhan to win over the fan base?(7:50) Farhan reveals the Giants' reaction after trading for Bryant (13:02) Farhan discusses the expectations he had for the 2021 Giants (17:30) What is Farhan's secret to finding hidden gems? (23:34) Farhan reveals the influence of other sports has on his mindsetSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip breaks down Buster Posey's resurgent season, shares his first impressions of Farhan Zaidi

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 52:01

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss his first impressions of Giants general manager Farhan Zaidi, Buster Posey's resurgent season and challenge of calling a home run in Oracle Park. (2:35) Giants take two from Diamondbacks (8:08) Will Posey, Crawford and Belt retire as Giants? (13:52) Should Giants fans be worried about McGee? (19:10) Who will be the first right-handed batter to have a splash hit?(25:30) Is the NL West a two-team race? (31:22) Kuip on Wotus' tenure in San Francisco (38:58) Kuip shares his first impression of Farhan (42:11) How challenging is it to call a home run in Triples Alley? (45:45) Kuip weighs in on Posey's resurgent seasonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Examining Giants' late game heroics, Brandon Belt's impactful return

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 43:06

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss Brandon Belt's return to the lineup, if the Giants can keep up their late game heroics and what other NL West teams the Giants should keep an eye out for. Plus, Alex and Cole examine San Francisco's recent roster moves and look ahead to the challenging decisions ahead. (1:47) Giants now 30 games over .500 (8:38) What other NL West teams should Giants keep an eye on? (13:18) Will Giants continue to capitalize on opportunities?(19:19) Belt hot is return to lineup (25:00) How will COVID-19 affect the 2021 MLB Playoffs? (29:50) What are the next moves for the Giants' roster? (35:04) Who do Giants want to play if they make the playoffs? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip examines Kris Bryant's fit with Giants, potential long-term future in San Francisco

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 58:01

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the Giants trading for Kris Bryant, how he fits into the clubhouse and the potential of him signing an extension with San Francisco. Plus, Kuip weighs in on the Giants facing Madison Bumgarner and if he remember a play as crazy as the “Catchers Balk”. (2:07) Giants continue to beat up on Diamondbacks (6:08) Bumgarner shines vs. Giants (13:18) How does Kapler stay so even keeled?(18:19) Do the Giants pitchers need to step up their game?(27:50) Did Scherzer prefer the Dodgers over the other NL West teams? (31:50) Examining the Giants 2022 Schedule (37:34) Kuip shares his insights on the Catcher's Balk call against Casali(43:52) Kuip discusses how different it is facing Bumgarner (47:22) Kuip weighs in on the Giants acquisition of Kris BryantSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kris Bryant has arrived! What will his impact be on the Giants' NL West chances?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 38:53

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the arrival of new Giant Kris Bryant, the effect he will have on the NL West race and how dangerous San Francisco's lineup is after the trade deadline. Plus, Alex and Cole look ahead to the much anticipated matchup between the Giants and Madison Bumgarner.(2:07) Giants take series from the Astros (7:08) Can Ruf continue his hot streak?(13:18) Will Bryant re-sign with the Giants?(19:19) Bryant homers in debut with San Francisco (24:05) How dangerous is the Giants lineup? (32:13) Will NL West race remain close?(33:45) Giants to face Bumgarner Tuesday See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Emergency MLB Trade Deadline Podcast: Giants acquire star Kris Bryant from Cubs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 29:06

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants' trade for Kris Bryant, what he brings to the San Francisco and how important the former NL MVP will be throughout the remainder of the season. (1:07) Giants land Bryant from Cubs (6:48) Did Giants trade too much for Bryant? (12:45) What was Giants thought process for the Watson trade? (16:19) Who is the favorite in the NL West? (24:05) How does the trade deadline affect the rest of the season?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Exclusive: Kuip on surprising Kruk in return to booth, MLB trade deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 41:10

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss his surprise return to the booth, the upcoming MLB trade deadline and reveal some takeaways he has from the recent Giants-Dodgers matchups. (2:35) Giants, Dodgers trading victories in San Francisco (8:48) Posey leaves game after getting injured (13:45) When will injured Giants return? (19:00) Kuip discusses his surprise return to the booth (26:10) Kuip reveals what the Giants should do at the trade deadline(39:40) Kuip shares what he sees with the recent Giants-Dodgers matchups See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Giants' trade possibilities and bold predictions for the 2021 MLB trade deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 30:05

    On this edition of Giants Talk, Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' upcoming series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, if LaMonte Wade Jr. can continue his consistent play and who the San Francisco should target before the 2021 MLB trade deadline.(2:35) Discussing Kuip's return to the Giants' broadcast (9:08) Can Wade Jr. continue his hot streak?(13:19) How will Oracle Park look for upcoming series vs. Dodgers?(19:00) Bold predictions for the MLB trade deadline (26:10) Giants' dream trade targets 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 wild Giants-Dodgers series, if San Francisco needs bullpen help

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 53:18

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the wild Giants-Dodgers series, if the Giants need some bullpen help for the remainder of the season and how Tyler Rogers has been in 2021. Plus, Alex and Cole look ahead to the MLB trade deadline and reveal what they think should be the Giants' top priority.(3:55) Giants, Dodgers battling in Los Angeles (10:08) Giants' offense showing power vs. Dodgers (17:11) Will San Francisco have player get 30 HRs this season?(23:49) Rogers bounces back after blowing save to Dodgers (27:40) What should the Giants' focus be at the trade deadline? (36:20) Kuip weighs in on the Giants' bullpen (43:56) Kuip touches on “over coaching” in MLBSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kai Correa discusses unique path to Giants' coaching staff, Gabe Kapler's strengths as manager

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 40:26

    Giants bench coach Kai Correa joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss his unique journey to the Giants' coaching staff, Gabe Kapler's strengths as an MLB manager and shares some life hacks that have helped him succeed in his profession. (1:55) Giants drop series to Cardinals (5:10) Are the Giants too reliant on the home run? (10:11) Will Ruf stay after Belt returns from injury?(16:20) Correa on his coaching journey to the Giants (24:14) Fact or Faction with Kai Correa (29:19) Correa reveals what has surprised him about Crawford this season (33:40) Correa breaks down some of the Giants' top propects See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip's keys to Giants staying in first place and bold predictions for second half

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 40:39

    Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to look forward to the second half of the MLB season, what the Giants need to do to win the NL West and share some bold predictions for the remainder of the season. Plus, NBC Sports Bay Area's Dalton Johnson joins the show to discuss the 2021 MLB Draft and the new additions to the Giants organization. (2:09) Recapping the All-Star Game festivities (7:36) Was the Home Run Derby a success for the MLB? (11:45) What does the future hold for Joey Bart? (19:10) Kuip on what Giants need to do to win NL West (23:54) Are the Dodgers or Padres more dangerous to the Giants? (28:35) Bold predictions for Giants second half of season (34:13) Giants select pitcher Will Bednar in first round of 2021 MLB DraftSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Giants' awards for first half of 2021 season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 32:49

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper review the first half of the season for the Giants and give out some awards. Who is the Giants' MVP? What is the most memorable moment? Tune in to find out! (3:09) Who is the Giants' MVP at the All-Star break?(8:36) What has been the biggest disappointment this season?(13:20) How important was Tauchman's catch to the first half? (22:30) Can Wade Jr. continue his success in the second half?(25:54) Who is the Giants' best young player?(28:35) What is the best quote from any Giants player?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kuip discusses top Giant killers, All-Star Game decisions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 36:04

    Duane Kuiper joins this episode of Giants Talk to discuss the Giants recent series against the Cardinals, which players in the MLB are the biggest Giant killers and how the team should handle some All-Star Game decisions. Plus, who will be the Giants' biggest competition in the second half of the season?(2:00) Giants lose series against Cardinals (8:10) Who is the Giants' biggest competition?(12:20) Giants release City Connect uniforms (17:00) Beede returns to MLB after Tommy John surgery (21:37) Kuip discusses Arenado's continued success against the Giants (29:21) Kuip details how Giants should handle Gausman and the All-Star Game (33:35) Kuip shares how he treated the All-Star break as a playerSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Breaking down Giants' slow week, Buster Posey's injury scare

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 33:01

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss Buster Posey's injury scare against the Diamondbacks, what can be learned from San Francisco's struggles from the past week and where they rank in the latest MLB Power Rankings. (2:00) Posey avoids major injury after scare vs. Diamondbacks (8:10) What do Giants' struggles this past week mean? (13:30) Can Slater continue his hot streak? (19:36) Should fans be worried about a Giants slump?(25:00) Are the Giants or Dodgers higher on the MLB Power Rankings? (28:10) Posey, Crawford, Gausman headed to All-Star game Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Kuip discusses the impact of Giants' injuries, expectations for remainder of season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 42:39

    Duane Kuiper joins this edition of Giants Talk to break down how injuries to the Giants' roster are causing a lack of depth, his feelings on Maurico Dubon recently being sent down to Triple-A and to share his expectations for San Francisco in the second half of the season.(2:00) Giants lose two straight at Dodgers Stadium (6:24) Is Muncy the biggest modern day Giants killer? (14:10) Giants option Dubon to Triple-A (17:30) Ramos, Luciano make Futures Game (24:37) Kuip discusses the impact of injuries on the Giants' depth (33:36) Kuip weighs in on Yastrzemski's injury (38:00) Kuip looks ahead to the second half of the MLB season Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Brandon Crawford breaks down swing changes, big first half for Giants

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 43:01

    Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford joins Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic to discuss the changes in his swing, his resurgent season and what it means playing shortstop for his entire career. Plus, Cole and Alex recap San Francisco's series win over the A's and predict which Giants will make the All-Star Game. (1:43) Giants take two of three games from A's at Oracle Park (5:24) Discussing Giants' knack for late inning heroics (13:20) Why did MLB change All-Star voting? (17:30) Which Giants should make the All-Star team?(24:37) Crawford details the challenge of adjusting his swing (31:06) Crawford on still being a top-level shortstop (38:00) Crawford reveals his favorite baseball moviePrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Duane Kuiper, Dallas Braden preview Giants vs. A's Bay Bridge Series showdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 43:41

    Duane Kuiper joins this edition of Giants Talk to discuss the Giants' wild win over the Angels, San Francisco seemingly finding countless ways to win and the upcoming series against the A's. Plus, A's analyst Dallas Braden weighs in on the MLB's foreign substance controversy and shares who Giants fans should watch out for this weekend.(1:36) Recapping Giants' wild win over Angels (5:24) Discussing Tauchman's future with the Giants (10:20) Kuip on the Giants “not liking to lose” (16:07) Kuip previews this weekend's Bay Bridge Series (22:26) Dallas weighs in on MLB's foreign substance controversy(29:40) Dallas reveals how he would react if checked for foreign substance (33:34) Braden discusses what he likes about the Giants (39:50) Braden details the A's player to watch out for this seriesPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Giants CEO Larry Baer discusses Oracle Park's return to full capacity, upcoming trade deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 44:00

    Giants CEO Larry Baer joins Giants Talk to discuss Oracle Park's return to full capacity, the team's mindset heading into the upcoming trade deadline and how the Giants balance present vs. future success. Plus, Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down if San Francisco's offensive success is sustainable and preview an upcoming matchup with Shohei Ohtani and the Angels.(1:36) Giants take two from Phillies (6:06) Do Giants need one more starter?(12:20) Will Giants continue offensive success? (16:23) Where would Giants be if they signed Harper?(20:45) Angels and Ohtani upcoming on Giants schedule (28:17) Baer discusses Oracles Park's return to full capacity(33:13) Baer weighs in in the Giants success this season (37:26) Baer details the Giants' trade deadline mentality

    Kuip discusses Mike Yastrzemski's grand slam, latest MLB controversy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 45:30

    Duane Kuiper joins Giants Talk to discuss the impact Mike Yastrzemski's grand slam will have on the Giants moving forward, what he thinks about the latest MLB controversy surrounding its pitchers and to share memories about his father.(3:36) Impact of having fans back in Oracle Park(7:46) Can Giants maintain powerful offense all season?(12:58) Should Giants let Sammy Long start?(19:23) How many All-Stars will Giants have this season?(25:40) Kuip discusses the Giants' comeback win over the Diamondbacks(32:34) Kuip shares which players he thinks would make great managers (37:20) Kuip weighs in on the latest MLB controversy

    Gabe Kapler on Giants' confidence level, what worries him most about rest of season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 38:30

    Giants manager Gabe Kapler joins Giants Talk to discuss Brandon Crawford's breakout season, the confidence in the locker room and what worries him most about the remainder of the 2021 season.(1:36) Offense struggles as Giants split with Nationals(6:46) Should Giants adjust how they rehab players? (12:00) Bumgarner on IL, won't face Giants in upcoming series(19:44) Kapler discusses the Giants' confidence (22:40) Kapler details Crawford's resurgent season (27:54) Kapler reveals what worries him about the remainder of the season(30:20) Possible changes for MLB

    Exclusive: Kuip shares what's stood out most since his announcement

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 31:57

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants recent spilt with the Texas Rangers, if Brandon Crawford should have his jersey retired by San Francisco and who are some Giants to keep an eye on in the minors. Plus, Duane Kuiper joins the show to discuss his recent announcement and update Giants fans everywhere. (1:16) Giants spilt two-game series with Rangers (6:46) Long shines in Giants debut (13:30) Is Crawford the best San Francisco Giants shortstop ever?(17:59) Who are the next Giants to step up? (21:40) Kuip's first comments after his announcement(26:15) Kuip discusses the nuance of calling baseball games

    Breaking down Giants' big weekend vs. Cubs, expectations for rest of season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 33:03

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' series win over the Chicago Cubs, the impact Evan Longoria's injury will have on the Giants moving forward and if Kevin Gausman will be the NL's starting pitcher All-Star Game. Plus, should the Giants' season expectations be raised moving forward?(3:16) Giants take three-of-four from Cubs (8:06) Who will step up after Longoria's injury?(13:13) Will Gausman start for the NL in the All-Star game?(18:59) Giants sitting atop of NL West Standings (22:30) Does MLB need to crack down on pitchers doctoring baseballs? (26:15) Where do Giants land in MLB power rankings?

    Former Giant Matt Duffy discusses his time in San Francisco, comeback with Cubs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 43:24

    Former Giant and current Chicago Cub Matt Duffy joins this edition of Giants Talk to discuss his time playing in San Francisco, his comeback with the Cubs and what his return to the Bay will be like this weekend. Plus, Duane Kuiper joins the show to preview the Giants-Cubs series and his thoughts on Matt Duffy. (3:37) Giants split two-game series against Angels (10:04) Kuip on how fans influence the Giants broadcast (15:40) Kuip previews upcoming Giants-Cubs series(20:49) Kuip shares his memories of Matt Duffy (26:30) Duffy talks about the 2021 MLB season (32:37) Is the “Curse of Matt Duffy” real? (41:10) Duffy discusses his return to San Francisco this weekend

    Lessons learned from Giants' series win over Dodgers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 43:35

    Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss some takeaways from the Giants' series win over the Dodgers in Los Angeles, if Mike Tauchman’s game-saving catch could be a turning point for the team and preview San Francisco’s upcoming matchup with the Angels. (3:37) Giants win 3 games and series in Dodger Stadium (10:04) Giants show resilience in Friday’s win over the Dodgers(17:30) Did Tauchman’s catch change the Giants’ season? (23:13) Bauer mad after Dubon celebrates home run off Kershaw(35:10) How close were Giants to signing Shohei Ohtani?

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