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Latest podcast episodes about Brandon Belt

Marty Lurie Podcast
7-30 Gabe Kapler, Brandon Belt & Mark Grace

Marty Lurie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 11:52


Gabe Kapler, Brandon Belt and Mark Grace before the Giants retire Will Clark's number in a pregame ceremony at Oracle ParkSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KNBR Podcast
7-30 Gabe Kapler, Brandon Belt & Mark Grace

KNBR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 11:52


Gabe Kapler, Brandon Belt and Mark Grace before the Giants retire Will Clark's number in a pregame ceremony at Oracle ParkSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Baggs & Brisbee: A show about the San Francisco Giants
Dodgers take 4 from the Giants in LA

Baggs & Brisbee: A show about the San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 33:12 Very Popular


Andy & Grant are here to talk about the Dodgers taking 4 straight from the Giants down in LA & what is next for the Giants. The Giants continue to make so many mistakes in the field and the Dodgers took advantage of those in the 4 game sweep. The guys talk about how guys haven't stepped on the major league roster and in the minors to fill in for struggling & injured players. They talk about how the Giants could do a little buying and selling at the Trade Deadline. And they talk about how the line-change moves by Gabe Kapler and the coaching staff haven't worked as well lately and Brandon Belt talked to Baggs about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Damon, Ratto & Kolsky
A bad weekend in Los Angeles for the Giants

Damon, Ratto & Kolsky

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 12:50


Damon and Ratto react to the Giants' four game sweep at the hand of the Dodgers in Los Angeles, discuss Brandon Belt's struggles, and debate if Gabe Kapler deserves some blame.

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
Evaluating the SF Giants' uneven first half of 2022

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 33:54 Very Popular


It was certainly an uneven first half for the San Francisco Giants, yet they find themselves just half a game out of a playoff spot with the second half set to begin on Thursday in Los Angeles. The Giants are 12.5 games back in the NL West. The Giants' position players don't really jump off the page, but they've been a solid unit nonetheless. Their team wRC+ of 107 is 10th in MLB and the Giants' baserunning has been a net positive, but defense that has been among the worst in baseball has their overall production more or less league average. If they could improve their defense to go along with a solidly above average offense, they could get back to being one of the upper-third offensive units in baseball. Wilmer Flores, Austin Slater, Thairo Estrada, Mike Yastrzemski, and Joc Pederson all were among the Giants' best contributors. Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, Evan Longoria, and Tommy La Stella, for various reasons (injury and underperformance) were differing degrees of disappointing in the first half. As were Darin Ruf and LaMonte Wade Jr. Starting pitching, as expected, has been the Giants' greatest strength. Logan Webb and Carlos Rodón form a dynamic duo at the top. Alex Wood and Alex Cobb have excellent peripherals but seem to have been hurt by the defense. Jakob Junis was a bright spot before getting injured and should re-join the rotation in the second half. Anthony DeSclafani had a disastrous second year for the Giants, as he was totally ineffective and ultimately succumbed to season-ending ankle surgery. The bullpen has taken a big step back, but Camilo Doval, John Brebbia, and Dom Leone were bright spots. Tyler Rogers was also hurt by the SF Giants' poor first-half defense. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
SF Giants rally late, get much-needed comeback win vs. D-backs

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 39:32 Very Popular


The San Francisco Giants needed that one! They trailed the Diamondbacks 3-0 late, and were a couple innings away from yet another series loss to a below-.500 team. This time, it was not to be. Brandon Belt homered. Wilmer Flores hit a game-tying, pinch-hit homer in the eighth. And Brandon Crawford, up in a very similar spot to the one he failed in on Monday, delivered a walk-off single against former Giants closer Mark Melancon. The win was a big morale boost for the SF Giants, who improved to 45-42. The Giants are now just one game back of the NL's final wild card position with the All-Star break and trade deadline fast approaching. Locked On Giants and Locked On D-backs get together to discuss the series and what has gone wrong for the San Francisco Giants in 2022. The Giants' atrocious defense in the first half of the season is discussed, as well as whether the team regrets not doing more in the offseason. They also discuss which 12 pitchers deserved to go to the All-Star game. Originally, Carlos Rodón didn't make it in, which was an egregious snub. Thankfully, he got in as an injury replacement, but his original snubbing is discussed. Does Logan Webb deserve to be there? How do we compare elite relievers vs. very good starters? Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
On the SF Giants' collapse and Carlos Rodón's All-Star snub with Locked On Padres

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 40:20


Carlos Rodón was a major All-Star snub, and the San Francisco Giants have been a major disappointment so far in 2022. There's something seriously wrong with the All-Star process if a player of Rodón's caliber doesn't make the team, while some decent reliever does just because his team needs an All-Star representative. Logan Webb is also somewhat of a snub; should All-Star rosters simply be bigger? Rodón's snub is not the only think irking SF Giants fans right now. The team has been in a bit of a tailspin as of late, and overall they're just one game over .500 more than halfway through the season. Veterans like Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt haven't been able to rekindle the magic they had in 2021. The Giants' defense has been atrocious, and it has seriously cost them all year long and led to worse-than-expected results for pitchers like Alex Cobb, Alex Wood, Tyler Rogers, and many others. The Giants didn't add payroll coming off a 107-win season, and it's fair to criticize them for that, particularly given how this season has gone. Buster Posey retired, and they essentially spent the money they would've spent on his 2022 club option on Rodón, who has been excellent, but they didn't really add to their team. They brought back many players who were part of last year's historic season, but they probably should have done more. There were many star position players available to sign, and the Giants only signed Joc Pederson, who has admittedly been a very strong addition. So: will the SF Giants be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline, which is now just three weeks away? It all depends on how they play over these next three weeks, which makes every game very interesting right now. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
Evaluating the SF Giants' concerning first half of the season

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 32:41 Very Popular


The first half of the season for the San Francsico Giants was pretty ugly. The Giants are 41-40, but that doesn't quite tell the whole story. They began the season 13-5, so they are 28-35 ever since. They've lost seven of their last eight games as well, including a walk-off loss in extras last night. Overall, their position players just haven't been good enough. Austin Slater and Joc Pederson have been good in platoon roles, and Luis González was a real bright spot when he was here and healthy, but veterans like Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, Tommy La Stella, and many others just haven't done enough to help the team. Overall, the defense has been the worst in baseball while their team wRC+ is slightly above average. However, the SF Giants rank 20th in overall WAR by their non-pitchers. Not good enough. The starting pitching has been the strength of this team, though it isn't always apparent. Carlos Rodón has been by far the Giants' best player, followed by Logan Webb. Those two have been more valuable than any Giants position player by a wide margin. Alex Cobb and Alex Wood have deserved better fates but the defense and some bad luck has let them down. The bullpen has taken a big step back, but some have seemingly been very unlucky as well, like Tyler Rogers. Camilo Doval has been inconsistent. Dom Leone and John Brebbia had strong first halves. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

The Chase Thomas Podcast
MLB Not Owning July 4, White Sox & Giants At A Crossroads & Mets' Big July With Fangraphs' Jon Tayler

The Chase Thomas Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 86:40


Chase Thomas is the Sports Renaissance Man, Atlanta Sports Guy, & VFL. On part 2 of today's program, Chase is joined by Fangraphs' Jon Tayler to talk about MLB not taking advantage of the July 4 holiday, the Giants having a rough go of it in 2022, why there are concerns long-term in San Francisco, what to do with guys like Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt, the Chicago White needing to maybe clean house this winter, why they cannot address the right field spot, the Rangers surprising folks in the AL West and why the Mets and Braves have a lot to prove against one another the next month. Host: Chase Thomas Guest: Jon Tayler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
Free-falling SF Giants finally promote hot-hitting infielder David Villar

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 29:40 Very Popular


The San Francisco Giants are in free fall. They're playing absolutely horrendous baseball, and they've slipped to two games out of the NL's final wild card position. Something needs to change, and the Giants decided to (finally) promote hot-hitting infielder David Villar ahead of today's game against the Diamondbacks. It would be hard to play any worse than the SF Giants played on this homestand. They were outplayed in all aspects of the game against three teams that came in below .500. Simply put, the Giants do not look like a competitive team right now, and there's plenty of blame to go around. Farhan Zaidi did not do enough on the position player side this offseason. The Giants' older position players have not gotten the job done. Gabe Kapler's staff takes some blame for the team's miserable defense and recent hitting. Villar represents a change in the right direction. The Giants need some young players who could be a part of the future start to emerge for this team. Veterans like Evan Longoria, Brandon Belt, and Brandon Crawford simply don't have much of a future here. It's a bit of a problem that the Giants are now tied up to Darin Ruf and Tommy La Stella, who have also been significant disappointments so far in 2022. They need more players like Villar to join the roster and be given a real opportunity. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
Inbox: Are the SF Giants all-in on winning in 2022?

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 29:26 Very Popular


Are the San Francisco Giants just waiting it out until their minor league system starts producing star talent? It really does seem that way, since the Giants have put together competitive yet older rosters these last couple of years, and they haven't broken the bank on top tier talent in free agency. If you look at how Farhan Zaidi helped build the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was from the ground up. It does feel like the SF Giants are attempting to follow that same model. It's important to remember that the Dodgers didn't make these big external moves for Mookie Betts, Trea Turner, and Freddie Freeman until their own roster was loaded with homegrown stars. Are the SF Giants the most boring team in baseball? Should they be sellers at the trade deadline? Would it make sense to trade Carlos Rodón, Joc Pederson, and Brandon Belt? All of these questions, and many others, are addressed on today's show. There's still a month until the trade deadline, so the Giants have time to figure out who they really are. So far, they've looked more like a .500 team than anything else (they're 27-29 over the last two months), but they are 40-34 thanks to a 13-5 start to the season. Giving up on the season when they're clearly in contention doesn't make any sense, since in baseball any team can get hot at the right time and go on a run. It happened last year with the World Champion Atlanta Braves. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
SF Giants' position players falter in second straight mediocre month overall

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 29:32 Very Popular


The San Francisco Giants, surprisingly, had the NL's second-best team ERA in the month of June. Yet they only managed a 13-13 record, their second straight month of mediocre baseball. The Giants are currently on the outside looking in of the NL Wild Card picture, but they trail the final spot by just a single game. The Giants' June overall is evaluated. Carlos Rodón righted the ship in a major way, establishing himself as a legitimate Cy Young candidate. He was easily the Giants' best player this month. Not far behind him was Logan Webb, who has also had an excellent season. The bullpen was also good, led by Camilo Doval and John Brebbia. Alex Wood and Anthony DeSclafani really struggled in June, although DeSclafani only pitched 5.2 innings (but his ERA was near 20.00). It was the position players who were costly. Evan Longoria and Joc Pederson had strong months, but otherwise there wasn't much to write home about. Mike Yastrzemski cooled off in a major way, and Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford continued to be essentially non-factors. LaMonte Wade Jr. played in just one game in June, but thankfully he is now back. Donovan Walton has played a lot and been a net negative. Jason Vosler's somewhat surprising demotion is discussed as well. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
SF Giants embarrassed by Reds as defensive deficiencies pile up

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 35:32 Very Popular


Just when you thought it couldn't get any uglier... The San Francisco Giants played defense like a little league team in the third inning on Sunday against the Reds. Evan Longoria couldn't make a throw across the diamond to lead off the inning. Mike Yastrzemski threw to the wrong base. Austin Slater broke in on a ball that ended up bouncing off the warning track. And they weren't done for the day. Later in the Giants' embarrassing 10-3 loss to the Reds, their second series loss to the league's worst team, there was a ground ball to Brandon Belt. Pitcher Jarlín García was late covering the bag, and Belt threw behind him. The ball went then sat near the Reds dugout for far too much time while no one in a Giants jersey went to pick it up. A high school team would've probably played a better game defensively than the SF Giants did on Sunday. What is causing them to play so poorly defensively? What's staggering is that their defense was much better last year with basically the same players. Brandon Crawford, Darin Ruf, Yastrzemski, Thairo Estrada, and Belt have had the biggest drop-offs. Have the Giants taken their fans for granted? They could've done more in the offseason to bolster their team, but didn't. Is the experience stale at Oracle Park? These questions, written about today in The Athletic by Andrew Baggarly, are addressed on today's show. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
The SF Giants' offense has not been their problem

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 35:09 Very Popular


The SF Giants' offense is better than you think. They're among the league leaders in runs per game, and they're in the top third in team wRC+. No, they haven't been the most consistent, but generally speaking, run scoring has been a strength. The issue with this team has mostly been its atrocious defense. They went from being one of the better teams in baseball defensively in 2021, to one of the worst in 2022. FanGraphs estimates that the San Francisco Giants have been about 30 runs below average defensively. That's over half a run per game. Players like Brandon Crawford, who were so good defensively in 2021, have taken a step back in 2022, along with just about everyone else. Other questions addressed on today's mailbag edition of the show: Which Giants players on the last year of their deals (Brandon Belt, Joc Pederson, and others) will be back next year? Why do the SF Giants keep running out Tyler Rogers even though he's struggled mightily in 2022? Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Balk Talk: NBC Sports Bay Area Baseball Podcast
Analyzing tough upcoming roster decisions, in-season reunions

Balk Talk: NBC Sports Bay Area Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 42:31 Very Popular


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.

Murph & Mac Podcast
6-15 Giants legend Will Clark tells Murph and Mac why Brandon Belt can give the Giants the lift they need to keep pace in the NL West

Murph & Mac Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 14:39


Giants legend Will Clark tells Murph and Mac why Brandon Belt can give the Giants the lift they need to keep pace in the NL West. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KNBR Podcast
6-15 Giants legend Will Clark tells Murph and Mac why Brandon Belt can give the Giants the lift they need to keep pace in the NL West

KNBR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 14:39


Giants legend Will Clark tells Murph and Mac why Brandon Belt can give the Giants the lift they need to keep pace in the NL West. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
SF Giants stay patient, take care of business vs. Royals

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 29:57 Very Popular


Clean defense and a good, clutch bullpen? It's a run prevention recipe that worked exceptionally well for the San Francisco Giants in 2021, and we've started to see more of that recently in 2022. For the longest time, the SF Giants' pitching and defense was letting them down, but things have started to normalize in recent games. The Giants fell behind 2-0 early with Alex Wood on the mound, something that was all too familiar in May, but this time they were able to hold the line and tack on runs as the game went along. Royals starter Brady Singer at one point walked four consecutive batters after a two-out double by Austin Wynns. Donovan Walton, Mike Yastrzemski, and Darin Ruf made clutch defensive plays. Jake McGee, Mauricio Llovera, and Camilo Doval pitched clean innings out of the 'pen. When those two things are happening, the Giants are tough to beat. Brandon Crawford had a big hit. Thairo Estrada drove in a run with a single. Injury updates on Brandon Belt, LaMonte Wade Jr., Matthew Boyd, and Anthony DeSclafani are also provided. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
Defense collapses as SF Giants lose series vs. Rockies

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 32:27 Very Popular


It doesn't get much uglier than that. The SF Giants just played one of the worst defensive innings you'll ever see. Their four errors in the game don't even begin to tell the whole story. It derailed a cruising Logan Webb and led to the Giants losing a series at home against an inferior Rockies team. Defense has been a problem all season long. They really shouldn't be this bad, as many of the players contributing to the problem should at least be passable defenders. But what can go wrong has gone wrong defensively. Thairo Estrada, Donovan Walton, Austin Slater, Mike Yastrzemski, and Darin Ruf contributed to the mess on Thursday. The day prior was much better, as Luis González continued to do his thing as he delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th. He has played well enough to stick in the majors, but the options game could come into play again with Brandon Belt and LaMonte Wade Jr. getting close to returning. Tommy La Stella could be placed on the IL since he hasn't been able to play in the field (and he hasn't been contributing much with the bat) and Walton could be optioned, but González's option also looms large. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
SF Giants mailbag: What is the team's trading plan moving forward?

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 32:08 Very Popular


What are the San Francisco Giants' trading plans moving forward? With the team right in the thick of the playoff race, will they look to make a major addition like they did with Kris Bryant last season? SF Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi has a well-established track record of making major, win-now moves at the trading deadline. Who are some players the Giants could target? Willson Contreras has made a lot of sense all along, and his name continues to be one to circle in red ink. The Giants could also seek bullpen help, and a lot will depend on the health of currently injured players like Brandon Belt and LaMonte Wade Jr. Also discussed is what happens with Luis González when Steven Duggar is ready to return, and whether Jakob Junis has earned a permanent spot in the rotation even with the impending returns of Anthony DeSclafani and Matthew Boyd, both of whom are expected to fill rotation spots. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
New players star as SF Giants split series in Miami

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 30:34 Very Popular


At the beginning of the year, no one gave much thought to players like Jakob Junis, Jason Vosler, or Luis González. Donovan Walton was in another organization. But those players have established themselves as legitimate contributors on an SF Giants team that is now 29-24 despite not playing all that well all season long. Yes, the Giants have been merely mediocre for the past month-plus. But they've been a resilient bunch, and new players have been a big reason why. Walton hit a huge grand slam in the win on Sunday. He had a bases-clearing double on Saturday. Junis pitched a gem on getaway day. Vosler hit two big homers in the series and played exceptional defense. González was the NL's Rookie of the Month in May. The Giants have not been healthy all season. Brandon Belt and LaMonte Wade Jr. continue to be out with knee injuries. Anthony DeSclafani has barely pitched all year. But because of those new contributors, and strong seasons out of the likes of veterans Mike Yastrzemski and Joc Pederson, the San Francisco Giants have hung around above .500 and are still in good position to go on a run. They currently hold a two-game lead over a playoff spot. They haven't yet hit their stride but there is reason for optimism that it will happen eventually. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

RizzoCast
RizzoCast E105: Bay Area Radio Host Larry Krueger

RizzoCast

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 44:55


In episode 105 of RizzoCast, we are joined by longtime Bay Area radio personality Larry Krueger to discuss his new YouTube channel, the 2022 Giants, Joey Bart, Brandon Belt, changes he's noticed in the game, his favorite interviews and more! Find Larry's channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheKruegShow Follow RizzoCast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RizzoCast Follow RizzoCast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rizzocast/ Follow Steven on Twitter: https://twitter.com/StevenRissotto

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
SF Giants playing poorly, dropping like flies at season's 1/4 mark

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 33:02 Very Popular


It's been an ugly stretch for the San Francisco Giants both on and off the field. They've lost four straight, falling to five games back in the NL West. They've been decimated by injures all season, and in particular in the last few days. Through it all, however, they have a multi-game lead on the NL's final playoff spot as we are about to cross the 1/4 mark of the season. LaMonte Wade Jr., Brandon Belt, Curt Casali, and Austin Slater have all gone on the injured list since Friday. Also since Friday, the SF Giants got spanked around in a three-game sweep by the Padres in San Francisco. And things don't get any easier with the New York Mets coming into town tonight. Even though things have been ugly lately, the Giants are still 22-18 and have a 2.5-game lead over the NL's final playoff spot. Making the playoffs via winning the division was always the less likely route, so it's not terribly unexpected that they're not in first place. Their starters have allowed the majors' highest average on balls in play (BABIP). The team's ERA is much, much higher than its FIP. This suggests that they've deserved better results, and it also suggests that better results should lie ahead. We will find out, but it is an encouraging sign that they've managed to play overall above-.500 baseball despite a lot of things going wrong so far in 2022. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Givin' Props
MLB and NBA Playoffs Player Props – May 17, 2022

Givin' Props

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 27:34


This week, BetPrep's Player Prop Guru Brad Feinberg discusses his top MLB and NBA Playoffs player props as of May 17, 2022 with host and BetPrep Editor Michael Salfino of The Athletic and FiveThirtyEight. Player props include Jared Walsh, Brandon Belt, Curt Casali, Freddie Freeman, Bam Adebayo, and Steph Curry

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
SF Giants option Luis González, ride 3 HR to win in Denver

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 33:47


Well, they did it. The San Francisco Giants made another unpopular option decision, sending hot-hitting outfielder Luis González back to the minor leagues. González didn't deserve to be demoted, but the Giants had virtually no other choice. The only other conceivable option would've been carrying only 12 pitchers, which was clearly something they did not want to do—particularly in Denver. Same thing happened with LaMonte Wade Jr. last year, and he was back up in four days after Brandon Belt got hurt. González very much put himself on the map with his month of strong play in the majors, and rest assured that he will be back. This is his last option year, and the SF Giants can retain his rights for six seasons. If he continues to play well, he could be part of the mix for a long time. Starting next season, he will no longer be able to be optioned. Getting to the actual game, it was the Curt Casali and Mike Yastrzemski show on offense. Those two combined for three home runs, and the Giants needed every last one. Casali slugged two, and SF Giants catchers are now second in the majors in wRC+. Yastrzemski has been strong all season, and his home run last night was an impressive blast to right that traveled 420 feet. The San Francisco Giants' offense is second in the majors in runs scored per game. John Brebbia and Camilo Doval closed it out in the final two frames with scoreless outings. Prior to the game, Mauricio Llovera was added to the roster, Yunior Marte was optioned, and Anthony DeSclafani was placed on the 60-day injured list. DeSclafani isn't eligible to return until June 21. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

The Moneyline Podcast
The Moneyline Podcast - Episode 55

The Moneyline Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 10:07


Brandon Belt 2+ TBs (MLB) Boston at Miami (NBA) Kyle Bradish O/U 4 Strikeouts(MLB) Boston at Miami O/U 204.5 (NBA) Jazz Chisholm to record an RBI (MLB)

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
Why the SF Giants have crushed Colorado, with Locked On Rockies

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 33:54


It hasn't even been fair. The SF Giants have absolutely dominated the Colorado Rockies dating back to last year, and they continued that theme with an overpowering three-game sweep this week. The Giants and Rockies entered the series with identical records, but it was clear who was the better team when the series was over. Locked On Giants and Locked On Rockies get together to sift through the wreckage. How have the Giants been able to thoroughly dominate their NL West foes? It all goes back to the 2018-19 offseason, when the SF Giants hired Farhan Zaidi away from the Dodgers to be their President of Baseball Operations. Ironically, Connor Joe was one of Zaidi's first targets that ended up on the major league roster. Now, Joe is arguably the Rockies' best player. A few years after Zaidi was hired, the Giants are getting Connor Joe-like at-bats from every spot in the lineup. Gabe Kapler and his new coaching staff have certainly made a big impact, helping guys like Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, and Buster Posey (last year) improve and reverse declining trends. It also helps to have overpowering pitchers like Carlos Rodón, a highly effective bullpen, and a lineup that can work counts, get on base, and hit for extra-base power. For the most part, the Rockies have none of that. Their above-.500 record appears to be a mirage, as they've been outscored heavily on the season. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
SF Giants erupt on Buster Posey Day, keep it rolling on Mother's Day to salvage much-needed split

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 35:25


That's more like it! The San Francisco Giants got a much-needed split against the Cardinals this weekend, salvaging the series by winning the last two games. Buster Posey day sparked the Giants to a blowout win on Saturday, and clutch home runs and pitching performances propelled the Giants to a close win on Mother's Day. They're getting healthy. Brandon Belt, Dom Leone, and Zack Littell were activated off the Covid-IL. LaMonte Wade Jr. finally returned from his knee injury that had kept him out the entire season. Mike Yastrzemski recently came back from the Covid IL and has continued to swing a hot all season. He added a clutch splash hit that was instrumental in Sunday's 4-3 win. Alex Cobb's spectacular peripherals are discussed. He has an unsightly 4.80 ERA, but the peripherals suggest much better results are coming. He's striking people out at a well-above-average rate, and inducing a crazy rate of ground balls. He, along with Carlos Rodón, Logan Webb, Alex Wood, Anthony DeSclafani, Jakob Junis, Matthew Boyd, and others, should put the Giants in a position to win pretty much every single day. The Rockies come into town next, with the same 16-12 record as the Giants. However, unlike the Giants, the Rockies have a negative run differential. They've been able to play above their weight class so far, but regression is likely coming. Why not have it start tonight? Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
SF Giants' offense falters in embarrassing two-game sweep in LA

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 31:06


Two total runs in two games isn't going to cut it. The San Francisco Giants were swept by the Dodgers in emphatic fashion in this two-game series—how concerned should we be about the lifeless offense? Yes, the Dodgers' pitching was fantastic. Yes, the SF Giants are missing several key players. But still, there is some concern about an offensive unit that has more or less hovered around league average so far in 2022. Part of it is the baseball: it truly appears that this baseball isn't flying as well as the ball in recent years, and it's affecting all teams, including the Giants. It was good to have Mike Yastrzemski and Joc Pederson back in the lineup yesterday, but they didn't really factor into the offense. Still, with time, they should be able to help the team get back on track. The Giants have lost five of their last six games. They've scored 14 more runs through 24 games this year than they did last year. The DH spot helps, but if anything that's a wash. LaMonte Wade Jr. could return as soon as tonight. Evan Longoria and Tommy La Stella have begun rehab assignments. Brandon Belt will be back as soon as he can return two negative Covid tests. The Giants are totally banged up, but it's a long season and they should have plenty of time to return to full strength (or something close to it) and get on a roll. At 14-10, they're only one win worse than the 2021 team that went on to win a franchise-record 107 games. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
SF Giants allow 28 runs in series loss to lowly Nationals as injuries, Covid issues mount

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 34:19


It's hard to win a series when you allow 28 runs on 45 hits. That's over nine runs per game—yikes! The San Francisco Giants are dealing with a huge amount of injuries and a Covid outbreak, but that really wasn't why they got blown out by the Nationals over the weekend. Chalk the series loss up to uncharacteristically poor pitching. Alex Wood and Alex Cobb failed to set the tone in each of their starts, putting the Giants in big early holes. Cobb was returning off the injured list after missing a couple of starts with a groin injury. But yes, the Giants look largely unfamiliar due to all of their injuries and the Covid outbreak. Mike Yastrzemski, Brandon Belt, Dom Leone, and Zack Littell have tested positive for Covid-19. LaMonte Wade Jr., Evan Longoria, Tommy La Stella, and Anthony DeSclafani remain on the injured list. They're missing about 10 guys from their active roster who would ordinarily be in there. As a result, we're seeing a lot of the likes of Luis González (who's done a really nice job), Jason Krizan, Mike Ford (just acquired in a trade in response to all of the players on the IL), and Jason Vosler. Joc Pederson and Austin Slater are also banged up, but thankfully not on the IL. Despite it all, the Giants' hitting was not the problem this weekend, and hasn't been a problem all season. They're scoring the most runs per game in all of baseball (5.0), and scored six runs per game in this series. It was a weird one, but the Giants have no choice but to turn the page, try to get healthy, and get ready to face the Dodgers on Tuesday. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

The Morning Roast with Bonta, Kate & Joe
Ep. 2 Garlic Fries and Baseball Guys: Giants Prepare for the Bay Bridge Series

The Morning Roast with Bonta, Kate & Joe

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 47:28


Welcome to the second episode of the Garlic Fries and Baseball Guys Podcast with Mark Willard and Joe Shasky. (4:04) The San Francisco Giants rotation helped key a weekend sweep of the Washington Nationals, but the offense was not to be completely overshadowed either. Also, the Giants once again found a way to ruffle a few feathers by breaking more "unwritten rules." (16:01) Later, Seiya Suzuki let it be known why he chose the Chicago Cubs over the Giants, and why that reason eats at Willard and Shasky so much. And is Brandon Belt really looking better at the plate, or are we just imagining it? (30:30) Finally, the guys take a look at the Bay Bridge Series, starting this week when the Oakland A's come to Oracle Park for a two-game set.

Garlic Fries and Baseball Guys
Ep. 2 Garlic Fries and Baseball Guys: Giants Prepare for the Bay Bridge Series

Garlic Fries and Baseball Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 52:42


Welcome to the second episode of the Garlic Fries and Baseball Guys Podcast with Mark Willard and Joe Shasky. (4:04) The San Francisco Giants rotation helped key a weekend sweep of the Washington Nationals, but the offense was not to be completely overshadowed either. Also, the Giants once again found a way to ruffle a few feathers by breaking more "unwritten rules." (16:01) Later, Seiya Suzuki let it be known why he chose the Chicago Cubs over the Giants, and why that reason eats at Willard and Shasky so much. And is Brandon Belt really looking better at the plate, or are we just imagining it? (30:30) Finally, the guys take a look at the Bay Bridge Series, starting this week when the Oakland A's come to Oracle Park for a two-game set. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Garlic Fries and Baseball Guys
Why Seiya Suzuki Said No, Brandon Belt Looks Really Good at the Plate

Garlic Fries and Baseball Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 16:00


What has the guys so down on why Seiya Suzuki chose the Cubs over the Giants? Plus, Willard and Shasky remark on the demeanor of Brandon Belt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
SF Giants' bats are cold—but they were colder through 13 games last year

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 29:31


Just a .210 average, .300 on-base, and .386 slugging. Seems like a team destined for trouble. Oh, wait, those are last year's San Francisco Giants numbers through 13 games. And yes, that's discounting pitchers. The Giants' non-pitcher wRC+ is actually higher through 13 games this year than it was last year, and they've scored 13 more runs. So please, everyone panicking about the offense, take a deep breath. Mike Yastrzemski is showing signs of life. Brandon Belt and Joc Pederson have been hot all year. Darin Ruf and Brandon Crawford will be much better as the season goes on. You simply can't judge an offense in two weeks. Not to mention the fact that they're 8-5 and have one of the best run differentials in the league! Steven Duggar's oblique injury is also discussed. He was already their second line of defense after the injury to LaMonte Wade Jr., who thankfully begins a rehab assignment soon. Luis González, a former third-round pick by the Chicago White Sox, is likely to be added to the 40-man and take Duggar's spot, at least until Wade Jr. is ready to return. Jakob Junis is expected to join González in Washington, DC, which could indicate that Tyler Beede's spot on the active roster and 40-man roster could be in jeopardy. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
Carlos Rodón looks like Cy Young contender as SF Giants bounce back vs. Mets

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 23:54 Very Popular


Carlos Rodón for Cy Young? He sure has pitched that way through his first three starts with the San Francisco Giants. Rodón struggled with command at times in Wednesday's nice team win against the Mets, but when he was able to throw strikes, he was unhittable. He's struck out 29 batters in his first three starts, good for a ridiculous 44 K%, and it's the most strikeouts by a pitcher in their first three games with the Giants. The offense set the tone early, with three quick runs against a good starter in Chris Bassitt. Brandon Belt got a hit for the first time in his career on his birthday, and it was a home run to boot. Mike Yastrzemski had a couple of much-needed knocks. Joey Bart had a critical caught stealing against Starling Marte, who had 47 steals in 52 attempts last year. Bart continues to have major strikeout issues at the plate, but his defense has been solid all year. The bullpen closed it out with Rodón only being able to go five innings due to pitch inefficiency. But the 'pen stepped up, as they have so often in the past couple of years. They're an unheralded group. Jake McGee was a bit shaky with command in the 9th but got the job done. Tyler Rogers and John Brebbia gave up one run each, but they've been more than solid in the early season. Now, the Giants turn the page to Anthony DeSclafani vs. Carlos Carrasco in the series finale, with a chance for a split and a happy flight. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
Sabermetrics 101: BABIP, Barrel%, WAR

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 34:01


Confused about all of the new stats in baseball? What's up with BABIP, HR/FB ratio, and Barrel%? WAR, what is it good for? Absolutely something. With last night's San Francisco Giants game being rained out, today's episode is another lesson in Sabermetrics 101. Locked On Giants is data-driven and rational but also simple, passionate, and accessible to all. These metrics may sound scary, but they're actually really important and not that difficult to comprehend. Their relevance is tied in with current Giants players. Regarding WAR, it's actually just an attempt at combining all of the different things a player does on the field. It's simply a combination of offense, defense, and baserunning! It's important to understand that different websites (like Baseball Reference and FanGraphs) have different WAR calculations, so we must cite which one we're using. It's also important to note that different positions have different values, so don't be fooled by FanGraphs' "Def" metric, which is "Defensive Runs Above Average." For example, Brandon Belt has always put up negative numbers in this category, but it doesn't mean he's a "negative" defender. He's dinged for playing a less valuable position (than, say, shortstop), but he actually rates as one of the game's better defensive 1B. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

The Torture Cast
Episode 300: Episode #248: The Giants Picked Up Where They Left Off

The Torture Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 82:09


In episode 248, we talk about the Giants' hot start to 2022 as they opened the season winning 7 of 9 games and all 3 series. Their pitching is hot, their hitting could be better, but it's all working out. We give our players of the week, and a traditional segment, "why the Giants will win it all."Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code TORTURECAST at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpodwww.twitter.com/torturecastwww.facebook.com/torturecast

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
SF Giants starters on historic roll to begin season

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 32:04 Very Popular


Do the San Francisco Giants have MLB's best starting pitching staff? They sure do look to have a case after going nine straight starts to begin the season with two earned runs or fewer allowed by the starters. In Cleveland, Carlos Rodón, Anthony DeSclafani, and Alex Wood led the Giants to a series sweep. San Francisco is 7-2 and has allowed the fewest runs in baseball by far. Offensively, it's largely been a grind thus far. Their expected numbers have consistently been ahead of their actual results. That's a good sign, as expected numbers are more predictive of future performance. Sure enough, on Sunday, the offense seemed to finally break through. Brandon Belt and Thairo Estrada homered, and several SF Giants had good days at the plate. Joc Pederson has been swinging the bat well all season. Now the Giants go to New York to face the Mets. If anyone has rivaled the Giants' pitching so far this year it's been the Mets. On paper, this is a heavyweight matchup of two of the game's best pitching staffs. On Tuesday, the matchup is set to be Logan Webb against Max Scherzer. The Giants seem well positioned to win at least a couple of games in New York, especially considering that the Mets are dealing with a couple of key absences on the Covid-19 IL. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

KNBR Podcast
4-18 Andrew Baggarly breaks down Brandon Belt's hot start to the season & the Giants aggressiveness on the base paths this season

KNBR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 21:12


SF Giants Beat Writer for The Athletic Andrew Baggarly breaks down Brandon Belt's hot start to the season & the Giants aggressiveness on the base paths this season See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Morning Roast with Bonta, Kate & Joe

95.7 SF Giants Insider Dave Flemming joins the Roast to talk about this Giants rotation, Brandon Belt's resurgence, Thairo Estrada's development and what to make of this bullpen.

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
SF Giants pound Padres as Alex Cobb dazzles in debut, unwritten rules take center stage

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 29:21 Very Popular


Did Mauricio Dubón and Steven Duggar violate the unwritten rules? The Padres sure thought so. But the Giants had the explanation to end all explanations for continuing to try to score even when the game was out of hand. They're trying to win a series, not just a game. Gabe Kapler explained that he liked the plays by Dubón and Duggar because their goal is to exhaust the opponent. They want to force them to throw as many pitches as possible and use as many pitchers as possible. Not to mention the fact that tiebreakers are now determined partially by run differential, so teams should never try to stop scoring. Kapler also explained that the Giants will have no issue with other teams doing this to them. Honestly, this was such a refreshing take and it's good for the game. Giants first base coach Antoan Richardson was ejected following an interaction with Padres third base coach Mike Shildt. Richardson said after the game that Shild told Gabe Kapler to "control that f—er." Richardson said it was highly inappropriate and had racist undertones. In his absence, however, Alyssa Nakken took over at first base and became the first on-field female coach in the game's long history. And oh by the way, the Giants put a whoopin' on the Padres. They scored 10 runs in the first two innings. Brandon Belt, Joc Pederson, and Wilmer Flores homered. Alex Cobb, making his Giants debut, put together an exciting performance. He struck out 10 in five innings. One turn through the Giants' rotation, it's easy to see why they could be one of the better staffs in the game. Logan Webb and Carlos Rodón get the next two. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
SF Giants' 'Barrels' find gloves in frustrating loss to Padres

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 31:50 Very Popular


The results have been frustrating, but the process looks strong. The San Francisco Giants' offense has struggled to score runs in the first four games of the season, but they've also been rather unlucky. Just last night, the Giants had two so-called Barrels, or batted balls with at least a .500 expected AVG and 1.500 expected SLG, and both of them were caught. Darin Ruf's deep drive to left-center looked like it might change the game in the Giants' favor, but Jurickson Profar made an incredible catch to rob extra bases and keep runs off the board. Through it all, the Giants are still 2-2. And their approach has been solid. They've chased pitches at the 8th-lowest rate in the majors, and hit the ball hard at the 8th-highest rate. That should lead to improved offensive results. Joey Bart has been a shining example of plate discipline, in an unexpected turn. It's a critical key for Bart, who's already walked more times in 11 plate appearances in 2022 than he did in 111 plate appearances in 2020. If he can keep that up, it could unlock Bart's full All-Star potential. Tyler Rogers had another Tyler Rogers inning, although Brandon Crawford and Rogers himself didn't do him any favors with a couple of defensive misplays. Mike Yastrzemski made a couple of sensational catches and finally notched his first hit of the year. Joc Pederson had a big bunt hit. He and Brandon Belt have been bunting like crazy, and it's great to see since opposing teams are essentially giving them a free single. Expect to see the Giants continue to exploit that. Tonight Giants fans will get their first look at Alex Cobb, who goes up against the Padres' Opening Day starter, Yu Darvish. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Balk Talk: NBC Sports Bay Area Baseball Podcast
Ramos' electric debut, Rodón's impressive start, Belt's grand entrance

Balk Talk: NBC Sports Bay Area Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 35:54 Very Popular


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.

The Morning Roast with Bonta, Kate & Joe
MR - GSW Season Ends, Cap'n Brandon Belt, Gabes World

The Morning Roast with Bonta, Kate & Joe

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 44:42


Hour 1: Bonta and Shasky kick off the show with their thoughts on the Warriors season. Then they talk Giants opening weekend.

The Morning Roast with Bonta, Kate & Joe
MR - Ay, Ay Captain Belt?

The Morning Roast with Bonta, Kate & Joe

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 7:48


Bonta and Shasky share their reactions to Brandon Belt's Opening Day theater.

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
San Francisco Giants 2021-22 offseason in review

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 32:19 Very Popular


Carlos Rodón was an underrated addition, and he and Logan Webb could be legitimate co-aces on one of the best starting staffs in baseball. But their main position player addition was ... Joc Pederson? When stars like Seiya Suzuki, Marcus Semien, Corey Seager, Carlos Correa, Freddie Freeman, and others were available to sign? And the Giants had so much money coming off the books? Yes, the Giants had a strange offseason. On the one hand, they brought back several key players such as Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford (mid-season extension), Anthony DeSclafani, and Alex Wood. They brought in Alex Cobb, who could be a big upgrade at the back of the rotation. They stockpiled pitching depth in the form of Matthew Boyd, Jakob Junis, and Carlos Martinez. But it's hard not to be underwhelmed by simply adding Pederson to a team that lost the likes of Buster Posey, Kris Bryant, and Donovan Solano. They'll probably be fine, but it's understandable that some fans are frustrated. The Giants' payroll looks to be about flat with last year's final payroll of $162 million. They rank 13th in MLB, but they figure to be a good team that has future flexibility (much better than being stuck with bloated contracts and a bad team, which is what Farhan Zaidi took over in 2018) to make additions if they so desire. They're in a good place as 2022 is set to begin on Friday. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

KNBR Podcast
4-1 Farhan Zaidi joins Murph & Mac with the latest on Brandon Belt, injury timelines and expectations for 2022

KNBR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 19:56


Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi joins Murph & Mac for a comprehensive chat on the Giants with just a week left until Opening Day See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Balk Talk: NBC Sports Bay Area Baseball Podcast
Kuip returns to discuss Joey Bart's potential; bold predictions for 2022

Balk Talk: NBC Sports Bay Area Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 40:53 Very Popular


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.

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants
Does Michael Conforto still make sense for the San Francisco Giants?

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 31:00


For an SF Giants team in need of more thump, why not Michael Conforto? Yes, he would add to an already crowded left-handed outfield mix, but the addition of the DH in the National League should make the fit possible. LaMonte Wade Jr. could play left, Mike Yastrzemski could play center, and Conforto could play right against right-handed pitching. This would allow Joc Pederson so slide into the DH spot on most days against righties. Darin Ruf might not get his opportunity to be an everyday player right away, but is that really such a bad thing? He would be their top weapon off the bench every single night, and he would hit in the middle of the lineup every time they face a lefty. Against lefties, Ruf could start in left, Austin Slater in center, and Conforto in right (as one of the Giants' few everyday players, along with Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, and Evan Longoria). ESPN predicted when the offseason began that Conforto would command a three-year, $51 million deal, which host Ben Kaspick thinks is extremely reasonable for a player of his caliber, particularly given that he's just 29 years old. Ben thinks a deal like that with multiple opt outs could make sense for both sides. A one-year deal is also a possibility at this point for Conforto, who has some questions about his vaccination status, which could be holding up his market. Teams in the AL East are wary of signing unvaccinated players, since they won't be allowed to travel to Toronto under current Canadian law. One more consideration: Conforto rejected the qualifying offer from the Mets, meaning he would cost the Giants their second-highest draft pick in 2022 (roughly 65th overall). Ben thinks that shouldn't be prohibitive and that Conforto should still be a priority. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:

Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast
Live H2H Categories Mock Draft Part 2! Rounds 12-23 Picks & Strategy (3/15 Fantasy Baseball Podcast)

Fantasy Baseball Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 72:48


Join our FBT March Madness Bracket for a chance to join our listener leagues- http://cbssports.com/FBTbrackets Let's pick things up with round 12 where Scott selected Tyler Mahle (0:30)! Mark Melancon or Corey Knebel? ... Is round 14 too early for Carlos Carrasco and Jo Adell (9:30)? ... Mitch Garver was a great pick in round 16 (20:50). ... Round 18 is filled with sleeper/breakout starting pitcher candidates (33:00). ... Brandon Belt excels in a daily H2H categories league (42:26)! ... Jon Gray kicks off round 22 (53:15). ... We wrap up by reviewing our final rosters (1:01:00)! 'Fantasy Baseball Today' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  Follow our FBT team on Twitter: @FBTPod, @CTowersCBS, @CBSScottWhite, @Roto_Frank Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fantasybaseballtoday Sign up for the FBT Newsletter at https://www.cbssports.com/newsletters/fantasy-baseball-today/ For more fantasy baseball coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/FantasyBaseballToday You can listen to Fantasy Baseball Today on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices