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On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses the San Francisco Giants' sixth- through 10th-best prospects, according to Baseball America. Yesterday he talked about the Giants' Top Five, all of whom had a spot on BA's Top 100 Prospects list. Marco Luciano, Joey Bart, Luis Matos, Heliot Ramos, and Kyle Harrison are exciting prospects indeed. But what about the next five names? Ben discusses the scouting reports on Will Bednar, the Giants' first-round pick in 2021, Matt Mikulski, their second-round pick last year, and the three others rounding out the top 10. Jairo Pomares, Aeverson Arteaga, and Ryan Murphy complete the list. Overall, Ben points out that it's best not to only look at one source when evaluating prospects. Predicting the future success (or failure) of prospects is an extremely tricky business, so looking at as many sources as possible is always a good idea. Ben plans on discussing the upcoming top prospects lists that will be announced by other major sources. He also discusses the fact that the MLBPA is going to make an in-person proposal to MLB on Monday in Manhattan. This will be the second significant meeting of the MLB lockout, with the league having made its first core economics proposal to the MLBPA last Thursday. Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Giants Podcast on these platforms
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses Baseball America's newly released Top 100 Prospects list, which includes five members of the San Francisco Giants organization. Atop the Giants' rankings is 20-year-old shortstop Marco Luciano, who comes in with a ranking of No. 17. It's a slight fall for Luciano, who was ranked No. 9 in BA's most recent update to last year's ranking, but it's a strong showing nonetheless. Luciano is still very young and struggled in High-A Eugene in 2021, but he's likely to start there in 2022 and could move quickly if he's able to produce. He has the makings of a superstar if everything is able to come together for him. Next on the list is Joey Bart, who fell all the way into the 70s after at one point being near-universally considered a Top 20 prospect a couple of years ago. Nonetheless, Bart is still considered on of the game's better prospects, and he still has a chance to be a big-time producer in the majors. He has a lot to work on, but he has pedigree, tools, and a clear path to a major league job now that Buster Posey is retired. Next is Luis Matos, whom Ben might have higher than Bart. Matos offers a tantalizing blend of contact, power, and speed. He has a very high ceiling and could jump up rankings with another strong showing in the minors in 2022. Finally, Ben reads off the scouting reports for the final two prospects ranked in the Top 100 by BA: Heliot Ramos and Kyle Harrison. The Giants are one of only six organizations to have at least five BA Top 100 Prospects, with Pittsburgh and Arizona being tied for the most with six. Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Giants Podcast on these platforms
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D.J. (@djshort) and Drew (@drewsilv) welcome Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) from NBC Sports Bay Area to the show to discuss the 2022 outlook of the San Francisco Giants. Alex analyzes the Giants' off-season additions, key losses, and potential impact players.(2:21) Giants' off-season moves(8:23) Buster Posey's retirement/Replacing offensive production(15:00) LaMonte Wade Jr. (17:06) Tyler Beedee(20:47) Potential Lead-Off Hitters and more(30:07) Potential Giants' Hall of Famers
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick answers questions from listeners about the state of the San Francisco Giants. Among the questions asked and answered are: What player are you most excited to see going into next season? Who produces more value in 2022: Thairo Estrada, or Tommy La Stella? Could you see a La Stella/Evan Longoria platoon at 3B next year? Both hit well against their respective sides. Both are injury prone so they get plenty of rest. Plus it opens up for Estrada to get more time at 2B When is this damn lockout ending lol? Let's say Giants don't win the Seiya Suzuki sweepstakes (or even if they did), What do you think of Jorge Soler as a DH/LF RH power bat to add to the Giants? 107 wins was incredible and very unlikely to be matched. But I am having a hard time figuring out what my expectations should be this year. 90 wins? Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Giants Podcast on these platforms
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick, who covers the San Francisco Giants, discusses the latest with the state of the Major League Baseball lockout. On Thursday, for the first time since the lockout began on Dec. 2, MLB made a core economics proposal to the MLB Players Association. To absolutely no one's surprise, the players were not impressed with the league's proposal. The league's proposals ranged from modest to absurd, including a bizarre attempt to address service time manipulation that would see teams rewarded with a draft pick if prospects ranked in the top 100 (inherently subjective) win Rookie of the Year or finish in the top three in MVP or Cy Young voting in their first three years after being placed on an Opening Day roster in their first year. In other areas, MLB's proposal included only modest change, and more importantly, the league did not address the players' biggest concerns. There was no change to the competitive balance tax, currently $210 million. The players have proposed an increase to $245 million. There were no changes to arbitration and free agency. The MLBPA has sought to have players reach arbitration a year sooner (two years instead of three). There were, however, some areas where it's not impossible to see an agreement come together. Both sides have proposed a lottery system for the bottom teams in the draft. The league proposed the bottom three teams enter a lottery; the players have proposed eight. The league has proposed expanding playoffs to 14 teams; the players have proposed expanding it to 12. The league also continued to propose a universal designated hitter, something that the players have wanted for a long time, as it adds another player on every roster. Ultimately, it's hard to call this a productive meeting. Spring Training is likely to be delayed as the teams continue to negotiate, and Ben believes the regular season is likely to be delayed as well. Eventually, economic pressure on both sides caused by missing games seems most likely to incentivize the coming together on a new agreement. It's just a matter of when that happens. Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Giants Podcast on these platforms
Heather Knight and Peter Hartlaub spend a Sunday afternoon cleaning up trash in North Beach, after Refuse Refuse SF founder Vincent Yuen put out a Twitter call to Hartlaub, Knight and Hunter Pence, and the former San Francisco Giants outfielder answered. After the event, the Total SF hosts sat down with Yuen to learn his origin story, discover a new word (garbology!), find out why the west side of the street in S.F. accumulates three times as much trash — and why empowering neighbors to clean their streets has become Yuen's mission. Total SF has an audio tour in Golden Gate Park! Learn more and sign up at sfchronicle.com/audiotours Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks off their album "Community" and cable car bell-ringing by 8-time champion Byron Cobb. Follow Total SF adventures at www.sfchronicle.com/totalsf Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week's guest is Dustin Lind, Director of Hitting and the Assistant Hitting Coach for the San Francisco Giants. Dustin is a graduate of UM's school of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, and we're grateful to chat with him in the off season during a visit to his home state of Montana. In this conversation, we cover how the intersection of his passion, ability, and the market- by way of biomechanics, baseball and coaching- led to the creation of Dustin's role in Major League Baseball. Transcript here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1izX3WFNcxDAB8489H13xocuIXMckUzHbkQklLe4Gzc0/edit?usp=sharing
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick answers questions from listeners about the state of the San Francisco Giants. Among the questions asked and answered are: Farhan kept mentioning making changes to the roster via trade. If that's the case, what team(s) do the Giants best match up with for a deal, and what Giants prospects or active roster players could be trade bait? I've been seeing a lot of Instagram pages saying we should trade for Tyler Mahle. Is this realistic, or are people just hyping him up because of the success Reds pitchers have had with the Giants? MLB Trade Rumors mentioned the Giants should pick up Matt Olson from the A's and use Brandon Belt as DH (if implemented). Olson is 27 and can hit for power and average, and is under team control until 2024. SF would have to give up a lot but worth it in my opinion. Number of regular season wins doesn't necessarily equate with going deep in the playoffs. Which do you think the front office thinks more about when building the team? And don't say both - please pick one. How much do you think the Giants are willing to spend for Seiya Suzuki? Barry Bonds getting in the Hall of Fame?? Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Giants Podcast on these platforms
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses the latest news with Major League Baseball and the San Francisco Giants. The first order of business is the major news that Yankees hitting instructor Rachel Balcovec will become the first female manager in affiliated professional baseball. She will manage the Yankees' Low-A team beginning in 2022, and it puts her on a path to greater things in years to come. Notably, Giants manager Gabe Kapler interviewed Balkovec in 2019 for the position of quality control coach, where she would have worked as a hitting instructor and in strength and development. Balkovec opted to stay with the Yankees, and the move seems to have paid off. Kapler later hired Alyssa Nakken as a major league coach, and she became the first female to hold such a role in major league history. In the past year or so, many women have broken significant barriers, including Kim Ng becoming general manager of the Miami Marlins, the first female to hold that role. Ben also discusses the latest with the major league lockout. ESPN's Jeff Passan reported today that MLB is going to make a core-economics proposal to the MLB Players Association on Thursday. While this is extremely welcome news, as this will be the first of its kind proposal by either side since the lockout began on Dec. 2, Ben urges listeners not to be overly optimistic about the proposal leading to any significant momentum. It's entirely possible, if not likely, that the MLBPA will not respond positively to the proposal and we'll be back to square one. Finally, Ben discusses the Giants denying the Mets permission to interview pitching coach Andrew Bailey for the Mets' open bench coach position. It's debatable whether the position would be a promotion, and it's pretty late in the offseason for teams to be willing to give up a key member of their staff. Ben relates the situation to the Giants losing Donnie Ecker to the Rangers much earlier in the offseason, when they were willing to allow him to explore the role, one which he eventually was offered and accepted. Ben also discusses Austrailian LHP Genevieve Beacom becoming the first Australian professional baseball player over the weekend. The lefty tossed a scoreless inning and featured a fastball/breaking ball mix. Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Giants Podcast on these platforms
Use code JOMBOY at https://dugoutmugs.com/ to get 30% off site wide! San Francisco Giants left hander Alex Wood joins Chris Rose to talk about how he grew up a Mets and Braves fan, his family being at his big league debut, the difference between the Giants and Dodgers organizations, being locker mates with Clayton Kershaw
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick answers questions from listeners about the state of the San Francisco Giants. Among the questions asked and answered are: What do the Giants have to do to maintain their status as an elite team next season? Based on the current roster and philosophy towards player acquisitions, do you see the Giants maintaining their current success next season around 100 wins? Or do you think it's more likely they regress to finish at what most fans expected them to heading into 2021? 83ish wins. Will spring training happen? Do we bring back Kris Bryant? What does the potential market for Bryant look like? Any chance he's back on a less than monstrous deal? Would Patrick Wisdom be a trade candidate? Right-handed power guy who can play multiple positions and at 30 years old, hopefully wouldn't cost a premium. He's also from California. For the Hjelle of it: what do you see as Sean Hjelle's future with the Giants? SP, RP, tweener, or maybe a 3 innings reliever? Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Giants Podcast on these platforms
On this episode we host San Francisco artist and illustrator Jeremy Fish. Jeremy has his own day in San Francisco which was presented to him by the city of San Francisco for his art commission at City Hall. Jeremy's work has been featured by many local businesses including Tony's Pizza, Golden Boy Pizza, Derby SF, San Francisco Giants, and more. We discuss his love and passion for art, the current state of San Francisco/COVID, his friendship with Aesop Rock, and love for skateboarding.For more Jeremy FishWebsite - https://sillypinkbunnies.com/Twitter - https://twitter.com/jeremyfishInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/mrjeremyfish/?hl=en
San Francisco Giants beat writer for The Chronicle, Susan Slusser, joins Giants Hot Stove to discuss the latest on the lockout as well as provide insight on how the Giants may go about business post lockout to follow up the historic 2021 season See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
NFL Columnist & Pro Football Hall of Fame representative for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ira Kaufman joins the Murph & Mac Show to talk about the Antonio Brown saga in Tampa Bay & Joey Bart's future with the San Francisco Giants! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
NFL Columnist & Pro Football Hall of Fame representative for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ira Kaufman joins the Murph & Mac Show to talk about the Antonio Brown saga in Tampa Bay & Joey Bart's future with the San Francisco Giants! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses the MLB Network decision not to bring back universally respected journalist Ken Rosenthal. The tension between the network, which is owned by the league, and Rosenthal reportedly originated after Rosenthal was critical of commissioner Rob Manfred when the league and players were attempting to negotiate new terms to start the 2020 season, which was on pause due to the then-emerging Covid-19 pandemic. Rosenthal was harsh but fair in his article in The Athletic, which was published in June 2020 under the title "Rosenthal: Manfred must strike a deal with the players or ruin his legacy." The network's decision not to retain Rosenthal, one of the top baseball journalists there is, speaks volumes into its intentions. They are clearly more interested in perpetuating propaganda than the truth. It's a sad move for the sport, and one that Ben believes will backfire. Whatever negative publicity may have come from Rosenthal will come back around many times over from other journalists witnessing the ill-fated move. The league has lost a lot of credibility in recent years, and they just lost a big chunk of whatever they had left among members of the media, Ben included. Finally, Ben ties this in with the San Francisco Giants. Ultimately, Rob Manfred is employed by the owners, which of course includes the Giants' ownership. But Ben believes the Giants are a far better organization than most when it comes to valuing their fans and their place in the community. Also, Ben makes the point that front offices aren't the ones who should take criticism when fans are upset with a team at large's behavior. For example, many fans have been accusing Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi of being "cheap" lately. This is factually incorrect, but also, it's not Zaidi's money. If fans believe a team is choosing not to spend money that would help them be a significantly better team, that anger should be directed towards ownership as opposed to the front office. The front office is clearly incentivised to make the team as good as possible, or else they risk losing their jobs. However, they always have to obey their bosses and keep them happy. Just food for thought... Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Giants Podcast on these platforms
5, 6, 7 years in the making. Finally I was able to find time to do another podcast and I brought in a flamethrower the like of Randy Johnson. My guy, Nick Engvall joins the podcast after months of discussing. We chat it up about befriending each other through twitter and continue our bromance in his Sneaker History discord server. He laces me up on NFTs and we share memories of our favorite sports teams, The San Francisco Giants and Sacramento Kings. I go into some rapid fire questions to get to know Nick better and we briefly talk about the possibility of The Mandela Effect. Please give a listen and let me know how you liked our conversation in the comments below. Thanx always.
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick answers questions from listeners about the state of the San Francisco Giants. Among the questions asked and answered are: Will the Giants regret trading Caleb Kilian and Alexander Canario in the Kris Bryant trade? Are the Giants in on Seiya Suzuki? Seems like a much-needed right-handed bat and probably much cheaper and better defense than Bryant and Nick Castellanos. Do you think teams will begin secretly working out trades that they can announce after the lockout ends? How would you rate Michael Conforto as a potential outfielder pickup? Over/under on wins next year? 81? What do the Giants have to do to maintain their status as an elite team next season? Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Giants Podcast on these platforms
It's almost the new year and it's a time of renewal and rebirth so I thought I would share one of the most amazing stories of transformation I read this last year. That is the story of Drew Robinson. Drew is a minor league baseball player who survived a suicide attempt where he shot himself and lost his right eye. It took him 20 hours to decide he wanted to live and he called 911. Drew came back to play a season for the Sacramento Rivercats, where he hit three home runs with one eye. He shared his story with Jeff Passan of ESPN and later with the San Francisco Giants major league club on Suicide Prevention Day. That has led him to retire and pursue a new calling as a speaker and mental health advocate. Listen to hear more about Drew's story and read Passan's piece linked below. Source: San Francisco Giants outfielder Drew Robinson's remarkable second act
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick answers questions from listeners about the state of the San Francisco Giants. Among the questions asked and answered are: Is the Giants' platoon system just a short-term solution to a rebuild or do you think it is the long-run goal? We saw how cheap and affordable it can be to find platoon players, but I've got to think SF is hoping for mostly everyday contributors in a couple years. Thoughts? With the Giants having so many platoon positions currently, do you see more teams implementing methods to take away the platoon advantage? What might be the best way for the Giants to combat this in the future? Which minor leaguers do you see being on the big league roster on opening day and/or at some point during the year. Both players making their debut and also guys who have been up but for just short periods of time. Do you think the Giants could pull off four starters and have relievers interspersed to cover the fifth day a la Sean Hjelle, Sammy Long, Tyler Beede, etc.? Do you think the Giants would consider a six-man rotation to protect some of the fragile arms that are presently in the starting rotation? Why not bring Johnny Cueto back as fifth starter? Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Giants Podcast on these platforms
Jim is joined by Senior Social Media Producer and MLB Writer at CBS Sports Danny Vietti to break down down the hall of fame candidacy of former San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum. First, Jim and Danny discuss Linecum's unique build and violent pitching motion (3:45). Next, they cover his no-hitters, performance in Game 1 of the 2010 NLDS, and how he compares to current pitcher Jacob deGrom (14:30). Finally, they break down how Lincecum compares to other pitchers who have won multiple CY Young awards but are not in Cooperstown (29:14), before both stating whether or not they believe Lincecum deserves a plaque in Cooperstown (34:44).
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick examines the state of the San Francisco Giants' farm system. He dives into The Athletic's Melissa Lockard's Top 30 Giants prospects list, getting to the top five names. By this point, almost everyone knows that Marco Luciano is considered the Giants' top prospect. But what should we make of his 2021 season? He dominated in Low-A San Jose, but struggled after a promotion to High-A Eugene. He then struggled in the Arizona Fall League as well. Thankfully, his stock hasn't really fallen, because he was so much younger than the competition where he struggled. The sky remains the limit for Luciano. Next on the list, without giving away any spoilers, is some combination of Joey Bart, Luis Matos, Kyle Harrison, and Will Bednar. It's refreshing to have two pitchers emerge within the top five in the system, and Matos' emergence should be exciting for Giants fans. Bart has fallen in recent seasons, but how far? What should fans expect from Bart in 2022, when he's expected to get most of the playing time at the catcher position with Buster Posey deciding to retire? Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Giants Podcast on these platforms
Steve interviews Jon Wertheim (00:10:18) from Sports Illustrated and 60 Minutes. Mr. Wertheim joins us to discuss Tom Brady being named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated. Steve and Jon also talk about the brilliant Beatles documentary and the feature Jon did on it for 60 Minutes. Jon and Steve also look ahead to the future of Sports Illustrated and the future of Jon Wertheim. Also, Jim Florentine(00:47:06) joins us to talk about his new comedy special called, Bite the Bullet. Jim talks about putting the special on YouTube, doing comedy in 2021, and what his plans are for the future. Jim also looks back on some of his appearances on The Howard Stern Show and talks about the state of the show today. Jim and Steve also talk Miami Dolphins football and San Francisco Giants baseball. Steve starts the show talking about the Saints shutting out Tom Brady and Jorginho re-finding his touch at the spot. The book club looks back on the many books of 2021. The show ends with one last thing about the 11th season of the podcast. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for listening this year. I will see you in, 2022. For more information follow the podcast on twitter @sports_casters Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick airs part three of his three-part conversation with Millard Thomas from Locked On D-backs, as the duo continue to discuss the San Francisco Giants' offseason to date. The conversation resumes with Ben and Millard discussing Kris Bryant's free agency, and whether he's likely to return to the Giants after they acquired him in a midseason trade. Next, they discuss the free agencies of Freddie Freeman and Carlos Correa. Both agree that Freeman's likely to return to Atlanta, but Correa's fit is harder to pin down. Are the Giants a possible dark horse contender for Correa's services? Finally, the two discuss any last under-the-radar options in free agency. Ben singles out Japanese star Seiya Suzuki and left-handed starter Carlos Rodón as possible fits for the Giants. Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Giants Podcast on these platforms
In episode 90 of RizzoCast, we are joined by newly acquired San Francisco Giants right-handed pitcher Tanner Andrews. We discuss the trade to SF, undergoing TJ surgery, pitching at Purdue, getting drafted, game plan on the mound, the minor leagues, and more! 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
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick airs part two of his conversation with Locked On D-backs host Millard Thomas, as the two continue to discuss the San Francisco Giants' offseason to date. The conversation resumes with Millard asking Ben whether the Giants should have signed Kevin Gausman to a five-year deal. Ben explains that it's complicated, and that he had hopes of the Giants bringing him back. However, Ben defends the state of the Giants' rotation as relatively strong, with Logan Webb emerging as an ace, Anthony DeSclafani and Alex Wood being brought back after strong first seasons in San Francisco, and Alex Cobb being a strong under-the-radar pickup. It's not a complete rotation, but it's a solid one that may be just one big piece away from greatness. Next, Ben and Millard start to discuss the remaining Top 10 free agents from MLB Trade Rumors' Top 50 list. They discuss Nick Castellanos and his potential fits, as well as Trevor Story. Are either possible targets for the Giants? Listen to find out! Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Giants Podcast on these platforms
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On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick joins Locked On Diamondbacks host Millard Thomas to discuss the San Francisco Giants' offseason. Millard poses a shocking but thought-provoking question: Are the Giants having the worst offseason of any team in baseball? While Ben certainly does not agree, it's hard to argue with the fact that the Giants have lost some of their best players. Buster Posey retired. Kevin Gausman is a Blue Jay. Kris Bryant is a free agent. While the Giants' rotation may have technically taken a step backward with Alex Cobb essentially replacing Gausman, Ben is happy with the front office's progress so far, bringing back Anthony DeSclafani and Alex Wood on multi-year deals, after both were quality contributors for San Francisco last year. Logan Webb broke out and emerged as a frontline starter, so overall it's a very solid-looking rotation at this moment in time. That being said, they need to do more. Ben thinks they need to add at least one more quality arm, and probably more. On the position player side, Joey Bart is one of the top catching prospects in baseball, so there is some hope that the Giants have their catcher of the future on the doorstep of the majors. The Giants aren't likely to spend nine figures on anyone, reportedly, but there are several quality position players left who figure to command $50-99 million. Ben thinks the Giants have a lot of offseason left, and will ultimately field a team that will be competitive in 2022 without sacrificing future seasons. Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Giants Podcast on these platforms
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On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick answers questions from listeners about the state of the San Francisco Giants. Among the questions asked and answered are: Who in the pitching development pipeline is going to start the most games for the 2022 Giants? Tyler Beede? Sammy Long? Sean Hjelle? Someone else? Do you think Darin Ruf could get regular/everyday playing time in left field next year? Your personal wants/hopes to come out of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement? To piggyback off some of the Carlos Correa questions, why don't they just go after him? With a year left for Evan Longoria, I know Farhan Zaidi can get creative with a trade even if they have to eat a chunk of the salary. After losing Buster Posey and possibly Brandon Belt after next year, Correa becomes the CAPTAIN. Do you think the Giants have moved off of Kris Bryant? It seems they may be willing to let someone else over pay. Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Giants Podcast on these platforms
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses an ESPN report that had some interesting things to say about the San Francisco Giants. On the one hand, the Giants have tons of room to spend and are expected to spend it. On the other, ESPN's Kiley McDaniel reports that sources indicate the Giants aren't likely to be in on players commanding nine-figure deals. Ben explores some possible middle-of-the-road solutions. He loves Carlos Rodón's upside, and believes he would be a perfect addition to the Giants. Alongside Logan Webb, Alex Wood, Anthony DeSclafani, and Alex Cobb, Rodón would give the Giants one of the best rotations in baseball—albeit one with considerable injury risk. On the position player side, Ben is intrigued by Seiya Suzuki, Michael Conforto, Kyle Schwarber, Nick Castellanos, and Kris Bryant. Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Giants Podcast on these platforms
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick answers questions from listeners about the state of the San Francisco Giants. Among the questions asked and answered are: Are you surprised that the Giants haven't been more aggressive during free agency? Mark Canha, Marcus Stroman, Jon Gray, and Corey Kluber all seemed like very good fits, and the Giants didn't even seem to go after them. With the need to add a right-handed power bat most likely in the outfield and the emergence of LaMonte Wade Jr. is it possible Mike Yastrzemski could be traded? It's already a crowded outfield as it sits. Is a trade the most practical bet for backfilling Kevin Gausman's production with Oakland or Cincinnati? Seems like we need Nick Castellanos to fill the right-handed hole in the lineup and then some. Why not trade for Hunter Renfroe if he was on the market? Plus defender and bat. What are the realistic options at catcher? Can Curt Casali provide enough production (especially defense) to start? Is Joey Bart worth more in a trade vs. a second chance as a starter? Would a Kris Bryant provide enough production to cover for low offensive production at catcher? Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Giants Podcast on these platforms
The Angry Degenerate joins the show to discuss the MLB lockout & the San Francisco Giants lack of activity to start the offseason. Are the Golden State Warriors the best team in the NBA once again? Can a Lakers team put together by Lebron James be too old to be a serious contender? Harbaugh vs. Saban? That epic matchup could happen as the college football final four are set. The 49ers (-1.5) travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals without star rookie RB Elijah Mitchell. Can the 49ers get a win on the right arm of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo? Are the New Engalnd Patriots (8-4) and Kansas City Chiefs the class of the AFC? All that and much more on the latest episode of Now On The Clock Podcast. Happy Holidays!
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick answers questions from listeners about the state of the San Francisco Giants. Among the questions asked and answered are: Should the Giants be in on Carlos Correa? He is one of the only players that has all the traits that the Giants like since Bryce Harper (plate discipline, strikeout rate, defense, and power). He is willing to play 3rd base, and Evan Longoria's one year should not affect his free agent fit. Why not Correa? He's still young. He's an impact bat that we need to replace Buster Posey. He's a premium defender that has said he's open to playing 3rd in the right situation. And, he'd be a great mentor for the young phenom, Marco Luciano. Makes sense to me What is the likelihood they bring back Kris Bryant? o this was the off-season we've all been waiting for from a spending standpoint. Obviously there's a different direction. Where do you see Giants' payroll compared to the league during this new era. Do you ever see the Giants making a big 10-year, $300M+ deal, and if so which player would that be in the future? With so much payroll flexibility in the coming years and a rising farm system, when do you think we sign a cornerstone player in free agency? Which upcoming free agents stand out to you? Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Giants Podcast on these platforms
The MLB may be gone, but the Scooter & The Big Man boys are still here. The Mets are still in need of a manager so we break down some of the candidates and give out opinion on who want to see running the Orange and Blue. We talk about the new podcast contract Pat McAfee got and how we can get in on the action. The boys pitch some of their ideas on how to improve the game of baseball. We wrap it all up with a Draft of Nicknames. Without further adieu, Lets Get It Started.
Billions of people on this planet spend far too much time watching others aggressively pursue games with the throw, bounce, and kick of a ball. It's hilariously nonsensical. If you can tell me every year's pitching rotation of the San Francisco Giants for the past 30 years but can't tell me what your son is increasingly fascinated by in his formative years, you're failing as a father, plain and simple. The glorification of these kinds of athletes is strange at best. What is most confusing is that people rarely take the lessons from the people they're so frequently observing and discussing and applying them to their lives. This is most likely due to the fact that most are watching these sports to fill a void of consciousness. But there are truly valuable lessons one can strip from the greatest minds and forces of will who have ever existed who just so happened to apply those minds and wills towards games with a ball. These are some of those lessons. The Blood & Rain Podcast Episode 49 Lessons from Sportsball that actually Matter
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses the San Francisco Giants' 2022 ZiPS projections. Last season, the Giants outperformed their ZiPS projections more than any team had ever before. In Ben's opinion, the projection failed to take into account the influence of the Giants' new hitting coaches, Donnie Ecker, Justin Viele, and Dustin Lind, who demonstrated an ability to make players better in the short 2020 season. This year, the projections still aren't fully buying the Giants' collective breakout. Brandon Crawford is projected to be good, but not great, and roughly league average offensively. Buster Posey, had he still been playing, would similarly be projected to be more average than great. Brandon Belt is projected to be an above-average hitter, but nothing like the monster he was in 2020 and 2021 when on the field. Ben also explores the projections for the likes of Joey Bart, LaMonte Wade Jr., Mike Yastrzemski, and Kris Bryant. Lastly, he looks at some of the Giants' top pitchers. Logan Webb has an excellent projection, and it seems that the computers agree that Webb has arrived as a front-line starter. Alex Wood, Alex Cobb, and Anthony DeSclafani are projected to be solid second-tier starters behind an ace-like Webb, but the Giants are still missing at least one more trusted arm, it would seem. Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Giants Podcast on these platforms
ESPN's Tim Kurkjian joins Damon Bruce and Ray Ratto to discuss the reasons behind Major League Baseball's lockout, interesting offseason moves, and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.