Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in San Francisco, California, United States
Damon and Larry react to the breaking news of Jacob DeGrom signing with the Texas. How does that move affect the San Francisco Giants? What does it mean for Carlos Rodon and does it impact the team's chase for Aaron Judge?
Kolten Wong to the San Francisco Giants? According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, the SF Giants are among the teams interested in trading for Kolten Wong, the left-handed-hitting second baseman under contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers are likely to trade Wong, who's owed $10M in the final year of his contract, this offseason. Wong is historically someone who's hit right-handed pitching pretty well, and he has historically been one of the game's best defensive second basemen. Interestingly, Kolten Wong took a major step back defensively in 2022 according to most advanced defensive metrics, but it's generally best to look in three-season samples when dealing with such metrics. Given that he's only signed for one more year and is owed $10M, the cost to acquire Wong seemingly wouldn't be too high. A viral tweet by MLB Network is discussed. In the tweet, MLB Network put out a San Francisco Giants projected lineup that included Aaron Judge. Social media went to work dunking on the SF Giants for an extremely weak looking lineup. On the one hand, it certainly doesn't inspire a ton of confidence, even with Judge. On the other hand, that lineup is essentially the same one that was above average at scoring runs in 2022. Every single member of the projected lineup, except for the No. 9 hitter Joey Bart, has been above average by wRC+ over the last three seasons. The Giants certainly shouldn't roll into 2023 with a lineup like that if they were to sign Judge, but it's also not nearly as listless as some are making it out to be. Switching gears, how should the progress of some young players on the SF Giants' roster be evaluated? Thairo Estrada, Joey Bart, and David Villar are given a closer look. Estrada had a legitimately strong season that flew somewhat under the radar. He amassed 14 home runs and 21 steals, and overall was the Giants' best position player by fWAR. Joey Bart struggled with strikeouts as expected in 2022. He was pretty bad to start the year, got better, and then regressed to a rolling K% back near 50% over the final month-plus of the season. David Villar is definitely someone to watch moving forward. The power is legit, he won the PCL MVP Award, and he could be a breakout candidate for the Giants in 2023, or he could potentially be trade bait this offseason if the Giants want to make a big splash. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:
While San Francisco Giants fans range from hopeful to skeptical about the team's chances of landing Aaron Judge, MLB Network reporter Jon Morosi said on Thursday "There's a legitimate chance that Aaron Judge becomes a San Francisco Giant." Judge's favorite player growing up, Rich Aurilia, went on KNBR on Wednesday and said that Morosi told him the Giants' odds of landing Judge were 50 percent, whereas the combined odds of the Yankees plus everybody else equaled 50 percent. That would mean, in essence, that Morosi views the SF Giants as the most likely team to come away with Judge. Morosi also said that the Giants would need to prove to Judge that they can win around him, but all indications are that that is their intention. He also said that the Giants might need to get closer to $40M per year to come away with Judge. As has been suggested on this show, something like 8/$320M ($40M AAV) could possibly get a deal done. The Yankees' reported offer on the table to judge is 8/$300M ($37.5M AAV). If the San Francisco Giants are able to land Aaron Judge, what else would they do around him? It all depends on how high they're willing to push their payroll. Adding Judge would push them beyond where they've been in recent years, but they also have a lot of future flexibility with almost no guarantees on the books for 2024 and literally $0 committed in 2025 and beyond. So it's not out of the question that that could carry a $200M+ payroll in 2023, and they could go lower in 2024 if they wanted to. The Giants are set to receive $30M from the sale of BAMTech to Disney. The first luxury tax threshold is $233M in 2023, and the SF Giants are nowhere near it. Adding Judge, Carlos Correa, and Carlos Rodón at roughly their predicted AAV's would push the Giants to about $225M, still underneath the first luxury tax threshold. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:
Hour 1: The Yankees have an offer in for Aaron Judge somewhere in the neighborhood of $300 million for eight years. The Giants will have to do something unprecedented to get Judge based on the California tax situation. Gio says the Giants will make a better offer and he'll go back to the Yankees to see if they make a better one. Jerry starts with the Knicks losing to the Bucks and the Nets beating the Wizards. Quinnen Williams is happy the Jets are still playing meaningful games. Patrick Peterson says Kyler Murray only cares about Kyler Murray. Jets' James Robinson is not happy that he's not getting playing time with the Jets. CJ Uzomah said Zach Wilson addressing the team meant a lot. Russell Wilson talked about losing some of the locker room. The Rangers beat Ottawa. Stephen A. Smith was late for his TV show and Chris Russo was not happy. In the final segment of the hour, Gio talked about the movie trailer for Cocaine Bear. What's more likely, the Giants to make the playoffs or to lose out the rest of the way? Hour 2: Rob Saleh mic'd up went around Instagram yesterday. In one clip he tells Mike White, ‘have fun today dog'. Gio said that must drive Zach Wilson crazy. Mike White could be in a great situation this week as the Vikings pass defense is pretty terrible. Gio said their defense is ‘down to the nubs'. Jerry returns for an update and starts with the Knicks losing to the Bucks. Gio compares the Knicks to Phantom of The Opera. It's the same show year after year. The Nets beat the Wizards but Kyrie wants to be more efficient shooting. Lebron asks the media why they haven't asked him about the Jerry Jones photo. Chris Russo screams about OBJ keeping people from their connecting flights. Gio said Russo was obsessed with travel itineraries. And the Rangers won. In the final segment of the hour, Gio talks about traveling to see your team and then they get blown out like the Vikings did in Dallas. Hour 3: Gio is going to a charity event on Sunday to watch the Jets/Vikings game. Wayne Chrebet will be guest bartending. Gio said the CEO of Miller's Ale House called Peter Schwartz and gave him gift cards. So Peter ended up getting what he wanted. We took a few calls on LeBron James asking the media why they didn't ask him about the Jerry Jones photo from 65 years ago. Jerry returns for an update and starts with CJ Uzomah saying that he and Mike White listen to ‘Big Booty Mix'. He also talked about Zach Wilson getting emotional while addressing the team. Aaron Rodgers was asked about sitting out the rest of the year if they're out of it. Patrick Mahomes doesn't like being compared to Manning and Brady as they've played a long time and he hasn't yet. The Bucks beat the Knicks last night and the Nets beat the Wizards. The Rangers beat Ottawa. In the final segment of the hour, Gio talks about the Liver King, a guy who eats like a caveman. He claims he doesn't take steroids, but it turns out he was taking steroids. They also talked about eating tripe and bone marrow. We also talked about tonight's Bills/Patriots matchup and what it means for the Jets. Hour 4: We talked about Matt Millen and then also talked about trash talkers on the field. Gio wonders if players will trash talk Deshaun Watson but Boomer doesn't think so. OBJ to the Cowboys or the Giants? A pitch will definitely be made by the Giants today. Jerry returns for his final update of the morning and starts with the Knicks loss to the Bucks and the Nets win over the Wizards. KD talked about playing carefree. Trent Dilfer is the new Head Coach at UAB and gives a very honest press conference. Russell Wilson talks about reports that he's lost the locker room. And the Rangers won last night over Ottawa. In the final segment of the show, we talked about the murder victims in Idaho where they still have very little information. Boomer likes the Patriots tonight. Too many Buffalo injuries and New England is desperate. Gio is tipping the garage guys $20 each time.
Hour 1: The Yankees have an offer in for Aaron Judge somewhere in the neighborhood of $300 million for eight years. The Giants will have to do something unprecedented to get Judge based on the California tax situation. Gio says the Giants will make a better offer and he'll go back to the Yankees to see if they make a better one. Jerry starts with the Knicks losing to the Bucks and the Nets beating the Wizards. Quinnen Williams is happy the Jets are still playing meaningful games. Patrick Peterson says Kyler Murray only cares about Kyler Murray. Jets' James Robinson is not happy that he's not getting playing time with the Jets. CJ Uzomah said Zach Wilson addressing the team meant a lot. Russell Wilson talked about losing some of the locker room. The Rangers beat Ottawa. Stephen A. Smith was late for his TV show and Chris Russo was not happy. In the final segment of the hour, Gio talked about the movie trailer for Cocaine Bear. What's more likely, the Giants to make the playoffs or to lose out the rest of the way?
The Yankees have an offer in for Aaron Judge somewhere in the neighborhood of $300 million for eight years. The Giants will have to do something unprecedented to get Judge based on the California tax situation. Gio says the Giants will make a better offer and he'll go back to the Yankees to see if they make a better one.
Emmy-winning producer Kelsey Rothhouse joins Murph and Mac to preview the SF Giants new special feature on Matt Cain's perfect game.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Emmy-winning producer Kelsey Rothhouse joins Murph and Mac to preview the SF Giants new special feature on Matt Cain's perfect game.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sweeny Murti, who covers the New York Yankees for WFAN and is the world's foremost expert on Yankees baseball, joins Damon and Allen to discuss the possibility of Aaron Judge joining the San Francisco Giants.
TK is joined by Mike Krukow to discuss the SF Giants in the offseason. Krukow sense of what the Giants are doing in the offseason. One will have to believe that the Giants will push hard for big names and surround them with talent. The Giants need for star power. How they will also need to replace key cornerstones. Krukow believes that Brandon Crawford deserves to play every game he can at shortstop. And his thoughts on some of the new MLB rule changes.
The New York Yankees' approximate offer to Aaron Judge was reported today by ESPN's Jeff Passan. Is it something the San Francisco Giants will be able to exceed? The Yankees' offer to Judge, according to Passan, is around eight years and $300 million. That would be an average annual value (AAV) of $37.5M. That would make Aaron Judge the highest-paid position player in baseball on a per-season basis, surpassing Mike Trout's $35.5M. However, Bryce Harper's $330M total guarantee would still stand as the largest free-agent deal ever handed out. The SF Giants should be able to match or exceed the Yankees' reported offer, but it stands to reason that New York is willing to go higher than their standing offer of $300M. If the Giants miss out on Judge—and heaven forbid he ends up on the Dodgers or something—what should they do? They're perhaps even somewhat likely to sign Carlos Correa if Judge falls off the board. Judge is clearly their top target, but Correa seems to have emerged as their second choice. Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area has consistently reported as such over the last few days and weeks, and other local journalists have echoed this sentiment. Correa is 2.5 years younger than Judge, and is likely to command a similar number of years. When all is said and done, Judge is the best right now and is certainly the most likely to drive fan interest and ticket sales, but Correa might be a better fit from a long-term perspective. If the Giants miss out on Judge and Correa, there are still other top shortstops, and there are some really good top-of-the-rotation arms, and center fielder Brandon Nimmo. A lot is expected to happen at the upcoming Winter Meetings in San Diego, which kick off on Sunday. Would the Giants consider just letting their young guys play if they miss out on free agents? Could Bryce Johnson do what Cody Bellinger does? The SF Giants seem unlikely to just let their young guys sink or swim their 2023 season. The Giants are determined to put a far more compelling team on the field next year, and they certainly should feel pressure to get back to the playoffs. It's hard to envision a scenario in which they don't come away with a much better looking team on paper going into 2023. That being said, their organizational philosophy is to always create opportunities for younger players who are deserving of such chances. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:
How upset will fans of the San Francisco Giants be if the team misses out on all of the top talent this offseason? The Giants' top target is clearly Aaron Judge, and a resolution could come within a week. Judge may very well end up back in New York, but there's also a chance he ends up elsewhere. Can you imagine the reaction if the Los Angeles Dodgers signed Aaron Judge? Giants fans would go absolutely ballistic. If Judge signs anywhere other than San Francisco, it's been pretty clearly reported that Carlos Correa is their next target. But what if the miss on him as well, and essentially don't land any top players? There's always the trade market, but the Giants' preferred method for adding top talent this winter should be cold hard cash. What's the latest with the SF Giants' reported interest in Kenley Jansen? About a week and a half ago, it was reported that the Giants were discussing a two-year contract with the former Dodgers closer. But we haven't heard anything since. It's possible that those reports were planted by an agent. No new reports have emerged on Jansen in the last 10 days or so, so it's unclear where the San Francisco Giants stand—and whether or not those original reports were even true. Other questions addressed on today's mailbag Locked On Giants: Have the Giants overused or underused platoons under Gabe Kapler? What do you make of Kapler's comments in The Athletic at the end of the season when he said he likes platooning and finds using a lot of pinch hitters "fun"? Could the Giants look to unload Tommy La Stella in a bad contract swap? Might they attach a top prospect in order to move the $11.5 million he's owed in 2023? Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:
Aaron Judge is the San Francisco Giants' top target, but at what point should they bow out and pivot to other targets? Aaron Judge is expected to command an eight, nine, or 10-year deal worth north of $300 million. If his deal is for eight years, over $40 million per year would probably be "too high". An eight-year deal for $40M per year would be $320M. If it's nine years, the SF Giants probably wouldn't want to go higher than $37M per season (which would come out to $333M in total). If Judge gets 10 years, the Giants might want to pivot to other options, but assuming they'd be willing to pay Aaron Judge through his age-40 season, anything north of $340M total would arguably be too high. Is it Aaron Judge or bust for the San Francisco Giants? What should they do if the miss out on Judge? There are lots of other good options out there, but none would be as big of a splash as Judge. Carlos Correa should be their next-highest target, with Trea Turner also in the conversation (but we have it on pretty good authority that he won't want to come to San Francisco). Brandon Nimmo, Xander Bogaerts, and Dansby Swanson are other good options, as are the top starting pitchers such as Jacob deGrom, Justin Verlander, and Carlos Rodón. Why all the talk of free-agent shortstops when the SF Giants already have top prospect Marco Luciano? And what about Thairo Estrada, who would theoretically block one of the free-agent SS from playing second base? The Giants believe Estrada can move all over the diamond if need be, and most scouts believe Luciano won't be able to stick at shortstop and will end up at third base or in left field. Speaking of Luciano, whom is he worth trading for? Rafael Devers, who could theoretically be available this winter? Shohei Ohtani? Corbin Burnes? All this and more discussed on today's Locked On Giants podcast. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:
In this edition of the Dodgers Nation Dougout, D-Mac breaks down the reported offer the Dodgers made towards Aaron Judge as he was seen in San Francisco reportedly having meeting with the SF Giants. The Giants seem to be the favorites to land Judge, what does that mean for LA, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Today's word of the day is 'personal' as in was it just business and nothing personal or was it personal and business as in Jim Irsay keeps on talking about the firing of Frank Reich. He said he's known Frank for forever, said he's the first coach he gave an extension with years left on his contract, said he they needed a new direction. Fun time for the Colts! (12:00) The report is the Glazer family wants to sell Manchester United for $7B! That is a lot of money. We've already discussed why this sale is happening and how it will happen. But, now we have a price. (16:00) Let's do our daily World Cup update that everyone is so excited about! Can someone please explain to me how the US advances if they lose today? Give me the scenarios! (28:15) Review: Disenchanted. (32:10) The chase for Aaron Judge is on. The San Francisco Giants are ‘elated' after their meeting with Judge. The Los Angeles Dodgers are putting pressure on. But this is all about the Yankees. (42:10) We have an update on the Michigan State football players that were caught on film beating Michigan players. Indictments have been handed down. Uh oh. I'm not a big turkey guy. LOVE me some sweet potatoes though so Thanksgiving was cool. Hope you all had a great day, and now onto a great weekend! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dan & Chuck wrap up the show with a look at the San Francisco Giants free agency pursuit of Aaron Judge and if the Giants realistic chance at the slugger is a farce. What will it matter if SF doesn't land the big fella?
Despite the legitimate fan angst, there really is a lot to be grateful for as a fan of the San Francisco Giants. The 2022 season with a big letdown, but in a lot of ways the SF Giants' .500 record likely motivated them to have a big offseason this winter. The Giants are linked to all of the top free agents, including Aaron Judge, who is reportedly the Giants' top target. Reports indicate the San Francisco Giants are looking to add two outfielders, a middle infielder, and a starting pitcher this winter, and they're likely to add depth pieces as well, including addressing the bullpen. Not every team can claim to have such interest in adding talent, and it's very much something to be grateful for as a Giants fan. The Giants are also starting from a pretty good baseline win projection, according to the ZiPS projection system featured on FanGraphs. The projection system has the SF Giants at 83 wins—before accounting for any offseason additions. That projection doesn't include Carlos Rodón, since he is a free agent. It's a pretty good place to start considering the first item on the list, that the San Francisco Giants are likely to be very active this winter. Add, say, Aaron Judge, a center fielder, a shortstop, and an ace pitcher, and it's not hard to see the Giants with a projection of 90-95 wins. The state of the SF Giants' farm system is also something to be grateful for. While they've fallen or stalled out in a lot of subjective rankings in the last couple of years, there's something unique about this moment in time as a Giants fan regarding their farm system. Finally, after years of waiting, their top prospects are getting closer to the major leagues. Marco Luciano stalled out a bit in 2022, but Kyle Harrison dominated in Double-A and is a strong candidate to make a legitimate impact in 2023. Casey Schmitt has flown under the radar as perhaps the Giants' best position player prospect, and he ended the season with a handful of games in Triple-A, so he's also on the doorstep to the majors. All in all, it's a pretty good time to be a Giants fan. Now they just need to execute their offseason plans. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:
Desde Barry Bonds, hasta Stephen Curry, Joc Pederson y más, andan todos reclutando a Aaron Judge para que se vaya a jugar a los Gigantes de San Francisco. ¿Será que lo consiguen? Te contamos que han hecho todas estas figuras para trae a Judge a la bahía. También repasamos como siempre, otras noticias de interés alrededor del mundo de las Grandes Ligas (MLB) y el beisbol de Ligas Invernales en el Caribe.Síguenos en Google News para tus noticias de Grandes Ligas: https://news.google.com/publications/CAAqBwgKMJbHvQswo-LUAwLa mejor mercancía de Grandes Ligas: https://mlbshop.ue7a.net/c/1400549/1288171/9676Suscríbete y disfruta de ESPN+ en tu idioma: https://go.web.plus.espn.com/c/1400549/555839/9070Disfruta las MEJORES VACACIONES de tu vida. Entra a este link y reserva: https://www.westgatereservations.com/77719901322/Las redes sociales de nuestros locutores
Hour 1: Boomer & Gio give their keys to the game if the Giants are going to beat the Cowboys. Gio says this is the OBJ bowl as he is going to sign with the Giants or the Cowboys. Boomer just keeps saying OBJ is not coming here. Boomer said the Bucs could be in the mix for OBJ as well. Ben Simmons returned to Philly but the Nets didn't bring their defense. KD talked about the Boos and said it's like that everywhere. Ben said he did hear some cheers among the boos. Patrick Beverley got in a scuffle defending his teammate. Said he's a ‘foxhole guy'. Fliegs is in for Eddie today and Boomer talked to him about Taylor Swift and the ticket fiasco. Brian Daboll talked about protecting Daniel Jones against the Cowboys pass rush. The Cowboys keep getting asked about OBJ. Dan Campbell talked about the environment tomorrow against the Bills. The Rangers beat the Kings in L.A.Boomer and Jerry argue whether a dress shirt is yellow or not. In the final segment of the hour, we talked about Arizona Cardinals assistant coach Sean Kugler getting fired for an ‘incident' in Mexico City. Hour 2: ESPN has an updated story that says Sean Kugler was fired for groping a woman in Mexico. Gio now thinks Zach Wilson is going to start this week against the Bears. Boomer thinks Zach Wilson should apologize individually to each defensive player and he thinks that may have already happened. The Jets are better than the Bears and if the weather holds up, they need to throw the ball. A caller wants the Jets to draft the ugliest looking QB next year. Enough of the pretty boys. We talk about some ugly but good QBs. Boomer called Kirk Cousins ‘gorgeous'. Jerry returns for an update and starts with Ben Simmons' return to Philly. The Sixers won. KD talked about the Nets poor defense and the fan reaction to Simmons. Patrick Beverley came to the defense of a teammate and a scuffle broke out. Jerry has audio from Ben Watson and Peter Burns and a wife joke that didn't go well. Daniel Jones talked about getting to play on Thanksgiving. Julian Love was on with Tiki & Tierney and asked him about Zach Wilson's comments on the defense. The Rangers beat the Kings. In the final segment of the hour, CBS Sports has an article about trading Aaron Rodgers. Based on the contract, it does not seem plausible for the Packers to trade him. Hour 3: Aaron Judge is in San Francisco for Thanksgiving and to meet with the Giants. A caller thinks Hal Steinbrenner pulled some strings to get Aaron Judge in People Magazine's sexiest men of 2022. Jerry returns for an update but first Boomer tells us Matt Martin is forcing Thanksgiving way too early. Daniel Jones knows how important a win in Dallas would be tomorrow. Brian Daboll has never had turducken. Gio watched things on YouTube about a giant volcano in Yellowstone that could kill us all. Ben Simmons returned to Philly and the Nets lost. Patrick Beverley defended a teammate and got into a scuffle. KD loves Kevin Huerta from Maryland. The Rangers beat the Kings. In the final segment of the hour, we talked about Aaron Judge and how athletes love to play for their hometown teams. Rico Bosco from Barstool calls in to talk about Thanksgiving Eve being the best night of the year when you're younger. Boomer calls the FTX guy a ‘dirtbag'. Hour 4: Aaron Judge is in San Francisco for Thanksgiving and to meet with the Giants. Gio doesn't think it's going to get done until mid-December. We discussed what the final deal could be. We also talked about the NY Giants record and what they need to get into the playoffs. Jerry returns for his last update of the day. Jerry plays random soundbites and we have to decide who it is and what it's about. Patrick Beverley is a foxhole guy and will stick up for his teammates. Sean Kugler was fired by the Arizona Cardinals for groping a woman in Mexico City. The Rangers beat the Kings last night. In the final segment of the show, our NFL picks with Yussef!
Hour 4: Aaron Judge is in San Francisco for Thanksgiving and to meet with the Giants. Gio doesn't think it's going to get done until mid-December. We discussed what the final deal could be. We also talked about the NY Giants record and what they need to get into the playoffs. Jerry returns for his last update of the day. Jerry plays random soundbites and we have to decide who it is and what it's about. Patrick Beverley is a foxhole guy and will stick up for his teammates. Sean Kugler was fired by the Arizona Cardinals for groping a woman in Mexico City. The Rangers beat the Kings last night. In the final segment of the show, our NFL picks with Yussef!
Hour 3: Aaron Judge is in San Francisco for Thanksgiving and to meet with the Giants. A caller thinks Hal Steinbrenner pulled some strings to get Aaron Judge in People Magazine's sexiest men of 2022. Jerry returns for an update but first Boomer tells us Matt Martin is forcing Thanksgiving way too early. Daniel Jones knows how important a win in Dallas would be tomorrow. Brian Daboll has never had turducken. Gio watched things on YouTube about a giant volcano in Yellowstone that could kill us all. Ben Simmons returned to Philly and the Nets lost. Patrick Beverley defended a teammate and got into a scuffle. KD loves Kevin Huerta from Maryland. The Rangers beat the Kings. In the final segment of the hour, we talked about Aaron Judge and how athletes love to play for their hometown teams. Rico Bosco from Barstool calls in to talk about Thanksgiving Eve being the best night of the year when you're younger. Boomer calls the FTX guy a ‘dirtbag'.
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Ben Simmons was back in Philadelphia last night and it didn't go well for the Nets. Plus, the San Francisco Giants are swinging big on Aaron Judge & Stump Rothenberg! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The San Francisco Giants seemingly will stop at nothing to lure Aaron Judge home. Judge, a native of nearby Linden, CA, would be the Giants' most significant free-agent addition since Barry Bonds. The Giants met with Judge on Monday night and again pretty much all day on Tuesday, according to NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic. Part of the SF Giants' pitch reportedly involved connecting Aaron Judge with Steph Curry, whose Warriors play down the street from the Giants' Oracle Park. Joc Pederson, Brandon Crawford, and Logan Webb also took to instagram in an attempt to recruit the Judge, whose 62 home runs in 2022 set the American League record. Judge was a near unanimous pick for AL MVP. Aaron Judge has also made it clear that his top priority is winning, and many have said that this makes the Giants less likely. But Dan Szymborski's 2023 ZiPS projections, which account for current rosters (so no free agents are assigned to any team) has the Giants projected at 83 wins vs. the Yankees' 85. Take Judge off the Yankees and suddenly they don't look like such a great team right now. They have a ton of money locked up to aging or underperforming players, so it could actually be argued that the San Francisco Giants are in a better spot in terms of projecting into future seasons. Relatedly, Baseball Prospectus' top Giants prospects list came out a few days ago, and once again they're high on the SF Giants' farm system. They're led by Marco Luciano and Kyle Harrison, as expected, although Luciano is more volatile now that he has been in the past. Harrison, whom Szymborski mentions as part of the reason ZiPS is relatively high on the Giants despite the absence of Carlos Rodón, is considered one of the best pitching prospects in baseball and BP suggests his ceiling is that he could be one of the best pitchers in the game. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:
Markus "The Waterboy" Boucher gives his thoughts on Aaron Judge returning to northern California for his meeting with the San Francisco Giants before taking a look at the 49ers matchup with the New Orleans Saints this weekend and the best bets from week 12 of the NFL Season!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Full segment from the 8 o'clock hour. Aaron Judge is in San Francisco for Thanksgiving and to meet with the Giants. A caller thinks Hal Steinbrenner pulled some strings to get Aaron Judge in People Magazine's sexiest men of 2022.
Aaron Judge is taking a meeting with the San Francisco Giants today. How nervous should Yankee fans be? Plus, the Knicks win and how can Zach Wilson win back the locker room? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The San Francisco Giants are meeting with Aaron Judge TODAY. Aaron Judge was captured on camera last night arriving at a hotel in San Francisco. Shortly afterwards, multiple reporters indicated that the SF Giants are meeting with Judge on Tuesday. Judge indicated in the video clip that he was there to visit friends and family, but it was obvious that the Giants are also in his plans. While the notion of Judge meeting with the Giants is exciting, it should be noted that it's not particularly surprising. The Giants' interest in Judge is well established at this point, and it's common for major free agents to sit down with interested teams. The SF Giants are a real threat to steal Judge from New York, but smart money still has him returning to the Yankees. Is there another free agent who, objectively speaking, might make even more sense than Judge? Carlos Correa is nearly three years younger, he can hit, he can defend, he's athletic, he's a leader, and the Dodgers hate him. Checks pretty much all of the boxes. Yes, he was central to the Astros' sign stealing that tainted their success in the late 2010s, but Correa is several years removed from those revelations and has continued to be an impact player. He has indicated that he's willing to sign somewhere if the money is right, and the Giants should have the motivation and means to make him an offer he can't refuse. It's not impossible to envision the Giants coming away with both Judge and one of the star free-agent shortstops. But the Giants will also need their farm system to start producing major league talent in 2023, and they might be well on their way with the likes of Casey Schmitt reaching the upper minors. Schmitt, along with catcher Patrick Bailey, won Minor League Gold Glove awards on Tuesday. Schmitt is an elite defensive third baseman, who's also spent some time at short. He has a chance to make a real impact on the MLB team in 2023. Bailey was the Giants' first-round pick in 2020, and has mostly been a disappointment thus far. But it's not hard to find good qualities to his game, as evidenced by his Gold Glove Award, 15% walk rate, and near .200 isolated power in High-A this season. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:
The guys talk about Aaron Judge taking a meeting with the San Francisco Giants and whether or not he will be a forever Yankee or go somewhere else. They also go over the sexiest man alive list, Don gives his top five best looking people at the station, and they take some of your Yankee calls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jerry starts with audio from Rob Saleh, not committing to Zach Wilson as the QB for Sunday. Justin Fields is injured and may not play this week against the Jets. The 49'ers beat the Cardinals in Mexico City. Aaron Judge was in San Francisco and it seemed very planned. Alek Manoah was asked who the worst cheater in baseball history is and he said Gerrit Cole. The Knicks won last night and the Devils won their 13th straight.
Hour 1: Zach Wilson was a big topic yesterday. Booger McFarland said he's a rich kid who's never had to be accountable. Rob Saleh will not commit to Zach Wilson as the QB going forward. Jets players seem to want Mike White and Boomer said the coach just came out and essentially said what's going on in the locker room. Gio runs down some stats that show Zach Wilson is the worst QB in the league. It's also Hungerthon 2022. Jerry starts with audio from Rob Saleh, not committing to Zach Wilson as the QB for Sunday. Justin Fields is injured and may not play this week against the Jets. The 49'ers beat the Cardinals in Mexico City. Aaron Judge was in San Francisco and it seemed very planned. Alek Manoah was asked who the worst cheater in baseball history is and he said Gerrit Cole. The Knicks won last night and the Devils won their 13th straight. In the final segment of the hour, Gio brings up a passive aggressive Instagram post regarding the Jets. Elijah Moore posted a pic of himself throwing a football like he's a QB.