Giants sign Alex Wood to $3M deal

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants signing left-handed pitcher Alex Wood to a one-year, $3M contract that includes up to an additional $3M in performance bonuses. Giants GM Scott Harris said last week on MLB Network Radio that the club was hopeful it would add a […]

Inbox: Should the Giants trade for Andrew Benintendi?

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick answers questions from listeners about the San Francisco Giants. Among the questions asked and answered are: Andrew Benintendi would appear to be a perfect fit for the Giants present and future needs. Lots of talk about the Red Sox now listening to potential deals for him. […]

Giants hope to add lefty starter in coming weeks

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about Giants General Manager Scott Harris saying on Tuesday that the club is targeting left-handed starters and hopes to add one in the coming weeks. This contradicts something Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi said a few weeks ago, that the club was not […]

Giants add prospect, trade Sam Coonrod to Phillies

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants’ trade of right-handed reliever Sam Coonrod to the Phillies in exchange for 2020 fourth-round draft pick Carson Ragsdale, a 6-foot-8 right-handed pitcher. Coonrod had become unpopular among Giants fans after he refused to kneel in a show of solidarity in […]

Why trading for Lindor didn’t make sense for Giants

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the Mets’ acquisition of Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco from the Indians, and why, despite Lindor being a great player, trading for him at this point in time didn’t make sense for the Giants. Brandon Crawford is still on this team for one more […]

Why bargain deals help teams win

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about why bargain contracts help teams win, and why overpriced deals hold teams back. The San Francisco Giants of the late 2010s are a perfect illustration of how overpriced contracts can stop a team from being competitive, assuming ownership groups are not willing to spend […]

Giants sign catcher Curt Casali to $1.5M deal

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick breaks down the San Francsico Giants’ signing of free-agent catcher Curt Casali to a one-year, $1.5M deal. Casali has been significantly above average against left-handed pitching in his major league career, and has been below-average against righties. He’s considered a likeable guy and a strong clubhouse […]

New Year’s Resolutions for the San Francisco Giants

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants’ New Year’s resolutions. While 2020 was a pretty terrible year for humanity and baseball as a whole, the Giants actually had a fairly encouraging season. Their offense was among the best in the game and they were in contention for […]