With only $23M committed next year, when are the Giants going to spend?

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, Ben Kaspick talks about the 2021-22 free agent class, and how it might affect the San Francisco Giants this offseason. The Giants certainly have some areas of need this year, namely starting pitcher, and they figure to go into the 2022 offseason in an even more dire situation. Kevin […]

What Padres’ acquisitions of Snell, Darvish means for Giants

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about what it means for the San Francisco Giants that the San Diego Padres just traded for aces Blake Snell and Yu Darvish. The Giants already had an uphill battle in the NL West having to contend with the Dodgers, winners of eight straight division […]

Inbox: At what point do Giants open wallets to elite talent?

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick answers questions from listeners about the state of the San Francsico Giants. Among the questions asked and answered are: What should the Giants’ payroll be? As a big revenue team, at what point do we open our wallets to elite talent and compete dollar for dollar […]

Giants sign free-agent reliever John Brebbia

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants’ signing of free-agent relief pitcher John Brebbia to a one-year, $800K deal. Brebbia had Tommy John surgery in June, but owns a lifetime 3.14 ERA in 175 innings. He should be able to join the Giants’ bullpen sometime in the […]

2021 ZiPS projections: Gausman, Webb, DeSclafani, Hjelle

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick looks at the 2021 ZiPS projections for the San Francisco Giants, which were released Monday on FanGraphs by Dan Szymborski. Examined today are the projections for starting pitchers Kevin Gausman, Logan Webb, Anthony DeSclafani, and Sean Hjelle. Starting pitching currently projects to be a weakness for […]

Giants sign free-agent starter DeSclafani to $6M deal

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants signing right-handed starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani to a one-year, $6M deal with $250,000 available in performance bonuses. DeSclafani has spent most of his career with the Cincinnati Reds, where he was inconsistent but very good at times. His 2020 season […]

2021 ZiPS projections: Dickerson, Vosler, Bart, Ruf

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick looks at some 2021 ZiPS projections for the San Francisco Giants, which were released Monday on FanGraphs by Dan Szymborski. Examined today are the projections for Alex Dickerson, Jason Vosler, Joey Bart, and Darin Ruf. Ben talked at length last year about how projections systems were […]

2021 ZiPS projections: Dubón, Crawford, Longoria, Solano

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick looks at some 2021 ZiPS projections for the San Francisco Giants, which were released yesterday on FanGraphs by Dan Szymborski. Examined today are the projections for Mauricio Dubón, Brandon Crawford, Evan Longoria, and Donovan Solano. Ben talked at length last year about how projections systems were […]

2021 ZiPS projections: Yaz, Belt, Posey, Slater, Flores

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick looks at the 2021 ZiPS projections for the San Francisco Giants, which were released today on FanGraphs by Dan Szymborski. Ben talked at length last year about how projections systems were probably being overly pessimistic about the Giants, because of the team’s commitment to platoons and […]

Inbox: Will the Giants sign a big-time free agent this offseason?

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: What are the chances the Giants sign a “big-time” free agent this offseason? Do you think the front office will target a high risk, high reward starting pitcher? Or more […]