Gritty Giants pitch, platoon their way to series split

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the Giants’ unlikely series split against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. After losing the first two games by a combined score of 17-2, the Giants were looking like a team that was already unraveling. But against two lefty starters on Saturday and Sunday, the […]

Giants miss opportunities early, unravel late on Opening Day

On today’s Locked On Giants Podcast, host Ben Kaspick analyzes the San Francisco Giants’ Opening Day loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants had a couple of big opportunities early in the game, including bases loaded no outs and a first and third no outs, and came away with just one run total. The […]

Giants mailbag: How long before Bart comes up?

On today’s Locked On Giants Podcast, host Ben Kaspick answers questions from fans on Twitter. Among the questions answered, Ben talks about when the Giants may (or may not) call up top prospect Joey Bart. The team must wait until July 29 if they want to ensure that Bart won’t gain a full year of […]

Giants neutralize A’s with pitching, platoons as Opening Day nears

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the Giants’ exhibition win over the Oakland Athletics. It was the Giants’ second straight victory over Oakland, and they played very well in both games. The Giants used nine pitchers for one inning apiece in both games, and almost everyone was sharp. On Tuesday, […]

Kapler, several Giants players kneel for national anthem

On today’s Locked On Giants Podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about yesterday’s historic game for the San Francisco Giants. This game was significant enough already, being the Giants’ first non-instrasquad game in a major league stadium since last September, but something else entirely ended up stealing the show. Manager Gabe Kapler, two staff members, and […]

Predicting the Giants’ Opening Day roster

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick takes a stab at predicting the San Francisco Giants’ 30-man Opening Day roster. There are several non-roster invitees who are likely to make the team, which will force the Giants to shake up their 40-man roster. Catching prospect Joey Bart is unlikely to make the team, […]

Giants’ depth, versatility will be tested if Belt, Longoria miss time

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick covers numerous topics, including Evan Longoria being diagnosed with a moderate oblique strain. All offseason, Ben has talked about how the Giants have better depth than in previous years, and it will be tested if Longoria and first baseman Brandon Belt, who’s dealing with a heel […]

Joey Bart should not start the season with the Giants

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about why Joey Bart should not be thrust into the major leagues to start the 2020 season. He’s only played 22 games above A-ball, and questions remain about his hit tool and plate discipline. The Giants are not in a position to risk harming the […]

Giants find themselves in catcher limbo with Buster Posey opting out and Joey Bart not quite ready

With Buster Posey opting out of the 2020 season and Joey Bart not quite ready for the majors, the Giants find themselves in catcher limbo. The current competition at the position—between Tyler Heineman, Rob Brantly, and Chadwick Tromp—is both strange and fascinating. Ben Kaspick breaks down the status of that competition, with quotes from Giants […]