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The best daily San Francisco Giants podcast. Whether the Giants are winning championships or retooling for another title run, Locked On Giants host Ben Kaspick, a lifelong Giants fan and former FanGraphs and Beyond the Box Score contributor, breaks down every game, rumor, and transaction in a way that's data-driven and rational but also simple, passionate, and accessible to all. It's a new era of Giants baseball under Farhan Zaidi and Gabe Kapler, and the Locked On Giants podcast is a vital resource for every SF Giants fan who wants to be part of the journey. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network.

Locked On Giants – Daily Podcast On The San Francisco Giant‪s‬ Locked on Podcast Network, Ben Kaspick

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The best daily San Francisco Giants podcast. Whether the Giants are winning championships or retooling for another title run, Locked On Giants host Ben Kaspick, a lifelong Giants fan and former FanGraphs and Beyond the Box Score contributor, breaks down every game, rumor, and transaction in a way that's data-driven and rational but also simple, passionate, and accessible to all. It's a new era of Giants baseball under Farhan Zaidi and Gabe Kapler, and the Locked On Giants podcast is a vital resource for every SF Giants fan who wants to be part of the journey. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network.

    Talking Giants prospects with Marc Delucchi

    Talking Giants prospects with Marc Delucchi

    On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick is joined by special guest Marc Delucchi, who discusses the state of the San Francisco Giants' farm system. Marc is a contributor and co-site expert at Around the Foghorn, and this week is the site's very first ever Giants Prospect Week. Today Marc unveils his Top 31 Giants Prospects list at Around the Foghorn. Ben and Marc discuss a wide range of topics, from a big surprise at No. 2 on Marc's list, to Joey Bart's 2020 struggles, and so much more.
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    • 39 min
    Keep an eye on Vosler, Wade Jr.

    Keep an eye on Vosler, Wade Jr.

    On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the latest with the San Francisco Giants and Major League Baseball. Following the Giants' televised spring game on Tuesday, Ben breaks down the game's key takeaways. Two lefty bats with aspirations of making the Giants' roster at some point this season were in the lineup and had impressive games. Outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr. could play a prominent role this year, as he seems to fit the Giants' needs perfectly. In the infield, Jason Vosler could get a real opportunity at some point, and he made a good impression by lining a pair of opposite field doubles against Dodgers ace Walker Buehler and the flame throwing righty Dustin May.
    In the second segment, Ben discusses a couple of major stories that have broken in the last few days. The Athletic reported yesterday that expanded postseason and the universal DH are "dead issues," which could dramatically affect the Giants' 2021 playoff chances. Additionally, we learned this week that the Triple-A season, which was originally slated to start in early April, will be delayed until May.
    Finally, Ben discusses Jon Heyman's report that the Giants are close to signing veteran relief pitcher José Álvarez. It's probably a minor league contract, but could be a major league deal given Álvarez's track record of being a consistently good left-handed reliever.
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    • 28 min
    Division Day: Giants & Rockies

    Division Day: Giants & Rockies

    On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick joins Ryan Ladika of Locked On Rockies to talk about the latest with the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies. In talking about the Giants, Ben addresses their busy offseason and goes in depth on the Tommy La Stella signing and the state of the Giants' catchers. The catching situation is a bit complicated, as Buster Posey returns from opting out of the 2020 season and top prospect Joey Bart remains in the wings.
    In discussing the Rockies, Ryan talks about the Nolan Arenado trade, and owner Dick Monfort's comment that he hasn't even considered firing general manager Jeff Bridich, despite him being personally responsible for the Arenado trade and making a number of high profile free agent signings that fell completely flat.
    To wrap up the show, Ben and Ryan discuss the challenges these two franchises face existing in a division with the loaded Dodgers and Padres, and they mull over the pros and cons of an expanded postseason in MLB.
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    • 35 min
    La Stella, Yaz form formidable 1-2 punch

    La Stella, Yaz form formidable 1-2 punch

    On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick breaks down the latest from spring training for the San Francisco Giants. First, Ben talks about yesterday's Giants lineup which featured newcomer Tommy La Stella at the top, followed by 2020 breakout star Mike Yastrzemski. Those two figure to be a pesky and formidable 1-2 punch at the top of San Francisco's order this year against right-handed pitchers, and they could be followed by the equally dangerous Brandon Belt and Alex Dickerson.
    Next, Ben breaks down tonight's starting lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers, a game which will be televised on NBC Sports Bay Area. The highlight of this lineup is Marco Luciano batting ninth and playing shortstop. Luciano is considered by many to be the Giants' best prospect, and a top-10 prospect in all of baseball. He's just 19 years old and could be just a year or two away from the major leagues.
    Finally, Ben talks about what to look for overall from the Giants this spring training. The team has several of its top prospects in camp, so it will be fascinating to follow their performance. However, Ben advises that spring training stats, and the team's win-loss record, should not be read into too much. It's a wiser approach to look out for statements from manager Gabe Kapler or front office leaders Farhan Zaidi and Scott Harris when looking for insights about who's standing out in camp.
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    • 26 min
    Buster Posey is Back

    Buster Posey is Back

    On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses three things we learned this weekend about the San Francisco Giants. The first thing we learned is that Buster Posey is back, and that that's a big deal. The Giants sorely missed Posey last year as Joey Bart, Chadwick Tromp, and Tyler Heineman struggled to produce. Posey is healthy, motivated, and could be in line for a resurgent season after working with the Giants' savvy new hitting coaches.
    The second thing we learned is that the Giants may have a problem at the backup shortstop position. Mauricio Dubón started at short in yesterday's first spring training game, and he looked extremely shaky. He let a ball go through his legs, and failed to get a single out on what should have been a double play grounder. Brandon Crawford will need some days off, so backup shortstop is going to be an area to watch moving forward.
    Finally, the third thing we learned is that Sam Long looks legit. Long is in camp as a non-roster invitee, and Gabe Kapler, Posey, and Joey Bart are among the prominent Giants who have raved about Long's bullpens so far. Long's stuff was on display on Sunday, and he looked awesome. The Giants have 20 non-roster pitchers in camp, so Long, Jimmie Sherfy, and others could be dark horses to make the Giants' opening day roster.
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    • 24 min
    Inbox: Could Giants' outfield depth lead to Slater being optioned?

    Inbox: Could Giants' outfield depth lead to Slater being optioned?

    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: I’m getting a little concerned that we might not see Austin Slater make the roster. Is too much depth ever a problem? If so, what does that look like? How do you see Farhan Zaidi addressing that issue? Who are the players that are out of minor league options? If the Giants are hunting free agents in 2022, what position do you think they should target (assuming Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford are gone). The team talks a lot about stretching out pitchers. Would it be a health consideration for ‘starters’/multiple inning pitchers like Shun Yamaguchi or Nick Tropeano to have normal bullpen duties and also be able to make spot starts? I guess more clarity on the idea of stretching out players. Did the fact that the Giants had to protect four players from the Rule 5 Draft hinder their attempt to sign more major league contracts?
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

SK3333333 ,

Great content! A lot of ads though :(

Ben does a great job of presenting the giants, catching up really quick, and gaining insight on how players perform. There are too many ads from the “locked on” parent company though which doesn’t work with the short daily podcast. It’s 15-20 mins long and about 5 mins there is ads. Unfortunately Ben can’t help it since it’s up to the main company as to how many ads play. I tend to enjoy my other baseball podcasts that have far fewer ads. Otherwise it’s a solid show!

TJ!44 ,

Ben rocks!!

Ben -

You are an excellent, insightful and articulate scribe. Great communicator, and I’m sure you will have a fine career. Just do what you do and don’t listen to the haters. They just like to criticize, and you won’t find them in the arena competing.

Thanks, TJ34!

serious listener Pete ,

Best average

Why didn’t Kapler start Solono the final game. He was the best average hitter on the team. I wonder if analytics played part.

Dave P

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