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The official home for audio programming from McCovey Chronicles, SB Nation's community for fans of the San Francisco Giants.

    The Giants' rebuild is still in progress AND the 2012 World Series Reunion

    The Giants' rebuild is still in progress AND the 2012 World Series Reunion

    The 2012 World Series team reunion this past weekend got Bryan and Doug thinking: was this actually the best team of the Giants' early 10s dynasty? So many memories from start to finish and a series of redemptive stories throughout the postseason -- maybe it has been unfairly minimized as the dynasty's middle child.
    Meanwhile, in the present day, Bryan brings to Doug's attention Melissa Lockard's interview with Grant Brisbee at The Athletic that gave him a modicum of hope for the farm system over the next couple of years. Maybe the Giants aren't quite as far behind as it looked like they were heading into the All-Star Break. Still far away -- but not 2026 or 2027 far. Maybe!
    And then, Doug wrote about what the Giants need to do the rest of the way to have a shot at the postseason. Do your numbers match up with his? What about Bryan's shot in the dark prediction about the team's final record? 48 games to go! These next two weeks will be critical.
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    • 45 min
    Trade Deadline - RUF IS ON THE MOVE!

    Trade Deadline - RUF IS ON THE MOVE!

    First off, hat tip to Crazy Crabbers (and Duane Kuiper) for inspiring this episode's title, which tracks the moves the Giants made at the 2022 deadline. Did they do enough to make the final two months of this season more interesting and/or set themselves up to be more interesting in the next couple of seasons? Bryan and Doug have answers to both! Do you agree?
    They also discuss the big trade of the day and what that means for the Giants going forward. Does the Padres acquisition of Juan Soto mean that Giants fans should go mad, break each other's heads open, and feast on the goo inside? Some sources say yes, but we're Bryan and Doug aren't so sure.
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    • 27 min
    Who To Trade & Vibes-Based Bullpen Trust Power Rankings for July

    Who To Trade & Vibes-Based Bullpen Trust Power Rankings for July

    For years Bryan has said that the Giants have reached the end of the line with a core group of players. Is this finally the year when he's right? The Giants don't seem to be firmly in the buy or sell camp, but given the dismaying results from the farm system, surely, obviously, they must be sellers looking to add some near-ML talent, right? RIGHT? RIIIIIIGHT?
    In other news, it's clear that the Giants bullpen is a place where hope goes to die and so it's difficult to say that anyone in the bullpen is trustworthy; therefore, before getting into their player rankings, Doug and Bryan rank the five things in their worldview that they trust more than the Giants bullpen.
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    • 41 min
    Forget Juan Soto -- Sell! Sell! Sell!

    Forget Juan Soto -- Sell! Sell! Sell!

    Let's ignore for the moment that the Giants are 16.5 games and $100+ million in payroll behind the Dodgers and focus on the clearer fact that they're just 48-47 with 67 to play. Oh sure, they could definitely go 37-30 and hope that 85-77 is enough to get into the playoffs, but does that seem probable even if it's plausible? Bryan thinks that with Carlos Rodon's obvious departure after the season and the team's average performance and NO hope of getting better on defense over the final 67 games it's the perfect time to be sellers at the trade deadline. Doug thinks ownership isn't going to like that, even if last year's success has in no way boosted this year's bottom line.
    They also talk about the Giants' week of transactions, from the All-Star Game, the Futures Game and, of course, the draft, where the team opted to get a little weird with their drafting formula. There's also some Juan Soto talk, because he's noteworthy!
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    • 49 min
    Giants Broadcasters: The Next Generation

    Giants Broadcasters: The Next Generation

    The Giants had a stellar week with at least one historic highlight, but was it all just a blip in a rudderless season or evidence of the good team they've actually been all along? Bryan and Doug discuss some surprising numbers that describe a different team than the one that's just on the outside of the playoffs looking in.
    And after that first half analysis, they get into a discussion about the future of the Giants' broadcasting team, specifically, what happens when Jon Miller, Duane Kuiper, and Mike Krukow decide to spend their days doing something other than provide us with tremendous entertainment and memories to last a lifetime?
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    • 45 min
    Chroncast #100: Joc Pederson is an All-Star, Carlos Rodón is... trade bait?

    Chroncast #100: Joc Pederson is an All-Star, Carlos Rodón is... trade bait?

    Can you believe we've done 100 episodes of this podcast? Oh sure, the network has expanded at times to include Sami's wonderful Happy Hour, our unnamed prospect podcast with Roger (RIP to both), but the pure, rambling Chroncast celebrates it's 100th episode by celebrating the trio of Giants' All-Stars recognized this past week by the industry: Joc Pederson, David Villar, and Kyle Harrison. Whither Carlos Rodón and Logan Webb? Well, that's a whole other issue.
    Our listener questions this week wonder if the Giants might try to take on salary to get talent or if they'll simply be sellers at the trade deadline, why is Larry Baer still unemployed by the Giants, and what kind of YouTube ads do you think Gabe Kapler sees before he watches a video. You can always submit your questions in the comments below and to our Twitter account: @McChroncast. ]
    And we can't thank you enough for listening to our show. Although Bryan would probably talk to his own reflection, it has truly been a lot of fun talking about the Giants over the years and having so many people listen along. If you like our show, give us a five-star rating on Apple Podcasts or like/thumbs up us anywhere you listen to podcasts.
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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Nice

Often better than the games themselves

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For Giants fans only...

McCovey Chroncles is the best. The podcast is a fun way to hear Giants talk once a week during the season.

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Terrible sound became a deal breaker

I keep trying to get into this podcast and every time I stop early because of the terrible sound quality. Not only is it quiet and voices muffled but you also hear static. I had my volume all the way up and it was still terrible. Unfortunate because the content seemed good but please spend a few bucks in some better mics

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