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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 RotoGraphs 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 ...
 
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On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses the San Francisco Giants' season-ending press conference with president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi and manager Gabe Kapler. Zaidi spoke about the team's desire to retain Buster Posey, who's going to spend some time talking with his wife and deciding his future. The Giants hold…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses the San Francisco Giants' upcoming offseason. He talks about the key players set to reach free agency, and the critical decisions the Giants will have to make. The first order of business is Buster Posey, who has a $22M club option for 2022 (with a $3M buyout). Posey has said that he w…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick tries to make sense of the San Francisco Giants' magical season ending abruptly on Thursday night at the hands of their bitter rivals. Wilmer Flores was ruled to have swung at a two-strike Max Scherzer offering, even though he didn't, and just like that, the game and the season was over. Ultimat…
 
It all comes down to this. On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick answers listeners' questions about the San Francisco Giants' NLDS Game 5 tonight against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Among the questions asked and answered are: Are we winning Game 5? Give us some stats that’ll make us feel good about Thursday’s game. Do you think the Gia…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses the San Francisco Giants' 7-2 loss in Game 4 of the NLDS, with the Dodgers forcing a decisive Game 5 in San Francisco on Thursday night. Anthony DeSclafani started for the Giants, and he was shaky from the first pitch. Manager Gabe Kapler did his best to keep the Giants in the game, de…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick details the San Francisco Giants' thrilling 1-0 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers in LA. In a game that heavily favored the Dodgers because of the pitching match-up, Alex Wood out-dueled Max Scherzer. Scherzer allowed a solo home run to Evan Longoria, and that was the only scoring in the game.…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses the San Francisco Giants' two NLDS games against the Dodgers over the weekend. Logan Webb was absolutely dominant in Game 1, and the Giants hammered three home runs en route to a 4-0 win. However, pretty much nothing went right in Game 2. Kevin Gausman was shaky early on, and the bullp…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses the San Francisco Giants' upcoming NLDS matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants announced their playoff roster this morning, and there were a few surprises. Most notably, Johnny Cueto was left off. It's a move that makes sense, but is bound to make Cueto unhappy. Leaving Cueto…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses the San Francisco Giants' upcoming heavyweight matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series. These two storied franchises have never met in the postseason—until now. The Dodgers won 106 games in the regular season, one fewer than the 107-win Giants. As a …
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick attempts to predict the San Francisco Giants' 26-man Division Series roster. The NLDS opens up on Friday, and the Giants will either be facing the Dodgers or Cardinals. Ben discusses who he thinks are locks among position players, starters, and relievers, and then attempts to figure out the rema…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses the stats behind the San Francisco Giants' 107-win season in 2021. They excelled in just about every way, as you would expect from the team that led the majors in wins. Their non-pitcher offense ranked among the very best in the game. Their pitchers prevented runs very well, and a lot …
 
The Giants just did the impossible. On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants winning their 107th game, and with it the 2021 NL West crown. It's a truly unbelievable accomplishment for this resilient and relentless Giants team. They were expected to win in the neighborhood of 75 games, yet they were …
 
On this special Locked On MLB teaser episode, Sully and Jeff Carr (Locked On Reds) take you through the Locked On MLB Playoff Power Rankings as voted on by Locked On’s local roster of MLB hosts. They make their predictions for the postseason and who will square off in the World Series, and offer thoughts on where they agree and disagree with consen…
 
Put the champagne on ice. On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick details the San Francisco Giants' tense win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, which reduced the Giants' magic number to clinch the NL West to two. It was an extremely ugly first inning for the Giants, but they rebounded to sweep the D-backs with a walk-off single by Late N…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses the San Francisco Giants' record-setting 104th win of the year, the most the franchise has had in the San Francisco era. Despite the historic accomplishment, the Giants still don't have the NL West division crown wrapped up with just four games remaining. The Dodgers, on paper one of t…
 
Best team in San Francisco Giants history? On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the Giants' 103rd win of the season, which matches their San Francisco-era best. The win was important, as it allowed the Giants to maintain their two-game lead over the Dodgers, who won in San Diego. It was a start for Logan Webb, who was s…
 
Brandon Belt has a fractured thumb. On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick answers listeners' questions about the state of the San Francisco Giants. Among the questions asked and answered are: With Brandon Belt possibly out for the rest of the year, what is first base going to look like? LaMonte Wade Jr.? Darin Ruf? Kris Bryant? Will…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick details the San Francisco Giants' dominant sweep in Denver, as they blew past the 100-win mark, set the franchise's all-time home run record, and reduced their magic number to win the NL West to five. Any combination of Giants wins and Dodgers losses that sums to five means the Giants win the NL…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick joins Locked On Rockies host Paul Holden to discuss the San Francisco Giants' critical upcoming series in Denver. The Giants seemed poised to perhaps take a three-game lead in the NL West yesterday, but then everything took a turn for the worse. The Dodgers came back to defeat Colorado, and the …
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses the San Francisco Giants' thrilling 8-6 win over the San Diego Padres, and how the Giants gained a game on the Dodgers. San Francisco's lead in the NL West increased to two games with 10 to play, and their magic number was reduced to nine. Any combination of Giants wins and Dodgers los…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants' clutch, thrilling win over the San Diego Padres. LaMonte Wade Jr. delivered another huge hit in the 9th inning, this time to give the Giants a one-run lead that they would hold onto in a dicey bottom of the 9th. Tyler Rogers got the save in place of an injur…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick answers listeners' questions about the state of the San Francisco Giants. Among the questions asked and answered are: Do you think Kris Bryant will ultimately re-sign with the Giants? Is he worth a $200M+ contract? With lots of one-year deals, some with options and others without them, how much …
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about three things we learned this weekend with the San Francisco Giants. Kevin Gausman and Donovan Solano provided what may have been the Giants' most magical moments of the season to date. Solano tied the game with a pinch-hit homer with two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the 9th.…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick answers listeners' questions about the San Francisco Giants. Among the questions asked and answered are: What do you think the Giants' playoff rotation will look like? What would be the ideal postseason lineup vs a LHP? RHP? What do you think will the Giants' playoff 26 man roster? Or more speci…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants' lead in the NL West slipping down to one game after back-to-back losses to the Padres. Ben discusses the two teams' remaining schedules and breaks down what went wrong for the Giants in the last two games. Alex Wood's COVID-19 illness has hurt the Giants, as…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick is joined by Locked On Padres host Javier Reyes to talk about the state of the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres. The duo discuss the Padres' collapse, Yu Darvish's home run problems, and how everyone was wrong about what these two teams would be. The Giants made under-the-radar moves in…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants clinching a spot in the 2021 postseason. They're the first team to do so, and it's the earliest clinch for the Giants in franchise history. They routed the Padres, who were supposed to be the team that made their road to the playoffs nearly impossible. Instea…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants being one win away from clinching their first postseason berth since 2016. Yes, winning the NL West remains the regular-season goal, but clinching a postseason berth in baseball is always worth celebrating. Not to mention the fact that it would be the first p…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses the San Francisco Giants' win over the Cubs on Friday afternoon. Brandon Belt wore a captain's C on his chest made out of electrical tape, and he went out and delivered one of his best games of the season. Evan Longoria had put the C on Belt's jersey, not expecting him to wear it on th…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about what's to come after the season for the 90-50 San Francisco Giants. It's been a magical season in 2021, but what will happen when it ends? The team has several key potential free agents, including Buster Posey, Brandon Belt, Kevin Gausman, Kris Bryant, Anthony DeSclafani, Donovan Sol…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants' series sweep in Denver. LaMonte Wade Jr. had a huge, go-ahead hit in the Giants' 9th-inning comeback, and Evan Longoria delivered a knockout punch. Earlier in the game, Brandon Crawford's three-run homer tied the game after the Giants had been shut out throu…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick details the San Francisco Giants' dominant win in Denver. Kevin Gausman was highly effective with a mid-90s fastball, and the offense exploded for four home runs. Darin Ruf, Buster Posey, and Thairo Estrada (twice) went deep in the win. The Giants' bullpen, the subject of much conversation after…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses the San Francisco Giants' weekend series win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants entered this critical season series finale with first place on the line, and they left town back in first place after winning two of three. Anthony DeSclafani was fantastic on Friday, bucking the tren…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick answers listeners' questions about the state of the San Francisco Giants. Among the questions asked and answered are: Are we pretty certain at this point that Logan Webb would be the Wild Card game starter if we ended up in the Wild Card slot? What would the Giants need to do to give Darin Ruf m…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick details the San Francisco Giants' much-needed win against the Brewers in the series finale on Thursday afternoon. Logan Webb delivered his 14th straight start allowing two runs or fewer, a remarkable achievement. Darin Ruf had a huge hit after an enormous replay review on Kris Bryant went the Gi…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants' difficult finish to the month of August, yet their surprisingly great overall numbers in the month. Despite the rough finish, the Giants enter the month of September in first place in a division almost everyone thought would be dominated by the Dodgers and P…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick details the latest with the San Francisco Giants. Prior to Monday's series opener with the Milwaukee Brewers, Alex Wood was placed on the COVID-19 IL, and Johnny Cueto was placed on the COVID-19 protocol list. Cueto is ill but has tested negative for COVID-19. The Giants cannot afford to lose bo…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about three things we learned this weekend with the San Francisco Giants. The Giants' magic number was reduced to 17, and the playoffs are very much in sight. Logan Webb continued to look like an ace, but Kevin Gausman continued his inconsistent second half and Anthony DeSclafani was hit h…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick details the San Francisco Giants' crushing win over the New York Mets. Brandon Belt homered twice after losing his grandmother earlier that day. The Giants added four home runs to their MLB lead and are on pace to shatter their franchise record. The Giants also guaranteed they would not have fiv…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses the key performers on the MLB-best San Francisco Giants. Last week he talked about the team numbers that have led to the team's success, and today he describes the individual players who have made such an impact. Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford have had monster seasons worthy of MVP …
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about three things we learned this weekend with the San Francisco Giants. The first thing we learned was that the Giants set pinch-hit history with late, dramatic pinch homers by LaMonte Wade Jr. and Donovan Solano. The second thing we learned was that Logan Webb continued his stretch of d…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants' key statistics at the season's 3/4 mark. Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford have fueled a potent offense, and their defense hasn't hurt either. On the pitching side, the Giants put the ball on the ground and limit free passes, which makes them a top-10 unit i…
 
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: Mike Yastrzemski really hasn't hit at all. are they concerned about him? Is there any discussion about Yastrzemski and his struggles? Sure seems like he can’t catch up to har…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick details the San Francisco Giants' last two games against the New York Mets. Logan Webb was brilliant again on Tuesday, continuing his breakout season and leading the Giants to a win. Webb has a 1.64 ERA in his last 11 starts, and has allowed two runs or fewer in in all of them, tying a franchise…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants' win over the Mets, and Kris Bryant's stated desire to stay with the Giants. Bryant said that being with the Giants "feels right," and hinted at his desire to sign an extension, even before he reaches free agency at the end of the season. Ben explores what a …
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about three things we learned this weekend with the San Francisco Giants. The first thing we learned is that Brandon Crawford signed a two-year, $32M extension to stay in San Francisco. Crawford is enjoying a career year at age 34, and the deal is a win for both sides. The second thing we …
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francsico Giants' 7-0 win over the Rockies on Thursday night at Oracle Park. Logan Webb was fantastic again, firing six shutout innings and nearly hitting a grand slam. LaMonte Wade Jr. hit another home run, raising his season total to 15. When the Giants acquired Wade Jr., p…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick details the San Francisco Giants' 7-2 win and series sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. Kevin Gausman started off great, but ended up losing his command in what amounted to another shaky outing. Buster Posey, LaMonte Wade Jr., Brandon Crawford, and Alex Dickerson hit home runs…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants' resilient 8-7 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. Kris Bryant delivered the walk-off in the 9th, Buster Posey wasn't retired in five plate appearances, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, and Mike Yastrzemski scorched the ball. Alex Wood was…
 
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: Am I right to have given up on Alex Dickerson and Austin Slater? Do you think poor outfield play (Slater/Dickerson) will result in a call up from Triple-A? Heliot Ramos is th…
 
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