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Locked On Giants is the only daily podcast focused on the San Francisco Giants. Whether the Giants are winning titles or retooling for another championship run, host Ben Kaspick, a FanGraphs fantasy contributor and diehard Giants fan, breaks down every game, rumor, and transaction in a way that's data-driven and rational but also clear and accessible to all. It's a new era for Giants baseball under Farhan Zaidi and Gabe Kapler, and the Locked On Giants podcast is a must-listen for every #SFG ...
 
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley reflect on the on-field feats, statistical records, and larger legacy of baseball icon Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron, who died on Friday at age 86. Then (25:47) they talk to Joe Lowry of Prospects Live about the ongoing boom in baseball cards, touching on why 2020 fueled a surge in sports-card collecting, how baseball cards …
 
Episode 906 On the latest episode of FanGraphs Audio, the crew continues to marvel at the impressive squad being assembling in San Diego before a former major league closer joins the podcast to share his tales. At the top of the show, Ben Clemens sits down with resident Padres fan Jason Martinez to talk about the team that won’t stop adding. Just l…
 
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Alex Rodriguez’s ubiquity on non-baseball broadcasts and then discuss George Springer signing a franchise-record contract with the Blue Jays, Michael Brantley re-signing with the Astros, and José Quintana signing with the Angels, touching on how the Jays compare to their AL East rivals and what the team may…
 
We welcome back our great friend Paul Sporer (@sporer) from FanGraphs to get caught up on what's been a very busy Hot Stove season! Lots of great info on who's making the best moves for their teams this winter. Out of the Park Baseball 21 is available now on Steam or directly from us at Out of the Park Developments for the new offseason price of ju…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about MLB telling teams to expect spring training to start on time, and to expect a 162-game season. According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the league is also advocating for a continuation of the rule changes implemented last year, including seven-inning double headers, the runner on se…
 
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley discuss ESPN’s report about Mets GM Jared Porter’s harassment of a female reporter when Porter worked for the Cubs in 2016, Porter’s subsequent firing by the Mets, Mets president Sandy Alderson’s comments about Porter’s hiring, the limitations of assessing character, the obstacles media members who aren’t cis men encoun…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants signing left-handed pitcher Alex Wood to a one-year, $3M contract that includes up to an additional $3M in performance bonuses. Giants GM Scott Harris said last week on MLB Network Radio that the club was hopeful it would add a lefty starter in the coming wee…
 
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Blue Jays missing out on DJ LeMahieu and which remaining free agents might be bound for Toronto, follow up on their previous discussion about bagged milk and tax implications for free agency, marvel at LeMahieu’s unique invulnerability to the shift and his unlikely career trajectory, and examine his fit…
 
Episode 905 On this episode of FanGraphs Audio, the crew talks to a former Dodger about pitching and podcasting before taking time to remember one of the most iconic Dodgers of all. To kick things off, David Laurila welcomes Ross Stripling to the show. On top of being a major league pitcher, Stripling is the co-host of the Big Swing Podcast. He and…
 
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: Andrew Benintendi would appear to be a perfect fit for the Giants present and future needs. Lots of talk about the Red Sox now listening to potential deals for him. Any chance the Giants …
 
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Blue Jays missing out on several free-agent or trade targets, then answer listener emails about whether fans feel pride in their division/league, the history (and future) of fundamental changes to baseball technique, how many championships one would win if transported back to 2000 and appointed as GM of…
 
Episode 904 FanGraphs Audio is back for 2021, and the crew is kicking things off by talking about the most exciting team in baseball before digging deeper into some recent research. To lead off the program, David Laurila is joined by Jesse Agler, broadcaster for the very active San Diego Padres. David and Jesse discuss “the most anticipated season …
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about Giants General Manager Scott Harris saying on Tuesday that the club is targeting left-handed starters and hopes to add one in the coming weeks. This contradicts something Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi said a few weeks ago, that the club was not specifically tar…
 
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about why the free-agent market has been both slow-moving and fairly lucrative for the players who’ve signed, the White Sox inking closer Liam Hendriks, whether the White Sox are the American League’s front runners, the latest report that the season will start on time, napping, MLB’s plans for fans in the stands,…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants' trade of right-handed reliever Sam Coonrod to the Phillies in exchange for 2020 fourth-round draft pick Carson Ragsdale, a 6-foot-8 right-handed pitcher. Coonrod had become unpopular among Giants fans after he refused to kneel in a show of solidarity in obje…
 
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley break down the six-player blockbuster trade headlined by Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco, touching on Cleveland’s decision to cut costs by dealing two fan favorites and the face of the franchise, how much better Lindor makes the Mets, and more, then banter about NPB ace Tomoyuki Sugano re-signing with the Yomiuri G…
 
We are joined by San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler this week, talking about the upcoming 2021 season, his incredible playing career, that 2004 championship season with the Red Sox, and a whole lot more. Thank you Gabe for joining us! Out of the Park Baseball 21 is available now on Steam or directly from us at Out of the Park Developments for…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the Mets' acquisition of Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco from the Indians, and why, despite Lindor being a great player, trading for him at this point in time didn't make sense for the Giants. Brandon Crawford is still on this team for one more season and is owed north of $15 mi…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about why bargain contracts help teams win, and why overpriced deals hold teams back. The San Francisco Giants of the late 2010s are a perfect illustration of how overpriced contracts can stop a team from being competitive, assuming ownership groups are not willing to spend unlimited money…
 
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the re-naming of Miller Park and the good and bad of ballpark naming rights, the improbable beginning of Phil Niekro’s career and what it says about the downsizing of the minor leagues, an intriguing projection of the outcome of the Padres-Dodgers NL West race, Boog Sciambi calling Cubs games and the differ…
 
On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick breaks down the San Francsico Giants' signing of free-agent catcher Curt Casali to a one-year, $1.5M deal. Casali has been significantly above average against left-handed pitching in his major league career, and has been below-average against righties. He's considered a likeable guy and a strong…
 
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the official retirement of Phil Hughes, the joy of anticipating top prospects and watching them debut, the sobering reality of players their age starting to retire, a report that the 2021 season is likely to start on time, and a control group for their minor league free agent draft, then (31:40) talk to for…
 
We're joined this week by another pair of great community members Hummus God and PersonMann, two of the key people running the incredible Pro Baseball Experience Simulation League. What is the PBE Sim League you ask? Listen to discover its unique flavor and incredible story. Check out their Discord server here, their website here and their Twitch c…
 
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