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FARHAN ZAIDI TO LEAD GIANTS INTO THE FUTURE

11/10/2018
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Ben reacts to the Giants’ shocking and transformational hiring of Farhan Zaidi as president of baseball operations. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

Duration:01:17:29

BOBBY EVANS FIRED; OWNERSHIP TO SEEK “NEXT-GEN” BASEBALL OPS LEADER

9/25/2018
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Ben discusses the groundbreaking firing of Giants GM Bobby Evans, and why this means big changes are coming to the organization in the near future. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

Duration:01:47:47

ON THE NEED TO “SHAKE THINGS UP”

9/21/2018
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Ben discusses the demise of the San Francisco Giants, which can be traced back to the 2016 All-Star break. Since that time, the team has a 168-219 record, which is definitely not too small of a sample size to analyze! He addresses the specific failings — from top to bottom — of an organization that […]

Duration:01:39:00

FADING HOPE AS DEADLINE LOOMS

7/27/2018
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Ben discusses the Giants’ recent poor performance, what they should do (if anything) at the non-waiver trading deadline, and their playoff chances in 2018 and beyond. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

Duration:01:52:52

YOUNG PITCHING, GOOD BULLPEN, DOMINANCE AT HOME KEEPING SF IN CONTENTION

7/10/2018
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Ben looks back on the past month-and-a-half of Giants baseball. He delves into the unexpected development of Andy Suarez and Dereck Rodriguez, the team’s suddenly well-above-average bullpen, and its adequate offense. Although some key hitters have been disappointing, others have stepped up and they remain in decent shape overall. The Cory Gearrin/Austin Jackson trade is […]

Duration:00:32:09

REINFORCEMENTS ON THE WAY, BUT WILL IT MATTER?

5/31/2018
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Ben discusses the Giants’ 2-6 road trip and the rotation’s severe struggles. He assesses the plethora of upcoming roster moves, and wonders when minor league standouts Austin Slater and Ray Black could get an opportunity. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

Duration:02:06:31

STAYING AFLOAT

5/22/2018
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Thanks in large part to an MVP-like season so far from Brandon Belt, the Giants offense is much improved — and quietly one of the best in baseball — but their starting pitching has struggled without Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto. Bumgarner (and reliever Mark Melancon) are expected to return soon, but will their presence […]

Duration:01:48:46

FOUR STRAIGHT SERIES WINS

5/3/2018
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Ben discusses the Giants’ recent hot streak and analyzes its sustainability. Topics for discussion include Mac Williamson’s power, Bruce Bochy’s improved decision making, Andrew McCutchen’s slump, Will Smith’s return, and the injuries to Joe Panik and Johnny Cueto. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

Duration:01:48:35

SLUMPING LINEUP, QUESTIONABLE STRATEGIES LEADING TO LOSSES

4/20/2018
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The San Francisco Giants, whose pitching staff is devoid of Madison Bumgarner, Jeff Samardzija, Mark Melancon, and Will Smith, have pitched surprisingly well this season. But their good pitching has been wasted on an offense has scored by far the fewest runs per game in all of baseball. Their troubles have been compounded by implementations […]

Duration:01:51:18

GIANTS SURVIVE STRANGE OPENING WEEK

4/6/2018
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The Giants split a four-game series in LA in which they scored just two total runs. Their first three runs of the season (through 4+ games) all came on Joe Panik solo homers. Despite the fact that they began the year with a slumbering offense and a severely battered pitching staff, the Giants are 3-3 […]

Duration:01:43:58

PROJECTING THE 2018 GIANTS

2/21/2018
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Ben discusses the Giants’ roster as Spring Training gets underway. The front office was able to get fans, players, and even local media excited about a team that lost 98 games last year — but is the hype warranted? Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

Duration:01:40:37

Giants Acquire Andrew McCutchen

1/18/2018
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Ben discusses the Giants’ addition of outfielder Andrew McCutchen. Does he push the Giants into Wild Card contention? Is the team done adding pieces? Are they getting too old? All those questions — and many others — are addressed in another edition of CoveCast! Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

Duration:01:31:00

GIANTS ACQUIRE EVAN LONGORIA, HINT AT MORE MOVES TO FOLLOW

12/22/2017
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Ben discusses the Giants’ addition of star third baseman Evan Longoria, and how the acquisition will play into the team’s short- and long-term future. He analyzes what moves may follow, after Giants executives hinted that Longoria may be the first of many dominoes to fall. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

Duration:01:44:02

GIANTS FINALISTS FOR STANTON, OHTANI

12/5/2017
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Ben and Adam discuss the Giants being one of seven finalists for Japanese two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani, and the apparent front-runners to trade for reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton. Music Credit: Music Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

Duration:02:19:49

S.F. GIANTS OFF-SEASON PREVIEW (WITH ADAM PETKE)

11/9/2017
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Ben and Adam discuss what the Giants, who finished tied for the worst record in baseball, must do to get back to their competitive ways in 2018 and beyond. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

Duration:00:27:45

SF Giants 2017 Season-in-Review

11/3/2017
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Ben wraps up the San Francisco Giants’ 2017 season and looks ahead to what promises to be an eventful off-season. Music Credit: Music Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

Duration:02:36:42

ASTROS ONE WIN AWAY

10/31/2017
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Ben talks about the insane Game 5 of the 2017 World Series, and previews a potential clincher in Game 6. Music Credit: Music Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

Duration:01:42:51

CAIN TO RETIRE; TOP PICK IN SIGHT

9/28/2017
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Ben discusses the Giants’ sad push for the worst record in MLB and Matt Cain’s retirement announcement. With Cain gone and some uncertainty surrounding Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey, it looks like the end of an era in San Francisco. Music Credit: Music Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

Duration:01:47:12

THE NIGHTMARE IS FINALLY ALMOST OVER, BUT WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

9/14/2017
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Ben discusses the state of the Giants, who hold the league’s worst record with just over two weeks left in the season. He looks ahead to what the franchise needs to do to get back on the right track. Topics include Giancarlo Stanton rumors, Matt Moore’s $9 million team option, the outfield, third base, and […]

Duration:02:17:50

A BOTCHED REVIEW, THE MYTH OF RIGHTY POWER AT AT&T, AND BUMGARNER AS A HITTER

9/5/2017
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Ben is back in studio to discuss several key topics as the Giants’ miserable 2017 season winds down. Should the Giants bring in the fences at AT&T Park? Does the park really play fairly for right-handed power? Music Credit: Music Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

Duration:00:43:41