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Giants Double Play is The San Francisco Chronicle’s podcast on the San Francisco Giants. Hosted by assistant sports editor Janny Hu, the show features in-depth analysis with Giants beat writer Henry Schulman, who has covered the Bay Area Major League Baseball team since 1988.

Giants Double Play is The San Francisco Chronicle’s podcast on the San Francisco Giants. Hosted by assistant sports editor Janny Hu, the show features in-depth analysis with Giants beat writer Henry Schulman, who has covered the Bay Area Major League Baseball team since 1988.
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Giants Double Play is The San Francisco Chronicle’s podcast on the San Francisco Giants. Hosted by assistant sports editor Janny Hu, the show features in-depth analysis with Giants beat writer Henry Schulman, who has covered the Bay Area Major League Baseball team since 1988.

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Episodes

Winter Meetings wrap-up

12/13/2018
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Reporting from the the last day of the MLB Winter Meetings, San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Giants writer Henry Schulman says the Farhan Zaidi era is in full swing, as the club has made an unprecedented two picks in the Rule 5 draft. Oakland A's beat writer Susan Slusser says one executive told her that recently released catcher Bruce Maxwell may not be signed by any team, not because of his play but because he kneeled for the national anthem. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:12:22

Winter Meetings, Day 3

12/12/2018
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A baseball beat writer says if he had to, he'd buy a ticket. To a baseball game? Heck no. To Scott Boras' scrum by the Christmas tree at the Winter Meetings. In their daily joint podcast from Las Vegas, Henry Schulman and Susan Slusser talk about the annual "State of the Scott Address." This year's talk included thoughts on Kyler Murray, the top A's draft pick, who also plays a little football. Plus: Buster Posey's health, the A's and Giants' second-base situations, and the future of Oakland...

Duration:00:22:12

Winter Meetings, Day 2

12/11/2018
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San Francisco Chronicle beat writers Henry Schulman and Susan Slusser discuss the possibility of Troy Tulowitzki landing in Oakland and talk about new A's catcher Chris Herrmann. Plus: The Giants didn't make any moves, but they did reveal how they might approach their starting pitching. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:52

Winter Meetings, Day 1

12/11/2018
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In a joint Giants Double Play and A's Plus podcast, San Francisco Chronicle beat writers Henry Schulman and Susan Slusser review the first day of the 2018 MLB winter meetings. The Giants and A's may be pursuing the same starting pitchers. The Giants have a new outfielder and may have the inside track on Japanese free-agent lefty Yusei Kikuchi. The A's may be pursuing 2B D.J. LeMahieu, and they're trying to sign a catcher. Nick Hundley? Plus: Susan and Henry work out a Giants-A's trade. Pack...

Duration:00:17:24

Remembering Willie McCovey

11/1/2018
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San Francisco Chronicle baseball writers Henry Schulman and John Shea pay tribute to Giants great Willie McCovey, who died at the age of 80 on Oct. 31. Big Mac said fans made him feel like a landmark in San Francisco, like the Golden Gate Bridge. Schulman and Shea remember the man who was worthy of that kind of affection. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:14

Pumpsie Green, the last man to integrate a team

10/26/2018
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Pumpsie Green is a baseball treasure who grew up in Richmond and lives in El Cerrito. In 1959, he became the first black player for the Boston Red Sox, who were the last big-league team to integrate. Pumpsie sat down with The Chronicle’s John Shea and Scott Ostler and discussed his career and life, including his first big-league at-bat, when the ump said, "You better swing, son." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:42

Steve Kerr talks baseball with John Shea

10/19/2018
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It's a special "Warriors Off Court" edition of A's Plus. John Shea talks to Warriors coach Steve Kerr about baseball — which, long before his basketball stardom, was his best sport. He twice pitched in high school city championship games at Dodger Stadium. Kerr remains a Dodgers fan, and says he learned the word "Schadenfreude" when Joe Morgan thrilled Giants fans in 1982 by hitting a home run that knocked the Dodgers out of the playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:22:31

Puig vs. Hundley: Slappy Fight 2018

8/17/2018
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A breakdown of the epic battle that resulted in the Dodgers outfielder's two-game suspension. Plus: Injured Giants pitchers, anemic Giants offense, what's wrong with Joe Panik's bat and more as San Francisco Chronicle beat writer Henry Schulman and assistant sports editor Janny Hu talk Giants baseball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:19

Hall (and Wall) of Fame edition

7/27/2018
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Giants beat writer Henry Schulman and Janny Hu break down the Giants' options at the trade deadline and look ahead to Saturday's Wall of Fame ceremony at AT&T Park. They also talk Cooperstown, where Hall of Fame inductions take place this weekend — and where Henry has a permanent file. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:40

Are the Giants buyers or sellers?

7/19/2018
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San Francisco Chronicle Giants beat writer Henry Schulman and assistant sports editor Janny Hu talk about the Giants' options at the trade deadline, the health of their pitching, who's been a disappointment so far — and travel tips for the upcoming series in Seattle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:44

Can the Giants' hitting catch up to their pitching?

7/13/2018
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San Francisco Chronicle Giants beat writer Henry Schulman and assistant sports editor Janny Hu break down the first half of the Giants' season, including Schulman's picks for biggest surprise and disappointment so far. The two also explore the perennial question: Can the Giants' hitting catch up to their pitching? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:41

Injuries and the NL West

5/11/2018
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Giants beat writer Henry Schulman checks in from Philadelphia, where the Giants are without Johnny Cueto, Joe Panik and others. Are Alen Hanson and Andrew Suarez the real deal? How is Madison Bumgarner coming along? Find out how injuries are re-shaping the NL West, and what Andrew McCutchen can expect in his Pittsburgh homecoming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:29

The struggle to score

4/20/2018
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Henry Schulman checks in from the Giants' road trip in Arizona, breaking down the team's ongoing offensive struggles, and how Hunter Pence and Brandon Belt have become lightning rods for their scoring woes. Schulman and assistant sports editor Janny Hu also discuss Chris Stratton's rise, Johnny Cueto's return and the evolution of Hunter Strickland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:59

A historic Opening Week (for better or worse)

4/7/2018
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Giants beat writer Henry Schulman and assistant sports editor Janny Hu breakdown the Giants' opening week highs and lows, including Joe Panik's power burst, a near no-hitter by Johnny Cueto, the team's worst offensive opening series ever, and early struggles by newcomers Evan Longoria, Andrew McCutchen and Austin Jackson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:09

Rotation Blues

3/27/2018
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San Francisco Chronicle beat writer Henry Schulman and assistant sports editor Janny Hu break down the Giants' outlook following injuries to Madison Bumgarner and Jeff Samardzija. Who will step into the rotation, and how will it affect the bullpen? The Chronicle duo also looks at Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria's first camp with the Giants, and Schulman picks his spring training surprises. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:14

Spring training preview

2/10/2018
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Join San Francisco Chronicle Giants beat writer Henry Schulman and A's beat writer Susan Slusser as they break down the top five questions heading into spring training. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:51

The McCutchen trade

1/21/2018
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Giants beat writer Henry Schulman and assistant sports editor Janny Hu break down Monday’s trade for Andrew McCutchen, and how the longtime Pirates outfielder – along with third baseman Evan Longoria – fit the Giants’ offseason strategy. Schulman and Hu also explore the dynamics of adding two franchise faces to a club featuring Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner, and what’s still ahead at center field and the pitching rotation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:19

Slow-moving hot stove

12/28/2017
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Giants beat writer Henry Schulman and assistant sports editor Janny Hu discuss why this has been the slowest moving Hot Stove season in MLB history, and what Giants fans can expect from new third baseman Evan Longoria. The three-time All Star and Gold Glover gives the Giants one of the best infields in the major leagues, but their outfield remains a huge question mark. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:11