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LOCKED ON GIANTS - 04/19/2019 - The Giants Should Use Openers

4/19/2019
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Amidst another series loss—this time to the Nationals—it's becoming clear that the Giants could benefit from starting games with their bullpen. All that and more on the latest edition of Locked On Giants! Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks

Duration:00:21:53

LOCKED ON GIANTS - 04/18/2019 - On the Merits of xFIP as Samardzija, Bergen Allow 4 HR

4/18/2019
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Using last night's 9-6 loss to the Nationals to address the issues with ERA—and the merits of xFIP—in small samples. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks

Duration:00:21:00

LOCKED ON GIANTS - 04/17/2019 - On a Home Run Barrage, Expected wOBA, Bart's Injury, and More

4/17/2019
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Analyzing the Giants' win over the Nationals. The offense broke out, the defense remained strong, and a couple of pitchers showed off their skill of inducing weak contact. Joey Bart's injury and some big news about Oracle Park are also discussed. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks

Duration:00:22:10

Locked On Giants - 04/16/2019 - An Important Correction From Today's Show

4/16/2019
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An important correction of a prospect valuation error that was made on today's episode of Locked On Giants.

Duration:00:06:24

LOCKED ON GIANTS - 04/16/2019 - Realistic #SFGiants Trade Scenarios

4/16/2019
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A primer on how to think realistically about trades, as well as some specific trade possibilities for the 2019 San Francisco Giants. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks

Duration:00:22:00

LOCKED ON GIANTS - 04/15/2019 - On an 18-Inning Epic, Sandoval vs. Longoria, and the Best Bullpen in MLB(?)

4/15/2019
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Breaking down the series win against the Rockies, whether Sandoval should start over Longoria, and a sparkling bullpen and anemic offense. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks

Duration:00:22:26

LOCKED ON GIANTS - 04/12/2019 - Sharp Samardzija, Powerful Pillar, and Dazzling Defense

4/12/2019
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Breaking down Jeff Samardzija's stellar start, the continued offensive onslaught from Kevin Pillar, and the Giants' strong defense so far this season. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks

Duration:00:24:18

LOCKED ON GIANTS - 04/11/2019 - Another Series Loss, and Lessons in Small Samples Pt. 2

4/11/2019
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Recapping the good, the bad, and the ugly from San Francisco's series loss to San Diego. Premature early-season statements are also revisited. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks

Duration:00:19:45

LOCKED ON GIANTS - 04/10/2019 - Dangerous Against Lefties and a Successful Adjustment by Holland

4/10/2019
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How the additions of Kevin Pillar and Tyler Austin have made the Giants better against left-handed pitching. An adjustment by Derek Holland that has led to improved results is also discussed. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks

Duration:00:20:18

Locked On Giants - 04/09/2019 - Giants Acquire Tyler Austin, Blow Big Lead

4/9/2019
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Breaking down the Giants' acquisition of lefty killer Tyler Austin. The team's rough loss to the Padres is also discussed. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks

Duration:00:18:55

Locked On Giants - 04/08/2019 - Memorable Moments Despite Series Loss; New Stats on New Scoreboard

4/8/2019
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Breaking down the series loss to the Rays, which included a memorable Opening Day ovation and some innovate baseball by Tampa Bay. Ben also discusses the new stats on the new scoreboard, and why they are a bigger deal than people might think. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks

Duration:00:23:47

LOCKED ON GIANTS - 04/05/2019 - On the (Home) Opener and Myth of Pitching and Defense

4/5/2019
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With the innovate Rays in town for the home opener, Ben discusses the "opener" pitching strategy. He also examines whether the Giants' past success should really be attributed to pitching and defense. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks

Duration:00:18:16

LOCKED ON GIANTS - 04/04/2019 - On a Slow Start and the Importance of Platoons

4/4/2019
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Discussing the Giants' sluggish early offense, the (over)performance of their starting staff, and why they must platoon more in order to stay afloat in the National League. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks

Duration:00:23:45

LOCKED ON GIANTS - 04/03/2019 - On Diminished Velocity and Why WAR Matters

4/3/2019
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Ben looks closely at Madison Bumgarner's second start of the season and discusses why it's critical to think in terms of wins above replacement when analyzing modern baseball decisions. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis Link: https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks

Duration:00:21:10

LOCKED ON GIANTS - 04/02/2019 - Giants Acquire Kevin Pillar, Beat LA

4/2/2019
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Ben discusses all the key points regarding Giants' acquisition of outfielder Kevin Pillar from the Toronto Blue Jays. He also talks about the team's 4-2 comeback win over the Dodgers. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis (https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks)

Duration:00:19:55

LOCKED ON GIANTS - 04/01/2019 - Lessons from San Diego and Small Sample Sizes

3/31/2019
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Ben discusses the key points from the Giants' last three games in San Diego, in which they pitched well (especially the bullpen) but struggled offensively. He also discusses why it's far too early to make definitive statements about specific players and the team as a whole. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis (https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks)

Duration:00:20:44

LOCKED ON GIANTS - 03/29/2019 - On Bumgarner and a Strange Decision

3/29/2019
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A close examination of how Madison Bumgarner used his pitches on Opening Day compared to how he's used them in the past. Despite an overall excellent start, are there still reasons to be concerned about Bumgarner's fastball? Also, a close examination of Bruce Bochy's curious decision let Gerardo Parra hit against a lefty instead of Connor Joe against a righty late in the game. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis (https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks)

Duration:00:21:38

LOCKED ON GIANTS - 03/28/2019 - It's Opening Day!

3/28/2019
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Several key storylines are discussed, including that the team's primary focus will be to win in 2019. If winning isn't in the cards, however, there may be major trades, including a possible trade of Madison Bumgarner. Ben also analyzes the not-so-unlikely possibility that at least one of Farhan Zaidi's under-the-radar acquisitions will emerge and exceed expectations this season. Zaidi's rare combination of superior intellect and intense likability is examined. Music Credit: Released by...

Duration:00:21:59

Locked On Giants - 03/27/2019 - On Connor Joe, Michael Reed, and Projecting the 2019 Giants

3/27/2019
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A closer look at the reasons to be optimistic about Connor Joe and Michael Reed—both of whom will make the Giants' Opening Day roster despite being acquired within the last week. San Francisco's dismal 2019 projections are also discussed, including why it's important to look at them, but why it's also okay to file them away and just enjoy the season. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis (https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks)

Duration:00:17:06

Locked On Giants - 03/26/2019 - Roster Crunch Continues as MLB Suspends Larry Baer

3/26/2019
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In the second episode of the brand new Locked On Giants Baseball podcast, Ben Kaspick analyzes how the Giants' trade of Chris Stratton highlights key differences between the old front office and the new one, and how Larry Baer's suspension could affect Farhan Zaidi's autonomy. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis (https://youtu.be/2Ax_EIb1zks)

Duration:00:20:15