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Giants Talk: A San Francisco Giants Podcast

NBC Sports Bay Area

NBC Sports Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper, along with weekly appearances from Duane Kuiper, bring you comprehensive coverage of the San Francisco Giants. Don’t miss out on in-depth analysis, breaking news coverage and exclusive interviews with Giants players, coaches and front-office personnel. Giants Talk has new episodes year-round, so subscribe now for all your San Francisco Giants needs.

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NBC Sports Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper, along with weekly appearances from Duane Kuiper, bring you comprehensive coverage of the San Francisco Giants. Don’t miss out on in-depth analysis, breaking news coverage and exclusive interviews with Giants players, coaches and front-office personnel. Giants Talk has new episodes year-round, so subscribe now for all your San Francisco Giants needs.

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Episodes

Kruk and Kuip invade Giants Talk!

5/25/2023
Cole Kuiper is joined by Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow to break down what they have seen from Casey Schmitt and Patrick Bailey, the potential Mitch Haniger has hitting with Michael Conforto and why the 2023 season is a bit different for them. (1:19) Kuip on calling baseball games in 2023 (6:31) How potent is a Conforto/Haniger combo? (13:07) How Giants fans should feel toward Correa (21:37) Kruk and Kuip break down Schmitt and Bailey (28:21) What does the young core mean for the Giants’ future? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:34:44

Exclusive: Casey Schmitt on Crawford’s mentorship, his versatility and the Giants’ 2020 draft class

5/22/2023
Casey Schmitt joins this episode to discuss what Brandon Crawford's mentorship has meant to him, the potential of the Giants’ 2020 draft class and why it is still surreal being in the majors. Plus, Alex and Cole break down the Giants’ upcoming matchup with Carlos Correa. (5:19) Giants set to face Correa for first time in 2023 (12:31) Would Schmitt be up if Correa signed? (18:07) Looking ahead to the Giants’ schedule (23:37) Schmitt on being called up (27:01) Schmitt details Crawford’s mentorship (30:50) Schmitt breaks down his versatility See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:31:52

Examining Giants’ bullpen, Stripling’s injury and possible prospect promotions

5/18/2023
Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the recent success of the Giants’ bullpen, the impact of Ross Stripling’s injury and what is next on the team’s schedule. Plus, which other prospects could we see debut this season? (1:19) Giants get first sweep over the Phillies (6:31) Analyzing the Giants’ bullpen (15:07) Impact of Stripling’s injury (20:37) Which prospects could we see this season? (25:21) Looking ahead to the Giants’ schedule See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:30:30

Schmitt’s All-Star potential, Crawford’s return and Giants’ inconsistent offense

5/15/2023
Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the potential they see in Casey Schmitt after the electric start to his career, what Brandon Crawford’s return from injury means for the lineup and how the Giants can improve their offensive consistency. (1:06) Giants lose series to Diamondbacks (9:31) How can Giants improve consistency on offense? (15:07) Schmitt's hot start continues (18:37) Where will Schmitt play with Crawford’s return (23:21) How can Villar turn his season around? (28:50) Jackson to start rehab assignment See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:38:38

Casey Schmitt’s electric debut and one-on-one with Giants GM Pete Putila

5/11/2023
Giants GM Pete Putila joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss what he believes are the Giants’ strengths this season, what he sees from some of the team’s top prospects and where they can improve the rest of the season. Plus, Alex and Cole break down Casey Schmitt’s MLB debut and weigh in on what other minor league players will make the majors this season. (1:06) Schmitt makes statement in debut (5:31) How many more debuts will we see this year? (12:07) Is Harrison on his way to the majors? (18:37) Looking ahead at the Giants schedule (23:21) Putila on Davis’ growth (27:50) Putila on the Giants’ strengths this season See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:31:46

Kuip returns to discuss the Giants’ upward trajectory, Estrada’s breakout season

5/8/2023
Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss Thairo Estrada’s All-Star caliber season, the Giants' recent success and the passing of his former teammate, Vida Blue. Plus, Alex and Cole break down when Kyle Harrison will make his MLB debut and what to expect from the upcoming schedule. (3:06) Giants starting to show potential vs. Brewers (7:31) Will Estrada be an All-Star this season? (13:07) Takeaways from Giants' tough stretch (18:07) When will Harrison make his debut? (25:37) Discussing the Giants' upcoming schedule (33:21) Kuip on the growth of Estrada (42:19) Kuip shares his memories of Vida Blue See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:49:07

Analyzing Bart’s growing impact, Dubón’s comments and injury updates

5/4/2023
Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss Joey Bart’s growing influence and impact as the Giants' catcher, how fans should feel about Mauricio Dubón’s comments about his time in San Francisco and what comes next for Reggie Crawford as he returns from injury in the minors. (1:43) Giants win series vs. Astros (8:02) Bart shines for Giants in Houston (13:31) Dubón makes impact against Giants (25:24) Updating some Giants injuries (32:07) Giants announce new roster moves (36:37) How will the catcher spot play out? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:43:51

Dissecting Giants’ Mexico City adventure, Yaz’s injury and upcoming schedule

5/1/2023
Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants-Padres series in Mexico City, including the plethora of home runs for both teams and why MLB will be back next season. Plus, Alex and Cole discuss the extent of Mike Yastrzemski’s injury and look ahead at San Francisco’s schedule. (1:43) Home runs the story in Mexico (8:02) Recapping the Giants-Padres series (16:31) How long will Yaz be out? (22:24) Will MLB return to Mexico? (32:07) Looking ahead at the Giants’ schedule See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:38:05

Exclusive: Farhan Zaidi on Webb’s extension, Bart’s ‘opportunity’ and Estrada’s breakout start

4/27/2023
Farhan Zaidi joins this episode of Giants Talk to break down the Giants' roller coaster start to the season, why the extension for Logan Webb was a no brainer and the potential he sees in Thairo Estrada. Plus, Alex and Cole discuss Blake Sabol’s improbable walk-off homerun and preview the Giants' trip to Mexico City. (1:43) Sabol notches first career walk-off home run (8:02) Is the City Connect magic real? (17:31) Should Giants fans raise their expectations? (22:24) Giants set to head to Mexico to face Padres (29:07) Updating the Giants’ minor leagues (33:37) Farhan shares his early season observations (39:21) Farhan discusses Thairo’s breakout start See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:47:10

Webb finding form, Estrada’s All-Star potential and Giants’ silver linings to rocky start

4/24/2023
Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the takeaways from the Giants’ series spilt with the New York Mets, including Logan Webb finding his form and Thairo Estrada’s continued All-Star level play. Plus, Alex and Cole look ahead to the upcoming Cardinals series and discuss how San Francisco can start hitting left-handed pitching. (1:43) Giants split series with Mets (8:02) Who will get Splash Hit No. 100? (12:31) Did Webb find his form against New York? (20:24) Is Estrada the Giants' best player? (25:07) Giants announce new roster moves (35:37) Looking ahead to the Giants-Cardinals series See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:37:47

Examining potential Giants-Bumgarner reunion, upcoming ‘season-defining' stretch

4/20/2023
Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down if a Madison Bumgarner return to the Bay Area is a match made in heaven, how the team can improve after its tough road trip and why the Giants’ upcoming schedule could sway the season in one way or another. (1:43) Giants head home after tough road trip (8:02) How can the pitching improve? (14:31) Giants announce new roster moves (20:24) Looking around the MLB (27:07) Could Bumgarner make a Giants return? (37:37) Discussing the A’s apparent departure from Oakland (42:21) Looking ahead at the Giants' schedule See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:45:34

Webb’s extension, Giants’ bullpen struggles and J.D. Davis’ starting potential

4/17/2023
Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down what Logan Webb’s five-year extension means for the Giants, how the team can correct some of their bullpen woes and why the future is bright for J.D. Davis as a starter. Plus, what does the upcoming schedule look like for San Francisco? (1:43) Webb, Giants agree to five-year extension (7:02) Why was the game delayed? (13:31) How can Giants solve their extra-inning struggles? (18:24) Can Davis continue to improve? (24:07) Looking ahead to Giants-Marlins See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:29:20

Analyzing Rogers’ struggles, Giants’ improving defense and 1-on-1 with Blake Sabol

4/13/2023
Blake Sabol joins this episode of Giants Talk to discuss the lessons he has learned since joining San Francisco, how he uses being a catcher to help improve his hitting and the feeling of mashing his first career home run. Plus, Alex and Cole break down Max Muncy’s success against the Giants, the team's improving defense and what comes next for Taylor Rogers. (1:43) Dodgers take two from Giants in SF (9:02) When should fans worry about Webb? (14:31) What comes next for Taylor Rogers? (19:50) Can the defense continue its good stretch? (26:07) Sabol on being on the Giants’ roster (30:37) Sabol on the challenge of being a catcher See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:36:22

How Peréz injury impacts the catcher position, previewing the Giants-Dodgers series

4/10/2023
Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants’ home opener series, how Roberto Peréz's injury will impact the catcher position, and the two discuss Bryce Johnson's elite base running abilities. Plus, Alex and Cole preview the Giants seres against the Dodgers. (0:49) Looking back at the Giants opening series at home against the Royals (4:47) Deciphering how Kapler has used Manaea and Stripling early this season (11:47) Johnson's elite base running abilities (16:02) Discussing Oracle Park's new crab fries and beer deals (21:03) How Peréz's injury will impact the catcher position (26:25) Ruf back with the Giants on a minor league deal (31:00) Previewing the Giants-Dodgers series See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:35:46

Giants’ roller-coaster start, Harrison’s Triple-A debut and previewing the home opener

4/6/2023
Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants’ roller-coaster start to the season, why Logan Webb is their best player and what Kyle Harrison’s Sacramento debut showed for his big-league potential. Plus, Alex and Cole preview Friday’s home opener against the Royals. (1:43) Tempers flare in Giants-White Sox series (8:02) Is Webb the Giants' best player? (15:31) Harrison makes his debut for River Cats (23:50) Giants minor league roundup (68:40) Looking ahead to the Giants’ home opener See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:30:22

Analyzing Bart’s injury, Webb’s impressive start and Crawford’s game-changing effect

4/3/2023
Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss Joey Bart’s back injury and what it could mean for his future with the Giants, Logan Webb’s impressive Opening Day start versus the Yankees and the impact Brandon Crawford still has for the team at shortstop. (1:43) Giants drop first series of 2023 to Yankees (8:02) Should fans be worried about Bart’s injury? (15:04) Can Crawford play at this level all season? (23:50) How did the new rules play out? (28:40) MadBum struggles vs. Dodgers (35:53) Looking ahead on the Giants’ schedule See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:37:58

Exclusive: Gabe Kapler previews the 2023 season, explains Giants' 'balanced' roster

3/30/2023
Giants manager Gabe Kapler joins this episode of Giants Talk to break down his level of excitement headed into the 2023 MLB season, why he thinks this is the most balanced lineup since he has been in San Francisco and how the Giants can recapture some of their 2021 magic. (4:43) Giants wrap up spring training against Oakland (10:02) Romo makes final appearance in Giants uniform (22:04) Giants set to take on Yankees on Opening Day (29 :30) Kapler shares his excitement for the 2023 Giants (34:40) Kapler explains how the roster can exceed expectations See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:40:32

Logan Webb on his ‘high’ expectations, Harrison’s ‘electric’ stuff and Giants’ chemistry

3/27/2023
Logan Webb joins this episode of Giants Talk to break down getting to know his new teammates, how Kyle Harrison reminds him of himself and why he has high expectations for the season. Plus, Alex and Cole discuss the Giants' Opening Day roster and Sergio Romo’s final appearance in a San Francisco uniform. (1:13) Giants seemingly have Opening Day roster set (8:02) Who is second in line at shortstop? (13:19) Romo set to make final appearance with Giants (20 :30) Webb on getting to know his new teammates (26:40) Webb discusses the importance of staying positive (30:53) Webb reveals his “high” expectations (36:21) Webb on the "pleasure" of helping recruit in free agency See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:40:52

Giants 2023 bold predictions with Kuip!

3/23/2023
Duane Kuiper is back on Giants Talk to break down which player impressed him the most in spring training, why he expects big things from Sean Hjelle this season and to explain how the new MLB rules will affect the broadcasts this season. (3:13) Team USA falls to Japan in WBC Final (8:02) How many wins will Manaea get this season? (13:19) Will Giants take advantage of the new rules? (17:17) Could Bailey, Luciano make it up this year? (26:30) Kuip on Romo’s return to the Giants (32:40) Kuip reveals who has impressed him most in Arizona (39:13) Kuip shares his bold predictions See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:40:15

Mitch Haniger on being ‘perfect fit’ with Giants, continuing the team’s ‘rich' championship history

3/20/2023
Mitch Haniger joins this episode of Giants Talk to break down why he signed with the Giants this offseason, growing up in the Bay Area as a fan of the team and how important it is to him to continue San Francisco’s championship legacy. (3:13) Opening Day nears for Giants, other MLB teams (8:02) Romo to retire with Giants (17:19) How quick will games be this season? (25:01) Will the Giants steal more bases this season? (33:30) Remembering some Giants (41:40) Haniger on growing up a Giants fan (46:13) Haniger on the challenge of playing at Oracle Park See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:47:25