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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.

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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English


Episodes

Giants’ early season overreactions

4/22/2021
Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper, along with Duane Kuiper, discuss some early season overreactions, Buster Posey turning back the clock and what the future holds for Camilo Doval. (1:45) Giants go 3-3 on recent road trip (6:20) Posey showing form early in season (12:50) Will Giants continue to use Doval in big moments? (16:36) Giants’ early season overreactions (29:12) Which former Giants would get booed at Oracle Park? (33:10) Kuip discusses the challenges of broadcasting...

Duration:00:53:21

Dissecting Giants' offensive struggles; Gabe Kapler’s return to Philadelphia

4/19/2021
Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants’ continued offensive struggles over the weekend against the Miami Marlins, manager Gabe Kapler’s upcoming return to Philadelphia and how a Giants fan should look at the Dodgers vs. Padres matchup this season. (1:45) Giants drop two to Marlins as offense struggles (9:20) Doval solid in debut for Giants (17:30) Posey avoids injured list after HBP (21:00) How should Giants fans feel bout Dodgers vs. Padres? (29:12) Kapler returning to...

Duration:00:38:44

Kuip analyzes Giants' hot start, Buster Posey's 'true value'

4/15/2021
Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper, along with Duane Kuiper, discuss the Giants' 8-4 start to the 2021 MLB season, what the atmosphere was like with fans back in attendance at Oracle Park and Buster Posey’s "true value" to the Giants. (1:25) Giants off to 8-4 start (10:20) Observations from the return to Oracle Park (18:30) Should Giants be worried about low attendance? (27:20) Kuip discusses Posey’s “true value” (36:12) Kuip shares his view on Sergio Romo’s new look

Duration:00:45:02

Breaking down Giants’ sweep of Rockies, the return to Oracle Park

4/12/2021
Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants' first series back at Oracle Park, their sweep of the Rockies, what the atmosphere was like having fans back in attendance in and look ahead to the next series against the Reds. (1:58) Giants sweep Rockies in opening home series (8:20) How was the return to Oracle Park? (16:50) Discussing the upgrades at Oracle Park (23:12) Wade Jr. solid in 2021 debut (28:30) McGee off to strong start at closer (32:15) Previewing Giants vs. Reds...

Duration:00:39:23

Analyzing Giants' solid start, plus excitement for home opener with Kuip

4/8/2021
Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper, along side Duane Kuiper, discuss the start of the Giants' season, Evan Longoria’s hot start and if the Giants should worry about their bullpen moving forward. Plus, the guys look ahead to the Giants’ home opener against the Rockies and the return of fans to Oracle Park. (1:58) Giants win series vs. Padres (8:30) Should Giants be worried about the bullpen? (15:50) Previewing Rockies vs. Giants series (19:21) Kuip shares his excitement to call Giants’ home...

Duration:00:33:31

Giants takeaways from start of 2021 MLB season

4/5/2021
Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' opening series against the Mariners, Buster Posey's excellent return to the lineup and if the bullpen issues will remain a constant. Plus, what is the secret for San Francisco to be successful this season? (2:40) Posey shines in return to live action (8:52) Will Giants’ bullpen struggle this season? (13:10) Was this the Giants’ worst Opening Day loss? (19:30) Takeaways from Giants’ opening series (24:45) Previewing Giants vs. Padres...

Duration:00:36:06

Bold Giants season predictions with Kuip; Gabe Kapler interview

4/1/2021
Giants manager Gabe Kapler joins this Opening Day edition of Giants Talk to discuss why he's excited for the 2021 season, some players to watch and what the secret to success this season will be. Plus, Duane Kuiper joins the show to share some bold season predictions. (0:00) Alex and Cole discuss the latest Giants news (1:40) Yaz avoids injury in spring training (5:02) Giants finalize Opening Day roster (12:10) Bold predictions for the Giants' 2021 season (22:43) Kapler reveals some...

Duration:00:39:10

Alyssa Nakken discusses the Giants' future, her impact on the sports world

3/29/2021
Giants coach Alyssa Nakken joins Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic on Giants Talk to discuss her jersey hanging in Cooperstown, the Giants' farm system and the impact she has had across the sporting world. (2:40) Nakken discusses her jersey being in the Hall of Fame (9:11) Nakken touches on her relationship with Katie Sowers (13:31) Nakken reveals the advice she would give to younger girls (18:20) What is next for Nakken’s career?

Duration:00:27:48

Kuip reveals which former Giants players he would like to see back on the field

3/25/2021
Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic, alongside Duane Kuiper, break down Heliot Ramos’ potential, some interesting spring training stats that could impact the 2021 season and which former Giants they want to see back on the field. (1:40) Interesting spring training states (9:11) Could Belt be ready for Opening Day? (13:01) Why do Giants always start the season on the road? (17:20) Kuip discusses his excitement for Heliot Ramos (23:13) How would Bonds perform in camp right now? (29:34) Kuip...

Duration:00:34:41

Breaking down Giants top prospects' spring performances

3/22/2021
Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic discuss how the Giants’ top prospect performed during spring training, if Heliot Ramos will be called up to the majors this year and what the future holds for Joey Bart. (3:10) Giants having strong showing in spring training (7:51) Nuñez headed for Tommy John surgery (15:01) How bright is Luciano’s future? (18:20) Was spring training good or bad for Joey Bart? (27:13) Will Ramos be called up to the majors this season?

Duration:00:37:00

Jake Peavy discusses Buster Posey’s impact on Giants, World Series memories

3/17/2021
Former Giants pitcher and Cy Young winner Jake Peavy joins Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic on this episode of Giants Talk to discuss Buster Posey’s importance to the Giants, Peavy's World Series memories and what made Bruce Bochy a great MLB manager. (1:10) Giants slowly forming Opening Day roster (6:51) Kapler discusses the depth of the Giants rotation (13:01) Peavy details his charitable efforts (19:20) Peavy shares his thoughts on how baseball has evolved (24:13) Peavy breaks down why...

Duration:00:35:27

Breaking down Giants’ spring training roster battles

3/15/2021
Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic discuss the new rules being implemented in the minor leagues, the Giants' current spring training roster battles and predict how the Opening Day roster will look when San Francisco faces the Mariners. (1:50) Belt gives update on health heading into 2021 season (8:34) Breaking down minor league rule changes (12:01) Should MLB ban the shift? (20:23) What new rules will MLB adopt? (23:50) How will the Giants’ outfield look? (29:17) Who will be the closer this...

Duration:00:40:28

Kuip discusses Mike Yastrzemski’s 2021 potential, spring training frustrations

3/11/2021
Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic, alongside Duane Kuiper, discuss standout Giants players from spring training, Mike Yastrzemski’s potential for the 2021 season and an inside glimpse of how a broadcast duo works. Kuip also shares kind words for the late Joe Tait, hall of fame Cleveland broadcaster. (1:40) Giants turning heads at spring training (7:58) Will Duggar be on the opening day roster for the Giants? (17:01) Kuip reveals his funny practical joke (20:10) Kuip's frustrations with some...

Duration:00:32:12

Dave Flemming discusses the Giants' chances in 2021, his relationship with fans

3/8/2021
Giants play-by-play announcer Dave Flemming joins Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic on Giants Talk to discuss his career calling San Francisco Giants baseball games, the relationship he has developed with the fans and why the Giants look to be in a better position moving forward compared to years past. (1:20) Cueto looking good in spring training (7:04) Should the Giants worry about Brandon Belt? (11:10) Is Castro the closer of the future for the Giants? (15:01) Flemming discusses the...

Duration:00:39:28

Kuip discusses Marco Luciano's bright future, takeaways from Giants' first spring training games

3/4/2021
Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic, along with Duane Kuiper, discuss what the future holds for Giants prospect Marco Luciano, the impact of having fans in the stands on the upcoming season and how the delay of the Triple-A season will affect the Giants moving forward. (2:10) Takeaways from Giants latest spring training games (10:12) When will Ramos be on the Giants roster? (13:50) Does Triple A’s postponed start affect the MLB? (17:30) Kuip discusses having fans in the stands at spring...

Duration:00:33:10

Mauricio Dubon discusses 2021 MLB season, Giants’ future, player he admired growing up

3/1/2021
Giants infielder Mauricio Dubon joins Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic on this episode of Giants Talk to discuss the upcoming 2021 MLB season, the Giants player he admired growing up and the future of the team. Plus, Cole and Alex break down the Giants' first spring training game of the year. (1:10) Giants return to action against Angels (5:36) Posey looked good in return to baseball (11:15) How will the remainder of spring training go? (16:50) Dubon discusses his transformation headed into...

Duration:00:27:42

Giants spring training update, additions to roster, and Kuip's new MLB rules

2/25/2021
Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic, along with Duane Kuiper, discuss the latest news from Giants spring training, including Sam Young’s impressive performance, LaMonte Wade Jr.’s potential with the Giants and the addition of MLB veteran Scott Kazmir. Plus, what two rules does Kuip think MLB should institute for the upcoming season? (1:20) Giants sign Kazmir to minor league deal (4:51) Sam Long turning heads at Giants camp (9:40) Will Wade Jr. continue to impress? (15:10) Kuiper discusses the...

Duration:00:31:58

Examining Giants' World Series odds, Trevor Bauer's social media usage and the Aaron Sanchez signing

2/22/2021
Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic break down the latest news surrounding the Giants, including Buster Posey’s thoughts on the shift, the team signing more pitching, and arrival of more players at spring training. Then, the guys shift their attention and look at the odds the Giants have of winning the World Series. (1:40) Giants add to pitching depth with Sanchez signing (9:51) Posey weighs in on shifts in MLB (16:40) Will Yamaguchi add depth to Giants bullpen? (23:10) Breaking down Giants’...

Duration:00:37:51

Giants' chances of making playoffs, players to watch during spring training

2/18/2021
On the debut episode of Giants Talk, Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic break down the start of spring training, the Giants’ chances of making the playoffs and how the farm system stacks up to the rest of the NL West. Then, Duane Kuiper joins the podcast to discuss Buster Posey’s return and more players to keep an eye on in this spring. (1:40) Giants pitchers and catchers report for spring training (6:51) Odds Giants make the playoffs (20:40) Five players to watch during spring...

Duration:00:39:06

Brett Phillips discusses World Series walk-off, 2021 MLB season

2/12/2021
On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by Rays outfielder Brett Phillips. The duo discuss his World Series walk-off, the superstitions he has and the upcoming 2021 MLB season. (3:34) Phillips discusses his World Series walk-off (13:00) Phillips shares his weird superstition (20:17) Phillips details his proposal to his wife (24:50) Phillips shares who has influenced his life and career

Duration:00:29:42