OUT WITH THE OLD: KONTOS CLAIMED, CAIN TO ‘PEN; PARKER, SUAREZ MAKE IMPACT

Ben discusses the recent changes to the Giants’ roster. Pablo Sandoval, Jarrett Parker, and Albert Suarez have made an immediate impact, while Matt Cain was relegated to the bullpen and George Kontos was shipped off to Pittsburgh. The Giants appear to be shifting on some philosophical strategies, which may be exactly what they need in […]

OLD-SCHOOL THINKING, LOYALTY KEY IN DREADFUL SEASON (with Adam Petke)

Adam is back in studio. He and Ben discuss what went wrong for the 41-68 San Francisco Giants. They point to the team’s bad bullpen, failure to platoon vulnerable players, and atrocious outfield defense (and hitting) as key causes. How will San Francisco turn things around? Fundamental changes are needed. Find out what they think […]

LAST-PLACE GIANTS (40-66) STAND PAT AT DEADLINE

Ben discusses the Giants’ lack of moves at the trading deadline. Does a trade in August make more sense? What is (and what should be) the short- and long-term plan for this seemingly slipping franchise? Music Credit Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

A SERIES WIN, THE SELLOUT STREAK, SANDOVAL, & SWIRLING TRADE RUMORS

Ben discusses the Giants’ series win against the Indians, and the reported signing of Pablo Sandoval to a minor league contract. He talks about needing the front office to be ruthless, not sentimental, if the team wants to compete in the National League for years to come. Music Credit Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat […]

TIME TO TRADE: ANALYZING STANTON, STRICKLAND, OTHER RUMORS

It’s that time of year again. The Giants have virtually no chance of making the playoffs this year, and the trading deadline is just two weeks away. Will the Giants make a big splash? Rumors abound and the clock is ticking. Music Credit Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

SHOULD THEY TRADE BRANDON BELT?

Ben analyzes the Giants’ difficult situation: they’re 64-98 over their last 162 games since the 2016 All-Star break. They have an aging offensive core. Johnny Cueto probably won’t bring back much in a trade. Should the Giants should consider trading from their core in order to improve their short- and long-term outlook? All that and […]

WINNING GAMES, BUT DOES IT MATTER?

Ben discusses the Giants’ recent hot streak, but puts it all into context in what has been a miserable 2017 season and past calendar year overall. Analyzing some roster turnover in the bullpen, the Giants’ potential trade chips, and previewing the final series before the All-Star break. All that and more in another edition of […]

FUTURE FOCUSED: THOUGHTS ON CAIN, NUÑEZ, SLATER, DYSON, & CRICK

Ben analyzes the Giants roster as currently constructed. He assesses Eduardo Nuñez as a long-term option, Matt Cain’s prolonged struggles in the rotation, and some intriguing players for the future like Sam Dyson, Kyle Crick, and Austin Slater. He also shares his insights on who else he think should be a part of the future […]

SEND THEM ALL TO THE MINOR LEAGUES

Ben offers his thoughts on the demotion of Derek Law and the promotion of 2011 first-rounder Kyle Crick. Was Law really the right guy to go? Reminiscing about last season’s trade deadline as to why relief pitcher ERA is borderline irrelevant. Anybody else remember those Jeanmar Gomez rumors? Music Credits: Released by Tasty Records Artist: […]