QUICK THOUGHTS ON STRICKLAND V. HARPER (AND POSEY, FOR SOME REASON)

Ben discusses yesterday’s fight between Hunter Stickland and Bryce Harper. Who is at fault, and what should be done about it? He also puts things into a broader context: The 2017 season for the Giants as a whole seems to be ugliness personified. Music Credit: Music Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

FACT-CHECKING THE MEDIA ON BRUCE BOCHY, GEORGE KONTOS, AND THE MYTH OF STRANDING INHERITED RUNNERS

Ben talks about Bruce Bochy’s decision to use George Kontos in a key situation in Friday’s game against the Cardinals. He also fact checks and calls out some false reporting by the local media. Does George Kontos really have a knack for stranding inherited runners? Even if he does, is it even a sustainable skill? […]

PLAYING MUCH BETTER AT THE SEASON’S ONE-QUARTER MARK

Ben and Adam are finally back in studio, and they discuss the Giants’ overall performance at the one-quarter mark of the 2017 season. What went wrong? What went right? They analyze how the Giants were able to win five of six (and six of eight) and predict the team’s performance for the rest of the […]

THE (WELL-DESERVED) WORST RECORD IN THE LEAGUE

Ben and Adam analyze the 10-18 Giants, who have the National League’s worst record and the Major Leagues’ worst run differential. Can they turn it around despite an offense that doesn’t hit for enough power, a bullpen that is mediocre at best, and a starting staff missing Madison Bumgarner? Does the organization need to reconsider […]

THEY PRESSED THE PANIC (ARROYO) BUTTON

Ben and Adam discuss Monday’s roster shakeup. Christian Arroyo and Drew Stubbs were called up from the minors, Chris Marrero was DFA’d, and Aaron Hill was put on the DL. With a new-look lineup, the Giants beat the Dodgers and put memories of their recent 1-4 road trip in the rear view mirror. Intro/Outro Music […]

FAILING TO ADAPT TO THE MODERN GAME

Ben and Adam discuss some troubling trends for the Giants. They lead the NL in ground ball rate, are last in fly ball rate, and their line drive rate is average. Even though they play at AT&T Park, their ground balls there are less than half as productive as their fly balls there since 2010. […]

HOLES IN THE BULLPEN AND IN LEFT FIELD

Ben and Adam discuss the Giants’ disappointing opening series loss against the Diamondbacks. The bullpen picked up where it left off last season, and the platoon in left field has been terrible. Despite some legitimate reasons for concern, the overall outlook for the team continues to be relatively optimistic, with a strong offense, an improved […]

THE FINALIZED ROSTER; BREAKING DOWN BLACH AND MARRERO

Ben and Adam are back one final time before Opening Day on Sunday. They anticipate the Giants’ final 25-man roster and discuss the young or new guys who very well may get a shot in 2017. Ty Blach, Chris Marrero, Jarrett Parker, Aaron Hill, and Kelby Tomlinson are discussed at length. They also make their […]