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 […]

Bummer! Bullpen Wastes 11 K, 2 HR Performance by Bumgarner on Opening Day

Ben analyzes the Opening Day loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Madison Bumgarner was even more dominant than usual, striking out 11 on only 88 pitches and hitting two mammoth solo home runs. The bullpen, however, picked up where it left off last season, blowing two saves in the loss.

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 […]

A Season Without Will Smith; Jarrett Parker is the Starting Left Fielder; Team USA in WBC Title Game

Ben is in studio alone to discuss the devastating news about Will Smith, and the minor injuries to Mac Williamson and Michael Morse that will, in all likelihood, thrust Jarrett Parker into the starting role in left field. Since Parker struggles against lefties, and Morse is now hurt, the team will need to roster either […]

Denard Span Should Sit Against Lefties

The title is pretty self-explanatory. Someone posted a question on the Giants’ Reddit page today about Denard Span. The poster wanted to know what to expect from Span in 2017, and how much patience the club would have with him after a largely disappointing debut season with his new team. After signing a three-year, $31M contract last off-season, […]

POSEY, CRAWFORD SET TO STAR FOR TEAM U.S.A.

Ben and Adam discuss the upcoming weekend of games for team U.S.A. in the World Baseball Classic, which features arguably the Giants’ two best position players. They also talk about the Giants’ 24th and 25th roster spots and who they think has the edge with just three weeks left before Opening Day. Intro/Outro Song: TheFatRat […]

Cain vs. Blach; Parker’s Power; Giants in WBC; Lineup Construction

Ben and Adam discuss the Giants’ televised spring game against the Dodgers, which featured the intriguing fifth starter battle between Matt Cain and Ty Blach. They also talk about Jarrett Parker’s impressive game, and Brandon Crawford and Buster Posey leaving for the WBC on Monday. Finally, the analyze Giants with (and without) platoon splits and […]

Embrace the Pitch Clock…Or Else? Plus Giants News and Notes

Ben and Adam are back, just in time for the first day of Spring Training games. They analyze Commissioner Rob Manfred’s vilification of the MLBPA and objective dissect the proposed rule changes. They also take a close look at Giants camp, where there’s a new base-running coach, an update on Will Smith’s elbow, and optimistic […]

Cain vs. Blach; Parker’s Power; Giants in WBC; Lineup Construction

Ben and Adam discuss the Giants’ televised spring game against the Dodgers, which featured the intriguing fifth starter battle between Matt Cain and Ty Blach. They also talk about Jarrett Parker’s impressive game, and Brandon Crawford and Buster Posey leaving for the WBC on Monday. Finally, the analyze Giants with (and without) platoon splits and […]