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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

On Knuckleballs, Spring Competition, Barry Bonds, & Bad Rule Change Proposals (podcast)

Ben and Adam discuss a wide range of topics, with Spring Training right around the corner. They talk about Brian Wilson’s comeback efforts as a knuckleball pitcher; the competition for the 5th starter spot; Pence’s oblique; Barry Bonds’ return to an instructor’s role; and finally, the terrible proposed extra-innings rule change from the league office. […]

Romo to LA? Crawford, Belt, Bum, Cueto Make Headlines (podcast)

Ben and Adam discuss the reports that Sergio Romo has a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. They talk about his time with the Giants and look ahead to a bullpen without any of the Core Four. They also discuss the four Giants who have appeared thus far on MLB Network’s Top 10 Right […]