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: […]

THE NAIL IN THE COFFIN

Ben discusses the ugly four-game sweep at the hands of the Rockies. Mark Melancon, the Giants’ big splash last offseason, blew his fourth save in 14 chances, and the Giants are 19.5 games back on June 19. With the trading deadline just over a month away, the front office need to prove its worth, or […]

IT’S MID-JUNE AND THE SEASON IS OVER. WHERE DO THEY GO FROM HERE?

Ben takes CoveCast on the road, producing a solo track from Oregon. The season already appears to be over and it’s only mid-June. Who is to blame? In-depth analysis of the team, and a thorough examination of what the team should do next as the July 31 trading deadline approaches. Music Credit: Music Released by […]

THEY’VE LOST THEIR WAY

Ben and Adam discuss the 22-33 Giants, who just completed their fifth straight losing month and are 52-75 since the 2016 All-Star break. What needs to be done to turn the franchise around? Who is responsible and what should be done about it? What is the short- and long-term solution? All that and more in […]

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. […]