ON THE NEED TO “SHAKE THINGS UP”

Ben discusses the demise of the San Francisco Giants, which can be traced back to the 2016 All-Star break. Since that time, the team has a 168-219 record, which is definitely not too small of a sample size to analyze! He addresses the specific failings — from top to bottom — of an organization that […]

FADING HOPE AS DEADLINE LOOMS

Ben discusses the Giants’ recent poor performance, what they should do (if anything) at the non-waiver trading deadline, and their playoff chances in 2018 and beyond. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

YOUNG PITCHING, GOOD BULLPEN, DOMINANCE AT HOME KEEPING SF IN CONTENTION

Ben looks back on the past month-and-a-half of Giants baseball. He delves into the unexpected development of Andy Suarez and Dereck Rodriguez, the team’s suddenly well-above-average bullpen, and its adequate offense. Although some key hitters have been disappointing, others have stepped up and they remain in decent shape overall. The Cory Gearrin/Austin Jackson trade is […]

REINFORCEMENTS ON THE WAY, BUT WILL IT MATTER?

Ben discusses the Giants’ 2-6 road trip and the rotation’s severe struggles. He assesses the plethora of upcoming roster moves, and wonders when minor league standouts Austin Slater and Ray Black could get an opportunity. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

STAYING AFLOAT

Thanks in large part to an MVP-like season so far from Brandon Belt, the Giants offense is much improved — and quietly one of the best in baseball — but their starting pitching has struggled without Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto. Bumgarner (and reliever Mark Melancon) are expected to return soon, but will their presence […]

FOUR STRAIGHT SERIES WINS

Ben discusses the Giants’ recent hot streak and analyzes its sustainability. Topics for discussion include Mac Williamson’s power, Bruce Bochy’s improved decision making, Andrew McCutchen’s slump, Will Smith’s return, and the injuries to Joe Panik and Johnny Cueto. Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis  

SLUMPING LINEUP, QUESTIONABLE STRATEGIES LEADING TO LOSSES

The San Francisco Giants, whose pitching staff is devoid of Madison Bumgarner, Jeff Samardzija, Mark Melancon, and Will Smith, have pitched surprisingly well this season. But their good pitching has been wasted on an offense has scored by far the fewest runs per game in all of baseball. Their troubles have been compounded by implementations […]

GIANTS SURVIVE STRANGE OPENING WEEK

The Giants split a four-game series in LA in which they scored just two total runs. Their first three runs of the season (through 4+ games) all came on Joe Panik solo homers. Despite the fact that they began the year with a slumbering offense and a severely battered pitching staff, the Giants are 3-3 […]

PROJECTING THE 2018 GIANTS

Ben discusses the Giants’ roster as Spring Training gets underway. The front office was able to get fans, players, and even local media excited about a team that lost 98 games last year — but is the hype warranted? Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

Giants Acquire Andrew McCutchen

Ben discusses the Giants’ addition of outfielder Andrew McCutchen. Does he push the Giants into Wild Card contention? Is the team done adding pieces? Are they getting too old? All those questions — and many others — are addressed in another edition of CoveCast! Music Credit: Released by Tasty Records Artist: TheFatRat Song: Xenogenesis

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