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 […]

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  

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