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Giants Talk: A San Francisco Giants Podcast

English, Sports, 1 season, 533 episodes, 5 days, 2 hours, 33 minutes
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NBC Sports Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper, along with weekly appearances from Duane Kuiper, bring you comprehensive coverage of the San Francisco Giants. Don’t miss out on in-depth analysis, breaking news coverage and exclusive interviews with Giants players, coaches and front-office personnel. Giants Talk has new episodes year-round, so subscribe now for all your San Francisco Giants needs.
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Giants’ potential trade deadline philosophy, importance of upcoming Dodgers series

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants’ bumpy start to the second half of the season, what the philosophy should be as the trade deadline approaches and how the upcoming series with the Dodgers can either make or break San Francisco’s playoff aspirations.(1:10) Giants drop series to Rockies(7:50) Should Giants be sellers at the trade deadline?(16:50) Harrison shines in first outing since break(21:20) Takeaways from the Giants' 2025 schedule(25:22) How impactful will the Dodgers series be to the season?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/22/202432 minutes, 50 seconds
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Bold Giants second-half predictions

On this episode of “Giants Talk,” Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic discuss Camilo Doval and if the Giants should make a change at closer. They also look back at the All-Star break and what MLB can do to fix the Home Run Derby. Then they peer ahead to the second half of the season and make several bold predictions.1:00 Camilo Doval discussion … time for Giants to try another closer? Biggest storyline coming out of the All-Star break12:30 All-Star Break felt “lackluster” this year. Home Run Derby is “washed”21:00 Logan Webb’s All-Star game performance22:50 Breaking down Giants draft picks25:45 Second half bold predictions35:00 Giants have easiest schedule in second half36:30 if the giants don’t figure it out in the next couple weeks, “a lot of people are gonna get fired”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/18/202441 minutes, 46 seconds
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Revisiting the Giants' 2024 bold predictions and one-on-one with Javy Lopez

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' weekend series with the Twins, why getting off to a good start in the second half is a must and revisit their bold predictions from the beginning of the season. Then, Javy Lopez stops by to break down his memorable moments from his career and joining the Wall of Fame.(1:10) Correa gets mixed reception at Oracle Park(7:50) Revisiting this season's bold predictions(12:50) Who will be NL Rookie of the Year?(18:20) How many wins will the Giants finish with?(25:22) Who should join the Wall of Fame next?(36:50) Lopez on becoming a lefty specialist(45:20) Lopez on joining the Wall of FameSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/15/202447 minutes, 10 seconds
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Sergio Romo, Jeremy Affeldt on the Core Four joining the Wall of Fame

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants' struggles against the Blue Jays, what the trade deadline could look like if the struggles continue and if any free-agent signings from last year could be on the move. Then, Alex and Laura Britt are joined by Jeremy Affeldt and Sergio Romo to discuss the Core Four’s impact and joining the Wall of Fame this weekend.(1:10) Giants struggle against Blue Jays(6:50) Snell shines in return from injury(12:50) Ahmed designated for assignment(18:20) What reception will Correa receive?(28:22) Affeldt on winning Game 7(36:50) Affeldt breaks down the Core Four(45:20) Affeldt on Posey’s greatness(51:08) Romo on what he is proudest of(55:23) Romo reveals the origins of his slider(59:32) Romo on his entrance from the bullpenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/12/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 25 seconds
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Examining Webb and Ramos’ All-Star selections, Snell’s return and possible trade candidates

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the impact Austin Slater’s departure will have on Luis Matos’ playing time, Logan Webb and Heliot Ramos’ first MLB All-Star Game selections and the return of Kevin Gausman. Plus, which other veterans could be on the move before the trade deadline?(3:10) Slater traded to the Reds (6:22) Remembering Slater’s impact in the Bay Area (12:50) Webb, Ramos selected to NL All-Star roster(18:20) Did Chapman get snubbed? (25:08) Should Matos become a starter?  (34:23) Previewing the Giants-Blue Jays series See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/8/202441 minutes, 51 seconds
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Analyzing Soler’s breakout, Hicks' longevity and possible trade deadline scenarios

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down Jorge Soler’s recent offensive breakout, how Jordan Hicks can make an impact as the season progresses and why Patrick Bailey could be a dark horse to make the All-Star Game. Then, Alex and Cole answer some fan questions and discuss if the Giants will be buyers or sellers at the MLB trade deadline.(3:10) Birdsong continues to impress(12:22) Should fans worry about Hicks?(16:50) Is Webb the Giants' All-Star frontrunner?(23:20) Will the Giants be buyers or sellers?(31:08) Looking ahead at the Giants' scheduleSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/4/202438 minutes, 26 seconds
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Kuip returns to discuss the Giants-Dodgers series, his memories with Mays, Cepeda

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Duane Kuiper to discuss the Giants’ series win over the Dodgers, which player returning from the IL will make the biggest impact and to share his memories with two legends, Willie Mays and Orlando Cepeda.(3:10) Soler starting to break out for Giants(12:22) What is Wisely’s ceiling?(17:50) Looking ahead at the Giants’ schedule(23:20) Kuip shares his memories with Mays and Cepeda(30:08) Kuip remembers calling a game with Mays(34:23) Which injured Giants will make the biggest impact?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/1/202437 minutes, 43 seconds
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Giants bounce back vs. Cubs, Snell’s looming return and Dodgers series preview

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants' bounce back against the Cubs, when fans can expect Blake Snell and LaMonte Wade Jr. to return from injury and the interesting results from the MLB All-Star Game voting. Plus, Alex and Cole look ahead to the upcoming Dodgers series and discuss what the team needs to do to stay afloat. (1:30) Giants take series from Cubs (6:10) Breaking down Birdsong’s debut (15:22) Do the Giants need more bullpen games? (21:50) When will Snell, Ray return from injury? (29:00) Previewing the Giants-Dodgers series  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/27/202433 minutes, 55 seconds
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Have Giants hit rock bottom after being swept by Cardinals?

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants’ disastrous road trip, the ongoing issues with their starting rotation and when they can expect Blake Snell and Kyle Harrison to return. Plus, Alex and Cole look at the Giants' weakness on the base paths and if the offense can overcome the pitching woes.(1:30) Giants swept by Cardinals(6:10) Should Giants be stealing more bases?(16:22) Is this rock bottom for the Giants season?(21:50) What is Snell’s return timeline?(28:00) Previewing the Giants’ upcoming scheduleSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/24/202437 minutes, 28 seconds
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Breaking down the Giants’ Rickwood experience, Ramos’ continued success and facing Brandon Crawford

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants' Rickwood experience, why MLB should start implementing this more and share their memories of Willie Mays. Then, Alex and Cole turn their attention to the play on the field, including Heliot Ramos’ continued All-Star play and Brandon Crawford facing his former team for the first time.(1:30) Alex and Cole remember Willie Mays(5:10) Breaking down the Rickwood experience(16:22) When will Wade Jr. return from injury?(21:50) Will Ramos be an All-Star this year?(28:40) Looking ahead at the Giants’ schedule(32:08) Crawford on facing the GiantsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/21/202433 minutes, 54 seconds
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Giants at Rickwood: Honoring the life and legacy of Willie Mays

Alex Pavlovic and Laura Britt are joined by former Giants Brandon Crawford, Hunter Pence and Jake Peavy to discuss Willie Mays’ impact on baseball and their careers. Plus, hear from NBC Sports Bay Area analyst Randy Winn on meeting Mays for the first time, and broadcaster Dave Flemming discussing the legacy Mays leaves behind.(2:30) Peavy shares his favorite memory of Mays(5:10) Winn reflects on his time spent with Mays(8:22) Pence remembers his first meeting with Mays(12:50) Crawford on meeting Mays as a young child(14:40) Flemming details his friendship with MaysSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/20/202418 minutes, 22 seconds
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Doval goes ice cold against Angels, Wisely’s future amidst Ahmed’s return

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss Camilo Doval’s late-game struggles and whether Bob Melvin should have thrown the Giants closer in with a 13-2 lead heading into the ninth inning against the Angels on Sunday. Plus, Alex and Cole break down Brett Wisely’s future and Spencer Bivens' unique path to the majors.(0:50) Giants-Angels retrospective(7:45) Can Jorge Soler get it going after a big home run on Sunday?(14:30) Making sense of Doval’s late-game struggles(20:50) Bivens' MLB debut(28:05) Wisely’s future role with the Giants amidst Nick Ahmed’s return(30:10) Giants-Cubs lookaheadSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/17/202436 minutes, 49 seconds
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Slater rewards Giants’ trust, far-too-early MLB trade deadline discussions

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss Austin Slater’s resiliency after a tough start to the season, question when Jorge Soler and Blake Snell will have their breakthrough moments for the Giants, and look ahead to the MLB trade deadline.(0:42) Slater looked “confident” against Astros(6:52) When will Soler & Snell have their breakthrough moments?(13:00) Making sense of Giants fans booing Jose Altuve(16:35) Giants injury updates(25:50) Far-too-early MLB trade deadline discussionsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/13/202441 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ramos’ continued impact, Webb’s All-Star résumé and Flores’ resurgence

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down Logan Webb’s All-Star candidacy, why Heliot Ramos shows no signs of slowing down and the changes the starting rotation needs after its early season struggles. Plus, Alex and Cole preview the upcoming series against the Astros and the return of Mauricio Dubón.(1:30) Giants wrap up road trip with series win over Rangers(6:10) Will Webb be an All-Star this year?(12:22) Has the starting rotation underperformed?(17:50) Why Ramos is here for the long haul(22:40) Previewing the Giants-Astros series(27:08) Breaking down the NL standingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/10/202429 minutes, 58 seconds
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Examining Ramos’ All-Star chance, Slater’s return from injury and Matos back in Sacramento

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down if Heliot Ramos could be the Giants' representative at this year's MLB All-Star Game and what to make of Luis Matos being sent back down to Sacramento after Austin Slater's return, and then wrap the podcast by previewing the upcoming Rangers series.(1:30) Giants win final game of series vs. Diamondbacks(8:10) Could Ramos be an All-Star this year?(17:22) Slater returns from IL as Matos heads back to Sac(24:50) Have the Giants done right by their young stars?(29:40) Previewing the upcoming Rangers seriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/6/202434 minutes, 33 seconds
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Analyzing Doval’s consistency, Snell’s latest injury; One-on-one with Bob Melvin

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Giants manager Bob Melvin to discuss the plethora of injuries facing the team this season, the spark the younger guys have added filling in and how he plans to manage the workload of Kyle Harrison and Jordan Hicks moving forward. Plus, Alex and Cole recap the Yankees series and look at Camilo Doval’s performance and the impact Blake Snell’s injury could have on the season. (1:30) Judge, Yankees sweep Giants at Oracle Park(8:10) Do Giants need to sign Soto? (13:22) Doval blows save to Yankees (20:50) How does Snell’s injury affect his player option?  (25:40) Who will be an all-star this season? (31:08) Previewing the Giants-Diamondbacks series  (37:23) Melvin on the Giants injuries (41:32) Melvin breaks down the bullpen usage See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/3/202444 minutes, 22 seconds
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Evaluating Wade’s injury, Harrison's 2024 performance so far and Yankees series preview

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants' series win over the Phillies, if Kyle Harrison has lived up to expectations this season and the impact LaMonte Wade Jr.’s injury will have on the team. Plus, Alex and Cole turn their attention to the upcoming Yankees series to reminisce about some old friends.(1:30) Giants take series over Phillies at Oracle Park(9:10) How valuable are the bullpen starts?(14:22) Has Harrison exceeded expectations this year?(21:50) Wade out with hamstring injury(31:47) Updating the Cobb, Ray injuries(37:52) Previewing the Giants-Yankees seriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/30/202444 minutes, 44 seconds
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Bailey’s growing importance, Wisely’s instant impact and more Giants' road trip observations

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants' series win over the Mets, Patrick Bailey’s emergence as a needed bat in the lineup and if Brett Wisely can continue his impact in the majors. Plus, Alex and Cole turn their attention to the upcoming series with the Phillies and Yankees.(1:30) Giants reach .500 on road trip(9:10) Bailey emerging as a impact hitter(14:22) Wisely shines in New York(21:50) Future of Giants' shortstop position(27:47) Previewing upcoming Phillies seriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/27/202433 minutes, 37 seconds
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Analyzing wild Giants-Pirates series, youth movement’s impact and Snell’s return from injury

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants’ improbable series win over the Pirates, the immediate impact San Francisco’s youth movement is having on the field and if Reggie Crawford could be joining the major leagues any time soon. Plus, Alex and Cole break down Blake Snell’s return from injury and preview the upcoming series with the Mets.(1:30) Giants take series from Pirates(7:10) Can Luciano solve his defensive woes?(14:22) Snell struggles in return from injury(21:50) Will Crawford be in the bullpen this season?(27:47) Answering fan questions(34:52) Previewing Giants-Mets seriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/23/202437 minutes, 45 seconds
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Giants’ youth movement, Chapman’s breakout and other takeaways from big weekend

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants' sweep of the Rockies, what the youth movement showed over the weekend and if it's sustainable for the remainder of the season. Plus, Alex and Cole discuss Jung Hoo Lee’s season-ending injury before Giants analyst George Kontos joins the show to discuss the season and challenges of reaching the major leagues.(1:30) Giants sweep Rockies at Oracle Park(6:10) Matos continues to shine for Giants(15:10) Is the Giants' offensive output sustainable?(21:14) Could Luciano be shortstop for the rest of the season?(29:02) Hicks sustains success as a starter(35:02) Lee officially out for remainder of the season(42:30) Giants-Pirates series preview(48:10) Kontos on why the Giants have struggled this season(53:45) Kontos breaks down the progression in the minorsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/20/202457 minutes, 54 seconds
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Examining which Giants could help turn season around amid slew of injuries

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the latest updates surrounding Jung Hoo Lee’s shoulder injury, what this could mean for the future of the Giants’ organization and Patrick Bailey’s latest stint on the IL. Plus, Alex and Cole discuss their takeaways from the Dodgers series and which Giants could help turn the season around.(1:30) Latest updates on Lee’s shoulder injury(9:10) How can Giants turn their season around?(15:10) Recapping the Giants-Dodgers series(24:14) Webb regains form vs. Dodgers(29:02) What was Ohtani’s reception at Oracle Park?(34:02) Previewing the Rockies series(40:02) Who can spur a Giants’ hot streak?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/16/202442 minutes, 40 seconds
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Analyzing Lee’s shoulder injury, potential prospect call-ups to spark Giants’ season

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down Jung Hoo Lee’s shoulder injury against the Reds, the impact it will have on the season overall and which prospects the team should call up to spark the Giants’ offense. Plus, Alex and Cole discuss Blake Snell’s latest rehab outing and the upcoming series with the Dodgers.(1:30) Lee sustains shoulder injury against Reds(9:10) Who is the next prospect to be called up?(15:10) Takeaways from Giants-Reds(23:14) Snell makes start in Sacramento(26:46) Previewing the Giants-Dodgers seriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/13/202430 minutes, 27 seconds
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Kuip returns to break down Giants’ early struggles, how to get season back on track

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Duane Kuiper to break down the Giants’ continued struggles this season, the different ways the team can improve and how different Bob Melvin will handle it compared to Gabe Kapler last year. Plus, Monte Poole caught with former Giants GM Brian Sabean to discuss his success in San Francisco and his recent enshrinement into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. (1:30) Giants win series in Denver (7:10) Soler heads to IL with shoulder injury (13:10) Will Luciano be called up soon? (18:14) Remembering some guys  (24:46) Looking ahead at the Giants’ homestand(30:10) Kuip breaks down the offensive struggles (37:02) Kuip on Melvin’s coaching (35:52) Sabean on joining the Giants (40:99) Sabean in the Giants success in the draft See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/10/202453 minutes, 56 seconds
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Analyzing Giants’ injury issues; silver linings from tough start to season

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the impact of the injuries to both Patrick Bailey and Tom Murphy, the struggles Matt Chapman is having both at the plate and defensively and what to make of the recent struggles of the starting rotation. (1:30) Bailey lands on IL  (7:10) Would Bart solve the Giants’ current problem? (13:10) Giants drop series to Phillies  (22:14) What to make of Winn and Webb’s recent struggles  (32:46) Looking ahead to the Giants’ schedule  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/6/202437 minutes, 54 seconds
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Solving Blake Snell’s rotation spot problems, how Giants break out on offense

Giants analyst Shawn Estes joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss what he has seen from Blake Snell this season, when you know a minor leaguer is ready for the big leagues and what to make of Camilo Doval’s start to the season. Plus, Alex and Cole break down the offensive struggles facing the team and what the Giants need to do with Blake Snell’s spot in the rotation.(1:30) Giants drop series to Red Sox (7:10) What should the Giants do with Snell’s rotation spot?(18:10) Taking a look at the minor leagues (22:14) Looking ahead to the Giants schedule  (28:46) When does a player know he is ready? (35:52) Estes shares his take on Snell’s performance  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/2/202443 minutes
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Examining Giants’ top-tier starting rotation, how to improve offensive impact

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants’ starting rotation and what makes it so good, how the offense can improve despite its subpar performance so far and look ahead to the long road trip.(1:30) Yaz upping production after slow start(7:10) Giants’ starting pitching finding form(12:10) Is Bailey the Giants' most clutch hitter?(18:14) Could big changes come to the offense?(25:52) Reviewing Oracle Park food(32:46) MLB reportedly making uniform changesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/29/202440 minutes, 50 seconds
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Analyzing Snell’s IL stint, Webb’s hot start and Bart’s return to Oracle Park

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the impact Blake Snell’s IL stint will have on the Giants’ season, when fans can expect Snell to return and why Logan Webb is the ideal leader for San Francisco. Plus, Alex and Cole look ahead to the upcoming series against the Pirates and Joey Bart’s return to the Bay Area.(1:30) Snell headed to IL(8:10) Who will start in Snell’s spot?(12:50) Why has Lee gotten so many days off?(18:10) Webb off to hot start for Giants(25:14) Will Webb win the Cy Young this year?(33:52) Do the Giants need more from Soler?(40:46) Burg on catching Doval in the bullpen(43:08) Bart set to make return to Oracle ParkSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/25/202446 minutes, 12 seconds
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Sergio Romo on ‘dangerous’ Giants, Core Four and joining NBC Sports Bay Area

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by new Giants pre/post analyst Sergio Romo to discuss his excitement about joining NBC Sports Bay Area, why he sees the orange and black as a dangerous team and how he would perform in today's MLB. Plus, Alex and Cole break down Blake Snell’s struggles and the new lights at Oracle Park.(1:30) Snell again struggles vs. Arizona(8:10) What is Bailey best at?(12:50) Doval’s entrance on display Monday night(18:10) How bright is Winn’s potential?(26:14) Romo on becoming a Giants pre/post analyst for NBC Sports Bay Area(33:52) Romo on the evolution of MLB bullpens(40:46) Romo discusses the “Core Four”(45:08) Why Romo sees a bright future for the GiantsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/23/202447 minutes, 8 seconds
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Brandon Crawford on life after Giants, his MLB future and relationship with Logan Webb

Brandon Crawford joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss why he signed with the Cardinals, how different it feels not being in a Giants uniform and what his MLB future could hold. Plus, Alex and Cole discuss the Giants' series win over the Marlins and preview the upcoming series against the Diamondbacks.(1:30) Giants take two of three from Marlins(6:10) Where can Lee improve at the plate?(15:50) Bullpen bounces back after slow start to season(22:10) Remembering some guys(30:14) Crawford reveals why he continued his career(34:52) Crawford on becoming a CardinalSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/18/202437 minutes, 38 seconds
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How to right Snell’s early season struggles, Giants’ slow start to the season

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down Blake Snell’s early season struggles, how the Giants can turn around their offensive failures with runners in scoring position and the upcoming series with the Marlins.(1:30) Giants' struggles continue versus Rays(7:10) What to make of Snell’s early struggles(14:22) How can Giants right their mistakes?(26:50) Padres-Dodgers rivalry makes reappearance(33:47) Previewing the Giants-Marlins seriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/15/202436 minutes, 27 seconds
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Examining possible lineup tweaks, big weekend for Webb, Snell vs. Rays

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants' first homestand of the season, why some lineup tweaks could spark the offense and the plethora of stolen bases given up by San Francisco. Plus, Alex and Cole look at the in-park experience at Oracle Park and preview the upcoming series with the Rays.(1:30) Giants’ city connect jerseys still unavailable(7:10) Takeaways from Giants’ first homestand  (13:22) How can Giants limit stolen bases?(21:50) Giants looking to show off new lights at Oracle Park(28:47) Previewing the Giants-Rays series  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/11/202435 minutes, 16 seconds
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Analyzing Giants’ offensive struggles, Jordan Hicks' hot start

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants' struggles at the plate to begin the season, what that could mean for the roster moving forward and why Jordan Hicks' start to the campaign is sustainable. Plus, Alex and Cole preview the upcoming series with the Nationals and Blake Snell's Giants debut.(1:05) Giants take two of three from Padres(6:30) How can the Giants break their offensive slump?(13:10) Can Hicks sustain his hot start?(21:22) Breaking down the stadium vibe at Oracle Park(30:50) Remembering some former Giants(35:47) Snell set to debut against NationalsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/8/202442 minutes, 54 seconds
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Kuip returns to discuss Giants’ ‘really good’ playoff chances, Hicks' potential and Soler’s power

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants' start to the season, some concerns they see from Mike Yastrzemski-Austin Slater platoon and the team trading Joey Bart to the Pirates. Then, Duane Kuiper stops by to discuss San Francisco’s “really good” playoff chances and share some bold predictions for the season.(1:05) Dodgers sweep Giants in LA(6:30) When will Luis Matos be a starter?(14:10) How much is the bullpen a concern?(21:22) Looking ahead to the Giants’ home opener(26:50) Bart traded to Pirates for pitching prospect(33:47) Kuip on his excitement for the Giants’ home opener(37:52) Kuip's thoughts on Melvin as the Giants' manager(44:46) Kuip shares his bold predictions for the seasonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/4/202444 minutes, 36 seconds
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Examining decision to DFA Bart, Giants-Padres takeaways and Dodgers series preview

Alex Pavlovic and Laura Britt discuss what the future could hold for Joey Bart after the Giants decided to designate the former first-round pick for assignment, and the main takeaways from San Francisco's series split in San Diego. Plus, they wrap the podcast by previewing the upcoming Dodgers series and look ahead at potential pitching matchups.(1:05) Bart DFA’d by Giants(6:30) Giants spilt series with Padres(14:10) Takeaways from Giants-Padres series(21:22) Will Lee's hot start continue?(26:33) Previewing Giants-DodgersSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/1/202428 minutes, 39 seconds
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Bold predictions for the 2024 MLB season

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' opening series against the San Diego Padres, what San Francisco's opening day roster looks like and what the team's ceiling is. Plus, Alex and Cole share their bold predictions for the 2024 Giants, and reveal their predictions for the 2024 MLB season.(1:05) Analyzing the Giants’ opening day roster(12:30) How do the Padres stack up in the NL West?(18:10) Remembering some former Giants(25:22) Bold predictions for the 2024 MLB season(36:33) Where will the Giants finish in the NL West?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/28/202442 minutes, 4 seconds
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Logan Webb on his growing leadership role, Kyle Harrison’s potential and 2024 season goals

Alex Pavlovic and Laura Britt are joined by Logan Webb to break down how his unique leadership style has evolved, the growth he sees in Kyle Harrison and his personal goals for the upcoming 2024 campaign. Plus, Alex and Cole Kuiper discuss when Blake Snell could make his Giants debut and Pablo Sandoval's MLB career.(1:05) Snell’s personality making waves with Giants fans(9:40) What will the Opening Day roster look like?(14:30) Reflecting on the career of Pablo Sandoval(21:10) Oracle Park undergoes improvements before season(26:22) Discussing the Ohtani gambling saga(35:33) Webb on his unique leadership style(42:52) Webb shares what he sees in Harrison(47:46) Webb on what Hicks brings to the Giants(53:08) Webb details his goals for the 2024 seasonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/25/202455 minutes, 59 seconds
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Exclusive Blake Snell, Farhan Zaidi 1-on-1 interviews

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by newest Giants pitcher Blake Snell to break down why he decided to join the team, the depth in the starting rotation and when he will be ready to make his debut. Then, Farhan Zaidi stops by to discuss the team’s successful offseason and what Snell’s arrival means for the overall pitching staff. (1:05) Giants one week away from Opening Day(6:40) What does the rotation look like until Snell debuts?(10:16) Predicting the 40-man roster (19:36) Snell on why he joined the Giants (22:30) Snell details why he embraces walks (25:21) Snell reveals when he will be ready to start (29:32) Farhan on what Snell’s arrival means for the pitching staffSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/21/202433 minutes, 56 seconds
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Emergency podcast: Blake Snell, Giants agree to two-year, $62M deal

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss breaking news that the Giants and Blake Snell have agreed to terms on a two-year contract, how Snell creates more depth for the Giants’ starting rotation and where San Francisco stacks up in the NL.(1:05) Snell set to join Webb in stacked rotation(6:10) Did the Giants win the offseason?(14:36) When will Snell be ready to pitch?(21:21) What is a successful season for Snell?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/19/202427 minutes, 36 seconds
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Melvin on Webb’s growing leadership, Lee’s important role and his 2024 expectations

Alex Pavlovic and Laura Britt are joined by Bob Melvin to discuss his Giants return, Logan Webb’s growing leadership role in the clubhouse and what Jung Hoo Lee’s role will look like this season. Pus, Alex and Cole Kuiper break down the NL West starting with the Arizona Diamondbacks and the latest surrounding Blake Snell.(1:05) Looking ahead to Opening Day (7:10) What is the latest with Snell? (16:36) Davis signs with A’s after Giants release(25:21) Melvin shares his nerves returning to Giants (31:21) Melvin on Webb’s leadership role (37:32) Melvin details the Giants’ young starting pitching (41:10)  Melvin breaks down Lee’s upcoming role See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/18/202448 minutes, 23 seconds
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Austin Slater on the Giants’ vibes entering the season, his leadership role moving forward

Alex Pavlovic and Laura Britt are joined by Austin Slater to discuss his growing leadership role within the locker room, his ongoing defense of the city of San Francisco to free agents, and the importance of his role with the MLB Players Association. Plus, Alex and Cole Kuiper break down what the Opening Day roster could look like and the Giants releasing J.D. Davis.(1:05) Giants release Davis after Chapman signing(7:10) Projecting the Giants’ Opening Day roster(15:36) Padres acquire Cease from White Sox(21:10) Remembering some former Giants(3110) Slater on the Giants’ vibes this season(35:21) Slater on embracing his leadership roleSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/14/202440 minutes, 30 seconds
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Kyle Harrison on his desire to be No. 2 starter behind Logan Webb, relationship with Patrick Bailey

Alex Pavlovic and Laura Britt are joined by Kyle Harrison to break down his up-and-down rookie season, his desire to be the No. 2 pitcher behind Logan Webb and his relationship with Giants catcher Patrick Bailey.  Plus, Alex and Cole Kuiper discuss the latest surrounding J.D. Davis and what could happen next with Blake Snell. (1:05) Giants waive Davis after Chapman deal (6:10) What are the Giants’ bench options?(12:36) When will Cobb be back?  (19:10) Remembering some former Giants  (26:10) Harrison breaks down his rookie season   (30:21) Harrison on learning from other pitchers    (34:32) Harrison details his relationship with Bailey See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/11/202437 minutes, 27 seconds
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Jordan Hicks on joining Giants, his ability to start and learning from Logan Webb

Alex Pavlovic and Laura Britt are joined by Jordan Hicks to discuss why he signed with the Giants, the talent on San Francisco's pitching staff and what he has learned from Logan Webb. Plus, Alex and Cole Kuiper look at the team's recent string of injuries and debate how much it impacts the potential addition of Blake Snell or Jordan Montgomery.(1:05) Hjelle latest in string of injuries(6:10) How will injuries influence potential signings?(14:36) Breaking down the Giants-Dodgers rivalry(22:10) Hicks on his desire to start(24:40) Hicks shares how he uses his velocitySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/7/202430 minutes, 5 seconds
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How Chapman’s contract impacts potential Snell signing; Schmitt 1-on-1 interview

Alex Pavlovic and Laura Britt are joined by Casey Schmitt to break down his versatile Giants role, how a new coaching staff influences San Francisco's overall roster and why it's time for the team's youth movement. Plus, Alex and Cole Kuiper discuss Matt Chapman's arrival and how it impacts the potential signing of Blake Snell.(1:05) Going in depth on the Chapman addition(6:10) Analyzing the Giants’ lineup with Chapman(11:36) Farhan Zaidi details Giants' future free-agency plans(21:10) Luis Matos shining in spring training(29:01) What does the future hold for J.D. Davis?(36:32) Schmitt on his versatile role(38:49) Schmitt on the Giants’ youth movement(40:33) Schmitt details new coaching staff's impactSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/4/202442 minutes, 12 seconds
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Emergency podcast: Matt Chapman, Giants reportedly agree to three-year contract

Alex Pavlovic and Laura Britt discuss the breaking news of Matt Chapman and the Giants reportedly agreeing to a three-year, $54 million contract, the reunion between Chapman and Bob Melvin and what this means for the overall roster in San Francisco. Plus, does Chapman’s arrival increase or decrease the chances Blake Snell follows suit?(1:05) Chapman, Giants reportedly agree to deal(6:10) Analyzing Giants' lineup with Chapman(10:36) What does Chapman bring on defensive side?(15:40) Could Snell be next for Giants?(20:09) Examining Giants' overall rosterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/2/202423 minutes, 39 seconds
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Kuip returns to discuss his early camp observations, Brandon Crawford’s exit and Giants' free-agent needs

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Duane Kuiper to break down Brandon Crawford signing with the Cardinals, what he saw from the Giants during his time at spring training and the free-agent needs for San Francisco after their recent injury woes.(1:35) Crawford agrees to deal with Cardinals(8:10) Weirdest Giants departures(16:36) Should Giants add depth in their pitching rotation?(23:40) Kuip shares his thoughts on Crawford’s departure(29:09) Kuip discusses his early camp observations(33:33) Kuip on the Giants’ free-agent needsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/29/202436 minutes, 43 seconds
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Patrick Bailey interview: Catcher shares keys to 2024 season, strengths of Giants’ young pitching staff

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down Kyle Harrison’s impressive first outing in Arizona, some recent MLB signings and which pitching prospects could make their way to the big leagues this season. Plus, Patrick Bailey joins Alex Pavlovic and Laura Britt from spring training to discuss what he has learned from Bob Melvin, his keys to a successful year and the youth on the Giants' pitching staff.(1:35) Giants' offense off to cold start(7:10) Harrison impresses in first outing(15:36) Analyzing recent MLB signings(25:00) How will Bellinger’s Cubs deal influence other free agents?(29:09) Bailey on being the starting catcher(32:33) Bailey breaks down the Giants’ young pitchingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/26/202434 minutes, 25 seconds
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Wilmer Flores on his versatile role, Jorge Soler’s immediate impact in the Giants' lineup

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down which players have stood out so far in Arizona, who is in the running to be the new starting shortstop and the recent struggles the Giants have had in the MLB draft. Plus, Wilmer Flores joins Pavlovic and Laura Britt from spring training to weigh in on his important role on the roster and Jorge Soler’s instant impact on the lineup.(1:35) Latest updates from spring training(7:36) Will Heliot Ramos and Joey Bart make the roster?(16:36) Examining the Giants’ recent MLB draft history(23:09) Flores reveals his thoughts on the 2024 MLB season(25:30) Flores on the Soler additionSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/23/202430 minutes, 9 seconds
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Examining Jorge Soler’s impact, Pablo Sandoval’s roster chances and Giants’ ongoing free-agency mindset

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down Pablo Sandoval’s arrival in Scottsdale and the chances he could make the 40-man roster along with the immediate impact he will have on the Giants prospects. Then, the guys switch their attention to the addition of Jorge Soler to the Giants organization.(1:35) Sandoval returns to Giants spring training  (7:36) Will Sandoval make the roster?  (11:36) Are the Giants done with free-agent signings? (19:09) Is Soler the Giants’ everyday DH?  (25:22) Latest updates from spring training  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/20/202430 minutes, 4 seconds
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First impressions of Jung Hoo Lee in spring training, Matt Williams joins the show

With spring training officially underway, “Giants Talk” hosts Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss how the atmosphere at camp feels different with Bob Melvin at the helm. Plus, Laura Britt has the opportunity to chat with former Giants player and current assistant coach Matt Williams about returning to the Bay and what makes Melvin such a special coach.(1:56) Pavlovic’s takeaways from spring training(5:16) First impressions of Jung Hoo Lee(12:12) How Jorge Soler impacts the Giants’ lineup(16:24) Latest updates on Reggie Crawford and Bryce Eldridge(21:50) Britt’s interview with WilliamsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/16/202426 minutes, 41 seconds
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Pavs returns to analyze Soler’s reported addition, takeaways from the Giants’ offseason

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the reported signing of Jorge Soler, what Soler can bring to the offense and why this could be the start of a series of moves for the Giants. Plus, Pavs looks back at the offseason and shares his main takeaways while he was on assignment.(2:36) Giants reportedly agree to terms with Soler(9:35) Recapping the offseason for Pavs(17:36) Will the Giants make more moves?(22:09) Is Harrison the secret to the rotation's success?(30:22) Pavs' offseason takeaways(37:33) Giants invite Garrett to Spring TrainingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/13/202438 minutes, 51 seconds
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Robbie Ray’s improving health, Brandon Crawford’s likely departure and other Giants storylines

Cole Kuiper and Laura Britt break down Robbie Ray’s comments on his rehab and why they show positive signs for the Giants, why a reunion between San Francisco and Brandon Crawford isn’t in the cards and other former Giants on the move this week.(4:35) Ray on his current rehab from Tommy John(9:36) Will Stripling have a bounce-back season?(15:36) Crawford unlikely to return to the Giants(22:09) Pederson set to join DiamondbacksSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/30/202431 minutes, 17 seconds
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Expectations for Giants in 2024

Cole Kuiper and Laura Britt break down Jordan Hicks’ introductory press conference, what the plan is to get Hicks into the starting rotation and if free agency should have a deadline. Plus, Cole and Laura share their expectations for the Giants and discuss what it would take for the upcoming season to be a success.(4:35) Giants officially announce Hicks (9:36) How will being a starer affect Hicks’ stuff? (14:36) Baker officially back with Giants organization  (19:09) Should there be a free agency time limit?  (23:22) Expectations for the Giants in 2024 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/23/202430 minutes, 26 seconds
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Examining Jordan Hicks’ potential importance, Dusty Baker's organizational impact

Cole Kuiper and Laura Britt break down the reported signing of Jordan Hicks and his impact on the pitching staff, if San Francisco now is out on Blake Snell and the impact Dusty Baker will have rejoining the Giants organization.(1:35) Giants reportedly sign Jordan Hicks(8:36) Are the Giants still in on Snell?(13:36) Davis, Giants can’t agree to arbitration deal(20:22) Impact Dusty Baker will have on organizationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/16/202427 minutes, 23 seconds
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Kuip analyzes Jung Hoo Lee, Robbie Ray additions, Giants’ offseason checklist

Cole Kuiper and Laura Britt are joined by Duane Kuiper to break down how Jung Hoo Lee can become the face of the Giants organization, why the wait for Robbie Ray might be worth it and where the Giants need to focus next this offseason.(1:35) Giants acquire Ray from Seattle(7:36) Does the Ray acquisition rule out Snell?(13:36) Will Harrison be on the Opening Day roster?(18:09) Kuip on what Ray will bring to the Giants(23:22) What will Giants get from Lee?(26:33) Kuip on who else the Giants should signSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/9/202433 minutes, 7 seconds
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Giants’ New Year resolutions heading into 2024

Cole Kuiper and Laura Britt break down some areas the Giants need to improve next season, why Jung Hoo Lee could be the fix for both the offense and the defense and why Bob Melvin joining San Francisco will be a major change for the daily lineups. Plus, Cole and Laura look back on the 2023 season and share what stood out most.(1:35) Looking back at the 2023 season(9:36) Is Lee the key to the Giants’ offensive struggles?(13:36) How can Giants improve their defense?(19:09) Will Melvin shift the team’s mentality?(23:22) Free agency updateSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/2/202428 minutes, 51 seconds
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Examining Giants’ next steps this offseason, what the future holds for Joey Bart

Cole Kuiper and Laura Britt discuss where the Giants need to turn their attention after losing out on some big-name free agents, why Joey Bart’s time in San Francisco most likely is over, and why the team needs to acquire a big-name player in free agency or through the trade market.(1:35) Giants agree to terms with new backup catcher(9:36) What does the future hold for Bart?(18 :36) Where should Giants shift their attention in free agency?(22:09) Are the Giants active in the trade market?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/26/202326 minutes, 50 seconds
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Emergency podcast: Yoshinobu Yamamoto joins Dodgers as Giants still search for pitching

Cole Kuiper and Laura Britt examine the breaking news of Yoshinobu Yamamoto joining the Dodgers on a 12-year deal, what this means for MLB as a whole and where the Giants turn to next in their search for starting pitching. (1:35) Yamamoto, Dodgers agree on 12-year deal (6:36) Is this good or bad for baseball? (11:40) Offseason winners and losers (17:36) What reputation do the Giants have in MLB? (22:09) Giants’ next free agent targets See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/22/202324 minutes, 37 seconds
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Analzying Jung Hoo Lee’s immediate impact, Giants’ chances of landing Yamamoto

Cole Kuiper and Laura Britt break down the immediate impact Jung Hoo Lee can have on the entire Giants organization, when and where Yoshinobu Yamamoto will sign in free agency and possibl backup plans for the Giants. Plus, Cole and Laura dive into Buster Posey's comments and explain why they were taken out of context.(1:35) Lee's personality shines through in press conference(6:36) Is Lee now the face of the franchise?(15:40) Dodgers trade for Glasnow, extend him for five years(21:36) Is Snell the free-agency wild card?(28:09) Looking at San Francisco’s free-agency reputationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/18/202339 minutes, 39 seconds
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Exclusive: Jung Hoo Lee on his ‘dream' to play for Giants, first-season goals

Laura Britt is joined by new center fielder Jung Hoo Lee to discuss why it always has been a "dream" to play for the Giants, explain his father’s influence on his love for baseball and share how he plans to prepare for spring training. He also sends a message to all Giants fans.(1:35) Lee introduced as a Giant on Friday(5:36) Lee says it has been a “dream” to play for the Giants(9:40) Lee reveals his first goal with the Giants(15:36) Lee shares his message to Giants fansSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/16/202316 minutes, 59 seconds
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Analyzing Giants' reported Jung Hoo Lee addition, other positions of need

Cole Kuiper and Laura Britt discuss the reported contract agreement with Jung Hoo Lee, how he will improve both the offense and the defense and why this could be just the start of their offseason signings. Plus, which prospects could be on the move in the trade market?(1:35) Giants reportedly agree to terms with Jung Hoo Lee(5:36) Where can Lee improve the Giants’ offense?(9:40) Other positions of need for the Giants(15:36) Predicting the Giants' next moveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/13/202319 minutes, 10 seconds
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Kuip returns to discuss Ohtani to the Dodgers, where Giants should shift their priorities

Cole Kuiper and Laura Britt are joined by Duane Kuiper to share his reaction to Shohei Ohtani joining the Los Angeles Dodgers, where the Giants should turn their attention and why the trade market could be the solution. Plus, Cole and Laura look at the big-name free agents and which ones fit best in San Francisco.(1:35) Ohtani contract details start to leak(6:36) How does the Ohtani contract differ from others?(15:40) Is it Yamamoto or bust now for the Giants?(22:36) Possible free-agent upgrades to the offense(28:09) Kuip on Ohtani signing with the Dodgers(35:22) Kuip reveals his other top free agents(44:33) What has stood out since Melvin’s arrival?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/12/202346 minutes, 8 seconds
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Emergency podcast: Shohei Ohtani chooses Dodgers on reported $700M contract

Cole Kuiper and Laura Britt react to the breaking news of Shohei Ohtani agreeing to terms with the Dodgers on a 10-year, $700 million contract, how the Giants move forward in free agency and discuss the silver lining of Ohtani joining the NL West.(1:35) Ohtani chooses Dodgers(6:36) What’s next for the Giants?(11:40) How close was the Giants' offer?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/9/202316 minutes, 54 seconds
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Bob Melvin, Jake Peavy discuss where Giants can improve at MLB Winter Meetings

Laura Britt is joined by the Giants manager Bob Melvin to break down the addition of Matt Williams to his coaching staff, where the team needs to improve this offseason and getting to know the players on the roster. Plus, former Giant and current MLB Network analyst Jake Peavy stops by to discuss Logan Webb's importance and how San Francisco can improve its roster.(1:35) Ohtani watch still ongoing(4:25) Melvin on his coaching staff(7:16) Melvin details where the Giants need to improve(10:40) Melvin on building relationships with his players(14:36) Peavy details the impact of WebbSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/5/202318 minutes, 48 seconds
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Farhan Zaidi, Jon Morosi 1-on-1 at MLB Winter Meetings

Laura Britt is joined by Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi to break down the team's philosophy going into the MLB Winter Meetings, potential trades and the players he sees the team building around. Then, MLB Network’s Jon Morosi stops by to discuss what he sees as the Giants' biggest needs this offseason and the instant impact that new manager Bob Melvin will have on the team's free-agent pursuits.(1:35) Farhan on the Giants’ free agency philosophy(5:36) Farhan on the possibility of Giants making trades(9:40) Morosi on the Giants' Melvin hire and its overall impact(13:36) Morosi on potential Giants moves this offseason See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/4/202315 minutes, 23 seconds
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Wish list for Giants as MLB Winter Meetings approach

Cole Kuiper and Laura Britt break down what they want to see from the Giants next week during the winter meetings, recent free-agency moves around the league and why some players are taking free agency more slowly than others. Plus, what is it like behind the scenes at the winter meetings?(3:05) Evaluating the free-agency landscape(3:05) Evaluating the free agency landscape  (9:40) Yamamoto reportedly taking time for free-agency decision (15:36) Correa, Albernaz head to Cleveland  (24:36) Wish list for the Winter meetings  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/28/202327 minutes, 49 seconds
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Giants’ positions of need and potential free-agent targets

Cole Kuiper and Laura Britt break down which positions on the roster need to be strengthened, the possible free agents that could fill those voids and how Bob Melvin’s history could play a role. Plus, Cole and Laura share what they are thankful for in the world of Giants baseball.(2:05) Slater, Yastrzemski agree to new deals with Giants(9:40) Which Giants are arbitration eligible?(12:36) What are positions of need for San Francisco?(20:36) Potential free-agent outfield targets(30:10) Webb finishes second in Cy Young votingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/21/202337 minutes, 14 seconds
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Analyzing Ohtani’s free-agency decisions and potential Giants big-name trade targets

Cole Kuiper and Laura Britt break down Shohei Ohtani’s free agency and if the star has any interest in joining the Giants, Bob Melvin’s coaching staff announcement and some potential big names San Francisco could try and trade for.(3:05) Giants announce new coaching staff(9:40) What impact will Burrell have as hitting coach?(16:36) Albernaz set to join Guardians' staff(24:36) Does Ohtani have interest in the Giants?(30:10) Could the Giants trade for Trout, other big-name?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/14/202335 minutes, 37 seconds
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Exclusive: Bob Melvin on Giants signing ‘star power,’ his relationship with Farhan

Cole Kuiper and Laura Britt are joined by new Giants manager Bob Melvin to break down the San Francisco’s priorities in free agency, what his coaching staff could potentially look like and why he sees great things for the youth on the roster.(1:05) Giants announce new roster moves(6:40) Conforto staying with Giants for 2024 season(11:36) Bailey snubbed of Gold Glove(17:36) MLB manager shakeup(28:10) Melvin on what his staff could look like(35:09) Melvin discusses the importance of having superstars(40:22) Melvin explains the benefit of the Giants’ youth movementSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/7/202343 minutes, 14 seconds
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Kuip on Melvin’s ‘perfect fit’ with Giants, why Farhan is the ‘right guy’ for team

Cole Kuiper and Laura Britt are joined by Duane Kuiper to break down the Giants hiring Bob Melvin as their new manager, Farhan Zaidi’s contract extension and the potential impact Melvin will have on San Francisco’s free-agent hunt. Plus, Cole and Laura look ahead to what Melvin’s coaching staff could look like and if some coaches will stay after Gabe Kapler’s exit.(1:05) Immediate impact of Melvin’s hire(7:40) Looking at Melvin’s potential staff(16:36) Kuip on Melvin’s “perfect fit” with the Giants(21:50) How will Melvin influence free agency?(25:50) Kuip shares his thoughts on Farhan’s extension(30:22) What to make of the Diamondbacks’ successSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/2/202332 minutes, 14 seconds
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Emergency Podcast: Bob Melvin reportedly accepts job as Giants manager

Carlos Ramirez and Shawn Estes react to the breaking news surrounding Bob Melvin and the Giants, what Melvin will bring to the organization and the importance of the reported hire's timing. Plus, the guys look at how Melvin’s managerial style will differ from Gabe Kapler and break down some potential players San Francisco should target this offseason.(1:05) Melvin reportedly accepts job as Giants manager(6:40) What is the value of a manager being a former catcher?(14:36) Will Melvin have an impact on free agency?(19:50) How will Melvin’s managerial style differ from Kapler?(25:50) What will Melvin’s staff look like?(32:22) Potential trade targetsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/24/202338 minutes, 37 seconds
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Analyzing what Bob Melvin could bring to the Giants, potential offseason moves

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the recent reports surrounding Bob Melvin and the Giants, what Melvin could bring to the team as manager and how all signs lead to him being the front runner for the job. Plus, Cole and Alex answer some mail bag questions about the offseason and what to expect.(1:05) Melvin set to interview for Giants manager(6:40) Would the Giants need to trade for Melvin?(14:36) Could Melvin help lure free agents?(19:50) Rangers force Game 7 vs. Astros(27:50) Kapler interviews for job with Red Sox(32:22) Could Bart, Ramos or Villar be traded this offseason?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/23/202344 minutes, 12 seconds
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How should Giants feel about Bochy, Harper's postseason success?

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down how Giants’ fans should feel about the postseason success of Bruce Bochy and Bryce Harper, why missing out on Harper is the free-agent miss that hurts the most and the latest in the team's search for a new manager.(1:05) Bochy leads Rangers to ALCS(8:40) How would Giants be if Bochy stayed in SF?(14:36) Should the Giants worry about the Dodgers next season?(23:50) Revisiting the Giants-Harper free-agency talks(27:50) Nakken, Correa interview for Giants' manager position(34:22) Slater set for offseason surgerySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/16/202341 minutes, 37 seconds
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What the start of the Giants' offseason will look like

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss which moves the Giants will need to make at the start of this offseason, and which players they think won't be returning next season.1:15 – Guys with team/player options 11:20 – Giants arbitration-eligible players18:06 – Free agent preview35:11 – Mailbag questions!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/10/202350 minutes, 26 seconds
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Exclusive 1-on-1 with Farhan Zaidi, reactions to end of season press conference

Alex Pavlovic sits down for an exclusive 1-on-1 with Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi to discuss the search for a new manager and the types of players the team will target this offseason. Plus, Alex and Cole Kuiper share who they think would be a good fit as the Giants new manager.1:38 - Farhan Zaidi interview 10:50 – Farhan and Giants are interested in Yoshinobu Yamamoto18:20 – The search for a new manager30:00 – Who should Giants fans root for in playoffs??See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/5/202336 minutes, 10 seconds
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Giants 2023 review: Gabe Kapler’s firing ends season, leaves questions to answer

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper recap the Giants 2023 season. What went right? What went wrong? And what needs to change before the 2024 season?2:58 – Giants fire Gabe Kapler10:50 – Reviewing the 2023 free agent class13:55 – Rookies make an impact26:15 – Logan Webb takes a huge step forward31:03 – Brandon Crawford plays possibly his final game as a GiantSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/3/202336 minutes, 16 seconds
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EMERGENCY PODCAST: Giants fire manager Gabe Kapler after disappointing 2023 MLB season

Two years after Gabe Kapler was named the National League Manager of the Year, the Giants decided to part ways with him Friday. “Giants Talk” hosts Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper share their immediate reactions and look ahead at how this could impact the clubhouse next season.(0:00) Kapler relieved of his duties as Giants manager(1:52) Pavlovic’s main overarching thoughts on Kapler's firing(7:46) Future managerial candidates the Giants might consider(13:45) Will this news impact Brandon Crawford’s potential final home game?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/29/202322 minutes, 3 seconds
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Duane Kuiper details what Giants’ offseason priorities should be; favorite Brandon Crawford moments

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss if Gabe Kapler and Farhan Zaidi will be under a microscope this offseason, and what to expect from what could be Brandon Crawford's final game as a Giant. Plus, Duane Kuiper shares what he believes the Giants' offseason priorities should be.4:30 - Kapler and Farhan will be under a microscope this offseason13:44 – Logan Webb throws complete game23:10 – Sunday could be Crawford’s final game33:20 - Duane Kuiper interviewSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/28/202352 minutes, 30 seconds
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How Giants should handle final week of season, Brandon Crawford's finale

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss what they'd like to see out of the Giants in the final week of the season now that the playoffs are out of reach. Plus, how should the team handle what might be Brandon Crawford's final game as a Giant?1:00 – Silver linings from Dodgers series6:57 – Brandon Crawford's potential final game as a Giant18:35 – What do you want to see from Giants in final week of season?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/25/202332 minutes, 35 seconds
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What changes must Giants make after disappointing end to 2023 season?

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper react to the Giants being swept by the Diamondbacks in Arizona, and discuss what changes might be made after the way the 2023 season has gone. Plus, Alex talks with Giants pitcher Ryan Walker about his improbable rise to the majors.1:01 – Giants swept in AZ16:56 – Any chance Brandon Crawford plays for a different team next year?19:30 – What changes will be made this offseason?32:59 - Ryan Walker interviewSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/22/202345 minutes
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Giants head to Arizona for must-win series vs. Diamondbacks

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants losing 3 out of 4 in Colorado against the Rockies and what the team must do to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Plus, does Logan Webb still have a shot at winning a Cy Young this season?0:57 – Disappointing weekend in Colorado5:45 – Doval's struggles continue10:11 – Surprising roster moves29:50 – Logan Webb’s Cy Young chancesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/18/202340 minutes, 39 seconds
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Exclusive Patrick Bailey 1-on-1; Giants make NL playoff push against Rockies

Alex Pavlovic sits down for an exclusive 1-on-1 interview with Giants catcher Patrick Bailey as the two discuss his exciting rookie season and what it would mean to win a Gold Glove. Plus, Alex and Cole Kuiper break down what the Giants need to do in Colorado to keep their playoff hopes alive.1:10 – Giants take 2 out of 3 vs Guardians14:00 – NL Wild Card Update17:45 - Roster moves32:55 - Patrick Bailey interviewSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/14/202342 minutes, 17 seconds
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Did Giants solve offensive problems during sweep of Rockies?

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss if the Giants solved their offensive issues during their weekend sweep of the Colorado Rockies and if they can keep this momentum going against the Guardians this week. Plus, which Giants might use their player option this upcoming offseason? 1:05 – Giants offense wakes up vs. Rockies13:55 – Who will exercise their player option next season?18:58 - Yoshinobu Yamamoto on Giants radar?23:45 – NL Wild Card UpdateSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/11/202335 minutes, 47 seconds
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Kyle Harrison 1-on-1; Giants prepare to make their final stand

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss how the Giants lack of offense is leading to their defensive mishaps, and why the upcoming slate of games is their final chance to make a serious playoff push. Plus, Alex sits down for an exclusive 1-on-1 interview with Kyle Harrison1:15 – Giants swept by Cubs6:00 – Lack of offense affecting the team's defense16:11 – NL Wild Card Update27:42 – Giants making their last stand32:00 - Kyle Harrison 1-on-1See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/7/202342 minutes, 28 seconds
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Examining how Giants became MLB’s worst offense

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss how frustrating this Giants offense has been to watch in the 2nd half of the season, and why it's not just the rookies who deserve the blame. Plus, examining the peculiar decisions the Giants have made with their pitching staff lately.5:25 – Offense continues to struggle15:55 – Pitching staff decisions seem "weird"24:40 – NL Wild Card UpdateSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/5/202333 minutes, 19 seconds
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Recapping a wild series against the Reds

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper recap an eventful series against the Reds and break down what it could mean for the remainder of the season. 1:15 – Kyle Harrison impresses in home debut9:10 – Alex Cobb pitches a 1-hitter25:40 – Logan Webb with another great start31:55 – What are the Angels doing?!? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/31/202346 minutes, 36 seconds
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Giants' struggles continue; reinforcements on the way

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants losing their 7th straight series, as well as where they now stand in the NL Wild Card hunt. Plus, which players are set to make their return this week? And recapping a star-studded day at the ballpark as the Giants honored longtime clubhouse manager Mike Murphy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/28/202340 minutes, 32 seconds
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Analyzing Kyle Harrison's MLB debut; diving into Camilo Doval's struggles

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down what they saw from Kyle Harrison in his MLB debut. What will his role be for the rest of the season? Plus, what's the cause of Camilo Doval's recent struggles?4:30 – Kyle Harrison makes his MLB debut10:40 – Camilo Doval continues to struggle28:20 – Giants Injury updates32:30 – Ohtani suffers UCL tearSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/24/202342 minutes, 7 seconds
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What to expect from Kyle Harrison in MLB debut

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss Kyle Harrison making his long-awaited MLB debut and what it could mean for the starting rotation for the rest of the season. Plus, what does the future hold for Brandon Crawford after being placed on the IL again?1:18 – It’s Kyle Harrison time!16:35 – Logan Webb’s Cy Young chances26:50 – Brandon Crawford's future33:00 – NL Wild Card updateSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/21/202343 minutes, 31 seconds
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Wade Meckler called up; Duane Kuiper on Giants' latest struggles

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss Wade Meckler's big league debut and what Giants great he reminds them of. Plus, Duane Kuiper shares his assessment of the Giants recent struggles and takes you behind the scenes of "Bat Boy Dave Flemming"4:00 – Bullpen a bright spot during recent struggles11:10 – Wade Meckler makes his debut21:16 – Giants Minor League Update27:00 - Duane Kuiper joins the showSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/17/202347 minutes, 53 seconds
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Managing with analytics vs. the moment; could Kyle Harrison make his debut this week?

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss some of the questionable coaching decisions made by the Giants over the weekend and how the team handles when players are approaching personal milestones. Plus, why this could be the week we finally see Kyle Harrison make his debut.3:20 – Some questionable decisions over the weekend22:15 – NL Wild Card update25:45 – Mailbag questions39:35 – Could Kyle Harrison be called up for Tuesday’s game?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/14/202343 minutes, 27 seconds
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Giants' road woes continue; Bruce Bochy returns to Oracle Park with Rangers

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper react to the Giants losing 2 out of 3 to the Angels, and if the teams performance in Anaheim will have any affect on how Ohtani will view the Giants in free agency. Plus, the Giants get ready to host Bruce Bochy and the Rangers at Oracle Park this weekend.1:30 – Giants lose 10 of last 11 on the road13:20 – The decision to pull Sean Manaea on Wednesday27:30 – NL West and Wild Card update31:55 – Bruce Bochy and the Rangers come to townSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/10/202339 minutes, 59 seconds
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Casey Schmitt sent down; Giants prepare to face Shohei Ohtani

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper react to the Giants being swept by the A's, and look ahead to a huge series against Shohei Ohtani and the Angels. Plus, why Casey Schmitt being sent down is a good thing for both Casey and the Giants. And could Patrick Bailey win a Gold Glove?4:05 – Giants need to play better against lesser opponents9:00 – Can Patrick Bailey win a Gold Glove this season??15:07 – Casey Schmitt sent down to Triple-A23:50 – Giants get set to face the Angels and Shohei OhtaniSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/7/202332 minutes, 59 seconds
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Farhan Zaidi shares strategy behind Giants’ quiet trade deadline, gives organizational updates

Alex Pavlovic and Laura Britt sit down for an exclusive interview with Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, who shares why the team felt confident about not being more active at the trade deadline and when we might see more young talent called up to the big leagues. Plus, Alex and Cole Kuiper explain why Marco Luciano being sent down isn't a bad thing for the Giants.4:45 -- Where would you rank the Giants right now in the NL?7:08 -- Patrick Bailey continues to show off his arm11:45 -- Wilmer Flores continues to be the steal of the offseason14:57 -- Marco Luciano sent down24:48 -- Farhan Zaidi interviewSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/3/202348 minutes, 16 seconds
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Giants stay quiet at MLB trade deadline; which NL teams improved?

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper react to the Giants remaining quiet at the MLB trade deadline and explain why the team still has reinforcements on the way. Did anyone in the NL West get better? Plus, which Wild Card contender is the team to beat after the deadline.1:00 – A.J. Pollock trade reaction3:30 – Why were the Giants so quiet at the deadline???12:42 – NL West Trades24:05 – NL Wild Card update after trade deadlineSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/2/202329 minutes, 14 seconds
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Giants' Marco Luciano makes MLB debut; trade deadline mailbag!

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss Marco Luciano making his major league debut for the Giants, and why his arrival is a much needed spark for this lineup. Plus, we open the trade deadline mailbag! Which A's player would be a nice fit on the Giants? Would a Cody Bellinger trade make sense? And could an old fan favorite make a return to San Francisco? All that and much more!03:30 – Atmosphere at the ballpark for Luciano debut15:20 – Giants sweep the A’s, but don’t look good21:55 – Ohtani is off the market27:15 – Trade deadline mailbag!!!!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/27/202342 minutes, 56 seconds
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How do Giants fix their rotation? Is a Justin Verlander trade the answer?

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss what's gone wrong with the Giants starting rotation and if a trade for Mets pitcher Justin Verlander is the right solution. Plus, Alex explains why pitching prospect Carson Whisenhunt has impressed the Giants scouts and cautions fans who want to trade some of the team's young talent at the trade deadline.08:15 - What happened to Logan Webb in last start?10:33 - What's gone wrong with the starting rotation18:05 - Minor League Update25:05 - Giants rumored to be interested in Justin VerlanderSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/24/202334 minutes, 50 seconds
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Luciano & other top prospect updates; Doval's potential postseason role

On this edition of Giants Talk, Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss how Camilo Doval could be unleashed in the postseason. Plus, updates on how close Marco Luciano and other top prospects are to making the big leagues.3:15 - Camilo Doval shines vs. Reds16:50 – Do Giants need middle infield help?21:15 - How close are Marco Luciano and others to making the bigs?40:00 - Previewing the Nationals seriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/21/202344 minutes, 43 seconds
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Conforto's offensive impact; lookahead at Giants' 2024 schedule

Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic recap the Giants sweep in Pittsburgh and discuss why this team is uniquely suited for extra-innings games. Plus why Michael Conforto's impact on the offense has been overlooked this season, and an early look at the Giants' 2024 schedule.01:16 - Recapping the Pirates series05:02 - Michael Conforto’s big series against the Pirates07:43 - Camilo Doval’s impact/closer of the future24:18 - Early look at the 2024 schedule30:45 - Previewing Giants vs RedsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/17/202335 minutes, 9 seconds
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All-Star game analysis, hopes for Giants in second half, and a look back at preseason bold predictions

On this episode of Giants Talk, hosts Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down all things MLB All-Star game, including Camilo Doval's strong performance, Alex Cobb's recruitment of Shohei Ohtani, and those "ugly" uniforms. Plus, the guys each share three things they want to see happen in the second half of the season. Should the Giants spend big at the MLB trade deadline on a big fish or look to add depth in smaller deals? Will Kyle Harrison and Heliot Ramos get a chance to make an impact this year? Then, Alex and Cole check in on how their preseason bold predictions are working out and wrap up the show with a preview of the team's long road trip starting Friday in Pittsburgh.(1:10) Breaking down the MLB All-Star game and Camilo Doval's performance(3:00) Did Alex Cobb try to recruit Shohei Ohtani to Giants?(5:38) What's up with those "ugly" Seattle All-Star game uniforms?(9:40) Can Ross Stripling be a dependable third starter in Giants' rotation?(11:39) Will Casey Schmitt break out of slump in second half?(12:45) Will Farhan look for middle infield help at the trade deadline?(15:15) Rehashing Beltran-Wheeler trade and why Giants shouldn't spend big on a rental(16:30) Why trading for impending free agent Ohtani doesn't make sense(18:30) Will Kyle Harrison make an impact in the second half?(20:05) Could Harrison emerge in a young K-Rod or David Price type of role? (21:26) Why it's time to promote Heliot Ramos from Triple-A(24:00) Alex and Cole look back at their preseason bold predictions(28:41) Preview of Giants-Pirates series to kick off second half (33:09) Lengthy road trip takes Giants through PIT, CIN, WAS, and DETSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/13/202335 minutes, 45 seconds
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Webb makes statement vs. Rockies, plus Giants’ first half recap

On the latest edition of the Giants Talk podcast, Alex and Cole react to Logan Webb's first career complete-game shutout, and give their thoughts on how the team has performed in the first half of the regular season.02:20 - Farhan’s comments on 1st half of the season05:48 - Possible reinforcements for the starting pitching staff at trade deadline17:08 - Logan Webb’s dominate outing against the Rockies24:29 - Alex Cobb being an All-Star26:31 - Giants offense struggling right now, how can they turn it around?29:53 – Giants select Bryce Eldridge in 1st round of MLB draftSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/10/202338 minutes, 46 seconds
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Exclusive: John Brebbia on working with Molina, Posey & Bailey, why he chose Giants

On the latest "Giants Talk" podcast, Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down San Francisco's recent middling play as they continue to edge closer to the MLB All-Star break. They also discuss Alex Cobb's tremendous year and preview the Giants series against the Rockies. Then Alex is joined by John Brebbia for an exclusive interview where they discuss his collegiate baseball career and highlight some of the most remarkable players he's ever pitched to.(0:56) Looking at the Giants recent form(5:03) Doval’s struggles vs. the Mariners(7:00) Cobb has been a “shining light” for the Giants(9:55) Looking at the versatility Sabol provides(16:25) Discussing Estrada’s hand injury(21:21) Looking ahead to Rockies series(28:36) How Brebbia ended up pitching at Elon in college(31:53) What made San Francisco a good fit(32:50) Recovering from Tommy John during COVID-19(37:50) What are mound visits with Brebbia like?(41:24) What it's like pitching to Molina, Posey, & BaileySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/6/202347 minutes, 54 seconds
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Doval selected as Giants’ sole All-Star; analyzing Bailey-Posey comparisons

On the latest "Giants Talk" podcast, Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss Camilo Doval being the only Giant officially selected to the 2023 MLB All-Star game as well as the comparisons being tossed around between Patrick Bailey and Buster Posey. Then the two hosts recap the Mets series while looking ahead to the series against the Mariners.(0:54) Doval named Giants sole All-Star(16:03) Recapping the Mets series(22:40) Looking at the comparisons between Bailey and Posey(31:28) Bart's future with the Giants(39:44) Mariners previewSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/3/202349 minutes, 2 seconds
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Belt ‘happy’ in Toronto; making sense of Schmitt’s lack of playing time

On the latest "Giants Talk" podcast, Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the first half of the Giants-Blue Jays series while looking into how Brandon Belt and Kevin Gausman are doing in Toronto. Then the two hosts discuss Taylor Rogers success on the mound while also looking into Casey Schmitt's lack of playing time. They finally wrap up by previewing San Francisco's upcoming series against the New York Mets.(1:08) Looking at the halfway point of the Giants-Blue Jays series(2:27) Gausman had a ‘revenge game’ against Giants(14:02) Belt having 'fun' in Toronto(19:00) Tyler Rogers “baffled” Blue Jays players on Tuesday(27:48) Schmitt’s lack of playing time as of late(30:04) Alex Cobb coming back to the rotation(31:29) Previewing Giants-Mets seriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/29/202338 minutes, 46 seconds
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Giants proving ‘they’re for real’ after conquering NL West gauntlet

On the latest "Giants Talk" podcast, Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down San Francisco conquering the NL West gauntlet, and how Farhan Zaidi's offseason strategy is paying off at the right time. Alex and Cole also discuss Logan Webb's chances to make the All-Star team, what Casey Schmitt needs to do to get back in the lineup, and what to expect against the Toronto Blue Jays.(2:30) Giants show they're "for real" with recent play vs. NL West teams(7:30) Logan Webb making strong case for being on the All-Star team(12:00) What to make of umpires performances and Giants twitter(21:00) What Casey Schmitt needs to do to get back into Giants' lineup(26:20) Giants' roster moves: Yaz, Jackson to IL; Stripling's back(30:00) Previewing the matchup with the Blue Jays, and discussing former-Giants Kevin Gausman and Brandon BeltSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/26/202341 minutes, 2 seconds
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How Giants’ recent play and youth movement influences their trade deadline approach and beyond

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the recent success for the Giants, including their 10-game win streak, what position they should target at the trade deadline and how the youth movement will influence this winter's free agency.(1:45) Giants take three of four from Padres(7:51) What has been the moment of the season thus far?(18:07) Does the Giants pitching woes impact Kyle Harrison?(28:37) Injury bug again hits Giants(34:21) How will Giants youth movement impact free agency?(40:14) Positions to target at the trade deadlineSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/23/202352 minutes, 1 second
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Kuip on Giants sweeping Dodgers, Matos’ impressive start

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper on his birthday to break down the Giants' impressive road trip, the recent youth movement on the roster and Luis Matos' hot start. Plus, Alex and Cole give some injury updates and analyze what this means for future call-ups.(1:45) Giants sweep Dodgers in Los Angeles(7:51) Junis on the crazy extra-inning play on Friday(18:07) Matos continues to shine for Giants(28:37) Kuip on the Giants sweeping their road trip(34:21) Kuip on Matos' impressive play(42:14) Updating Giants injuriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/19/202348 minutes, 10 seconds
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Matos debuts following Haniger injury, Giants sweep Cardinals and Dodgers series preview

Fresh off a sweep of the Cardinals, Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down Luis Matos' exciting MLB debut, the unfortunate injuries to Mitch Haniger and J.D. Davis, and what to make of Casey Schmitt's bat going cold. Plus, the guys look ahead to the Giants' upcoming NL West showdown with the Los Angeles Dodgers.(1:28) Mitch Haniger's unlucky forearm injury reminiscent of Brandon Belt(8:55) Giants have good thing going with solid mix of rookies and veterans(12:15) What to expect from Luis Matos after making MLB debut(26:35) What to make of Casey Schmitt's cold streak at the plate(35:48) Preview of Giants-Dodgers seriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/15/202344 minutes, 3 seconds
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Kapler on success of Giants' rookies, Crawford achieves pitching dream, and Matos mashing in MiLB

Manager Gabe Kapler joins Alex Pavlovic and Laura Britt on this episode of Giants Talk to discuss how opponents have started adjusting to rookies Casey Schmitt and Patrick Bailey. Kapler also touches on the recent effectiveness of the Giants' bullpen as well as the growth he's seen from closer Camilo Doval this season. Plus, Alex chats with Cole Kuiper about Brandon Crawford finally getting to pitch vs. the Cubs and when fans can expect to see scorching hot prospect Luis Matos get the call-up from Sacramento.(01:12) Brandon Crawford lives out his dream of pitching in the big leagues(08:18) Breaking down the good and bad from last series vs. Chicago Cubs(21:00) When will red-hot prospect Luis Matos force the Giants' hand and get called up?(30:44) Gabe Kapler discusses Giants' lineup getting healthy and LaMonte Wade Jr.'s strong play(33:43) Kapler on success of rookies Casey Schmitt, Patrick Bailey, and Ryan Walker(36:28) Kapler on how the bullpen turned things around after shaky start and Camilo Doval's growth See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/13/202340 minutes, 29 seconds
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Kyle Harrison on his development this season, Schmitt and Bailey’s instant big league success

Kyle Harrison joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper on this episode of Giants Talk to discuss how he has developed so far this season, the 2020 draft class' shared bond and the instant success from Patrick Bailey and Casey Schmitt. Plus, when could we see Harrison in San Francisco?(1:45) Giants continue solid play in Colorado(7:51) Can the Giants' bullpen continue its impressive stretch?(13:07) What is the ideal Giants lineup?(19:37) Players to keep an eye on in Triple-A(25:21) Harrison on his development this year(30:50) Harrison's shared bond with 2020 draft classSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/8/202333 minutes, 13 seconds
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Giants’ All-Star candidates and impending roster decisions

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down which Giants players are the most deserving candidates to make the All-Star team, why LaMonte Wade Jr. has been the team’s best player this season and how some impending roster decisions will play out. Plus, how close are we to Kyle Harrison’s debut?(1:45) Giants drop series to Baltimore(6:51) Cobb continues to dominate on the mound(14:07) How many All-Stars will the Giants have?(22:37) Has Wade Jr. been the Giants' best player?(25:21) When will Giants get some reinforcements?(30:50) Will Manaea make another start soon?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/5/202335 minutes, 35 seconds
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Crawford's evolving role, Jackson's return and Bart's impending rehab assignment

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the evolving role for Brandon Crawford, the impact Luke Jackson could have on the Giants’ bullpen and what Joey Bart’s impending rehab assignment could look like. Plus, when could Luis Matos make his big league debut?(1:19) Giants drop final two games to Pirates(6:31) Evaluating Crawford’s evolving role(11:07) Will Jackson make an impact in the bullpen?(20:37) When will Bart start his rehab?(25:21) Remembering some former Giants(31:50) Analyzing the Giants minor leagueSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/1/202341 minutes, 58 seconds
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Giants’ offensive outburst, Bailey vs. Bart and Reggie Crawford’s Ohtani potential

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants’ recent offensive success, if Patrick Bailey could unseat Joey Bart as the team’s catcher and if Brandon Crawford should still be the everyday shortstop. Plus, could Reggie Crawford become the next Shohei Ohtani?(3:19) Giants look to continue hot streak(9:31) How many wins can the Giants end up with?(16:07) Will Crawford remain the everyday shortstop?(21:37) Could Bailey unseat Bart?(29:21) Is Reggie Crawford the next Ohtani?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/30/202338 minutes, 18 seconds
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Kruk and Kuip invade Giants Talk!

Cole Kuiper is joined by Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow to break down what they have seen from Casey Schmitt and Patrick Bailey, the potential Mitch Haniger has hitting with Michael Conforto and why the 2023 season is a bit different for them. (1:19) Kuip on calling baseball games in 2023 (6:31) How potent is a Conforto/Haniger combo? (13:07) How Giants fans should feel toward Correa(21:37) Kruk and Kuip break down Schmitt and Bailey  (28:21) What does the young core mean for the Giants’ future? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/25/202334 minutes, 44 seconds
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Exclusive: Casey Schmitt on Crawford’s mentorship, his versatility and the Giants’ 2020 draft class

Casey Schmitt joins this episode to discuss what Brandon Crawford's mentorship has meant to him, the potential of the Giants’ 2020 draft class and why it is still surreal being in the majors. Plus, Alex and Cole break down the Giants’ upcoming matchup with Carlos Correa.(5:19) Giants set to face Correa for first time in 2023(12:31) Would Schmitt be up if Correa signed?(18:07) Looking ahead to the Giants’ schedule(23:37) Schmitt on being called up(27:01) Schmitt details Crawford’s mentorship(30:50) Schmitt breaks down his versatilitySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/22/202331 minutes, 52 seconds
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Examining Giants’ bullpen, Stripling’s injury and possible prospect promotions

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the recent success of the Giants’ bullpen, the impact of Ross Stripling’s injury and what is next on the team’s schedule. Plus, which other prospects could we see debut this season?(1:19) Giants get first sweep over the Phillies(6:31) Analyzing the Giants’ bullpen(15:07) Impact of Stripling’s injury(20:37) Which prospects could we see this season?(25:21) Looking ahead to the Giants’ schedule See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/18/202330 minutes, 30 seconds
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Schmitt’s All-Star potential, Crawford’s return and Giants’ inconsistent offense

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the potential they see in Casey Schmitt after the electric start to his career, what Brandon Crawford’s return from injury means for the lineup and how the Giants can improve their offensive consistency.(1:06) Giants lose series to Diamondbacks(9:31) How can Giants improve consistency on offense?(15:07) Schmitt's hot start continues(18:37) Where will Schmitt play with Crawford’s return(23:21) How can Villar turn his season around?(28:50) Jackson to start rehab assignmentSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/15/202338 minutes, 38 seconds
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Casey Schmitt’s electric debut and one-on-one with Giants GM Pete Putila

Giants GM Pete Putila joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss what he believes are the Giants’ strengths this season, what he sees from some of the team’s top prospects and where they can improve the rest of the season. Plus, Alex and Cole break down Casey Schmitt’s MLB debut and weigh in on what other minor league players will make the majors this season.(1:06) Schmitt makes statement in debut(5:31) How many more debuts will we see this year?(12:07) Is Harrison on his way to the majors?(18:37) Looking ahead at the Giants schedule(23:21) Putila on Davis’ growth(27:50) Putila on the Giants’ strengths this seasonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/11/202331 minutes, 46 seconds
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Kuip returns to discuss the Giants’ upward trajectory, Estrada’s breakout season

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss Thairo Estrada’s All-Star caliber season, the Giants' recent success and the passing of his former teammate, Vida Blue. Plus, Alex and Cole break down when Kyle Harrison will make his MLB debut and what to expect from the upcoming schedule.(3:06) Giants starting to show potential vs. Brewers(7:31) Will Estrada be an All-Star this season?(13:07) Takeaways from Giants' tough stretch(18:07) When will Harrison make his debut?(25:37) Discussing the Giants' upcoming schedule(33:21) Kuip on the growth of Estrada(42:19) Kuip shares his memories of Vida BlueSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/8/202349 minutes, 7 seconds
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Analyzing Bart’s growing impact, Dubón’s comments and injury updates

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss Joey Bart’s growing influence and impact as the Giants' catcher, how fans should feel about Mauricio Dubón’s comments about his time in San Francisco and what comes next for Reggie Crawford as he returns from injury in the minors.(1:43) Giants win series vs. Astros(8:02) Bart shines for Giants in Houston(13:31) Dubón makes impact against Giants(25:24) Updating some Giants injuries(32:07) Giants announce new roster moves(36:37) How will the catcher spot play out?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/4/202343 minutes, 51 seconds
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Dissecting Giants’ Mexico City adventure, Yaz’s injury and upcoming schedule

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants-Padres series in Mexico City, including the plethora of home runs for both teams and why MLB will be back next season. Plus, Alex and Cole discuss the extent of Mike Yastrzemski’s injury and look ahead at San Francisco’s schedule.(1:43) Home runs the story in Mexico(8:02) Recapping the Giants-Padres series(16:31) How long will Yaz be out?(22:24) Will MLB return to Mexico?(32:07) Looking ahead at the Giants’ scheduleSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/1/202338 minutes, 5 seconds
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Exclusive: Farhan Zaidi on Webb’s extension, Bart’s ‘opportunity’ and Estrada’s breakout start

Farhan Zaidi joins this episode of Giants Talk to break down the Giants' roller coaster start to the season, why the extension for Logan Webb was a no brainer and the potential he sees in Thairo Estrada. Plus, Alex and Cole discuss Blake Sabol’s improbable walk-off homerun and preview the Giants' trip to Mexico City. (1:43) Sabol notches first career walk-off home run (8:02) Is the City Connect magic real?  (17:31) Should Giants fans raise their expectations?  (22:24) Giants set to head to Mexico to face Padres  (29:07) Updating the Giants’ minor leagues  (33:37) Farhan shares his early season observations(39:21) Farhan discusses Thairo’s breakout start  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/27/202347 minutes, 10 seconds
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Webb finding form, Estrada’s All-Star potential and Giants’ silver linings to rocky start

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the takeaways from the Giants’ series spilt with the New York Mets, including Logan Webb finding his form and Thairo Estrada’s continued All-Star level play. Plus, Alex and Cole look ahead to the upcoming Cardinals series and discuss how San Francisco can start hitting left-handed pitching.(1:43) Giants split series with Mets(8:02) Who will get Splash Hit No. 100?(12:31) Did Webb find his form against New York?(20:24) Is Estrada the Giants' best player?(25:07) Giants announce new roster moves(35:37) Looking ahead to the Giants-Cardinals seriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/24/202337 minutes, 47 seconds
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Examining potential Giants-Bumgarner reunion, upcoming ‘season-defining' stretch

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down if a Madison Bumgarner return to the Bay Area is a match made in heaven, how the team can improve after its tough road trip and why the Giants’ upcoming schedule could sway the season in one way or another.(1:43) Giants head home after tough road trip(8:02) How can the pitching improve?(14:31) Giants announce new roster moves(20:24) Looking around the MLB(27:07) Could Bumgarner make a Giants return?(37:37) Discussing the A’s apparent departure from Oakland(42:21) Looking ahead at the Giants' scheduleSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/20/202345 minutes, 34 seconds
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Webb’s extension, Giants’ bullpen struggles and J.D. Davis’ starting potential

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down what Logan Webb’s five-year extension means for the Giants, how the team can correct some of their bullpen woes and why the future is bright for J.D. Davis as a starter. Plus, what does the upcoming schedule look like for San Francisco? (1:43) Webb, Giants agree to five-year extension (7:02) Why was the game delayed? (13:31) How can Giants solve their extra-inning struggles?(18:24) Can Davis continue to improve?(24:07) Looking ahead to Giants-Marlins See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/17/202329 minutes, 20 seconds
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Analyzing Rogers’ struggles, Giants’ improving defense and 1-on-1 with Blake Sabol

Blake Sabol joins this episode of Giants Talk to discuss the lessons he has learned since joining San Francisco, how he uses being a catcher to help improve his hitting and the feeling of mashing his first career home run. Plus, Alex and Cole break down Max Muncy’s success against the Giants, the team's improving defense and what comes next for Taylor Rogers.(1:43) Dodgers take two from Giants in SF(9:02) When should fans worry about Webb?(14:31) What comes next for Taylor Rogers?(19:50) Can the defense continue its good stretch?(26:07) Sabol on being on the Giants’ roster(30:37) Sabol on the challenge of being a catcherSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/13/202336 minutes, 22 seconds
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How Peréz injury impacts the catcher position, previewing the Giants-Dodgers series

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants’ home opener series, how Roberto Peréz's injury will impact the catcher position, and the two discuss Bryce Johnson's elite base running abilities. Plus, Alex and Cole preview the Giants seres against the Dodgers.(0:49) Looking back at the Giants opening series at home against the Royals(4:47) Deciphering how Kapler has used Manaea and Stripling early this season(11:47) Johnson's elite base running abilities(16:02) Discussing Oracle Park's new crab fries and beer deals(21:03) How Peréz's injury will impact the catcher position(26:25) Ruf back with the Giants on a minor league deal(31:00) Previewing the Giants-Dodgers seriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/10/202335 minutes, 46 seconds
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Giants’ roller-coaster start, Harrison’s Triple-A debut and previewing the home opener

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants’ roller-coaster start to the season, why Logan Webb is their best player and what Kyle Harrison’s Sacramento debut showed for his big-league potential. Plus, Alex and Cole preview Friday’s home opener against the Royals.(1:43) Tempers flare in Giants-White Sox series(8:02) Is Webb the Giants' best player?(15:31) Harrison makes his debut for River Cats(23:50) Giants minor league roundup(68:40) Looking ahead to the Giants’ home openerSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/6/202330 minutes, 22 seconds
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Analyzing Bart’s injury, Webb’s impressive start and Crawford’s game-changing effect

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss Joey Bart’s back injury and what it could mean for his future with the Giants, Logan Webb’s impressive Opening Day start versus the Yankees and the impact Brandon Crawford still has for the team at shortstop.(1:43) Giants drop first series of 2023 to Yankees(8:02) Should fans be worried about Bart’s injury?(15:04) Can Crawford play at this level all season?(23:50) How did the new rules play out?(28:40) MadBum struggles vs. Dodgers(35:53) Looking ahead on the Giants’ scheduleSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/3/202337 minutes, 58 seconds
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Exclusive: Gabe Kapler previews the 2023 season, explains Giants' 'balanced' roster

Giants manager Gabe Kapler joins this episode of Giants Talk to break down his level of excitement headed into the 2023 MLB season, why he thinks this is the most balanced lineup since he has been in San Francisco and how the Giants can recapture some of their 2021 magic.(4:43) Giants wrap up spring training against Oakland(10:02) Romo makes final appearance in Giants uniform(22:04) Giants set to take on Yankees on Opening Day(29 :30) Kapler shares his excitement for the 2023 Giants(34:40) Kapler explains how the roster can exceed expectationsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/30/202340 minutes, 32 seconds
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Logan Webb on his ‘high’ expectations, Harrison’s ‘electric’ stuff and Giants’ chemistry

Logan Webb joins this episode of Giants Talk to break down getting to know his new teammates, how Kyle Harrison reminds him of himself and why he has high expectations for the season. Plus, Alex and Cole discuss the Giants' Opening Day roster and Sergio Romo’s final appearance in a San Francisco uniform.(1:13) Giants seemingly have Opening Day roster set(8:02) Who is second in line at shortstop?(13:19) Romo set to make final appearance with Giants(20 :30) Webb on getting to know his new teammates(26:40) Webb discusses the importance of staying positive(30:53) Webb reveals his “high” expectations(36:21) Webb on the "pleasure" of helping recruit in free agencySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/27/202340 minutes, 52 seconds
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Giants 2023 bold predictions with Kuip!

Duane Kuiper is back on Giants Talk to break down which player impressed him the most in spring training, why he expects big things from Sean Hjelle this season and to explain how the new MLB rules will affect the broadcasts this season.(3:13) Team USA falls to Japan in WBC Final(8:02) How many wins will Manaea get this season?(13:19) Will Giants take advantage of the new rules?(17:17) Could Bailey, Luciano make it up this year?(26:30) Kuip on Romo’s return to the Giants(32:40) Kuip reveals who has impressed him most in Arizona(39:13) Kuip shares his bold predictionsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/23/202340 minutes, 15 seconds
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Mitch Haniger on being ‘perfect fit’ with Giants, continuing the team’s ‘rich' championship history

Mitch Haniger joins this episode of Giants Talk to break down why he signed with the Giants this offseason, growing up in the Bay Area as a fan of the team and how important it is to him to continue San Francisco’s championship legacy.(3:13) Opening Day nears for Giants, other MLB teams(8:02) Romo to retire with Giants(17:19) How quick will games be this season?(25:01) Will the Giants steal more bases this season?(33:30) Remembering some Giants(41:40) Haniger on growing up a Giants fan(46:13) Haniger on the challenge of playing at Oracle ParkSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/20/202347 minutes, 25 seconds
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Sean Manaea on the Giants’ team chemistry, his successful offseason and Haniger’s potential

Sean Manaea joins this episode of Giants Talk to break down his decision to sign with San Francisco, why the key to the offseason was regaining his dominate changeup and the impact he and the other free-agent signings will have on the Giants this season.(4:13) Will Crawford be ready for Opening Day?(8:02) Gonzalez to have back surgery(12:19) How did Harrison perform in spring training?(19:01) Catching up with former Giants(27:30) Manaea on the Giants' belief in him(34:26) Manaea on how he will handle the new pitch clockSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/16/202336 minutes, 21 seconds
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Joey Bart on Harrison’s MLB potential, Webb’s ‘under-the-radar’ greatness

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Joey Bart to discuss what he has seen from the Giants' new pitchers this spring, how Logan Webb has taken the next steps to reach his full potential and what the catcher needs to focus on to have a successful season.(1:13) Who will win the catcher battle?(8:02) How long will Haniger’s injury keep him out?(13:19) Ramos, Luciano optioned to Triple-A(20:03) Schmitt shows off versatility at shortstop(26:26) Bart's main takeaways from last season(32:40) Bart details Webb’s potentialSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/13/202333 minutes, 44 seconds
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Michael Conforto on joining Giants in free agency, new MLB rules and learning from Barry Bonds

Michael Conforto joins this episode of Giants Talk to break down joining San Francisco in free agency, the positives and negatives of new MLB rules and why he is excited to talk with Barry Bonds and pick up a few hitting tips.(1:13) Takeaways from Giants' win over Team USA(7:02) Giants prospects fill in for Team USA(14:19) Panik joins Giants in Special Advisor role(20:03) Remembering some Giants from the AL West(28:26) Conforto on the challenge of rehabbing(31:40) Conforto touches on the new rules(38:13) Conforto on the possibility of learning from BondsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/9/202340 minutes, 25 seconds
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Kyle Harrison on comparisons to Bumgarner, continuing Giants’ championship legacy

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by pitching prospect Kyle Harrison to discuss how he compares to Madison Bumgarner, his excitement about being a few starts away from the majors and the new generation of Giants ready to continue the team's championship legacy.(1:43) Giants’ pitching continues to shine in Arizona(7:02) Prospects to keep an eye on(19:19) Which pitcher will be most effected by the pitch clock?(27:26) Harrison on the comparisons to Bumgarner(32:15) Harrison on the next generation of GiantsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/6/202335 minutes, 6 seconds
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Alex Cobb on what makes Webb ‘elite,' Giants’ confidence and adjusting to new MLB rules

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Alex Cobb to discuss why he believes Logan Webb will be elite for a long time, his frustrations with the new pitch clock and how he will adjust his pitching to the new shift rules. Plus, Alex and Cole break down Kyle Harrison’s first start of the spring and if Joey Bart has the starting catcher spot locked in.(1:43) Will Bart be the starting catcher?(6:02) Harrison shows his potential in first spring training start(12:19) When will Luciano return from injury?(20:25) Looking at old Giants in MLB camps(27:46) Cobb details the depth at starting pitching(32:15) Cobb discusses the new MLB shift rulesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/2/202336 minutes, 51 seconds
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Analyzing impact of new MLB rules, Schmitt’s potential and one-on-one with Joc Pederson

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down early reactions to the new MLB rules, Casey Schmitt's big league potential and the impact Manny Machado’s new deal will have on the Giants' Shohei Ohtani pursuit next summer. Plus, Joc Pederson stops by to discuss why he returned to the Giants this season, San Francisco's eventful offseason and how it feels to hit a home run into McCovey Cove.(1:51) Early reactions to new MLB pitch clock(7:43) How often will pitch clock violations happen?(16:02) Are there potential negatives with new rules?(23:19) Is Schmitt the third baseman of the future?(34:25) What does Machado's deal mean for Ohtani?(38:46) Pederson on why he returned to the Giants(42:15) Pederson on the feeling of a Splash HitSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/27/202342 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mike Yastrzemski shares why he is excited about Giants’ roster, keys to regaining 2020 form

Mike Yastrzemski joins this edition of Giants Talk to break down his excitement for the Giants’ roster, how he plans to utilize the new MLB rules to his advantage and where he needs to improve to get back to his MVP-level play. (2:51) Observations from spring training  (7:43) Is Crawford underrated in Giants lore?  (15:46) Who could surprise on the Opening Day roster? (21:15) Yastrzemski on the new MLB rules (25:13) Yastrzemski details where he wants to improve  (39:55) Yastrzemski shares why he is excited for the season See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/23/202329 minutes, 12 seconds
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Wade Jr.’s importance, MLB rule changes and Giants' top outfield prospects

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down Lamonte Wade Jr.'s importance to the Giants at first base, the effect new MLB rules will have on the upcoming season and which Giants prospect will be the team's next All-Star outfielder.(1:51) Observations from spring training(8:43) Can pitchers call their own game?(15:46) Will new rules improve baseball?(21:15) How successful will Wade Jr. be at first?(28:13) Rodón comments on Giants fans(39:55) Machado informs Padres he will opt outSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/20/202348 minutes, 59 seconds
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Harrison’s MLB timeline, Farhan’s future and MLB rule changes

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down when we can expect to see Kyle Harrison make his major league debut, what impact MLB’s new rules will have on the season and if Joey Bart has the starting catcher spot locked up.(1:51) Giants pitchers and catchers report for spring training (8:43) When will Harrison, Schmitt make the big leagues?  (14:06) Will Villar be the starting third baseman?  (22:46) What impact will bigger bags have? (31:15) How long will Farhan be with the Giants?  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/16/202336 minutes, 28 seconds
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Top five questions Giants need to answer this spring

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the top five questions the Giants need to answer at spring training, including if Joey Bart can hold down the catcher position and which minor leaguers will make an impact in the majors this season. Plus, Alex and Cole end the podcast answering your fan questions!(3:51) Is Bart ready to become a star?(9:43) Did the Giants get younger this offseason?(15:06) Which minor leaguers will help this season?(22:46) Are fans excited for the WBC?(30:15) Milestones on the horizon for the Giants(33:13) What does the future hold for Crawford?(37:55) Will Farhan be back next season?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/13/202341 minutes, 20 seconds
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Kuip previews Giants spring training, Kyle Harrison’s anticipated debut

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss Kyle Harrison’s highly anticipated debut at the major league camp, some questions he has for the Giants moving forward and how teams can skirt around MLB's new shift rules. Plus, Laura Britt joins the show to ask some fan questions!(1:51) Spring Training inching closer for Giants(6:43) Should fans be worried about the catcher spot?(13:06) Kuip on Harrison being at spring training(19:46) Kuip shares his biggest questions for Giants(24:15) Kuiper on which Giants player had the prettiest swing(41:13) How will the closer role play out this season?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/9/202332 minutes, 32 seconds
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What we learned from the return of Giants FanFest

Giants FanFest was a day full of unbridled enjoyment for those who attended. Giants Talk host Alex Pavlovic broke down the sights and scenes from the event and then turned to his co-host Cole Kuiper to discuss Michael Conforto's offseason, what 2023 has in store for Kyle Harrison and Casey Schmitt and how the Giants signed Stephen Piscotty to a minor league contract.(0:52) Breaking down FanFest(9:00) Why everyone is saying that Conforto has stood out so far this MLB offseason(10:51) Latest on Harrison, Schmitt(15:25) Can Piscotty make the major league roster?(18:46) Giants add Roberto Perez to backup Joey Bart(21:00) Where did former Giants end up in free agencySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/6/202334 minutes, 38 seconds
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Giants offseason awards and one-on-one with David Villar

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Giants third baseman David Villar to discuss the success he saw toward the end of the 2022 season, where he wants to improve his game the most and the team’s eventful offseason. Plus, Alex and Cole share their offseason awards and answer some fan questions.(3:51) Best Giants move of the offseason(9:43) Who won the offseason?(16:06) How can Giants improve on free agency?(22:46) Grading the Giants’ offseason(30:15) Why didn’t the Giants extend Webb?(41:13) Villar on where he wants to improve(47:55) Villar shares his thoughts on the Giants’ offseasonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/2/202350 minutes, 55 seconds
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Projecting Giants' Opening Day roster

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper project the Giants' Opening Day roster, what the starting rotation will look like this upcoming season and if LaMonte Wade Jr. will play in both the infield and outfield. Plus, Alex and Cole discusses the latest reports surrounding the Angels and what that means for Shohei Ohtani's availability.(3:51) Could Harrison make his way into the starting rotation?(8:43) Is the bullpen complete headed toward spring training?(14:13) Are the Giants set in the infield?(19:05) Which minor leaguers will make the majors?(23:06) What does the future hold for Ohtani?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/30/202332 minutes, 1 second
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Examining Giants’ starting rotation and possibility Barry Bonds joins coaching staff

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants’ starting rotation, the possibility of the team shifting to a six-man rotation and what that could mean for Logan Webb. Plus, Laura Britt joins the show to discuss the possibility of Barry Bonds joining the Giants’ coaching staff and which players stood out to her last season.(1:19) Breaking down the Giants’ starting rotation(5:18) Will there be bullpen games this season?(12:13) Looking at future Hall of Fame classes(18:13) Could Bonds joins the Giants' coaching staff?(22:35) Who stood out on the Giants last season?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/26/202324 minutes, 33 seconds
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Did Giants fix their biggest problem in offseason?

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down if the Giants helped solve their defensive woes in free agency, the potential Lamont Wade Jr. has at first base and the chance of some prospects earning their way onto the Opening Day roster.(4:19) How should fans feel about the Giants’ defense?  (10:18) Is the defense better after the offseason?(18:13) Will Wade Jr. shine at first base?  (25:43) Is the defense dependent on Crawford?  (29:35) Could some prospects make the Opening Day roster? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/23/202337 minutes, 16 seconds
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Kuip on the Giants' middle infield; Harrison, Luciano and more prospect breakdown

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss his memories of Brandon Belt, what the loss of Evan Longoria means to the Giants' infield defense and what he is looking forward to for Spring Training. Plus, Alex and Cole break down what the immediate future holds for Kyle Harrison and if Marco Luciano is the shortstop of the future. (1:19) Giants have two of MLB’s top prospects (7:24) What position will Luciano play in the majors?  (13:18) Expectations for Ramos in 2023 (21:13) Kuip on the departures of Longoria, Belt (34:43) Kuip shares his concerns on the middle infield  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/19/202341 minutes, 33 seconds
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Analyzing holes in Giants’ roster, status of Webb’s potential extension

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss where the holes are on the Giants’ roster, if the team needs to add another middle infielder and the status of Logan Webb’s potential extension. Plus, Alex and Cole look at San Francisco's arbitration deals and which international players the team signed.(1:19) Where are the holes in the Giants’ roster?(6:24) Do the Giants need another middle infielder?(12:18) Why haven’t the Giants extended Webb?(23:13) Giants sign international prospectsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/16/202330 minutes, 21 seconds
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Wrapping up the Correa saga, Belt’s time with Giants

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the conclusion to the Carlos Correa saga, if the Giants got back in the mix for the shortstop after the deal with the Mets fell through and if the team will regret their decision for years to come. Plus, Alex and Cole look back at Brandon Belt’s time in San Francisco and share what their favorite memories are from his career.(1:59) Correa saga ends with six-year, $200 million deal with Twins(6:24) Are the Giants vindicated?(11:08) Did the Giants have a second chance with Correa?(16:37) Belt signs deal with Blue Jays(24:13) Favorite Brandon Belt moment(31:06) Who is the backup catcher going to be?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/13/202339 minutes, 13 seconds
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Evaluating a possible Webb extension, Harrison’s MLB timeline and exclusive one-on-one with Ross Stripling

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by new Giants pitcher Ross Stripling to discuss his decision to join the team in free agency, how he can take his talents to new heights and the challenge of pitching in the NL West. Plus, Alex and Cole break down the chances Logan Webb signs an extension with San Francisco and when we could see Kyle Harrison in the big leagues.(1:19) Should the Giants extend Webb?(6:24) How much can the defense help the starting pitching?(12:38) Expectations for Manaea in 2023(16:37) Could Giants trade for another ace?(24:13) Stripling on taking the next step with the Giants(29:06) Stripling reveals what made him become a pitcherSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/3/202333 minutes, 36 seconds
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Kuip shares his take on the Correa saga, what Conforto, Haniger will bring to the Giants

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the entirety of the Carlos Correa saga, what he believes Michael Conforto and Mitch Haniger will bring to the Giants, and what positions the team still needs to address this offseason.(1:19) Should Correa consider taking less money?(6:24) How should Giants fans look at the Correa saga?(11:38) Which free-agent signing will become a fan favorite?(17:37) Kuip weighs in on the Correa saga(24:13) Kuip on his expectations for Crawford in 2023(35:35) Kuip breaks down what Conforto, Haniger will bring to the GiantsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/29/202235 minutes, 29 seconds
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Breaking down the latest twist, turn in Carlos Correa saga and what comes next

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the continued Carlos Correa saga and what comes next for the Giants, the signings of Taylor Rogers and Michael Conforto and if San Francisco could see themselves in the same position next offseason. Plus, former Giant George Kontos joins the show to discuss the process MLB players go through for physicals and how the roster feels after everything this offseason.(1:19) Mets reportedly have concerns with Correa’s physical(8:24) Could the Giants reengage with Correa?(15:38) When will the Giants share their side of the story?(21:37) Kontos on the process of MLB physicals(28:13) Kontos breaks down the Giants' offseason(35:35) Kontos details Crawford the teammate(42:06) Is Conforto a good fit in SF?(50:20) Could the Giants be in the same spot next offseason?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/26/202257 minutes, 45 seconds
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Emergency Podcast: Carlos Correa spurns Giants for Mets in unprecedented free-agency move

In a shocking turn of events, Carlos Correa will not be a member of the San Francisco Giants after agreeing to an overnight deal with the New York Mets. Giants Talk hosts Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down this franchise-altering move and discuss where the Giants can go from here after losing out on both Correa and Aaron Judge this offseason.(1:18) Initial reactions to Correa signing with the Mets(4:38) Correa not signing with the Giants is “franchise-rocking”(10:34) Should the Giants bother making any more offseason moves after losing out on two marquee free agents?(16:15) Does Correa spurning the Giants impact their shot at signing Shohei Ohtani next offseason?(18:50) How the Giants' offseason has been a true "nightmare"(24:20) Could the Giants be vindicated if Correa truly isn't healthy?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/21/202228 minutes, 26 seconds
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Emergency podcast: Carlos Correa, Giants agree to 13-year, $350M deal

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants agreeing to a 13-year, $350 million contract with free agent Carlos Correa, what the signing means for Brandon Crawford and if San Francisco will continue to spend money this offseason. Plus, does the Correa signing enhance the Giants-Dodgers rivalry?(1:09) Correa, Giants agree to 13-year deal(5:20) Could the Correa deal age gracefully?(12:08) Will Giants continue to spend this offseason?(17:13) What does the Correa signing mean for Crawford?(21:43) Could Luciano now change positions?(23:35) Does the Correa signing increase the Giants-Dodgers rivalry?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/14/202226 minutes, 49 seconds
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Kuip on the Giants’ pursuit of Correa, priorities for the remainder of the offseason

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the Giants’ pursuit of Carlos Correa, his reaction to Aaron Judge returning to the Yankees and what his priorities are for the remainder of the offseason. Plus, Alex and Cole weigh in on the reported signing of Sean Manaea and if Kyle Harrison is the answer for San Francisco's starting pitching.(1:09) Manaea reportedly agrees to contract with Giants(6:20) Will Harrison pitch in the majors next season?(12:08) Is it a must for the Giants to sign Correa?(16:13) Webb announced for Team USA in World Baseball Classic(23:43) Kuip on the Giants missing out on Judge(27:35) Kuip on the importance of signing Correa(31:06) Kuip’s offseason prioritiesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/12/202233 minutes, 22 seconds
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Breaking down what's next for Giants' Correa pursuit

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the pressure on the Giants to sign free-agent shortstop Carlos Correa, the frightening lineups across the National League and which teams have won the offseason up to this point.(1:09) Giants still quiet in free-agent market(6:20) What kind of deal will Correa get?(12:38) Which team has the best lineup in the NL?(16:13) Nimmo re-signs with the Mets(20:43) Should the Giants get their hopes up for Correa?(27:35) How did Giants fare in Rule 5 draft?(32:06) Who is the winner of the offseason so far?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/9/202241 minutes, 35 seconds
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Emergency podcast: Aaron Judge snubs Giants, agrees to Yankees contract

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the breaking news of Aaron Judge and the Yankees agreeing to a new contract, what the Giants final offer was to the AL MVP and and where San Francisco should turn its attention to in free agency.(1:09) Judge agrees to re-signs with Yankees(7:54) Was it ever realistic for Judge to sign with the Giants? (16:38) Giants agree to sign Mitch Haniger(21:13) Where do Giants turn their attention? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/7/202227 minutes
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Exclusive: Gabe Kapler on Giants’ free agency pitch, potential of re-imagined outfield

Giants manager Gabe Kapler joins Giants Talk to discuss the Giants’ free agency pitch, what he has done during the offseason and what the outfield could look like heading into next season.(1:09) Kapler on the Giants’ pursuit of Aaron Judge(7:54) Kapler discusses his offseason adventures(11:38) Kapler weighs the potential of the Giants' outfield(13:13) Kapler discusses the Giants’ free agency pitchSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/7/202214 minutes, 55 seconds
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Aaron Judge rumors, Bonds' HOF snub and latest news from the MLB Winter Meetings

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the latest rumors surrounding the Giants and Aaron Judge, Barry Bonds again getting snubbed for the Hall of Fame, and what Jacob deGrom’s contract with the Rangers says about Carlos Rodón’s future in San Francisco.(1:09) Bonds falls short in latest HOF bid(7:54) Latest Judge free agency news(15:38) What does deGrom contract mean for Rodón?(22:13) Will Giants trade for former prospect Reynolds?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/5/202227 minutes, 7 seconds
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Free agent starting pitchers who would fit the Giants system

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss how Aaron Judge could potentially be the "savior" of the Giants organization, the pitchers San Francisco are most likely to target in free agency and discuss whether this could be the year that Barry Bonds makes the MLB Hall of Fame.(0:52) Breaking down Yankees supposed offer for Aaron Judge(6:28) If Judge comes to the Giants, he’s coming here to be “a savior”(10:52) Why Giants’ fans shouldn’t expect Rodon to return(14:16) Which free agent pitchers will the Giants pursue?(21:43) Looking at Former Giants who are going to different teams(24:47) What would the reaction around MLB be if Bonds makes the HOF?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/1/202234 minutes, 39 seconds
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Are Correa, Turner the Giants' Plan B after Judge?

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss if Carlos Correa and Trea Turner are the Giants’ Plan B if they fail to sign Aaron Judge, the chances Brandon Crawford could switch positions this offseason, and the odds the Giants can sign Shohei Ohtani in 2023.(1:19) Is Correa the best available shortstop? (8:24) Could Crawford move to another position?(15:38) How much will Giants spend this offseason?  (21:13) Should Oracle Park change its dimensions?  (31:43) Who will hit the glove in left field? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/28/202240 minutes, 9 seconds
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How Giants' two-day meeting with Judge influences free agency moving forward

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the two-day meeting between Aaron Judge and the Giants, what this means for free agency moving forward and if fans should start to raise their expectations for free agency, Plus, Alex and Cole look at some other free agent targets and answer your fan questions.(1:19) Giants, Judge officially meet during free agency(8:24) Curry reportedly helping lure Judge to the Bay Area(12:38) Where would Judge play if he signs with Giants?(18:13) Potential free agent targets(23:43) Will Giants sign a free agent pitcher?(27:35) Who should Giants look to acquire via trade?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/24/202237 minutes, 39 seconds
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Should Giants pursue former Dodgers Bellinger, Jansen?

On this episode of Giants Talk, Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic discuss whether the Giants should pursue former Dodgers Cody Bellinger and Kenley Jansen. Alex and Cole also break down Farhan Zaidi's success signing players from LA, what Justin Verlander could be considering in his next team, and realistic trade targets.0:45 Why rumors of Giants’ interest in Kenley Jansen ‘doesn’t make a lot of sense’         8:15 Should Giants pursue Cody Bellinger?12:00 How much will Bellinger get on open market?14:00 Why Bellinger makes more sense than Jansen18:00 Some of Farhan’s best moves have been former-Dodgers20:20 Breaking down Giants’ recent roster moves25:30 Mets, Dodgers join race for Justin Verlander29:00 Aaron Judge on Peloton live stream after winning AL MVP34:00 Realistic trade targets for Giants (Shane Bieber, Ramon Laureano, Tony Kemp, David Bednar)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/21/202239 minutes, 41 seconds
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Kuip returns to discuss the pursuit of Aaron Judge, Giants’ need for a star

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Duane Kuiper to break down the Giants’ pursuit of big-name free agents like Aaron Judge and Carlos Correa, the need for a superstar in San Francisco and why he thinks Evan Longoria could still make his way back to the Bay Area after free agency.(3:19) Things remain quiet with Aaron Judge(8:24) What’s next after Joc’s return?(15:38) Who did Giants save from the Rule 5 Draft?(27:13) Kuip on the pursuit of Judge(35:43) Kuip discusses Longoria’s potential return(39:35) Kuip on the Giants’ shortstop situationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/17/202244 minutes, 51 seconds
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How the Pederson, Longoria decisions influence Giants’ offseason moving forward

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss how the Giants' decisions on Evan Longoria and Joc Pederson influence the offseason moving forward, if a reunion with Brandon Belt is in the cards and how San Francisco should handle the free-agent shortstop market.(1:19) Judge speculation quiet as offseason begins(6:24) Is this the end for Longoria with the Giants?(10:38) Could Belt be primed to return next season?(17:13) Will Rodón be back?(21:43) Is 2023 Crawford’s final season at shortstop?(29:35) Should MLB have more international games?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/14/202237 minutes, 33 seconds
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Analyzing Ohtani’s availability, Verlander’s fit and importance of GM meetings

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss what Carlos Rodón opting out of his contract means for the Giants’ rotation next season, why Justin Verlander can be the answer to strengthen the top of the rotation alongside Logan Webb and if Shohei Ohtani is available this offseason. (1:19) Familiar faces win World Series with Astros  (8:24) Rodón now free agent after opting out of contract(12:38) Could Verlander be a Giant next season? (17:13) Is Ohtani available this offseason?  (24:43) Which Giants’ free agents will return next season?  (29:35) What to watch for at GM meetings  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/8/202235 minutes, 20 seconds
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Free-agent shortstop market, Aaron Judge and other offseason possibilities

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper turn their attention to the upcoming offseason and break down how the Giants should attack the free-agent market, who are some potential free agents that could fit well with San Francisco and what veterans could come back next season. (2:19) Which veteran Giants will return next season?  (8:24) How should Giants handle shortstop market? (15:38) What’s next for Estrada?  (19:13) Is 2023 Bart’s breakout year?  (28:43) Who will return from the outfield? (32:35) Potential free-agent targets  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/1/202246 minutes, 16 seconds
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Examining Judge’s free agency suitors, Bochy’s managerial comeback

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss how the Giants fit into the list of potential free agency suitors for Aaron Judge, the managerial return of Bruce Bochy and share their predictions for the upcoming World Series. (1:19) Bochy named new manager of Rangers (8:24) Could Giants’ free agents head to Texas?  (16:38) Who will win the Word Series?  (23:39) How have new rules influenced this season?  (28:43) Does Judge want to come to San Francisco?  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/25/202234 minutes, 44 seconds
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Exclusive: One-on-one with new Giants GM Pete Putila

New Giants GM Pete Putila joins this episode of Giants Talk to discuss what he sees in San Francisco’s minor league system, the growth he has seen from the team over the last three seasons and why everything is on the table this offseason.(1:19) Padres eliminate Dodgers from playoffs(11:24) How is the new MLB playoff format?(19:00) Does the Padres' success influence the Giants?(29:39) Could Bochy make his return?(37:43) Putila on being named Giants GM(42:01) Putila details his success with player development(46:06) Putila on the Giants’ farm systemSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/18/202252 minutes, 5 seconds
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Analyzing Giants GM hire, which arbitration-eligible players will return next year

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the impact Pete Putila will have with the organization moving forward, if the Giants should try to reach an extension with Logan Webb this offseason and which other arbitration-eligible players will return to San Francisco next season.(1:47) Giants announce Putila as new GM(8:24) Which arbitration-eligible Giants will return?(14:40) What will Davis’ role be next season?(22:11) Will the Giants extend Webb?(29:39) Looking at the Giants' minor leagues(35:43) MLB playoff breakdownSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/13/202242 minutes, 36 seconds
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Giants’ offseason outlook: Free-agent strategy, GM search

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss this important offseason for the Giants, including their search for a new general manager, what the strategy will be in free agency and how the MLB playoffs will affect Aaron Judge’s decision.(1:47) Farhan on improving the defense(8:24) Will Rodón return next season?(12:40) Farhan on Longoria’s potential return(19:11) Will Giants make a big splash?(27:39) How will playoffs influence Judge’s decision?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/10/202229 minutes, 6 seconds
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Kuip gives thoughts on .500 finish, whether Giants big free agents will return

Duane Kuiper joins this edition of Giants Talk to discuss the Giants finishing the season at .500 for the first time ever, if some big-name free agents will return next season and his hopes for the 2023 team.(1:47) Giants finish season at .500(7:24) Could Villar have a big role next season?(15:10) Will Rodón return next season?(22:11) Has the La Stella deal been a bust?(30:39) Kuip discusses being a Ford C. Frick nominee(35:43) Kuip on the Giants' free agentsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/6/202242 minutes, 47 seconds
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Belt, Crawford discuss favorite moments together, their futures in baseball

Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford join this edition of Giants Talk to discuss how their friendship has grown over the years, what their favorite moments are together and what their future looks like in baseball. Plus, what is it like to have Buster Posey as a boss? (1:47) Giants win final home game of 2022 (7:24) Webb shut down for remainder of season(13:10) Could Bumgarner make a return to San Francisco? (24:11) Belt on his future status  (30:39) Crawford discusses the infamous Captain Belt game (35:43) Belt on being a veteran in the clubhouse (40:01) Crawford on the changes to the Giants organization over the years(43:06) Crawford on Posey joining the Giants' ownership groupSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/3/202247 minutes, 19 seconds
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Kuip breaks down how Giants should handle infield market, Rogers' role next season

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss what the Giants should do this offseason with the infield market, why he sees Tyler Rogers having a big role next season and what he wants to see from San Francisco during the remainder of the season.(1:47) Giants continue solid play toward end of season(5:24) Does Giants' bullpen deserve all the heat they received?(12:10) Will Joc be back next season?(18:09) Where will players end the season stat-wise?(28:11) Kuip on how the Giants should handle free agency(33:39) Kuip on Rogers’ role next seasonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/29/202240 minutes, 8 seconds
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Doval’s building block potential, Davis' success, Minor league update

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down Camilo Doval’s building bock potential for the Giants moving forward, why JD Davis has been a steal for San Francisco this season and which prospect might be the first to make a big impact in the majors.(1:17) Giants close to being eliminated from playoff contention  (6:24) Is Doval a building block for the future? (12:50) Proctor makes MLB debut with Giants  (18:09) Do the Giants use too many players?  (25:01) Minor league update  (34:19) Should MLB consider change with broadcasts? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/26/202237 minutes, 25 seconds
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Examining Posey’s ownership influence, Giants’ recruitment of Aaron Judge

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the recent announcement of Buster Posey joining the Giants’ ownership group, what Scott Harris’ departure means for the front office and the chances Aaron Judge signs with San Francisco this offseason. (1:17) Posey joining Giants’ ownership group(6:24) Will Posey help recruit free agents?  (10:10) What does Harris’ departure mean for the Giants?  (17:09) Looking at the Giants' minor league system  (22:01) Could Judge head out West this offseason?   See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/22/202230 minutes, 25 seconds
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Hunter Pence on the Giants' bright future, playing with Posey, Belt and Crawford

Hunter Pence joins Alex Pavlovic on this episode of Giants Talk to discuss his time playing with the Giants, what it was like to be traded to San Francisco and the bright future the Giants have with some of their younger players. (1:17) Giants swept by Dodgers in San Francisco (7:24) Did the Giants get it right with Bryant?(15:10) Which player has had a break-through year?  (22:09) Pence on being honored by the Giants (30:19) Pence on being traded to the Giants (35:14) Pence describes the “tight-knit” relationship of the 2012 Giants(41:01) Pence on Villar’s bright future See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/19/202246 minutes, 58 seconds
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Kuip breaks down Flores’ contract extension, the Littell-Kapler incident

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the impact Wilmer Flores has in the Giants’ locker room and why his contract extension is a step in the right direction for the team, Also, Kuip shares why he was impressed with Gabe Kapler after the incident on the mound with Zack Littell and how the new MLB rule changes surprised him.(1:17) Flores agrees to contract extension with Giants  (7:24) What will the infield look like next season? (11:09) Looking at the Littell-Kapler incident (18:31) Is Doval a top-end MLB closer? (24:19) Kuip weighs in on the Littell-Kapler incident (31:14) Kuip discusses Flores’ new contract  (36:10) Kuip shares his thoughts on the new MLB rule changes  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/15/202243 minutes, 22 seconds
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Analyzing MLB rule changes, Rodón’s Cy Young chances, Giants’ youth movement

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the announced MLB rule changes and how they will affect the Giants, if Carlos Rodón has a chance to win the NL Cy Young award this season and the youth movement San Francisco has on its current roster.(1:02) MLB announces rule changes for 2023(7:24) How will shift ban help Giants?(14:09) Will larger bases affect the game?(19:31) Could Rodón win the Cy Young?(24:19) Is Villar playing his way into a 2023 role?(34:14) What will the bullpen look like next season?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/12/202243 minutes, 13 seconds
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Kuip on Villar’s big league potential, Brinson’s expectations

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss David Villar’s stellar series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, what fans can expect from Lewis Brinson and the gamesmanship the Giants faced in Los Angeles this week. Plus, Alex and Cole look at the minor leagues and detail who potentially could make the roster next season.(1:02) Giants drop series to Dodgers in Los Angeles (7:24) Will Villar be on the Giants' 2023 roster? (12:09) Do the Giants still have a shot at a playoff spot? (19:31) Kuip on the hottest game he played in (24:19) Kuip on Villar’s performance against the Dodgers See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/8/202230 minutes, 57 seconds
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Giants' September wish list to set themselves up for 2023

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss some things they want to see from the Giants in September, including which prospects they want to watch up at the big-league level and why protecting Camilo Doval and Logan Webb is key to the future.(1:02) Giants sweep Phillies after Flores’ walk-off home run(7:24) Are Wade Jr., Davis Giants for the long haul?(12:09) Which prospects should be called up?(18:31) Should Giants watch the workload of Doval, Webb?(24:19) Do Giants need to prioritize their defense?(30:14) Will Rodón be back next season?(34:10) Looking at the NL wild-card raceSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/5/202239 minutes, 52 seconds
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Kuip on how the Giants can improve this offseason, moves to make if he was GM

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the Giants' disappointing season, the areas where the team can improve the roster during the offseason and what he would do if he was the GM. Plus, Alex and Cole weigh in on the struggles faced this season and which players might be done with their Giants’ career.(1:02) Giants swept by Padres, seemingly out of playoff contention  (7:24) Do the Giants need to add a star?  (13:09) Discussing Webb’s comments (19:01) Should Giants call up prospects for experience?  (26:19) Who will be back next season?  (34:14) Kuip on the Giants’ disappointing season  (36:10) Kuip discusses why he is looking forward to the offseasonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/1/202240 minutes
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Giants entering last chance to sneak back into playoff race

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the importance of the upcoming series against the Padres for the Giants’ playoff hopes and if the number of injuries will be too much for the team to overcome. Then, Alex and Cole switch gears to discuss the farm system and the bright future of two prospects.  (1:36) Is this week make or break for the Giants? (9:24) Injury bug taking its toll on San Francisco (13:09) Looking ahead at the Giants’ schedule  (18:01) Do the Giants deserve to make the playoffs?  (22:19) How are the Giants’ minor leagues looking? (30:14) Will the Giants spend this offseason? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/29/202237 minutes, 44 seconds
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Kuip weighs in on Belt’s future, Giants' 2023 schedule

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss what the future holds for Brandon Belt, why the Giants don’t have any excuses for their struggles this season and what he looks for when the new schedule comes out.  Plus, Alex and Cole break down if the Giants regret not trading Carlos Rodón and if their playoff chances are over. (1:16) Giants split series in Detroit  (6:24) Is Rodón destined to opt out at season’s end?   (10:09) What to make of Belt’s knee injury(21:41) Looking at the Giants 2023 schedule (30:54) Kuip on Belt’s struggles, Longoria’s future (38:51) Looking at the Giants' 2023 scheduleSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/25/202245 minutes, 2 seconds
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Will Belt, Longoria return next season? Plus, exclusive interviews with Reggie Crawford and Marco Scutaro

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss Brandon Belt’s recent struggles and what it means for his Giants future, Evan Longoria’s continued solid play and why San Francisco needs to watch Camilo Doval’s usage. Plus, Marco Scutaro and Reggie Crawford join Alex for exclusive one-on-one interviews.(1:16) Giants drop series to Rockies in Denver (6:24) Will Longoria be back next season? (10:09) Can Belt turn around his recent struggles? (21:41) Scutaro on being traded to the Giants (27:54) Scutaro reveals the meaning behind his looking up moment (31:51) Crawford on progressing as a hitter and pitcher See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/22/202233 minutes, 57 seconds
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Kuip on walk-off calls, Giants’ bullpen issues and the 2012 reunion

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to break down his recent walk-off calls and the Giants' bullpen issues. Alex and Cole share initial impressions of first-round pick Reggie Crawford, the Giants' offense heating up, and Luis Gonzalez getting optioned.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/18/202237 minutes, 58 seconds
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Vogelsong on 2012 team memories, comparing Kyle Harrison to MadBum

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss how the Giants can get back into the NL Wild Card race, starting with their four-game series against the Diamondbacks. Alex sat down with Ryan Vogelsong to reflect on the 2012 World Series team, and comparing the Giants' top pitching prospect Kyle Harrison to Madison Bumgarner.1:10 Looking back on the Giants-Pirates series9:30 How can the Giants get back into the NL Wild Card race?13:30 Reaction to Fernando Tatis Jr's suspension 23:15 Highlights from the 2012 reunion32:30 Ryan Vogelsong sits down with Alex Pavlovic37:00 Vogelsong reveals number one question he gets from fans when he returns to San Francisco38:30 Vogelsong remembers reaction to seeing the Fox graphic during the 2012 World Series43:00 Vogelsong compares Kyle Harrison to Madison BumgarnerSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/15/202244 minutes, 36 seconds
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Is it make or break time for Giants' playoff hopes?

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants’ path to the post season as the team makes a push for the playoff, and if that push will be hindered by the injury bug, including an update on Joey Bart. Plus, they reminisce on the 2012 season ahead of the reunion.(1:31) How does losing the series to the Padres shape the Giants' playoff chances?(3:59) Did Manny Machado’s walk-off change Giants fans’ perspective of Tyler Rodgers? Alex Pavlovic compares it to Santiago Casilla.(7:25) Alex and Cole look at the state of the Giants’ bullpen(11:05) Camilo Doval has the hardest pitch in Giants history, but does he have another level?(12:56) How should Gabe Kapler manage Camilo Doval down the stretch?(13:59) Brandon Crawford to Joey Bart was the defensive play of the year.(21:35) Is this next two weeks make or break for the Giants' playoff hopes?(23:38) Injury update: Will Joey Bart return for the weekend series? And other injuries the Giants might be dealing with down the stretch.(26:54) Minor League update: Matt Frisbee dealing in the minor leagues and other prospects to watch(28:49) Alex and Cole reminisce on the 2012 team ahead of the teams reunionSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/11/202236 minutes, 48 seconds
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Will Clark on his advice for Bart, the Giants’ farm system youth movement

Will Clark joins Alex Pavlovic to discuss the advice he gave Joey Bart after his tough start to the season, what the future holds for the Giants with the youth movement in the farm system and how it feels to have his jersey retired by San Francisco. Plus, Alex and Cole Kuiper discuss if the series win against the A’s is a turning point for the Giants. (1:36) Giants' bats wake up vs A’s  (6:24) Will the Giants make a run for the Wild Card? (15:09) Clark on his jersey retirement  (20:34) Clark details why he connected with the fans  (27:12) Clark discusses his relationship with Posey  (33:42) Clark on his advice for Bart  (38:14) Clark describes the promise of the Giants' farm system See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/8/202242 minutes, 17 seconds
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Farhan Zaidi on the Giants’ pursuit of Juan Soto, holding on to Rodón at MLB trade deadline

Farhan Zaidi joins Alex Pavlovic to discuss the Giants’ pursuit of Juan Soto, the reasons San Francisco decided to hold steady at the MLB trade deadline and what the future holds for some of the standout prospects in the minors. Plus, Alex and Cole Kuiper weigh in on the passing of Vin Scully and Gabe Kapler’s first ejection as the Giants manager. (1:36) Discussing the passing of Vin Scully(6:24) Giants’ struggles against Dodgers continue (11:09) Breaking down Kapler’s ejection (21:01) Farhan on why the Giants kept Rodón  (30:12) Farhan details the focus on improving the defense  (34:22) Farhan on the future of some top prospects See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/5/202240 minutes, 15 seconds
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2022 MLB trade deadline recap: Giants keep Rodón, Pederson as NL West gets stronger

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants’ decision to hold on to Carlos Rodón and Joc Pederson, the reasons San Francisco parted ways with Darin Ruf and Curt Casali and where the team stands in the NL West after the Padres made the blockbuster trade for Juan Soto and the Dodgers acquired Joey Gallo.(1:36) Giants keep Rodón, Pederson at deadline(6:09) Ruf headed to Mets in trade(13:09) What does Casali trade mean for Bart?(17:31) Padres acquire Soto from NationalsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/3/202222 minutes, 51 seconds
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Should Giants trade Carlos Rodón, Joc Pederson before deadline?

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the upcoming MLB trade deadline, the likelihood Carlos Rodón is traded and if Joc Pederson’s concussion changes the chances he is moved. Plus, is defense the key to a Giants playoff run?(1:36) Has Rodón pitched his last game for the Giants?(9:09) Who else has the potential to be traded?(12:30) Where will Soto end up?(19:31) Is defense the key to a playoff run?(26:48) When will Crawford return?(34:42) Third segment of Webb’s “Homegrown”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/1/202241 minutes, 44 seconds
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Kuip on a potential Juan Soto trade; Should Giants be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline?

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss if the Giants should make a splashy move and trade for Juan Soto, the struggles the team is facing right now and what Farhan Zaidi should be focusing on. Plus, Alex and Cole break down if the Giants should be buyers or sellers this season.(1:51) Giants swept by Diamondbacks in Arizona(9:09) Will the Giants still make the playoffs?(16:30) Should the Giants be sellers?(25:31) Kuip on the dugout situation with Rodón(34:48) Kuip on a potential Soto trade(41:42) Part two of “Homegrown”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/28/202251 minutes, 46 seconds
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Rodón’s trade value, Soto’s future and part one of the Logan Webb feature “Homegrown”

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants’ disappointing series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, what Carlos Rodón’s trade value could be and if San Francisco should make a play for Juan Soto. Plus, tune in to the first installment of "Homegrown," a Logan Webb feature.(1:51) Giants swept by Dodgers in LA   (6:59) Should the Giants have pinch-hit for Belt?(11:30) Longoria headed to IL (17:31) Could the Giants trade Rodón? (23:48) Is the Nationals' asking price for Soto too much? (33:42) Part one of “Homegrown” See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/25/202242 minutes, 49 seconds
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Giving out first half Giants awards; Bold predictions for second half

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper give out some first-half awards, including who is the Giants’ MVP and what the biggest surprise was for San Francisco. Then, Alex and Cole look ahead to the second half of the season and give some bold predictions for the Giants moving forward.(1:10) Who is the Giants’ first-half MVP?(6:59) What has been the biggest surprise for the Giants?(12:30) Favorite Giants moment from season's first half(17:31) Revisiting this season's bold predictions(21:48) Second-half bold predictions(25:42) Will Bart breakout in second half?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/21/202229 minutes, 13 seconds
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Gabe Kapler breaks down first half, discusses ways Giants can improve

Gabe Kapler joins Alex Pavlovic on this episode of Giants Talk to break down the first half of the season, the keys to success for the Giants in the second half and the growth he has seen in Joc Pederson. Plus, Alex looks at the possibility of San Francisco acquiring Juan soto. (3:10) Will the Giants make a run at Soto? (8:59) Kapler on the importance of staying consistent (13:10) Kapler details the Giants' keys to success moving forward(16:31) Kapler breaks down Joc’s growth  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/18/202218 minutes, 9 seconds
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Kuip inspired by Giants' play of late as they gear up for All-Star break

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the state of the Giants heading into All-Star break, whether fans should break the cardinal rule and root for the Dodgers when they play against teams fighting for a Wild Card spot, and if MLB should do something about the increasing amount of position players pitching. Plus the guys breakdown an update from Farhan on Kyle Harrison's rapid rise through the minors.(1:54) Cole compares the Giants' play to the movie "The Prestige"(3:40) The Brandon's were a highlight this past series, but how will Belt's knee hold up?(7:30) Is this a career year for Wilmer Flores?(13:38) Why did Gabe Kapler have a mound visit with a position player pitching and does MLB have a problem with the increase in position players pitching?(16:15) Carlos Rodon names an All-Star, but will he actually pitch, and will that throw off their rotation after All-Star break?(22:00) Farhan gives an update on Giants' prospect Kyle Harrison(25:59) Kuip on how the Giants have been playing heading into All-Star break(30:03) Kuip give his take on position players pitching(33:14) Should fans break the cardinal rule and root for the Dodgers when they play against teams fighting for a Wild Card spot?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/14/202239 minutes, 37 seconds
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Reacting to All-Star snubs for Carlos Rodón, Logan Webb

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss how Giants pitcher Carlos Rodón got snubbed from the All-Star roster, whether Clayton Kershaw should actually start the 2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and why every Giants fan should make their way to Petco Park for a Friday night game. (1:09) Why Rodón's exclusion from the 2022 MLB All-Star Game was "egregious" (6:18) How will Dodgers fans respond to Pederson's inclusion in 2022 MLB All-Star Game (8:14) Should Kershaw start on the mound for the NL in the 2022 MLB All-Star Game? (16:50) What to make of Giants-Padres split series (27:41) Why Friday nights at Petco Park are a “must-do” for Giants’ fans (33:30) Expectations for Giants against Diamondbacks, BrewersSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/11/202237 minutes, 36 seconds
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Bart’s return, Villar’s arrival and one-on-one with Giants coach Nick Ortiz

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Quality Assurance coach Nick Ortiz to discuss his playing career, what his role is with the Giants and shares a heartfelt story about getting hired by San Francisco. Plus, Alex and Cole break down what Joey Bart’s return means for the Giants and if David Villar can continue his solid play.(1:39) Giants avoid sweep against Diamondbacks(7:28) What does Bart’s return mean for Giants?(16:10) How can Giants fix defensive struggles?(22:01) Can Villar continue solid play?(27:48) Giants minor league update(35:42) Ortiz on his playing career(40:54) Ortiz on being hired by KaplerSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/7/202249 minutes, 2 seconds
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Potential adjustments for Giants' recent struggles

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss some potential adjustments for the Giants to fix their recent struggles, what Joey Bart’s timeframe is for his stint in Triple A and how important the expanded playoffs are to San Francisco this season.(1:39) Giants swept by White Sox in San Francisco(6:28) San Francisco two games out of playoffs(13:10) What’s the main reason for the downturn?(20:01) Potential adjustments to spark turnaround(29:48) Discussing Long's successful week(32:42) What is Bart’s timeline?(40:54) Giants set to face MadBum on MondaySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/4/202244 minutes, 21 seconds
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Kuip on Giants’ platoon system, Joc Pederson and other fan questions

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss if the Giants need to change their platoon system, if Joc Pederson is playing himself into being in the lineup full time and which of the Giants’ World Series runs was his favorite. Plus, more fan questions!(1:39) Giants split series with Tigers(6:28) Do Giants need to rethink their platoon system?(10:10) Could Dabovich be called up this season?(19:01) What is the best World Series run?(24:48) Should Giants change up their bullpen?(31:42) Kuip on if he is concerned about the GiantsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/30/202245 minutes, 41 seconds
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Breaking down Mercedes’ promotion, other minor leaguers to keep an eye on

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' disappointing series against the Reds, what to expect from Yermin Mercedes after his promotion and which San Francisco players' performances went under the radar. Plus, Alex and Cole turn their attention to the minors and reveal which prospects fans should keep an eye on.(1:39) Giants drop series to Reds(8:28) Recapping the Pederson/Pham feud(13:10) Mercedes called up from Triple-A(18:01) Is Harrison the Giants' best prospect?(24:48) Underrated players of the week(28:10) Previewing the Giants' week aheadSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/27/202232 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dissecting Giants’ walk-off losses, Tommy Pham’s visit to Oracle Park

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' recent string of walk-off losses, if their faith in the bullpen has been shaken and why fans should still feel good about San Francisco’s starting pitching. Plus, Alex and Cole look ahead to which Giants could make the All-Star team and the much-anticipated arrival of Tommy Pham this weekend at Oracle Park.(1:39) Giants suffer three straight walk-off losses(8:28) Discussing Doval’s glove toss Tuesday night(13:10) Is Crawford the Giants’ iron man?(21:10) Which Giants will make the All-Star team?(32:48) Pham, Reds head to Oracle Park this weekendSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/23/202236 minutes, 50 seconds
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Breaking down Giants' continued offensive struggles and the Yermin Mercedes addition

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants’ continued offensive struggles, the effect those struggles have on the rest of the team and if San Francisco needs to add another reliever to the bullpen. Plus, Alex and Cole weigh in on the addition of Yermin Mercedes and take a look at the minor leagues and detail which prospects are ones to keep an eye on. (1:39) Giants claim Mercedes off waivers  (8:28) Will Mercedes stay on the Giants' roster?  (13:10) Do the Giants need to add another reliever?  (18:10) How can Giants break out of offensive slump?  (24:39) Looking at the Giants' minor leagues  (28:48) Giants head to Atlanta to face the Braves  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/20/202232 minutes, 37 seconds
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Analyzing tough upcoming roster decisions, in-season reunions

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss Brandon Crawford’s career with the Giants, if there will be another player to follow in Crawford’s footsteps and Brandon Belt’s return from injury. Plus, Alex and Cole discuss the Giants’ upcoming roster decisions and what the future holds for Luis Gonzalez (1:39) Giants take series from Royals after sweeping Dodgers(5:28) Kapler on the Giants’ inconsistent offense (11:10) What will happen to Gonzalez when Giants get healthy?   (21:10) Previewing Giants-Pirates series  (26:38) When will Bart play in the minors?   (34:48) Kuip on Crawford’s Giants career  (38:40) Kuip discusses Belt’s unique rehabSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/16/202242 minutes, 31 seconds
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Breaking down Giants’ huge sweep of Dodgers, celebrating Cain’s perfect game anniversary

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants’ weekend sweep of the Dodgers, how the bullpen flashed its massive potential and why this could be the turning point for the season. Plus, Alex and Cole update some Giants’ injuries before celebrating the tenth anniversary of Matt Cain’s perfect game.(1:39) Giants sweep Dodgers for first time since 2016(10:28) Are the Giants a lock for the playoffs?(18:10) When will Bart be back in the majors?(26:10) Updating Junis, Belt injuries(34:38) Cain on his memorable pregame before his perfect game(37:48) Cain shares how his perfect game changed his lifeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/13/202241 minutes, 57 seconds
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Kuip on Joey Bart's next steps, Giants-Dodgers showdown

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Duane Kuiper to discuss the next steps for Joey Bart after his recent demotion, the upcoming showdown between the Giants and Dodgers and provide an update on the numerous injuries on San Francisco’s roster.(1:39) What are the next steps for Bart?(7:28) Comparing Bart’s struggles to others across MLB(17:10) Updating the Giants' numerous injuries(26:10) Kuip weighs in on Bart’s demotion(30:38) Kuip previews the upcoming Giants-Dodgers series(33:48) Kuip reminisces about Cain’s perfect gameSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/9/202240 minutes, 18 seconds
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Analyzing Giants’ middling road trip, issues with pulling starters early

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the recent struggles the Giants have faced on the road, if the bullpen can bounce back after some lackluster performances and what Joey Bart needs to do to recapture the starting catcher slot. Plus, Alex and Cole look at the Giants’ minor leagues and debate who is the top prospect. (1:09) Giants go .500 on recent road trip(7:28) Can the Giants’ starters go longer?  (17:40) Will Bart be able to bounce back? (24:10) Is Harrison the Giants’ best pitching prospect? (32:38) Was Joc the perfect fit for the Giants? (36:48) Did the Giants make the right decision with Bryant? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/6/202244 minutes, 43 seconds
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Kuip gives his thoughts on contentious fantasy leagues, best interactions with fans

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the recent feud between Joc Pederson and Tommy Pham, his experience in the Giants fantasy football league and his favorite interactions with fans over the years. (1:09) Giants win series in Philadelphia (8:28) Is Casali the Giants' best catcher? (13:40) Can McGee be the Giants answer to their bullpen woes?(24:10) Kuip on losing his voice in Denver (29:38) Kuip discusses the Pederson-Pham feud (37:48) Kuip reveals his favorite fan interactions See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/2/202239 minutes, 35 seconds
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Breaking down Giants' poor series in Cincinnati and Pederson-Pham feud

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper analyze the Giants’ recent struggles against the Reds, the feud between Joc Pederson and Tommy Pham and preview Gabe Kapler’s upcoming return to Philadelphia. Plus, Giants GM Scott Harris joins the show to discuss the flurry of roster moves and how they handle the minor leagues. (3:10) Discussing Kapler’s protest during the anthem  (8:28) Breaking down the Pederson-Pham feud  (14:09) Pederson reveals the backstory of the feud  (18:28) Will Pederson be back with the Giants next season?  (26:05) Under-the-radar Giants’ prospects  (31:10) Looking ahead to Kapler’s return to Philadelphia (40:38) Harris on how impressive Harrison has been  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/30/202246 minutes, 12 seconds
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Kuip breaks down Joc Pederson’s historic game, Giants’ defensive struggles

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss Joc Pederson’s historic night, the struggles the Giants have faced defensively and his favorite memory from Joe Paniks’ career. Plus, Alex and Cole also weigh in on the Giants upcoming schedule and who is the next Giants’ prospect to keep an eye on. (1:10) Pederson leads Giants to series win over Mets (7:28) How much can Bonds help the Giants roster? (13:09) Can Rogers bounce back from struggles?  (19:28) Harrison promoted for Double A (29:05) Kuip on Joc’s historic night (33:10) Kuip breaks down the Giants’ defensive struggles  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/26/202241 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dissecting Giants' struggles against winning teams; remembering Joe Panik's career

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the recent struggles the Giants have had against the NL's top teams, if injuries are to blame for the disappointing weekend against the Padres and when they can expect their injured players to return. Plus, Alex and Cole weigh in on Joe Panik’s retirement and what he meant to the organization.(1:10) Giants struggle against Padres(7:28) Kapler, Wood on the Giants’ recent struggles(14:09) Is Yaz back to his normal self?(17:28) Looking back at Panik’s career(24:05) Giants hit with injury bug as Belt, Wade Jr. hit the IL(30:10) Minor League updateSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/23/202236 minutes, 37 seconds
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Analyzing Bart’s struggles, Estrada’s impact and González's demotion

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the recent return of Tommy La Stella, the decision to demote Luis González and the impact Thairo Estrada is having on the Giants’ roster. Plus, Alex and Cole weigh in on Joey Bart's recent struggles and preview the upcoming series against the Padres.(2:11) Giants nab series win in Colorado(7:10) What will La Stella bring to the Giants' lineup?(12:28) Estrada shines for Giants against Rockies(19:09) Will Casali start to play more as Bart struggles?(24:28) González continues hot streak in minors(29:05) Looking at the Giants’ minor league system(34:10) Previewing the Giants-Padres seriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/19/202240 minutes, 34 seconds
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Examining Dubón’s exit, Rodón’s struggles and La Stella’s close return

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Giants hitting coach Justin Viele to discuss the impact Gabe Kapler has had on his coaching career, how he ended up with the Giants and how San Francisco uses different methods to teach hitting. Plus, Alex and Cole look at the Maurico Dubón trade, Tommy La Stella’s close return and the struggles of Carlos Rodón.(1:11) Dubón traded to Astros(7:54) Can the Giants count on a healthy La Stella?(16:14) Bart, González homer off Pujols(24:19) Rodón struggles against Cardinals(30:04) Giants-Rockies series preview(41:12) Viele on his playing career(44:10) Viele discusses the start of his coaching journey(47:38) Viele shares Kapler’s influence on his careerSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/16/202252 minutes, 22 seconds
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Exclusive: Gabe Kapler on Bart’s big league potential, Rodón’s pitching style

Giants manager Gabe Kapler joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss how Joey Bart can progress and reach his big league potential, the adjustment Carlos Rodón can make to lengthen his outings and how the Giants utilize their bullpen.(1:11) Giants sweep Rockies(7:54) Longoria returns from IL(17:14) How can MLB help grow the game?(22:19) Giants announce advertisements for jerseys(30:02) Kapler on Rodón’s pitching style(37:50) Kapler on how he utilizes the bullpenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/12/202240 minutes, 32 seconds
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Buster Day moments, Posey's future, and impact of returning Giants

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants’ series split against the Cardinals, the celebration Saturday afternoon for Buster Posey and the impact the returning Giants will have on the season moving forward. Plus, former Giant Matt Cain joins Alex to discuss Posey’s impact on his career and why it was so successful.(2:31) Giants split series with Cardinals(5:54) Belt, Yaz return to Giants' lineup(12:14) Will Giants’ offense continue hot streak?(15:19) Recapping Buster Posey Day(25:20) What does Posey’s future hold?(27:35) Cain on Posey’s impactSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/9/202229 minutes, 56 seconds
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Kuip on Posey friendship and if MLB baseballs have been deadened

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss if the Giants’ numerous injuries are finally catching up to them, his friendship with Buster Posey and if he thinks the baseballs have been deadened this season. (1:31) Giants’ injuries starting to catch up to them (6:54) When can we expect Wade Jr.’s return?  (15:14) Joc faces Dodgers for first time as a Giant(23:33) When will injured Giants return? (34:20) Kuip on changes to the baseballs(45:35) Kuip discusses his friendship with Posey  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/5/202253 minutes, 25 seconds
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Farhan Zaidi on Rodón's dominant start, Posey's influence, Ramos' future

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Farhan Zaidi to discuss the shuffle of roster moves for the Giants, the impact Buster Posey had on the signing of Carlos Rodón and what the future hold for Heliot Ramos.(1:31) Giants' struggles against Nationals(8:54) How important is the Giants' depth?(16:14) Roster now capped at 26 players(23:33) Did Webb set the bar too high last season?(30:20) Looking ahead to the Giants-Dodgers series(39:35) Farhan on the Giants' roster moves(43:20) Farhan reveals what has impressed him about Rodón(46:50) Farhan on their continued battle with the DodgersSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/2/202247 minutes, 40 seconds
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Joc's injury, Giants' faith in Ruf and key players prepare to return

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the impact Joc Pederson’s injury will have on the Giants' lineup, the potential returns of Mike Yastrzemski and LaMonte Wade Jr. and why the Giants still have faith in Darin Ruf despite his recent struggles.(2:11) Pederson injures groin vs. A’s(7:12) Giants finish 13-game, 13-day stretch(11:54) Kapler on Ruf’s recent struggles(20:14) Giants announce new roster moves(26:33) Nationals make their way to San FranciscoSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/28/202231 minutes, 7 seconds
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Giants’ MLB reputation, Pederson’s hot start, injury updates

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants’ reputation across MLB, why Joc Pederson has been a perfect fit in San Francisco, and when Mike Yastrzemski and LaMonte Wade Jr. could return to the starting lineup. Plus, Giants third base coach Mark Hallberg joins Giants Talk to weigh in on his baseball history and his friendship with Buster Posey.(1:11) What is the Giants' reputation across the MLB?(4:12) Giants ruffle more feathers against Nationals(8:17) Pederson shining with Giants(15:14) How soon will Yaz return?(22:02) Looking ahead to the Bay Bridge Series(29:20) Hallberg on taking over for Wotus(33:35) Hallberg on his friendship with PoseySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/25/202239 minutes, 43 seconds
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Wade Jr.’s close return, Webb’s tough start and Cobb’s injury impact

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the impact Alex Cobb’s injury will have on the Giants short term, Logan Webb’s first loss since last May and when LaMonte Wade Jr. could return to San Francisco's lineup. Plus, Can Rodon keep this up all season?(1:41) How much has the weather effected the Giants on the trip?(5:11) Webb suffers first loss since last May(12:17) Has MLB improved their replay system?(21:14) Cobb suffers injury in start vs. Mets(26:22) Could Wade Jr. return next week?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/21/202232 minutes, 27 seconds
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Rodón’s historic start, Estrada’s breakout and Giants-Mets preview

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants’ sweep of the Guardians in Cleveland, Mike Yastrzemski's struggles to start the season and what Thairo Estrada’s hot start means for the eventual return of Tommy La Stella. Plus, can Carlos Rodón's continue his historic start to the season?(1:41) Giants sweep Guardians in Cleveland(9:11) Kapler on Yaz’s struggles to start the season(12:17) How close is La Stella to a rehab stint?(16:14) Pavs recaps his trip to Cleveland(25:22) Looking ahead to the Giants-Mets series(32:20) Can the Giants count on their offenseSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/18/202235 minutes, 59 seconds
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Giants push back on unwritten rules; plus, Kuip on Nakken’s historic debut, Webb’s dominance

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Duane Kuiper to discuss Alyssa Nakken’s historic MLB debut, Logan Webb's hot start and to reveal how it has felt to be back at Oracle Park. Plus, Alex and Cole break down the argument between the Giants and Padres over baseball’s “unwritten rules.”(1:30) Giants ruffle feathers by breaking “unwritten rules” (9:41) How will the rest of the league react to the Giants?  (15:57) Richardson, Shildt share embrace after incident  (21:14) Nakken makes MLB history (35:22) Kuip breaks down his Opening Day call (41:13) Kuip on Nakken’s historic debut See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/14/202252 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ramos’ electric debut, Rodón’s impressive start, Belt’s grand entrance

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants’ opening series against the Miami Marlins, Heliot Ramos’ MLB debut, Brandon Belt’s epic entrance on Opening Day and the impressive performance from new Giants starter Carlos Rodón. (1:30) Giants take down Marlins in season opener (7:41) Discussing Belt’s Opening Day entrance (14:17) Ramos shines in MLB debut(22:14) Rodon's Giants tenure off to solid start(26:22) Takeaways from the Giants’ opening series  (32:13) Looking ahead to Giants-Padres series See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/11/202235 minutes, 54 seconds
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Kuip forecasts Giants’ NL West chances; NL awards and World Series predictions

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Duane Kuiper to discuss the Giants’ chances in the NL West, how Logan Webb compares to Tim Lincecum and why the potential starting rotation is key to the success of the season. Plus, Alex and Cole share their National League award predictions and reveal who they have winning the World Series.(2:30) Giants start their season Friday against Marlins(7:41) How will the Giants do this season?(13:17) Will Webb win the NL CY Young award?(20:14) Laura Britt discusses joining Giants’ coverage(28:22) Kuip forecasts the NL West for the 2022 season(34:13) Kuip discusses the Giants' starting rotationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/7/202245 minutes, 25 seconds
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Giants CEO Larry Baer on Posey’s involvement moving forward, free-agent spending

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Giants CEO Larry Baer to discuss San Francisco’s mindset targeting free agents this past offseason, how Buster Posey could be involved with the team moving forward and the potential of the Giants playing international games in the coming years.(2:30) Giants’ City Connect jerseys will return this season(7:11) What will Giants' Opening Day roster look like?(13:17) Keeping an eye on the Giants' minor leaguers(20:14) Will Bart continue his hot spring training?(26:22) What impact will Kimbrel have on Dodgers?(30:13) Baer on staying in contact with Posey(35:30) Baer discusses the Giants' offseason spendingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/4/202238 minutes, 17 seconds
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Kuip returns to discuss Joey Bart's potential; bold predictions for 2022

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Duane Kuiper to discuss some bold predictions for the Giants' upcoming season, what impact Evan Longoria’s injury has on the start of the season and if fans should be worried Brandon Belt hasn’t played in spring training yet.(3:30) Longoria has surgery, out for start of season  (9:11) Should fans be worried about Belt? (15:17) What kind of season will Yaz have this year? (21:54) How good can the Giants' rotation be?   (28:22) Kuip on getting to meet the Giants players  (33:13) Kuip shares who has stood out during spring trainingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/31/202240 minutes, 53 seconds
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Joey Bart expectations, Camilo Doval's role; plus Sean Hjelle one-on-one

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Giants pitcher Sean Hjelle to discuss his time in the organization, how he views spring training and how he plans to utilize his unique skillset. Plus, Alex and Cole weigh in on Joey Bart’s expectations for the season and why San Francisco won’t name Camilo Doval as the full-time closer(4:30) Giants acquire utility man Luke Williams(8:36) What should fans expect from Joey Bart?(18:17) What effect will Posey’s retirement have on Bart?(23:54) Will Doval be the Giants closer?(29:22) Roberts says Dodgers will win World Series in 2022(36:33) Hjelle on his time with the Giants organization(40:30) Hjelle shares his take on spring trainingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/28/202244 minutes, 34 seconds
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Mike Yastrzemski's impact, Giants' youth movement and other key spring training takeaways

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the latest from Giants spring training, including the team coming to agreements with outfielders Darin Ruf and Mike Yastrzemski, the impact the two can have on the 2022 season and why some recent MLB rule changes could hurt San Francisco this year.(1:05) Will LaMonte build off his success from last season?(5:50) Ruf signs two-year deal with Giants(10:26) Who will make the Opening Day roster?(17:20) MLB announces rule changes for 2022 season(28:33) Giants’ youth shining in spring training games(34:33) How important will Flores be this season?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/24/202240 minutes, 24 seconds
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Joc Pederson on signing with Giants, his relationship with Farhan

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by new Giants outfielder Joc Pederson to discuss signing with the Giants, his relationship with Farhan Zaidi and what it was like to face Tim Lincecum. Plus, Alex and Cole weigh in on Trevor Story signing with the Red Sox and what that means for the Giants’ infield this season. (1:05) Story signs with Red Sox (7:30) Should Giants be more aggressive with big-name targets? (12:06) What will the Giants' infield look like this season? (19:20) Spring training takeaways (25:33) Standouts from spring training  (32:22) Pederson on signing with the Giants (36:33) Pederson discusses facing Lincecum  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/21/202239 minutes, 30 seconds
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Giants' free agency strategy, Dodgers' big addition and Kris Bryant's decision

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the recent flurry of free agency moves in MLB, including the Giants signing Joc Pederson and the Dodgers bringing in Freddie Freeman. Plus, Alex and Cole weigh in on the Kris Bryant heading to the Rockies and how the newly announced updates to the schedule hurt the Giants.(1:05) Freeman, Dodgers agree to deal(7:30) Giants sign Pederson to one-year deal(12:36) Bryant signs with Rockies(19:20) Should the Giants have been more aggressive in free agency?(23:33) Suzuki headed to Cubs(33:22) MLB announces updated 2022 schedule(40:33) Giants' spring training games starting March 18thSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/17/202242 minutes, 45 seconds
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Carlos Rodon’s high potential, power hitter search and other takeaways from free agency

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the impact new Giants starting pitcher Carlos Rodon will have on the rotation, if they are still in the market for a big-name power hitter and the chances Freddie Freeman makes his way to the Dodgers(2:05) What do Giants fans need to know about Rodon?  (7:30) Giants sign Junis, Martinez to deals(13:36) Will Giants sign a power hitter? (19:57) Kershaw re-signs with Dodgers  (25:33) Is Freeman on his way to LA? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/15/202230 minutes, 38 seconds
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Emergency podcast: MLB lockout ends; what comes next for Giants

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the breaking news of MLB and MLBPA agreeing to terms on a new CBA and what this means for the Giants moving forward. (1:05) MLB, MLBPA come to new agreement(4:30) How will the schedule pan out for Giants? (9:36) What moves will the Giants make now? (15:57) How packed will the stadium be this season?   See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/11/202220 minutes, 56 seconds
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Luis Matos, Marco Luciano and other minor league camp takeaways

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper give their takeaways from the Giants minor league camp in Arizona, including the promise Luis Matos has shown and Marco Luciano's big league potential. Plus, hear from former Giant Travis Ishikawa on what it’s like working in the Giants organization and if the young players know his history in San Francisco.(1:05) MLB, MLBPA making strides on negotiations (9:30) Which players are standing out at minor league camp? (17:36) Wotus, Bochy in Arizona helping minor leaguers  (22:57) Do younger Giants know about the franchise's history?(29:13) Ishikawa on coaching in the Giants’ organizationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/9/202232 minutes, 50 seconds
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MLB lockout continues; Impact on Giants moving forward

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the latest news surrounding the Giants, including MLB cancelling the first two series of the 2022 regular season and the impact that has on the team. Then, prospect Will Wilson joins the show to discuss the impact of Brandon Crawford and how he uses technology to become a better baseball player. (1:05) MLB cancels first two series of 2022 season  (6:30) What comes next in negotiations?   (12:36) Giants players vocal during lockout  (18:57) When will Opening Day be for the MLB? (26:13) Wilson on his favorite part of spring training (30:22) Wilson shares the impact Crawford has had on his fielding (34:33) Wilson on how virtual reality is helping his battingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/2/202239 minutes, 27 seconds
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Giants' future, prospect development with 2021 first-round pick Will Bednar

Giants 2021 first-round pick Will Bednar joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss his experience with the Giants since being drafted, the progress he has made working with the San Francisco's coaches and his excitement for the upcoming season.(2:05) How important is Bednar to the Giants' future?  (6:40) Bednar on his fantastic college career (13:36) Bednar discusses his time since the MLB draft(18:57) Bednar on how he has prepared for the upcoming season  (24:13) Bednar on his excitement for the new seasonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/23/202226 minutes, 22 seconds
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Potential DH options in 2022, top moments of Giants pitchers hitting

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the latest news surrounding the MLB lockout, share some possible Giants DH options heading into 2022 and reminisce about the best hitting pitchers in franchise history.(1:45) MLB lockout still going as spring training is delayed  (8:10) DH options for the Giants (18:36) Could the Giants be active on the trade market?  (25:07) Favorite memories of Giants pitchers hittingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/16/202250 minutes
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Posey's retirement, Kapler's managerial style and Webb's ace potential with Will Clark

Will Clark joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss his jersey being retired by the Giants, how he knew it was time to retire and what the future holds for Logan Webb. (1:05) Should Will Clark be in the Hall of Fame?  (8:40) Clark on his jersey retirement  (15:36) Clark discusses when you know it's time to retire  (23:07) Clark reveals what impressed him most from the Giants last season (27:13) Clark on Logan Webb’s bright future See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/9/202232 minutes, 9 seconds
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Seiya Suzuki, Kris Bryant and other Giants’ free-agent targets

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss if the Giants should make a splashy move and go all in for Seiya Suzuki, the chances Kris Bryant returns and other right-handed hitters who could be on San Francisco’s radar.(1:05) Baseball lockout threatens start of Spring Training (5:00) Which songs remind you of baseball?  (11:36) Could the Giants land Seiya Suzuki?  (17:29) Will Bryant be back in San Francisco next season?  (22:33) Is Trevor Story a possibility for the Giants? (29:22) Should the Giants bring back Matt Duffy?  (32:33) Are we seeing the peak LA, SF rivalry? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/2/202239 minutes, 52 seconds
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Kuip on Bonds’ Baseball Hall of Fame omission, 'flawed' system

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss Barry Bonds falling short of enshrinement into the Baseball Hall of Fame during his final year of eligibility and why he still thinks Bonds will make it to Cooperstown in the future. (1:30) Bonds falls short of Baseball Hall during final year of eligibility (5:40) Bonds now moves to “Era Committee” to decide Baseball Hall fate (8:36) Kuip shares his thoughts on Bonds falling short (15:19) Kuip on Bonds’ impact on ‘Kruk and Kuip’   (21:22) Kuip shares his favorite memory of BondsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/26/202224 minutes, 11 seconds
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Tim Lincecum's underrated Hall of Fame résumé, Giants' international signings

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the latest news surrounding the MLB lockout, the recent international signings by the Giants and the retirement of Melky Cabrera. Then, Pavlovic reveals his Hall of Fame Ballot and explains why he voted for Tim Lincecum.(3:30) Latest update with the MLB lockout (7:00) Former Giant Melky Cabrera announces retirement (14:36) Giants announce international signings  (18:29) Breaking down Pavs' Hall of Fame ballot  (24:19) Should Lincecum make the Hall of Fame?(31:22) Will Jeff Kent make it to Cooperstown next year?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/19/202239 minutes, 55 seconds
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Jon Miller reflects on Buster Posey's retirement, Barry Bonds' Hall of Fame chances

Giants broadcaster Jon Miller joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to share his thoughts on the retirement of Buster Posey, which former Giants should be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and what positions need to focus on before the beginning of the season.(1:30) MLB, MLBPA plan to meet Thursday  (7:40) Miller weighs in on Posey’s retirement  (13:36) Miller discusses the Baseball Hall of Fame  (20:29) Miller weighs in on Bond’s chances to make the Hall of Fame(28:19) Are the Giants interested in Seiya Suzuki? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/12/202240 minutes, 24 seconds
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Giants' goals heading into 2022 MLB season, Joey Bart expectations

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper run down their list of New Year's resolutions for the San Francisco Giants. From player expectations to ballpark food, 2022 should be an awesome year for Giants fans.(1:50) New Year’s resolutions for the San Francisco Giants in 2022(4:07) Pitching: Camilo Doval, naming a closer with a great song(9:00) Hitting: Development, establish Joey Bart(12:18) Front Office: Splashy moves, getting hyped about something, add right-handed hitters(16:22) Business: 2012 World Series reunion, refresh food, hospitality(23:40) Fans: Bring playoff energy to the ballpark again, celebrate your favorite players while you can(27:36) Alex and Cole’s Personal Baseball ResolutionsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/5/202234 minutes, 40 seconds
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Giants Talk end-of-year awards, 2021 wrap-up

Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic wrap up 2021 with their own set of awards for the San Francisco Giants. Wrap up the 2021 season and look forward to 2022.00:30 - 7:00 Cole and Alex Oracle Park food award7:08 -11:52 Best Newcomer11:53 - 15:57 Low-Key MVP15: 58 - 20:05 Biggest Surprise20:07 - 23:56 What Cole and Alex were most wrong about23:58 - 28:50 Most Unforgettable Moments of the Season28:56 - 29:50 Best Celebrity Sighting31:00 - 32:56 Best Fan Moments32:57 - 33:37 Best Quote, Brandon Belt’s hilarious captain speech37:43 - 43:35 Worst Moment43:36 - Best Moment See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/29/202150 minutes, 35 seconds
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George Kontos reminisces on Buster Posey, World Series titles, and getting to know Metallica

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by former Giants pitcher and two-time World Series champ George Kontos. He reminisces about World Series titles, fun bullpen moments, and how the San Francisco Giants united him with his favorite band Metallica.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/22/202142 minutes, 14 seconds
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Kuip is back! The Giants' legend addresses lockout worries and free agents he likes

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper welcome Duane Kuiper on this special episode of Giants Talk. We're in the middle of an MLB lockout and anything can happen. Could Spring Training be cut short or delayed? Let's break it down. 4:13 - 7:40 Giants sign Bay Area's own Alex Blandino, stat breakdown8:00 Duane's back to discuss the lockout8:25 - 10:20 Duane's counting on Florida, Arizona to put the pressure on lockout, Spring training worries, what players should do10:50 - 12:28 How important is it for the lockout to end? How it will alter momentum, fan excitement12:51 - 14:16 Kuip's take on how important spring training is for pitchers15:00 - 18:25 Duane compares 11k payday during his first year to the MLB mega deals of today19:02 - 22:25 DeSclafani, Wood, Farhan's decisions so far on bringing back beneficial players, replacing Buster22:30 - 24:20 One big move Kuip would make for the Giants next seasonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/14/202124 minutes, 59 seconds
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Alex Wood weighs in on replacing iconic Buster Posey, plus lockout news, Hall of Fame case for Barry Bonds

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper give you the latest rundown of San Francisco Giants news including new pitching prospects, players hot takes on the Hall of Fame case for Barry Bonds, and some exclusive words from Alex Wood on the plan for replacing the iconic Buster Posey.1:08 - 7:12 New pitching prospects in Giants' minor league organization with rad mullets7:25 - 9:30 What about catchers? Do we have more minor league signings on the way to back up Casali and Bart?9:36 - 11:14 Alex Wood on the Giants catcher situation "you can't replace Buster, but excited to see what Joey Bart can do for us."13:18 - 14:50 Buster spent 1 year in the minors, are we looking at that for Patrick Bailey or more?15:00 - 21:00 Let's talk lockout - plus players' Twitter shenanigans, longer playoffs23:00 - 28:14 Universal DH, pitch clock, other rules that could change in the MLB, shorter games29:00 - 34:00 Hall of Fame ballot update, Alex Wood defends Barry BondsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/8/202136 minutes, 47 seconds
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How will MLB lockout impact Giants? Plus, what to expect from Alex Cobb

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the MLB lockout and what the timeline could look like. How will the Giants roster be impacted and will player development be slowed? Alex and Cole also break down the Alex Cobb signing and how he will fit into the Giants rotation.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/2/202142 minutes, 20 seconds
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Contract negotiation surprises, plus inspiring interview with former Giant Drew Robinson

Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic talk all the trades, contracts, money, and more floating around the San Francisco Giants organization. Plus, we have an inspiring talk with MiLB's Best Feel Good Moment award-winner (Giants, Rivercats) Drew Robinson about men's mental health, helping players, and his own inspiring MLB moments as part of our Headstrong series. Please be advised that this episode mentions sensitive topics.1:55 - 3:34 Let's talk trades, Anthony DeSclefani's huge 3-year $36 million contract3:52 - 7:09 Logan Webb is super happy on Twitter, Alex Wood close to a deal too, players want to come to SF 7:47 - 9:31 Brandon Belt is the captain of our hearts, announces on instagram "Daddy's Back!"13:31 - 13:35  Who are the mystery players the Giants could get in free agency? Joc Pederson?13:40 - 16:17 Brandon Crawford comes in 4th for MVP after impressive season 18:10 - 20: 46 Baseball Hall of Fame rumors, justice for Tim Lincecum 24:30 - 26:33 Drew Robinson talks to Cole and Alex about the MLB's mental health resources, increasing awareness26:50 - 30:40 Drew's new work in the Giants organization and maintaining players' mental health and therapy with Shana Alexander36:37 - 40:40 Stigma around men's mental health, how MLB players can be affected42:28 - 46:48 Drew's favorite MLB moments, and that epic home run48:19 - 50:44 Vegas is a baseball town, Drew talks playing little league with Bryce Harper51:38 - End Just some super cute stories about Drew's dog Ellie :)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/23/202156 minutes, 17 seconds
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Exclusive with NL Manager of the Year Gabe Kapler on roster building, player development, focus on 2022 season, and potential lockout

Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic sit down with National League Manager of the Year Gabe Kapler to discuss the team effort that went into his win, spring training, Buster Posey's retirement, players to watch, and more. He even reveals a secret BBQ spot in the Dogpatch that you have to try, so listen all the way through!5:07 - 6:24 Gabe Kapler says his NL Manager of the Year honor was a complete team effort from the groundskeepers to the players to the coaches and more7:00 - 8:35 The players didn't care about doubters and predictions, they just knew they could achieve something great11:40 - 13:10 Now, what are the Giants thinking about going into the offseason - plus roster construction, player development, scouting13:11 - 15;39 Buster's retirement and preparing Joey Bart for his biggest opportunity16:21 - 18:05 Kap on the labor agreement situation - not worried at all right now, players are still focusing on their training before the Spring18:12 - 18:25 Kap's parting words? Sharing his favorite secret SF BBQ joint...See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/17/202120 minutes, 7 seconds
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Brandon Crawford wins Gold Glove but snubbed in MVP race; Clayton Kershaw makes HOF case for Buster Posey

Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic re-visit Buster Posey's retirement press conference and discuss Clayton Kershaw's comments praising Buster as the best catcher in the game. Farhan Zaidi wins MLB's Executive of the Year, Gabe Kapler is a finalist for Manager of the Year, but Brandon Crawford is snubbed in the MVP race despite winning his 4th Gold Glove.1:40 Re-visiting Buster Posey’s retirement press conference4:15 Clayton Kershaw calls Buster the best catcher of his era7:25 Buster explains his reason for retiring10:40 Giants make changes to their coaching staff16:35 MLB awards: Farhan Zaidi wins executive of the year18:55 Brandon Crawford wins 4th gold glove and joins exclusive SF Giants club20:10 Crawford not among MVP finalists22:30 Should team success be a bigger factor in MVP race?24:05 Gabe Kapler among finalists for Manager of the Year25:35 What to expect from Brandon Belt in free agency26:45 Johnny Cueto’s option declined28:00 Giants pick up option on Wilmer Flores, one of the ‘sneaky-best signings’ of past few years30:00 Giants add 4 to 40-man … who stands out?33:05 Braves win World SeriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/10/202139 minutes, 49 seconds
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Kuip reacts to Buster Posey's stunning retirement

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the shocking Buster Posey retirement. Kuip expresses his shock and that it's a sad day for him and Giants fans. Plus, he and Pavs make the case of why he's absolutely a Hall of Fame player.03:40 The year away with his family might have given Posey better perspective about life away from playing. 04:45 Kuip is still shocked and disappointed that he can’t cover Buster anymore. 06:20 Posey was never going to be the farewell kind of guy and took in all the great moments, especially against the Dodgers in the playoffs. 06:55 Posey’s homer against the Dodgers in the playoffs should be a splash hit. 07:40 Poor attendance with such a good team really bothered Posey, so he really enjoyed ending it in such a great fan experience in the Dodgers playoff series. 09:20 Generational player for the Giants in a position that’s never generational and why he should be a lock for the Hall of Fame even though two years off cost him with numbers 12:00 Posey should be a lock, but people will look strictly at his stats 12:30 Pavs' case for Posey making the Hall of Fame 15:00 Could losing Posey possibly cost them key pitching free agents? 17:20 Kuip wants a Buster hug and why it’s not a great day for Giants fans.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/4/202119 minutes, 29 seconds
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Would Giants ever consider Dodgers' free agents? Plus, exclusive season review with Gabe Kapler

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper talk Dodgers disappointment, Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford's chances for major MLB awards, and whether or not they'd pursue any free agents from the Giants' biggest rival. Then Pavs sits down with Gabe Kapler to dissect his Game 5 moves and what next year has in store.(0:46) MLB Lockout?(5:40) Giants Kapler, Farhan could be Manager and Executive of the Year(7:00) Braves Story Underrated(9:03) Dodgers and Fan Frustration(15:45) Would Giants consider signing free agents from Dodgers?(24:15) Gabe Kapler discusses team chemistry that could help attract free agents(30:05) Kapler on having confidence in Camilo Doval in playoffs(36:00) Kapler on appreciation of fans on social mediaSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/27/202137 minutes, 26 seconds
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Farhan Zaidi on Brandon Belt, Kevin Gausman and keeping Giants roster continuity this offseason

Farhan Zaidi sat down with Alex Pavlovic to reflect on the Giants season and look ahead to offseason roster moves including upcoming decisions regarding Brandon Belt and Kevin Gausman. Zaidi discussed the job Gabe Kapler has done and how the Giants can improve next season.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/21/202131 minutes, 26 seconds
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Kuip addresses Giants' most pressing offseason questions

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to recap the Giants postseason and look ahead to the most pressing questions heading into the offseason. What will happen with the Giants rotation? Will Buster Posey be back in San Francisco?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/18/202140 minutes, 59 seconds
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Controversial check swing ends NLDS, Giants' season

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the disappointing end to the NLDS on a controversial check swing call by first base umpire Gabe Morales. Logan Webb cemented himself as the Giants' ace with another strong performance but the lineup couldn't get the job done against the Dodgers. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/15/202124 minutes, 38 seconds
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Giants-Dodgers NLDS Game 4 Reaction: DeSclafani, Giants struggle, set up winner-take-all Game 5

Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic look back at the Giants' Game 4 loss as they failed to close out the Dodgers. Anthony DeSclafani once again struggled against the Dodgers and the Giants' bats could not keep up. Alex and Cole also look ahead to the winner-take-all Game 5 on Thursday at Oracle Park.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/13/202121 minutes, 1 second
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Giants-Dodgers NLDS Game 3 reaction: Longoria HR was the difference in 1-0 win

Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic break down the Giants' 1-0 win over the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLDS. Max Scherzer made one mistake, and Evan Longoria made him pay with his solo homer in the fifth inning. Camilo Doval came on for a six-out save to give San Francisco a 2-1 advantage in the five-game series.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/12/202120 minutes, 59 seconds
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Giants-Dodgers NLDS Game 2 reaction: SF comes apart in sixth inning; series tied

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants' Game 2 loss to the Dodgers. Buster Posey became San Francisco's all-time leader in postseason hits, but Kevin Gausman and Dominic Leone struggled in the sixth inning en route to a 9-2 loss. The Giants now head to LA with the best-of-five series tied at one game apiece.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/10/202127 minutes, 2 seconds
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Giants-Dodgers NLDS Game 1 reaction: Logan Webb dominant as SF takes opener

Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic react to the Giants' NLDS Game 1 win over the Dodgers. Logan Webb outdueled Cy Young candidate Walker Buehler, and San Francisco hit three homers, including a two-run Buster Posey shot, on its way to a 4-0 victory Friday night.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/9/202119 minutes, 49 seconds
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Kuip breaks down Giants’ historic NLDS matchup against Dodgers

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the Dodgers' dramatic 3-1 win over the Cardinals and what to expect in the NLDS. Duane shares his biggest worry with the Giants facing Dodgers. The crew also shares their confidence level with Logan Webb starting game 1.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/7/202132 minutes, 26 seconds
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Pivotal moments in Giants’ miracle NL West crown; what to expect in postseason

It took 107 wins and a wild final weekend of the season for the Giants to clinch the NL West and Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic look back at the historic season. Does Brandon Crawford deserve more MVP consideration? Will Kevin Gausman start Game 1 of the NLDS? When will Kris Bryant have his Giant moment?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/4/202135 minutes, 10 seconds
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Kuip on Brandon Belt's injury, Giants' potential postseason matchups

Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic are joined by Duane Kuiper to discuss Brandon Belt's injury and potential to return in the postseason. They also look at the Dodgers weekend series against the Brewers, potential Giants postseason matchups, and what to expect when Madison Bumgarner takes the mound at Oracle Park in front of Giants fans.(3:40) Padres implode vs Dodgers(9:45) Can Doval be Giants closer this postseason?(14:40)  Belt update: Out at least two weeks(24:30)  Duane Kuiper weighs in on Belt’s injury and what it means for the Giants(28:30) Should Giants fans be worried about the Brewers-Dodgers series?(33:20)  Re-visiting season predictions(38:30)  What to expect when Madison Bumgarner takes the mound at Oracle Park in front of fansSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/30/202143 minutes, 28 seconds
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Bruce Bochy weighs in on Giants' historic season, top prospects and future plans

Former Giants manager Brucy Bochy joins Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic to discuss San Francisco's historic season and how Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt have turned back the clock. Bochy also breaks down what he's seen from the Giants top prospects and what his plans are for the future.(2:20) Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic look back at the Giants' series sweep of the Rockies(8:56) Bruce Bochy discusses his work with the Giants(11:28) Bochy reveals who has impressed him in the Giants' farm system(16:23) Bochy weighs in on Giants' season(21:20) Bochy reveals which Giants he stays in touch with(25:48) Bochy analyzes the Giants bullpen heading into the postseason(28:46) Bochy discusses the rumors around his interest in returning to managingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/27/202130 minutes, 40 seconds
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Kuip on Giants' NL West battle, LaMonte Wade Jr.’s clutch hitting and Bruce Bochy’s potential MLB return

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss LaMonte Wade Jr.’s clutch hitting, the Giants continued battle for the NL West title and if Bruce Bochy could make his way back into MLB. (1:05) Giants' magic number down to single digits(7:40) Could Doval be the Giants' closer moving forward? (18:36) Tromp claimed off waivers by Braves(22:29) Dodgers’ struggles in Denver extend Giants’ lead (31:13) Kuip on the challenges of broadcasting during a replay(35:02) Kuip details why Wade Jr. is a great clutch hitter (41:33) Kuip discusses if he thinks Bochy will return to MLBSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/23/202144 minutes, 47 seconds
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Analyzing Giants’ starting pitching, hardest potential playoff matchups

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' series win over the Atlanta Braves, if San Francisco’s starting rotation is finding its groove at the right time and how the Giants' versatility is a strength moving toward October. Plus, who are the Giants’ possible playoff opponents?(1:05) Giants take two of three from Braves (8:48) Should Giants be encouraged about DeSclafani’s performance?  (13:36) How can Giants improve their defense?  (17:13) Giants’ possible playoff matchups  (25:22) Who will win the NL MVP? (32:33) Can the Giants hold off the Dodgers to win NL West?  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/20/202139 minutes, 21 seconds
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Kuip on Giants clinching a playoff spot, the emergence of Captain Brandon Belt

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the Giants clinching a spot in the MLB Playoffs, the sustained success of Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt and the emergence of “The Captain."(2:05) Are bullpen games to frequent for San Francisco? (8:32) Giants clinch postseason spot with win on Monday(16:36) Do the Giants rely on the home run too much?  (24:13) Wood likely to return Saturday vs. Braves (29:22) Kuip reveals what he did after the Giants clinched a postseason birth (33:33) Kuip discusses the sustained success of Posey, Crawford and Belt  (41:29) Kuip on Belt and the fun with the Giants’ clubhouse See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/16/202144 minutes, 9 seconds
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Examining Giants-Dodgers battle for the NL West, MLB Power Rankings

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' sweep of the Cubs in Chicago, if Brandon Belt will go down as an all-time Giant great and the continued battle between San Francisco and Los Angeles for the NL West crown.(2:05) Giants sweep Cubs in Chicago  (7:32) Bryant emotional in return to Wrigley (13:36) Is Belt an all-time great Giant?(22:50) Looking at the battle for the NL West (29:03) Previewing the Giants-Padres series  (34:20) Should the Giants celebrate clinching a playoff spot?  (36:39) MLB power rankingsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/13/202141 minutes, 22 seconds
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Kuip discusses Kris Bryant's return to Chicago, growing use of analytics in MLB

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the Giants sweep of the Colorado Rockies, Kris Bryant’s upcoming return to Chicago and the continued growth of analytics in MLB. Plus, Alex and Cole look ahead to the Giants' upcoming schedule and reveal when Giants fans should start looking at their magic number.(1:05) Giants sweep Rockies in Denver (7:32) Should Giants be pleased about their pitchers’ performances? (12:36) Which Giant do you want up to bat in a clutch spot?(18:10) Looking ahead to the Giants' trip to Chicago(22:03) What is the Giants' magic number?(27:20) Kuip discusses the Giants' success in Denver(36:39) Kuip on Bryant’s return to ChicagoSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/9/202144 minutes, 21 seconds
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Breaking down Giants’ wild series win over Dodgers

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the latest series between the Giants and Dodgers, including the extra-inning game from Friday night and the Giants finally getting to Walker Buehler. Plus, Alex and Cole discuss if the Giants should continue to rest Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford while looking ahead at the upcoming schedule for San Francisco.(1:05) Giants take two from Dodgers at Oracle Park   (7:32) Discussing Kapler’s managerial choices  (12:36) Is the Giants' bullpen a team strength?  (19:10) Does the national media favor the Dodgers?  (23:03) Should Giants continue resting Posey, Crawford?  (27:20) Looking ahead at the Giants’ schedule See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/6/202130 minutes, 49 seconds
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Kuip on Giants' toughest playoff matchups, why fans should boo the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the Giants' first rough stretch of the season, if Giants fans should boo visiting teams at Oracle Park and which NL teams are the toughest matchups for the Giants in the playoffs. (3:05) Giants fall into second place behind Dodgers  (9:02) Discussing the Giants’ expanded roster   (13:56) Weighing in on the retirement of Ron Wotus  (19:40) Do Giants have an easy remaining schedule?(25:25) Kuip weighs in on if fans have the right to boo (31:50) Kuip discusses if Giants fans should boo Kershaw  (36:39) Kuip reveals which team is the toughest for the Giants to face See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/2/202143 minutes, 20 seconds
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Analyzing Giants’ award chances, and previewing series with Brewers and Dodgers

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants dropping the series to the Braves in Atlanta, the stellar pitching of Logan Webb, and preview San Francisco’s upcoming series against the Brewers and Dodgers. Plus, what are the chances the Giants win some awards at the end of the season? (6:05) Giants drop first series in August(10:02) How important has Webb been to Giants this season? (16:56) Should fans worry about DeSclafani?  (22:04) Will Kapler switch up rotation for Dodgers series? (28:34) How are MLB award winners chosen?  (32:50) Do Posey or Crawford have a chance to win MVP?  (39:23) Is Kapler the NL Manager of the Year?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/30/202144 minutes, 50 seconds
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Kuip on the Giants' NL West battle with the Dodgers, comparing Jake McGee to past San Francisco closers

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the Giants-Mets series, which past closers Jake McGee compares to and how the Giants' success from a decade ago is affecting this season. Plus, hear from Giants manager Gabe Kapler on his process for pinch hitters and when he decides to go off plan.(2:05) Discussing the Giants-Mets series (8:02) Belt homers twice during emotional day   (13:56) Kapler discusses the Giants' success with pitch hitters(18:04) Kapler reveals when he trusts his gut while making decisions (27:34) Kuip shares his thoughts on McGee’s performance this season  (34:50) Kuip on how the Giants' World Series victories impacts 2021See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/26/202142 minutes, 20 seconds
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Kris Bryant discusses being traded to Giants, what his baseball future holds and comparisons to 2016 Cubs

Kris Bryant joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss coming back to the West Coast and joining the Giants, playing for manager Gabe Kapler and what his baseball future holds. Plus, Alex and Cole break down the Giants' late-game heroics against the A’s and what it means moving forward.(2:35) Giants’ late inning heroics return against A’s(8:02) How will the 2021 Giants be remembered?  (13:06) Should fans be worried about Gausman? (18:04) Looking ahead at the Giants’ schedule(28:34) Bryant on his trade to the Giants (32:10) Bryant reveals how it feels being back on the West Coast (38:23) Bryant shares his thoughts on Gabe Kapler (44:30) Bryant discusses what his future holds See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/23/202144 minutes, 5 seconds
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Kuip breaks down Brandon Crawford's contract, what the future holds for Buster Posey and Brandon Belt

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the re-signing of Brandon Crawford, if Buster Posey and Brandon Belt will follow suit, and the amount of players who have reached out to check on his health. (2:35) Giants re-sign Crawford to two-year deal(8:30) Should the Giants be worried about DeSclafani’s injury?(15:02) Examining the impact of the extra-inning baserunner(18:30) Could Webb become the Giants' ace?(28:34) Previewing the Giants-A’s series(32:10) Kuip weighs in on Crawford’s extension(38:23) Kuip discusses his relationship with Crawford(44:30) Kuip shares the story of visiting with Tony WatsonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/19/202148 minutes, 34 seconds
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Farhan Zaidi details the Giants' Kris Bryant trade, his growing reputation in MLB

Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the trade for Kris Bryant, what he can learn from other sports to improve the Giants moving forward and if his growing reputation in MLB circles is making his job more challenging. (2:35) How long did it take for Farhan to win over the fan base?(7:50) Farhan reveals the Giants' reaction after trading for Bryant (13:02) Farhan discusses the expectations he had for the 2021 Giants (17:30) What is Farhan’s secret to finding hidden gems?  (23:34) Farhan reveals the influence of other sports has on his mindsetSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/16/202126 minutes, 26 seconds
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Kuip breaks down Buster Posey’s resurgent season, shares his first impressions of Farhan Zaidi

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss his first impressions of Giants general manager Farhan Zaidi, Buster Posey’s resurgent season and challenge of calling a home run in Oracle Park. (2:35) Giants take two from Diamondbacks (8:08) Will Posey, Crawford and Belt retire as Giants? (13:52) Should Giants fans be worried about McGee? (19:10) Who will be the first right-handed batter to have a splash hit?(25:30) Is the NL West a two-team race? (31:22) Kuip on Wotus’ tenure in San Francisco (38:58) Kuip shares his first impression of Farhan (42:11) How challenging is it to call a home run in Triples Alley? (45:45) Kuip weighs in on Posey’s resurgent seasonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/12/202152 minutes, 1 second
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Examining Giants’ late game heroics and Brandon Belt’s impactful return

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss Brandon Belt’s return to the lineup, if the Giants can keep up their late game heroics and what other NL West teams the Giants should keep an eye out for. Plus, Alex and Cole examine San Francisco's recent roster moves and look ahead to the challenging decisions ahead. (1:47) Giants now 30 games over .500  (8:38) What other NL West teams should Giants keep an eye on? (13:18) Will Giants continue to capitalize on opportunities?(19:19) Belt hot is return to lineup  (25:00) How will COVID-19 affect the 2021 MLB Playoffs?  (29:50) What are the next moves for the Giants' roster?  (35:04) Who do Giants want to play if they make the playoffs?  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/9/202143 minutes, 6 seconds
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Kuip examines Kris Bryant’s fit and debating if Giants have enough pitching

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the Giants trading for Kris Bryant, how he fits into the clubhouse and the potential of him signing an extension with San Francisco. Plus, Kuip weighs in on the Giants facing Madison Bumgarner and if he remember a play as crazy as the “Catchers Balk”. (2:07) Giants continue to beat up on Diamondbacks (6:08) Bumgarner shines vs. Giants  (13:18) How does Kapler stay so even keeled?(18:19) Do the Giants pitchers need to step up their game?(27:50) Did Scherzer prefer the Dodgers over the other NL West teams? (31:50) Examining the Giants 2022 Schedule (37:34) Kuip shares his insights on the Catcher’s Balk call against Casali(43:52) Kuip discusses how different it is facing Bumgarner (47:22) Kuip weighs in on the Giants acquisition of Kris BryantSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/5/202158 minutes, 1 second
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Kris Bryant has arrived! What will his impact be on the Giants' NL West chances?

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the arrival of new Giant Kris Bryant, the effect he will have on the NL West race and how dangerous San Francisco’s lineup is after the trade deadline. Plus, Alex and Cole look ahead to the much anticipated matchup between the Giants and Madison Bumgarner.(2:07) Giants take series from the Astros  (7:08) Can Ruf continue his hot streak?(13:18) Will Bryant re-sign with the Giants?(19:19) Bryant homers in debut with San Francisco (24:05) How dangerous is the Giants lineup?  (32:13) Will NL West race remain close?(33:45) Giants to face Bumgarner Tuesday See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/2/202138 minutes, 53 seconds
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Emergency MLB Trade Deadline Podcast: Giants acquire star Kris Bryant from Cubs

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants' trade for Kris Bryant, what he brings to the San Francisco and how important the former NL MVP will be throughout the remainder of the season. (1:07) Giants land Bryant from Cubs (6:48) Did Giants trade too much for Bryant?  (12:45) What was Giants thought process for the Watson trade?  (16:19) Who is the favorite in the NL West? (24:05) How does the trade deadline affect the rest of the season?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/31/202129 minutes, 6 seconds
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Exclusive: Kuip on surprising Kruk in return to booth, MLB trade deadline

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss his surprise return to the booth, the upcoming MLB trade deadline and reveal some takeaways he has from the recent Giants-Dodgers matchups. (2:35) Giants, Dodgers trading victories in San Francisco (8:48) Posey leaves game after getting injured (13:45) When will injured Giants return?  (19:00) Kuip discusses his surprise return to the booth (26:10) Kuip reveals what the Giants should do at the trade deadline(39:40) Kuip shares what he sees with the recent Giants-Dodgers matchups See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/29/202141 minutes, 10 seconds
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Giants’ trade possibilities and bold predictions for the 2021 MLB trade deadline

On this edition of Giants Talk, Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants’ upcoming series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, if LaMonte Wade Jr. can continue his consistent play and who the San Francisco should target before the 2021 MLB trade deadline.(2:35) Discussing Kuip’s return to the Giants' broadcast (9:08) Can Wade Jr. continue his hot streak?(13:19) How will Oracle Park look for upcoming series vs. Dodgers?(19:00) Bold predictions for the MLB trade deadline (26:10) Giants’ dream trade targets   See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/26/202130 minutes, 5 seconds
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Kuip breaks down wild Giants-Dodgers series, if San Francisco needs bullpen help

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the wild Giants-Dodgers series, if the Giants need some bullpen help for the remainder of the season and how Tyler Rogers has been in 2021. Plus, Alex and Cole look ahead to the MLB trade deadline and reveal what they think should be the Giants' top priority.(3:55) Giants, Dodgers battling in Los Angeles (10:08) Giants’ offense showing power vs. Dodgers (17:11) Will San Francisco have player get 30 HRs this season?(23:49) Rogers bounces back after blowing save to Dodgers  (27:40) What should the Giants' focus be at the trade deadline?  (36:20) Kuip weighs in on the Giants’ bullpen (43:56) Kuip touches on “over coaching” in MLBSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/22/202153 minutes, 18 seconds
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Kai Correa discusses unique path to Giants' coaching staff, Gabe Kapler's strengths as manager

Giants bench coach Kai Correa joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss his unique journey to the Giants' coaching staff, Gabe Kapler’s strengths as an MLB manager and shares some life hacks that have helped him succeed in his profession. (1:55) Giants drop series to Cardinals (5:10) Are the Giants too reliant on the home run? (10:11) Will Ruf stay after Belt returns from injury?(16:20) Correa on his coaching journey to the Giants (24:14) Fact or Faction with Kai Correa (29:19) Correa reveals what has surprised him about Crawford this season (33:40) Correa breaks down some of the Giants’ top prospectsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/19/202140 minutes, 26 seconds
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Kuip's keys to Giants staying in first place and bold predictions for second half

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to look forward to the second half of the MLB season, what the Giants need to do to win the NL West and share some bold predictions for the remainder of the season. Plus, NBC Sports Bay Area’s Dalton Johnson joins the show to discuss the 2021 MLB Draft and the new additions to the Giants organization. (2:09) Recapping the All-Star Game festivities  (7:36) Was the Home Run Derby a success for the MLB?  (11:45) What does the future hold for Joey Bart? (19:10) Kuip on what Giants need to do to win NL West (23:54) Are the Dodgers or Padres more dangerous to the Giants? (28:35) Bold predictions for Giants second half of season (34:13) Giants select pitcher Will Bednar in first round of 2021 MLB DraftSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/15/202140 minutes, 39 seconds
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Giants' awards for first half of 2021 season

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper review the first half of the season for the Giants and give out some awards. Who is the Giants' MVP? What is the most memorable moment? Tune in to find out! (3:09) Who is the Giants’ MVP at the All-Star break?(8:36) What has been the biggest disappointment this season?(13:20) How important was Tauchman’s catch to the first half?  (22:30) Can Wade Jr. continue his success in the second half?(25:54) Who is the Giants' best young player?(28:35) What is the best quote from any Giants player?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/12/202132 minutes, 49 seconds
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Kuip discusses top Giant killers, All-Star Game decisions

Duane Kuiper joins this episode of Giants Talk to discuss the Giants recent series against the Cardinals, which players in the MLB are the biggest Giant killers and how the team should handle some All-Star Game decisions. Plus, who will be the Giants' biggest competition in the second half of the season?(2:00) Giants lose series against Cardinals (8:10) Who is the Giants' biggest competition?(12:20) Giants release City Connect uniforms (17:00) Beede returns to MLB after Tommy John surgery (21:37) Kuip discusses Arenado’s continued success against the Giants (29:21) Kuip details how Giants should handle Gausman and the All-Star Game (33:35) Kuip shares how he treated the All-Star break as a playerSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/8/202136 minutes, 4 seconds
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Breaking down Giants' slow week, Buster Posey's injury scare

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss Buster Posey’s injury scare against the Diamondbacks, what can be learned from San Francisco’s struggles from the past week and where they rank in the latest MLB Power Rankings. (2:00) Posey avoids major injury after scare vs. Diamondbacks (8:10) What do Giants’ struggles this past week mean?  (13:30) Can Slater continue his hot streak?  (19:36) Should fans be worried about a Giants slump?(25:00) Are the Giants or Dodgers higher on the MLB Power Rankings?  (28:10) Posey, Crawford, Gausman headed to All-Star game See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/5/202133 minutes, 1 second
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Kuip discusses the impact of Giants’ injuries, expectations for remainder of season

Duane Kuiper joins this edition of Giants Talk to break down how injuries to the Giants' roster are causing a lack of depth, his feelings on Maurico Dubon recently being sent down to Triple-A and to share his expectations for San Francisco in the second half of the season.(2:00) Giants lose two straight at Dodgers Stadium    (6:24) Is Muncy the biggest modern day Giants killer?  (14:10) Giants option Dubon to Triple-A  (17:30) Ramos, Luciano make Futures Game (24:37) Kuip discusses the impact of injuries on the Giants’ depth (33:36) Kuip weighs in on Yastrzemski’s injury  (38:00) Kuip looks ahead to the second half of the MLB season See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/1/202142 minutes, 39 seconds
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Brandon Crawford breaks down swing changes, big first half for Giants

Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford joins Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic to discuss the changes in his swing, his resurgent season and what it means playing shortstop for his entire career. Plus, Cole and Alex recap San Francisco’s series win over the A’s and predict which Giants will make the All-Star Game. (1:43) Giants take two of three games from A’s at Oracle Park  (5:24) Discussing Giants’ knack for late inning heroics  (13:20) Why did MLB change All-Star voting? (17:30) Which Giants should make the All-Star team?(24:37) Crawford details the challenge of adjusting his swing (31:06) Crawford on still being a top-level shortstop  (38:00) Crawford reveals his favorite baseball movieSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/28/202143 minutes, 1 second
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Duane Kuiper, Dallas Braden preview Giants vs. A’s Bay Bridge Series showdown

Duane Kuiper joins this edition of Giants Talk to discuss the Giants’ wild win over the Angels, San Francisco seemingly finding countless ways to win and the upcoming series against the A’s. Plus, A’s analyst Dallas Braden weighs in on the MLB’s foreign substance controversy and shares who Giants fans should watch out for this weekend.(1:36) Recapping Giants’ wild win over Angels (5:24) Discussing Tauchman’s future with the Giants (10:20) Kuip on the Giants “not liking to lose” (16:07) Kuip previews this weekend’s Bay Bridge Series  (22:26) Braden weighs in on MLB’s foreign substance controversy(29:40) Braden reveals how he would react if checked for foreign substance  (33:34) Braden discusses what he likes about the Giants (39:50) Braden details the A’s player to watch out for this seriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/24/202143 minutes, 41 seconds
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Giants CEO Larry Baer discusses Oracle Park’s return to full capacity, upcoming trade deadline

Giants CEO Larry Baer joins Giants Talk to discuss Oracle Park’s return to full capacity, the team's mindset heading into the upcoming trade deadline and how the Giants balance present vs. future success. Plus, Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down if San Francisco's offensive success is sustainable and preview an upcoming matchup with Shohei Ohtani and the Angels.(1:36) Giants take two from Phillies  (6:06) Do Giants need one more starter?(12:20) Will Giants continue offensive success?  (16:23) Where would Giants be if they signed Harper?(20:45) Angels and Ohtani upcoming on Giants schedule (28:17) Baer discusses Oracles Park’s return to full capacity(33:13) Baer weighs in on the Giants success this season (37:26) Baer details the Giants’ trade deadline mentality See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/21/202144 minutes
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Kuip discusses Mike Yastrzemski’s grand slam, latest MLB controversy

Duane Kuiper joins Giants Talk to discuss the impact Mike Yastrzemski’s grand slam will have on the Giants moving forward, what he thinks about the latest MLB controversy surrounding its pitchers and to share memories about his father.(3:36) Impact of having fans back in Oracle Park(7:46) Can Giants maintain powerful offense all season?(12:58) Should Giants let Sammy Long start?(19:23) How many All-Stars will Giants have this season?(25:40) Kuip discusses the Giants' comeback win over the Diamondbacks(32:34) Kuip shares which players he thinks would make great managers  (37:20) Kuip weighs in on the latest MLB controversy  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/17/202145 minutes, 30 seconds
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Gabe Kapler on Giants' confidence level, what worries him most about rest of season

Giants manager Gabe Kapler joins Giants Talk to discuss Brandon Crawford’s breakout season, the confidence in the locker room and what worries him most about the remainder of the 2021 season.(1:36) Offense struggles as Giants split with Nationals(6:46) Should Giants adjust how they rehab players? (12:00) Bumgarner on IL, won’t face Giants in upcoming series(19:44) Kapler discusses the Giants’ confidence (22:40) Kapler details Crawford’s resurgent season (27:54) Kapler reveals what worries him about the remainder of the season(30:20) Possible changes for MLB  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/14/202138 minutes, 30 seconds
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Exclusive: Kuip shares what's stood out most since his announcement

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants recent spilt with the Texas Rangers, if Brandon Crawford should have his jersey retired by San Francisco and who are some Giants to keep an eye on in the minors. Plus, Duane Kuiper joins the show to discuss his recent announcement and update Giants fans everywhere. (1:16) Giants spilt two-game series with Rangers (6:46) Long shines in Giants debut (13:30) Is Crawford the best San Francisco Giants shortstop ever?(17:59) Who are the next Giants to step up? (21:40) Kuip’s first comments after his announcement(26:15) Kuip discusses the nuance of calling baseball games See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/10/202131 minutes, 57 seconds
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Breaking down Giants' big weekend vs. Cubs, expectations for rest of season

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' series win over the Chicago Cubs, the impact Evan Longoria’s injury will have on the Giants moving forward and if Kevin Gausman will be the NL’s starting pitcher All-Star Game. Plus, should the Giants’ season expectations be raised moving forward?(3:16) Giants take three-of-four from Cubs  (8:06) Who will step up after Longoria's injury?(13:13) Will Gausman start for the NL in the All-Star game?(18:59) Giants sitting atop of NL West Standings (22:30) Does MLB need to crack down on pitchers doctoring baseballs?  (26:15) Where do Giants land in MLB power rankings?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/7/202133 minutes, 3 seconds
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Former Giant Matt Duffy discusses his time in San Francisco, comeback with Cubs

Former Giant and current Chicago Cub Matt Duffy joins this edition of Giants Talk to discuss his time playing in San Francisco, his comeback with the Cubs and what his return to the Bay will be like this weekend. Plus, Duane Kuiper joins the show to preview the Giants-Cubs series and his thoughts on Matt Duffy. (3:37) Giants split two-game series against Angels (10:04) Kuip on how fans influence the Giants broadcast (15:40) Kuip previews upcoming Giants-Cubs series(20:49) Kuip shares his memories of Matt Duffy (26:30) Duffy talks about the 2021 MLB season (32:37) Is the “Curse of Matt Duffy” real? (41:10) Duffy discusses his return to San Francisco this weekendSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/3/202143 minutes, 24 seconds
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Lessons learned from Giants' series win over Dodgers

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss some takeaways from the Giants' series win over the Dodgers in Los Angeles, if Mike Tauchman’s game-saving catch could be a turning point for the team and preview San Francisco’s upcoming matchup with the Angels. (3:37) Giants win 3 games and series in Dodger Stadium (10:04) Giants show resilience in Friday’s win over the Dodgers(17:30) Did Tauchman’s catch change the Giants’ season?  (23:13) Bauer mad after Dubon celebrates home run off Kershaw(35:10) How close were Giants to signing Shohei Ohtani?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/31/202143 minutes, 35 seconds
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Kuip on Giants resting players, what to remember heading into second Dodgers series

Duane Kuiper joins this edition of Giants Talk to discuss how Kevin Gausman compares to past Giants pitchers, the success the team has seen in resting its players and what fans should remember heading into the second series with the Dodgers. (2:37) Did Giants need blowout victory over Diamondbacks?  (8:48) Will Giants face a more fired-up Dodgers team this weekend? (17:30) Kuip on Gausman's ability to get strikeouts (22:00) Kuip discusses Kapler resting players vs. Dodgers(25:07) What should Giants fans remember heading into upcoming Dodgers series?(29:28) Kuip discusses pinch hitting vs. Doc GoodenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/27/202135 minutes, 4 seconds
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Buster Posey details his scorching start; Giants’ biggest keys for success in 2021

Buster Posey joins this edition of Giants Talk to discuss the renewal of the Giants-Dodgers rivalry, his hot start to the season, the reasons behind it and how the Giants can continue to contend in the competitive NL West. (2:37) Giants swept by Dodgers, fall to third in NL West  (7:31) Could Bauer now be the most hated Dodger?(14:10) Is the Giants-Dodgers rivalry changing?(20:30) Posey touches on the renewal of the Giants-Dodgers rivalry (25:07) Posey details the Giants' hot start(29:28) Posey discusses the evolution of MLBSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/24/202133 minutes, 48 seconds
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Kuip breaks down renewal of Giants-Dodgers rivalry, reasons behind hot start

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper are joined by Duane Kuiper to discuss the upcoming Giants-Dodgers series, the hot start of Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford and the impact Trevor Bauer can have on the future of the Giants-Dodgers rivalry.(3:13) Could Gausman be NL All-Star Game starter?(7:10) Giants to face Bauer this weekend  (13:44) Oracle Park changing COVID policy for Giants games  (18:18) Kuip on the superstitions in baseball (22:30) Kuip details the success of the Giants’ stars (30:40) What is the Giants’ mindset ahead of Dodgers series?(37:40) Kuip reveals his thoughts on the Yermin Mercedes situationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/20/202143 minutes, 2 seconds
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Discussing Giants' ongoing bullpen issues, timetable for Joey Bart

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' recent struggles with their shaky bullpen, some potential trade targets to solidify the back end of their bullpen and end the podcast taking a look at the Giants’ minor league success.(1:26) Is Kapler finding his footing as Giants manager? (6:20) Gausman continues to dominate for Giants (11:10) What is the answer for the bullpen? (14:56) Potential targets to solidify Giants’ bullpen (22:12) Giants Double-A affiliate throws combined no hitter (26:16) Will Joey Bart be in the majors soon?  (31:30) Looking ahead to Giants-Dodgers series See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/17/202139 minutes, 19 seconds
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Kuip on what makes 2021 Giants 'special', looking ahead to eight-game road trip

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper, along with Duane Kuiper, discuss the Giants’ upcoming eight-game road trip in Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, what makes this Giants team special and how Gabe Kapler is handling in-game decisions as manager.(1:26) Giants go 4-1 on recent homestand(7:20) How has Kapler been at in-game managing? (11:10) Cole and Alex reveal their thoughts on the ballpark experience(18:06) Previewing Giants' eight-game road trip(24:12) Kuip touches on calling games in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati(30:16) Kuip reveals what is “special” about 2021 Giants(35:30) Kuip weighs in on the challenge of playing in Oracle parkSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/13/202143 minutes, 15 seconds
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Hunter Pence analyzes Buster Posey’s ‘greatness,' Gabe Kapler’s leadership

Former Giant and World Series champion Hunter Pence joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss why he has faith in Gabe Kapler and Farhan Zaidi, his relationship with the city of San Francisco and his potential future working in baseball.(2:26) Cueto struggles in return to mound    (7:20) Which Giants position player would be the best pictcher?(11:10) How different are the Giants and Padres? (18:50) Pence shares his one MLB goal he didn’t obtain(22:12) Pence details how Kapler is affective as a manager(30:16) Pence reveals the meaning of being a teammate (35:30) Pence talks about the passion of Giants fans(42:01) Pence examines Posey’s “greatness” See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/10/202147 minutes, 10 seconds
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Kuip shares positives from Giants-Rockies series, team’s mindset after tough losses

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper to discuss the positives the Giants can take away from their recent series in Denver, what the mindset is for the players after some tough losses and celebrating Willie Mays' 90th birthday.(2:06) Giants go 2-4 on road trip(9:20) Should Giants be worried about struggling bullpen? (15:50) Kapler optimistic Posey can play Friday(20:50) Looking ahead to Giants-Padres series (28:52) Kuip shares some positives from the Giants-Rockies series(34:16) Kuip on how long it takes to bounce back from late game collapses(41:30) Kuip discusses Willie Mays' 90th birthday celebrationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/6/202144 minutes, 5 seconds
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With Giants alone atop NL West, how optimistic should fans be?

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the success of the Giants' pitching staff this season, how optimistic the fan base should be moving forward and if Buster Posey should be playing more to help lift the struggling offense. (1:06) Should Giants feel optimistic after series with Padres?(7:00) Tauchman fitting in nicely with Giants  (14:30) Did Flores need to do more in late game at-bat?  (18:50) Could Posey play more first base this season? (23:52) Will Belt bounce back against the Rockies?   (28:16) Giants release minor league rosters (35:30) Is the NL West the best division in MLB? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/3/202143 minutes, 7 seconds
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Giants' depth, great early record, and Padres series preview with Kuip

Duane Kuiper joins Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper on the latest Giants Talk to discuss the importance of the upcoming Giants-Padres series,  the impact the pitching has had on the Giants’ hot start and how San Francisco will handle Fernando Tatis Jr.(1:45) Giants off to 16-9 start(8:20) How important is the Giants' depth?(13:00) Tauchman has solid debut against Rockies(19:20) Previewing Giants-Padres series(28:52) Kuip relives being drafted (35:40) Kuip weighs in on the importance of “energy guys” on a baseball roster (39:30) Kuip discusses the Tatis-Bauer situationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/29/202143 minutes, 40 seconds
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Will Giants continue early season success?

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' early season success, the chances San Francisco calls up some of its top prospects this season and reveal their first round or MLB power rankings. (1:45) Are the Giants this good?  (6:20) Does Kapler trust the bullpen? (16:50) Will Giants call up top prospects? (21:07) Have Giants increased their playoff odds? (28:52) Early season MLB Power Rankings  (35:40) Discussing Tatis/Bauer beef(39:30) Best baseball movies of all-time See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/26/202144 minutes, 19 seconds
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Giants’ early season overreactions with Kuip

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper, along with Duane Kuiper, discuss some early season overreactions, Buster Posey turning back the clock and what the future holds for Camilo Doval.(1:45) Giants go 3-3 on recent road trip(6:20) Posey showing form early in season  (12:50) Will Giants continue to use Doval in big moments? (16:36) Giants’ early season overreactions  (29:12) Which former Giants would get booed at Oracle Park? (33:10) Kuip discusses the challenges of broadcasting remotely(42:30) Kuip breaks down Gausman’s start to the season  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/22/202153 minutes, 22 seconds
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Dissecting Giants' offensive struggles; Gabe Kapler’s return to Philadelphia

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants’ continued offensive struggles over the weekend against the Miami Marlins, manager Gabe Kapler’s upcoming return to Philadelphia and how a Giants fan should look at the Dodgers vs. Padres matchup this season. (1:45) Giants drop two to Marlins as offense struggles  (9:20) Doval solid in debut for Giants  (17:30) Posey avoids injured list after HBP(21:00) How should Giants fans feel bout Dodgers vs. Padres?(29:12) Kapler returning to PhiladelphiaSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/19/202138 minutes, 44 seconds
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Kuip analyzes Giants' hot start, Buster Posey's 'true value'

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper, along with Duane Kuiper, discuss the Giants' 8-4 start to the 2021 MLB season, what the atmosphere was like with fans back in attendance at Oracle Park and Buster Posey’s "true value" to the Giants.(1:25) Giants off to 8-4 start (10:20) Observations from the return to Oracle Park (18:30) Should Giants be worried about low attendance?(27:20) Kuip discusses Posey’s “true value”(36:12) Kuip shares his view on Sergio Romo’s new lookSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/15/202145 minutes, 2 seconds
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Breaking down Giants’ sweep of Rockies, the return to Oracle Park

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the Giants' first series back at Oracle Park, their sweep of the Rockies, what the atmosphere was like having fans back in attendance in and look ahead to the next series against the Reds.(1:58) Giants sweep Rockies in opening home series (8:20) How was the return to Oracle Park?  (16:50) Discussing the upgrades at Oracle Park  (23:12) Wade Jr. solid in 2021 debut (28:30) McGee off to strong start at closer (32:15) Previewing Giants vs. Reds seriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/12/202139 minutes, 24 seconds
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Analyzing Giants' solid start, plus excitement for home opener with Kuip

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper, along side Duane Kuiper, discuss the start of the Giants' season, Evan Longoria’s hot start and if the Giants should worry about their bullpen moving forward. Plus, the guys look ahead to the Giants’ home opener against the Rockies and the return of fans to Oracle Park.(1:58) Giants win series vs. Padres(8:30) Should Giants be worried about the bullpen?   (15:50) Previewing Rockies vs. Giants series(19:21) Kuip shares his excitement to call Giants’ home games(28:12) Kuip reveals his fanboy moments from his MLB career  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/8/202133 minutes, 31 seconds
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Giants takeaways from start of 2021 MLB season

Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper discuss the Giants' opening series against the Mariners, Buster Posey's excellent return to the lineup and if the bullpen issues will remain a constant. Plus, what is the secret for San Francisco to be successful this season?(2:40) Posey shines in return to live action  (8:52) Will Giants’ bullpen struggle this season? (13:10) Was this the Giants’ worst Opening Day loss? (19:30) Takeaways from Giants’ opening series (24:45) Previewing Giants vs. Padres series  (32:45) Where will MLB move their All-Star game? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/5/202136 minutes, 6 seconds
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Bold Giants season predictions with Kuip; Gabe Kapler interview

Giants manager Gabe Kapler joins this Opening Day edition of Giants Talk to discuss why he's excited for the 2021 season, some players to watch and what the secret to success this season will be. Plus, Duane Kuiper joins the show to share some bold season predictions.(0:00) Alex and Cole discuss the latest Giants news(1:40) Yaz avoids injury in spring training (5:02) Giants finalize Opening Day roster (12:10) Bold predictions for the Giants' 2021 season(22:43) Kapler reveals some players to watch (27:05) Kapler shares the growth of the Giants’ coaching staff (32:45) Kapler explains some of his old tweetsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/1/202139 minutes, 10 seconds
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Alyssa Nakken discusses the Giants' future, her impact on the sports world

Giants coach Alyssa Nakken joins Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic on Giants Talk to discuss her jersey hanging in Cooperstown, the Giants' farm system and the impact she has had across the sporting world.(2:40) Nakken discusses her jersey being in the Hall of Fame(9:11) Nakken touches on her relationship with Katie Sowers (13:31) Nakken reveals the advice she would give to younger girls   (18:20) What is next for Nakken’s career?  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/29/202127 minutes, 48 seconds
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Kuip reveals which former Giants players he would like to see back on the field

Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic, alongside Duane Kuiper, break down Heliot Ramos’ potential, some interesting spring training stats that could impact the 2021 season and which former Giants they want to see back on the field. (1:40) Interesting spring training states  (9:11) Could Belt be ready for Opening Day?  (13:01) Why do Giants always start the season on the road?  (17:20) Kuip discusses his excitement for Heliot Ramos (23:13) How would Bonds perform in camp right now? (29:34) Kuip reveals the hidden challenges of broadcasting See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/25/202134 minutes, 41 seconds
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Breaking down Giants top prospects' spring performances

Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic discuss how the Giants’ top prospect performed during spring training, if Heliot Ramos will be called up to the majors this year and what the future holds for Joey Bart.(3:10) Giants having strong showing in spring training  (7:51) Nuñez headed for Tommy John surgery (15:01) How bright is Luciano’s future? (18:20) Was spring training good or bad for Joey Bart? (27:13) Will Ramos be called up to the majors this season? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/22/202137 minutes
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Jake Peavy discusses Buster Posey’s impact on Giants, World Series memories

Former Giants pitcher and Cy Young winner Jake Peavy joins Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic on this episode of Giants Talk to discuss Buster Posey’s importance to the Giants, Peavy's World Series memories and what made Bruce Bochy a great MLB manager.  (1:10) Giants slowly forming Opening Day roster(6:51) Kapler discusses the depth of the Giants rotation  (13:01) Peavy details his charitable efforts  (19:20) Peavy shares his thoughts on how baseball has evolved  (24:13) Peavy breaks down why Bruce Bochy was a great manager  (27:40) Peavy reveals Posey’s importance to the Giants See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/17/202134 minutes, 57 seconds
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Breaking down Giants’ spring training roster battles

Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic discuss the new rules being implemented in the minor leagues, the Giants' current spring training roster battles and predict how the Opening Day roster will look when San Francisco faces the Mariners. (1:50) Belt gives update on health heading into 2021 season (8:34) Breaking down minor league rule changes (12:01) Should MLB ban the shift?(20:23) What new rules will MLB adopt? (23:50) How will the Giants’ outfield look? (29:17) Who will be the closer this season? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/15/202140 minutes, 28 seconds
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Kuip discusses Mike Yastrzemski’s 2021 potential, spring training frustrations

Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic, alongside Duane Kuiper, discuss standout Giants players from spring training, Mike Yastrzemski’s potential for the 2021 season and an inside glimpse of how a broadcast duo works. Kuip also shares kind words for the late Joe Tait, hall of fame Cleveland broadcaster.(1:40) Giants turning heads at spring training(7:58) Will Duggar be on the opening day roster for the Giants?(17:01) Kuip reveals his funny practical joke(20:10) Kuip's frustrations with some spring training rules(30:33) Remembering Cleveland broadcaster Joe TaitSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/11/202132 minutes, 13 seconds
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Dave Flemming discusses the Giants' chances in 2021, his relationship with fans

Giants play-by-play announcer Dave Flemming joins Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic on Giants Talk to discuss his career calling San Francisco Giants baseball games, the relationship he has developed with the fans and why the Giants look to be in a better position moving forward compared to years past.(1:20) Cueto looking good in spring training(7:04) Should the Giants worry about Brandon Belt?(11:10) Is Castro the closer of the future for the Giants?  (15:01) Flemming discusses the Giants' added depth(22:08) Flemming details calling a baseball game over the radio(28:20) Flemming reveals why he enjoys calling Giants baseball games over othersSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/8/202139 minutes, 13 seconds
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Kuip discusses Marco Luciano's bright future, takeaways from Giants' first spring training games

Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic, along with Duane Kuiper, discuss what the future holds for Giants prospect Marco Luciano, the impact of having fans in the stands on the upcoming season and how the delay of the Triple-A season will affect the Giants moving forward.(2:10) Takeaways from Giants latest spring training games (10:12) When will Ramos be on the Giants roster?  (13:50) Does Triple A’s postponed start affect the MLB? (17:30) Kuip discusses having fans in the stands at spring training(25:02) Kuip details the oddity of playing with small crowds(28:30) How good can Luciano be? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/4/202133 minutes, 10 seconds
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Mauricio Dubon discusses 2021 MLB season, Giants’ future, player he admired growing up

Giants infielder Mauricio Dubon joins Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic on this episode of Giants Talk to discuss the upcoming 2021 MLB season, the Giants player he admired growing up and the future of the team. Plus, Cole and Alex break down the Giants' first spring training game of the year. (1:10) Giants return to action against Angels (5:36) Posey looked good in return to baseball (11:15) How will the remainder of spring training go?  (16:50) Dubon discusses his transformation headed into spring training (20:35) Dubon reveals the Giant he looked up to growing up (23:10) Dubon breaks down some Giants’ prospects See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/1/202127 minutes, 12 seconds
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Giants spring training update, additions to roster, and Kuip's new MLB rules

Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic, along with Duane Kuiper, discuss the latest news from Giants spring training, including Sam Young’s impressive performance, LaMonte Wade Jr.’s potential with the Giants and the addition of MLB veteran Scott Kazmir. Plus, what two rules does Kuip think MLB should institute for the upcoming season?(1:20) Giants sign Kazmir to minor league deal(4:51) Sam Long turning heads at Giants camp (9:40) Will Wade Jr. continue to impress? (15:10) Kuiper discusses the challenge of facing taller pitchers  (22:30) Kuiper weighs in on Sanchez’s potential (24:40) Kuip details two rules changes that need to happen before the 2021 seasonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/25/202131 minutes, 28 seconds
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Examining Giants' World Series odds, Trevor Bauer's social media usage and the Aaron Sanchez signing

Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic break down the latest news surrounding the Giants, including Buster Posey’s thoughts on the shift, the team signing more pitching, and arrival of more players at spring training. Then, the guys shift their attention and look at the odds the Giants have of winning the World Series.(1:40) Giants add to pitching depth with Sanchez signing (9:51) Posey weighs in on shifts in MLB (16:40) Will Yamaguchi add depth to Giants bullpen? (23:10) Breaking down Giants’ World Series odds (29:30) Could Bauer’s social media platforms hurt the Dodgers?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/22/202137 minutes, 31 seconds
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Giants' chances of making playoffs, players to watch during spring training

On the debut episode of Giants Talk, Cole Kuiper and Alex Pavlovic break down the start of spring training, the Giants’ chances of making the playoffs and how the farm system stacks up to the rest of the NL West. Then, Duane Kuiper joins the podcast to discuss Buster Posey’s return and more players to keep an eye on in this spring.(1:40) Giants pitchers and catchers report for spring training(6:51) Odds Giants make the playoffs (20:40) Five players to watch during spring training(33:50) Will no DH help or hurt the Giants?  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/18/202139 minutes, 6 seconds
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Brett Phillips discusses World Series walk-off, 2021 MLB season

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by Rays outfielder Brett Phillips. The duo discuss his World Series walk-off, the superstitions he has and the upcoming 2021 MLB season.(3:34) Phillips discusses his World Series walk-off (13:00) Phillips shares his weird superstition (20:17) Phillips details his proposal to his wife (24:50) Phillips shares who has influenced his life and careerSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/12/202129 minutes, 26 seconds
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World Series memories, ALDS heroics and pathway to MLB with Mike Brosseau

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by Rays infielder Mike Brosseau to discuss his breakout moment in the ALDS versus Aroldis Chapman, what he remembers about the World Series and the challenges of making it to the big leagues.(2:34) Brosseau on how hard it is making the majors (6:50) Brosseau breaks down a good MLB hitter (11:00) Brosseau details his favorite player growing up (15:50) How was it playing in the World Series during a pandemic?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/9/202120 minutes, 8 seconds
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A’s team chemistry, journey through the minor leagues with Aiden McIntyre

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by A’s minor league pitcher Aiden McIntyre to discuss his baseball journey, the difficulty of canceling the the 2020 minor league season and the positive atmosphere surrounding the A’s clubhouse. (1:34) McIntyre details his baseball journey(8:50) McIntyre reveals the importance of reaching out to the younger baseball fans (14:27) McIntyre discusses the challenges of the minor leagues (21:50) McIntyre reflects on the cancellation of the 2020 minor league season (28:40) McIntyre shares how he's improving his gameSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/6/202132 minutes, 40 seconds
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Giants pitching breakdown with Matt Daniels

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by Giants Coordinator of Pitching Sciences Matt Daniels to discuss the Giants’ philosophy on pitching, which players to keep an eye on this season and who is the best MLB pitcher of all-time. (1:34) Daniels discusses his role in the Giants organization(6:50) Daniels details the off-site training in 2020(12:27) Daniels reveals which MLB pitcher he wants to work with (16:50) Giants to keep an eye on in 2021 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/3/202118 minutes, 43 seconds
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Marcus Semien's departure, A’s 2021 outlook with Dallas Braden

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by A’s analyst Dallas Braden to discuss the key departures of Liam Hendriks and Marcus Semien, how the A’s look heading into next season and a key player to keep an eye on in 2021. (1:34) Semien leaves Oakland, signs with Blue Jays (8:02) Which player leaving was the biggest loss for the A’s? (15:30) How do the A’s look for next season? (19:51) Should A. J. Puk be a starter in 2021? (24:15) Braden reveals who he is excited to see in 2021See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/29/202128 minutes, 10 seconds
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Does MLB have Hall of Fame problem?

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by Britt Ghroli, MLB writer for The Athletic, to discuss the Hall of Fame, if Barry Bonds and Curt Schilling deserve to be enshrined in Cooperstown and the challenges of covering MLB as a woman.(2:10) How prevalent is weed in MLB? (12:45) Why is Hall of Fame voting so controversial? (21:30) Should the voting process be changed? (25:01) Ghiroli weighs in on the Mets’ situation (32:15) Ghiroli discusses the challenges of covering sports as a womanSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/27/202141 minutes, 28 seconds
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Liam Hendriks' success, World Baseball Classic memories with Peter Moylan

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by former MLB pitcher Peter Moylan to discuss the success of Liam Hendriks, what it was like to pitch in the World Baseball Classic and how to build the perfect MLB bullpen.(3:40) Moylan details staying involved with baseball after retirement (7:45) Moylan shares his World Baseball Classic experience (15:30) How does mentality help with success? (25:50) Moylan weighs in on Hendriks' career(32:15) Will MLB contracts keep evolving? (35:04) What is the perfect MLB bullpen?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/22/202143 minutes, 23 seconds
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Bruce Bochy’s friendship, Tommy Lasorda’s legacy, MLB’s young stars with Kurt Bevacqua

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by former MLB player Kurt Bevacqua to discuss his friendship with former Giants manager Bruce Bochy, the legacy of Tommy Lasorda and the new era of MLB. (7:40) Bevacqua details his relationship with Bochy (17:02) Will Bochy return to MLB? (26:30) Bevacqua reminisces on his days with the Padres (32:10) Bevacqua discusses the legacy of Tommy Lasorda (40:10) Comparing eras of MLB (46:44) Bevacqua weighs in on Tatis Jr.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/20/202155 minutes, 50 seconds
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Breaking down Giants’ offseason moves, A's roster changes, Marcus Semien’s future

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt and Dalton Johnson discuss the recent offseason moves for the Giants and how the team should fill some holes moving forward. Then, they turn their attention to the A’s and discuss if Oakland should try to acquire Andrew Benintendi from the Red Sox, and break down the chances Marcus Semien returns to Oakland next season.(1:40) Giants acquire Carson Ragsdale from Phillies (8:30) Are the Giants going to acquire a big-name pitcher? (15:10) How will Giants’ offseason additions affect the roster?(21:35) A’s lose both Hendriks, Grossman in free agency  (28:20) Could the A’s be players in the trade market?  (32:20) Will Marcus Semien be back in Oakland next season?  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/15/202136 minutes, 51 seconds
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Barry Bonds’ Hall of Fame chances, playing in steroid era with Preston Wilson

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by former MLB player Preston Wilson to discuss a number of different topics, including the experience playing during the steroid era, if Barry Bonds should make the Hall of Fame and the diversity problem currently plaguing MLB. (2:07) Wilson reveals his favorite MLB memories (8:40) Wilson breaks down the reaction to the Astros' cheating scandal(14:45) Wilson discusses playing in the steroid era(23:30) Bonds’ Hall of Fame chances (26:09) Addressing MLB’s diversity issueSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/12/202134 minutes, 33 seconds
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Alyssa Nakken’s impact, solving MLB’s demographic problem with Rachel Balkovec

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by Yankees hitting coach Rachel Balkovec to discuss a number of different topics, including the influence of Giants coach Alyssa Nakken, what it takes to be a good MLB hitter and how MLB can appeal to a younger demographic. (2:07) Balkovec details her journey to the Yankees organization(10:02) What does it take to be a good MLB hitter? (15:05) Balkovec discusses her interview with the Giants (27:50) Balkovec reveals how MLB can improve overall(35:09) How can MLB attract the younger demographic?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/8/202141 minutes, 13 seconds
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Trevor Plouffe discusses Matt Chapman’s stardom, importance of female representation in sports

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by former Major League infielder Trevor Plouffe to discuss the early years of Matt Chapman’s career, where Chapman ranks among the third basemen in MLB and his bond with Matt Olson. Plus, the duo discuss MLB's stance on marijuana, and the importance of female representation in sports.(5:07) Plouffe discusses Chapman’s early years (10:02) Who is better: Matt Chapman or Nolan Arenado?(18:20) MLB’s stance on marijuana (25:01) Plouffe details his transition to media (30:28) Plouffe shares the importance of the female voiceSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/6/202134 minutes, 58 seconds
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Examining Giants' NL West chances, A’s 2021 potential with Pitching Ninja

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by Rob Friedman, also known as Pitching Ninja, to discuss the Giants' chances in the NL West next season, how good the A’s starting rotation will be in 2021 and look back at the most memorable moments from the 2020 MLB season.(4:55) What challenge do the Padres present to the Giants? (10:20) Cueto’s unique pitching style  (15:12) Should the Giants go after Trevor Bauer? (17:42) How good can Jesús Luzardo be? (21:50) Will Oakland have the best rotation in the AL next season?(29:01) Memorable moments from the 2020 MLB season See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/1/202131 minutes, 56 seconds
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A's, Mariners, state of AL West and lack of diversity in MLB with Taylor Trammell

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by Mariners outfielder Taylor Trammell to discuss the lack of diversity in MLB, the difficulties of being traded and the time he met his idol Ken Griffey Jr. Plus, who is the class of the AL West? (1:55) Trammell discusses his view of baseball’s personality(8:12) Trammell details his performance in the MLB Futures game (16:42) How hard is it being traded in MLB? (22:32) Who is the class of the AL West? (29:10) Does MLB have a diversity problem?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/29/202041 minutes, 16 seconds
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Jared Carrabis talks Trevor Bauer, Giants’ future, Matt Olson’s underrated stardom

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by Barstool’s Jared Carrabis to discuss a number of different topics, including if Trevor Bauer could be a good fit with the Giants, how Matt Olson is underrated and how Bob Melvin has a big impact on the success of the Oakland Athletics. Plus, could Bryce Harper still end up in San Francisco?(3:32) Can Trevor Bauer change the MLB culture? (11:55) Would Bauer be a good fit for the Giants? (16:12) How good can Matt Olson be? (20:00) Where will Liam Hendriks end up? (25:32) Bob Melvin’s greatnessSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/25/202042 minutes, 27 seconds
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Giants catcher Chadwick Tromp details learning from Buster Posey, playing for Gabe Kapler

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by Giants catcher Chadwick Tromp to discuss a number of different topics, including what it's like playing alongside Buster Posey, the Giants' 2020 season and Gabe Kapler's managerial style. (2:02) Tromp relives his MLB debut (9:06) Tromp details the Giants' 2020 season(12:17) Tromp discusses learning from Posey (16:36) Tromp explains how it is to play for Gabe Kapler (20:03) Which pitchers are hard to catch?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/22/202031 minutes, 29 seconds
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Jason Vosler discusses signing with Giants, playing at Oracle Park

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by new Giant Jason Vosler to discuss signing with San Francisco, what he brings to the team and his excitement to play with his new teammates. Plus, they break down the challenge of hitting at Oracle Park and the oddity of the 2020 MLB season. (1:32) Vosler details signing with the Giants (8:21) Vosler discusses learning from new teammates (14:20) Vosler expresses the importance of a wide skill set (20:15) Vosler breaks down his approach to hitting at Oracle Park See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/18/202022 minutes, 17 seconds
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Giants manager Gabe Kapler discusses Buster Posey’s leadership, potential for 2021

On this episode of Balk Talk, Giants Insider Alex Pavlovic talks with Giants manager Gabe Kapler about a number of different things, including his thoughts on the 2020 MLB season, Buster Posey’s impact on the team and some players fans should keep an eye on headed into next season. (3:40) Kapler reflects on the 2020 MLB season (10:02) Kapler discusses the art of decision-making (16:50) Posey’s impact on the team (19:00) Giants to keep an eye onSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/16/202021 minutes, 1 second
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A’s prospect Grant Holmes discusses Robbie Grossman’s breakout season, goals for 2021

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by A’s pitcher Grant Holmes to discuss a number of different topics, including the challenges of the 2020 MLB season, his goals for next year and Robbie Grossman’s breakout season. (2:35) Holmes details his takeaways from the 2020 MLB season(6:02) Holmes lists his goals for next season (10:20) Holmes reveals the value of learning from his teammates (17:18) Holmes discusses Grossman’s breakout seasonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/11/202020 minutes, 4 seconds
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A’s prospect Daulton Jefferies discusses MLB debut, Marcus Semien’s impact

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by A’s prospect Daulton Jefferies to discuss a number of different topics, including his MLB debut, how Sonny Gray influenced his pitching style and Marcus Semien’s impact on the A’s. (2:40) Jefferies relives his MLB draft day (8:30) Semien’s legacy with the A’s (11:46) Jefferies details his first MLB start(20:22) Jefferies discusses practicing during the 2020 season (26:30) Jefferies explains how Sonny Gray has influenced himSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/8/202031 minutes, 56 seconds
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Jerry Hairston Jr. discusses Giants, Dodgers rivalry, being heckled by Joe Montana

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by former MLB player and World Series champion Jerry Hairston Jr. to discuss a number of different topics, including the heated Giants=Dodgers rivalry and his battles with Tim Lincecum. Plus, Hairston shares a funny story about being heckled in the on-deck circle by 49ers legend Joe Montana.(4:16) Betts' impact on the Dodgers(8:30) Hairston details the qualities of a great teammate (13:46) Hairston discusses challenges of 2020 MLB season(20:22) Where does the Giants-Dodgers rivalry rank in sports? (24:30) Hairston discusses his battles with Tim LincecumSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/4/202031 minutes, 37 seconds
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Michael Morse discusses his time with Giants, friendship with Hunter Pence

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by former Giant and World Series champion Michael Morse to discuss the 2020 MLB season, his time with the Giants and his travels across the MLB landscape. Plus, Michael discuss his bond with former teammate and Giants legend Hunter Pence. (4:00) Should the 2020 season even count?(11:30) Morse reflects on his time with the Giants (15:11) Morse details his standout Giants’ moment(20:22) How difficult is the transition to media? (26:30) Morse discusses his MLB travelsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/2/202033 minutes, 7 seconds
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Marcus Semien discusses his time with the A’s, upcoming free agency

On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by Bay Area natives and free agents Marcus Semien and Tyson Ross, as well as Washington Nationals pitcher Joe Ross, to discuss the start of MLB free agency. Plus, NBC Sports Bay Area’s Dalton Johnson stops by to relive the major storylines from the 2020 MLB season and share some MLB things to be thankful for. (1:20) MLB young talent at shortstop (6:30) Was the MLB season a success?(12:11) What new MLB rules will be around in 2021?(15:22) How bright is the Giants' future? (22:30) Breaking down Chapman and Olsen’s leadershipSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.