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Episode #218: 2021 Season Preview

Helio Ramos wrapped up his strong spring by winning the Barney Nugent award, which honors the Giants’ top newcomer to big-league camp. (Credit: Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle)

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Join us for episode #218 as TortureCast’s founder, Willie Dills Gregory joins Chad and Eric to wrap up spring training and preview the upcoming season, including our annual total win and playoff predictions. We also read off all of our listener win predictions and Eric even proposes trading Buster Posey…what?!

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Episode #217: The Season Opener is Nigh

Evan Longoria has been hot for the Giants, belting 4 homers with 10 RBI this spring. (Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports)

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Join us for episode #217 as we review the week in Giants’ spring training camp, notable performances, cuts, news, injuries and our top 5 favorite Giants outfielders of all time.

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Episode #216: Cuts, Rules and Stats

Brandon Belt was finally activated this week. He revealed that he suffered from COVID-19 in January, followed by mono. That’s a bad double-whammy. He’s questionable for opening day. (Randy Vazquez / Bay Area News Group)

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Join us for episode #216 as we review the week in Giants’ spring training camp, notable performances, cuts, experimental rules in the minors, news, injuries and our top 5 favorite Giants infielders of all time.

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Episode #215: Young Spring Power

Heliot Ramos (80) of the San Francisco Giants homered twice against the Chicago White Sox at Scottsdale stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle

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The Giants have a small power surge going in their lineup this week with two bombs by young phenom Heliot Ramos and solo shots coming from six other players. Jose Alvarez also signed with the Giants this week, further bolstering their pen with yet another lefty. Eric and Chad talk about how the Giants are building their roster with depth as a strength, since they lack some of the talent that lurks on rosters in LA and San Diego. We also look at another top 5: this time our top 5 Giants pitchers in our own lifetimes. Obviously, Bum and Timmy made our lists, but perhaps we’re old enough to sneak on pitchers from the 80’s? Look for us to regularly record every Monday throughout the rest of the season. We streamed this episode on Facebook Live and the video is accessible below.

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Episode #214: Spring has Sprung!

Buster Posey walks to the clubhouse during the San Francisco Giants spring training opening game against the Los Angeles Angels at Scottsdale Stadium on February 28, 2021 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (John Medina/Correspondent)

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The annual feeling that hope springs eternal when you hear the crack of the bat is upon us! Spring training has started and Chad and Eric are here to talk about it. On the table for this episode is the top of the lineup, new pitching acquisitions Aaron Sanchez and Scott Kazmir, Belt’s mysterious illness, names are being added to the Giants’ home jerseys and we reminisce about our top 5 Giants’ seasons of all time…that was a fun and nostalgic discussion. Look for us to regularly record every Monday throughout the rest of the season. We streamed this episode on Facebook Live and the video is accessible below.

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2020 San Francisco Giants: The Outfielders

Mike Yastrzemski of the San Francisco Giants

Mike Yastrzemski of the San Francisco Giants (Norm Hall/Getty Images)

The San Francisco Giants have run through a ton of outfield combinations over the years. Especially since the departure of Barry Bonds, but that’s kind of ancient history by now. Can you believe he’s been retired for 13 years? Watching him hit dingers still feels like yesterday, but it’s so long ago.

*Shakes head back in forth to snap myself back into 2020 after daydreaming about Bonds home runs*

So, the 2020 Giants outfield. Once again, it’s going to look a little different than it did to start last season. Just like it looked different the year before that, the year before that, and on and on. Continue reading

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2020 San Francisco Giants: The Infielders and Catchers

Mauricio Dubon of the San Francisco Giants

Mauricio Dubon of the San Francisco Giants (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

We got a taste of San Francisco Giants baseball after pitchers and catchers reported for camp yesterday. They will start their work today. The full squad starts workouts on Monday February 17. If you missed the pitcher preview from yesterday, here you go.

Now that pitchers are in Scottsdale, let’s turn our attention to the infielders and catchers. One name you won’t see below is Aramis Garcia. He had to have hip surgery and is out for the year. Garcia was the only catcher on the 40-man roster with Buster Posey. Now, it will be a competition of the non-roster guys to back up the Giants stalwart. Continue reading

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2020 San Francisco Giants: The Pitchers

Johnny Cueto of the San Francisco Giants

Johnny Cueto of the San Francisco Giants (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Today’s the day! San Francisco Giants players are in camp. Workouts for the 2020 season will start tomorrow as pitchers and catchers have now officially reported for Spring Training.

Baseball is here!

Opening Day is only 44 short days away.

There’s a ton of players in camp this season and first up in our 2020 Spring Training Preview is the pitchers.

Last season, the San Francisco Giants pitching staff was pretty average, finishing in the middle of the pack in most statistical categories. They had a 4.38 ERA, 15th in baseball out of 30 teams. Their batting average against was 12th best, and HR’s allowed were 14th best in all of baseball. Other than that, the Giants didn’t strike a lot of guys out, only averaging 8.4 K’s per 9 innings, 23rd in the league. Continue reading

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2020 San Francisco Giants baseball is here!

Gabe Kapler and Farhan Zaidi of the San Francisco Giants

Gabe Kapler and Farhan Zaidi of the San Francisco Giants (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

Spring Training starts this week for the San Francisco Giants so let’s dust off the old typewriter and dive in to a new season as Giants fans in the year 2020. Pitchers and catchers are reporting to spring training tomorrow with the first workouts of the year coming on Wednesday.

There’s been a ton of change within the Giants organization since this time last year. Gabe Kapler was hired as the new manager after Bruce Bochy retired following the 2019 season. Farhan Zaidi remains the VP of Baseball Operations and the man in charge, but he did hire a new General Manager with the addition of Scott Harris. Continue reading

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Episode #158: Struck out on Harper

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Sorry, Giants fans. Harper will not be wearing a Giants uniform, but then again, if he had signed, it would have been for 12 YEARS. I think some of us are glad this didn’t happen. (Graphic: NBC Sports Bay Area).

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Chad and Eric reconvene after the #Harperwatch ended last week. The Giants were once again the bridesmaid after Harper said no and took the rose from the Phillies. But, we talk about the reasons why he stayed in the NL East, and why it could have been a prohibitive contract for the Giants, especially if they aren’t going to be competitive for a few years.

We also talk about the start of spring, the crowded outfield and pen, starting rotation possibilities, Bochy’s retirement announcement and the unfortunate Larry Baer incident.

The season is a mere 24 days away, and we can’t wait!

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