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Giants Talk: A San Francisco Giants Podcast

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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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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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Bold Giants second-half predictions

7/18/2024
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 break 12:30 All-Star Break felt “lackluster” this year. Home Run Derby is “washed” 21:00 Logan Webb’s All-Star game performance 22:50 Breaking down Giants draft picks 25:45 Second half bold predictions 35:00 Giants have easiest schedule in second half 36:30 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.

Duration:00:41:46

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Revisiting the Giants' 2024 bold predictions and one-on-one with Javy Lopez

7/15/2024
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 Fame See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:47:10

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Sergio Romo, Jeremy Affeldt on the Core Four joining the Wall of Fame

7/12/2024
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 bullpen See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:07:25

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Examining Webb and Ramos’ All-Star selections, Snell’s return and possible trade candidates

7/8/2024
Alex Pavlovic and Cole Kuiper break down the impact Austin Slater’s trade to the Cincinnati Reds will have on Luis Matos’ playing time, Logan Webb and Heliot Ramos’ first MLB All-Star Game selections, and Kevin Gausman's return with the Toronto Blue Jays. Plus, which other veterans could be on the move before the MLB trade deadline? (3:10) Slater traded to the Reds (6:22) Remembering Slater’s impact in the Bay (12:50) Webb, Ramos selected to NL All-Star roster (18:20) Was Matt Chapman 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.

Duration:00:41:51

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Analyzing Soler’s breakout, Hicks' longevity and possible trade deadline scenarios

7/4/2024
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' schedule See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:38:26

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Kuip returns to discuss the Giants-Dodgers series, his memories with Mays, Cepeda

7/1/2024
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.

Duration:00:37:43

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Giants bounce back vs. Cubs, Snell’s looming return and Dodgers series preview

6/27/2024
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.

Duration:00:33:55

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Have Giants hit rock bottom after being swept by Cardinals?

6/24/2024
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 schedule See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:37:28

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Breaking down the Giants’ Rickwood experience, Ramos’ continued success and facing Brandon Crawford

6/21/2024
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 Giants See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:33:54

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Giants at Rickwood: Honoring the life and legacy of Willie Mays

6/20/2024
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 Mays See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:18:22

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Doval goes ice cold against Angels, Wisely’s future amidst Ahmed’s return

6/17/2024
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 lookahead See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:36:49

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Slater rewards Giants’ trust, far-too-early MLB trade deadline discussions

6/13/2024
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 discussions See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:41:17

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Ramos’ continued impact, Webb’s All-Star résumé and Flores’ resurgence

6/10/2024
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 standings See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:29:58

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Examining Ramos’ All-Star chance, Slater’s return from injury and Matos back in Sacramento

6/6/2024
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 series See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:34:33

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Analyzing Doval’s consistency, Snell’s latest injury; One-on-one with Bob Melvin

6/3/2024
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.

Duration:00:44:22

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Evaluating Wade’s injury, Harrison's 2024 performance so far and Yankees series preview

5/30/2024
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 series See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:44:44

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Bailey’s growing importance, Wisely’s instant impact and more Giants' road trip observations

5/27/2024
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 series See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:33:37

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Analyzing wild Giants-Pirates series, youth movement’s impact and Snell’s return from injury

5/23/2024
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 series See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:37:45

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Giants’ youth movement, Chapman’s breakout and other takeaways from big weekend

5/20/2024
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 minors See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:57:54

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Examining which Giants could help turn season around amid slew of injuries

5/16/2024
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.

Duration:00:42:40