McCovey Chronicles: for San Francisco Giants fans

McCovey Chronicles: for San Francisco Giants fans

The official home for audio programming from McCovey Chronicles, SB Nation's community for fans of the San Francisco Giants.

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August 15, 2022 45 min

The 2012 World Series team reunion this past weekend got Bryan and Doug thinking: was this actually the best team of the Giants' early 10s dynasty? So many memories from start to finish and a series of redemptive stories throughout the postseason -- maybe it has been unfairly minimized as the dynasty's middle child.

Meanwhile, in the present day, Bryan brings to Doug's attention Melissa Lockard's interview with Grant...

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First off, hat tip to Crazy Crabbers (and Duane Kuiper) for inspiring this episode's title, which tracks the moves the Giants made at the 2022 deadline. Did they do enough to make the final two months of this season more interesting and/or set themselves up to be more interesting in the next couple of seasons? Bryan and Doug have answers to both! Do you agree?

They also discuss the big trade of the day and what that means for th...

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For years Bryan has said that the Giants have reached the end of the line with a core group of players. Is this finally the year when he's right? The Giants don't seem to be firmly in the buy or sell camp, but given the dismaying results from the farm system, surely, obviously, they must be sellers looking to add some near-ML talent, right? RIGHT? RIIIIIIGHT?

In other news, it's clear that the Giants bullpen is a place w...

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Let's ignore for the moment that the Giants are 16.5 games and $100+ million in payroll behind the Dodgers and focus on the clearer fact that they're just 48-47 with 67 to play. Oh sure, they could definitely go 37-30 and hope that 85-77 is enough to get into the playoffs, but does that seem probable even if it's plausible? Bryan thinks that with Carlos Rodon's obvious departure after the season and the team'...

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The Giants had a stellar week with at least one historic highlight, but was it all just a blip in a rudderless season or evidence of the good team they've actually been all along? Bryan and Doug discuss some surprising numbers that describe a different team than the one that's just on the outside of the playoffs looking in.

And after that first half analysis, they get into a discussion about the future of the Giants' bro...

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Can you believe we've done 100 episodes of this podcast? Oh sure, the network has expanded at times to include Sami's wonderful Happy Hour, our unnamed prospect podcast with Roger (RIP to both), but the pure, rambling Chroncast celebrates it's 100th episode by celebrating the trio of Giants' All-Stars recognized this past week by the industry: Joc Pederson, David Villar, and Kyle Harrison. Whither Carlos Rodón and L...

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This week, Bryan and Doug escape from the suck vortex that was the past week of Giants Baseball (1-4) to rank the trustworthiness of the bullpen arms after their middling June performances. Last month, the lists were split on who was number one -- does that trend continue? Do you agree with the rankings? Login and comment below!

Also, Doug gives some insight into the Giants' secretly lackluster offense while Bryan wonders if thi...

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When last the McCovey Chroncast covered the Major League Giants (check out our minor league episode with Roger Munter last week), the Giants had just swept the Dodgers. Did they carry that moment into the past two weeks of games? They did not! The defense has been unflinchingly terrible for a pitching staff designed around having an at least average defense, and Doug suggests exactly what the problem is.

With the Giants leaking oil ...

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For years, Roger Munter paired with your morning cup of coffee through Minor Lines on McCovey Chronicles, covering every game in the team's minor league system the night before. Now, he's writing and podcasting about the team's system in his newsletter, There R Giants. He joins Bryan and Doug on this week's special episode to talk about the Giants' system in general as well as some potential breakout contributor...

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June 13, 2022 53 min

Doug returns from vacation just in time to witness the Giants pitch their first shutout of the season: a game that secured a weekend sweep of the loathsome Dodgers. What was the best part of it besides everything? Bryan and Doug break it down. They also answer your Twitter questions.

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The Giants finished off their 10-game road trip with a 4-3 week. A couple of bullpen meltdowns cost them a more successful trip. To talk about that "mid" week is guest co-host Kenny Kelly, formerly of Beyond the Box Score and McCovey Chronicles! He gets roped into talking about the sequels to last week's big stories: the Kapler protest and the Fantasy Baseball Kerfluffle before singing the praises of the good things to ...

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Joc Pederson made a lot of loud contact this week thanks to Barry Bonds’ hitting advice and Tommy Pham’s gambling hand, which made for a lot of entertainment off the field when the Giants weren’t being very good on it. Bryan and Doug determine the key lessons to learn from both incidents.

They also talk a bit about Gabe Kapler’s protest of the national anthem in response to the Uvalde, TX school shooting and the hollowness of the cr...

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*Of course* Bryan and Doug are going to talk about that wild Juan Soto trade article that floated around earlier in the week, but only briefly, because we know you've already heard about it and read about it. Guess which side Bryan takes in the pro/con debate. Would you agree with his argument, even a little?

The Chroncasters (is that a good label for them or no?) also talk about two former Giants before getting into their views...

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This week's episode was recorded before the end of the drubbing by the Cardinals, so there's no talk of pitcher Luis Gonzalez or pitcher Albert Pujols. BUT! Bryan and Doug do talk about Mauricio Dubon's Giants tenure and the other trades the team made over the past week, a subject nearly as entertaining as that ninth inning in St. Louis... They also talk about the team hiring WME to find a new sponsor for the team patch...

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The Giants went 2-4, which is not great, but they did celebrate the legacy of Buster Posey, which is beyond great. Still, in losing four out of six, Bryan and Doug were reminded that there are a quite a lot of players on the Dodgers and Cardinals they simply do not like, and they don't think they're alone in disliking quite a lot of players on the other teams, and so, the great quest to identify the worst of the rest of the...

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We've dusted off our microphones to bring back the McCovey Chronicles podcast, the McCovey Chroncast. Bryan Murphy (no, not the one from radio) and Doug Bruzzone just couldn't stay away from talking about their favorite baseball team.

This marks our 90th episode of the show after a 28-month absence. Quite a lot has happened during that time and after the guys blaze through the last two seasons, they get right down to busines...

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John Stolnis, Kris Willis and Ashley MacLennon set the table for the World Series showdown between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros!


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Eric Stephen (True Blue LA) and Brady Klopfer (McCovey Chronicles) go head-to-head in SB Nation's special preview of the Giants-Dodgers NLDS showdown!


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Talent from all around SB Nation come together to preview the MLB NL Playoffs as John Stolnis, Brady Klopfer and Kris Willis debate all the biggest topics and make their predictions!


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MLB great John Kruk joins Sam Wilson, John Stolnis, Brady Klopfer and a host of community guests from around SB Nation to watch the 2021 MLB Home Run Derby!

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