Giants Splash

Giants Splash

Susan Slusser and John Shea host The San Francisco Chronicle’s podcast on the San Francisco Giants, featuring interviews with players, coaches, executives and media pros, as well as in-depth analysis.

Episodes

October 7, 2021 25 min
Rivalry at full rev: Susan and John break down the Division Series with the Dodgers and the strengths of both teams; plus, a look at all of the historical numbers that make this matchup all the more significant. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Giants bench coach Kai Correa breaks down some of the reasons for the team's success, who might deserve Gold Gloves, plus the future outlook. And how much is he scoreboard watching, anyway? | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The star catcher, whose resurgent season has been key to the team's stunning success, has a wide-ranging conversation with host Susan Slusser about the pitching staff, his own schedule, and breakout stars like LaMonte Wade Jr. and Logan Webb. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 13, 2021 21 min
The Giants starter talks to Susan Slusser about his breakout season, how he developed his killer changeup, and his ongoing effort to hit a home run. Plus: The right-hander reflects on the team exceeding expectations, and his resemblance to actor Jesse Plemons. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 1, 2021 17 min
Michael Holmes, the Giants’ scouting director who runs their annual amateur draft, tells John Shea what’s new with this year’s top draftees, who’s looking good from recent drafts and how the Giants’ versatility at the big-league level translates on draft day. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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August 23, 2021 27 min
Wrapping up the Bay Bridge Series at the Coliseum, Susan Slusser and Matt Kawahara chat about the concerns for the Giants and A's over the final weeks of the season on this combined episode of Giants Splash and A's Plus. Plus: Updates on Chris Bassitt’s health and the A’s stadium situation. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad...
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August 19, 2021 20 min
Longtime Giants coach Ron Wotus, who just passed 2,000 wins with the club, tells John Shea the difference between this year’s team and the championship teams, why Kris Bryant is more comfortable in the outfield and what makes Brandon Crawford so cool. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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August 4, 2021 24 min
General manager Scott Harris breaks down the Giants' moves at the trade deadline, and tells Susan how much his previous relationship working in the Cubs organization played into acquiring Kris Bryant. Plus, what about upcoming difficult roster moves with numerous players coming off the injured list? | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about yo...
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July 28, 2021 27 min
Susan Slusser, Matt Kawahara and John Shea discuss the upcoming trade deadline and who’d be good fits for the Giants and A’s. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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June 28, 2021 29 min
Susan and Matt talk about the just completed Bay Bridge Series, All Star possibilities and speculate on the trade deadline. And what about Sergio Romo and his unexpected moment during a spot check?! | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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June 25, 2021 30 min
In a special Giants Splash-A’s Plus combo podcast, Steve Bitker, the retired long-time sports anchor at KCBS, shares Giants and A’s memories on the field and in the broadcast booth with John Shea. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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June 17, 2021 27 min
Director of Amateur Scouting Michael Holmes talks to Susan about what the later draft this year means in practical terms, and what the team might be looking at with the 14th pick. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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June 11, 2021 28 min
Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi talks to Susan about his first-place team, the potential for re-signing some big names, the trade deadline and the upcoming draft. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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June 2, 2021 21 min
Outfielder Mike Yastrzemski stops by to talk to Susan Slusser about what he's working on offensively, the team's dynamite defense, their recent superb road trip — and, of course, Yaz ranks Mustache May staches. | GiantsSplash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 24, 2021 23 min
Shortstop Brandon Crawford talks to Susan about his hot start to the season and why he's kind of miffed at social media polls about top free-agent shortstops: He's playing better than all of them. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 20, 2021 24 min
Bench coach Kai Correa talks with Susan about Brandon Crawford’s sterling defense, the challenges of using multiple second basemen, Mauricio Dubón’s steps forward and much more. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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May 12, 2021 23 min
Giants minor-leaguer Drew Robinson, who survived a suicide attempt last year but lost an eye, talks to Susan about playing at Triple A after thinking he would never be back in baseball.  | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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S.F. Giants great Willie Mays celebrates his 90th birthday today. The Major League Baseball Hall of Famer is a San Francisco icon and an ambassador for the sport who was still a regular at Giants games pre-pandemic. San Francisco Chronicle national baseball writer and sports columnist John Shea, who co-authored the book "24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid" with Mays, talks about the baseball legend's 90th...
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Giants lefty Jake McGee talks with Susan about his season, his unusual fastball and why he gets two different kinds of movement, working with the best catching tandem in the game, and much more. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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April 28, 2021 36 min
Giants backup catcher Curt Casali talks with Susan about being behind the plate for five consecutive shutouts, analyzes each starter, and provides his thoughts on Buster Posey and the team's fast start. | Giants Splash Newsletter: sfchronicle.com/giantsnewsletter | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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