AtF Podcast – San Francisco Giants Season Preview Show


Sep 29, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder

Hunter Pence

(8) singles for an RBI walk-off win against the San Diego Padres during the ninth inning at AT&T Park. The San Francisco Giants defeated the San Diego Padres 7-6 with a walk-off win. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Opening Day! The greatest day in a baseball fan’s year. So here at Around The Foghorn we figured it was the perfect day to record our 2014 National League, and most importantly, San Francisco Giants preview show.

It was a full show as Chris Corbett and I broke down all the races in the National League. Good friend to the program Wade Black joined us for the first half of the show as we whipped around the league. I’ll post all our picks for the 2014 season below today’s episode at the bottom. All three of us agreed on the 5 playoff teams and that was a bit of a surprise. Trust me, we’re not that vanilla.

On to the 2014 San Francisco Giants. The season is finally here and we get to talk Giants baseball. It was great to be back dissecting all things Giants as we looked up and down the roster and gave our takes on this year’s team.

Questions about Ryan Vogelsong arise when we talk about the starting pitching. Plus, the impact that Tim Hudson has had on Tim Lincecum is also a hot topic on the preview show.

The Giants seem to have a little more depth than last year. We look at how Marco Scutaro‘s injury impacts the team and I share my thought that Ehire Adrianza should be starting and Joaquin Arias coming off the bench.

Chris has picked the Giants to win the NL West by 2 games over the Dodgers with a 92-70 record. I picked the boys to finish as a Wild Card team a few games behind those Dodgers. When it comes to leading the Giants this season in home runs both Chris and I were on the same page with Hunter Pence.

If you’re looking for just the Giants preview, you can go ahead and skip to about an hour in the show. It’s cool, we know that’s why you’re here. That’s why we’re here too.

Last week, Chris and I took our chances and predicted how the American League would shake out. Being a Giants podcast we don’t see the AL as often but we managed to make some picks anyway. You can listen to last week’s show here: AtF AL Preview Show

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Chris’s Picks
AL East: Rays AL Central: Royals AL West: Angels
WC: Rangers WC: Tigers
AL Champion: Rays

NL East: Nats NL Central: Cards NL West: Giants
WC: Dodgers WC: Braves
NL Champion: Nats

WS Champ: Nats

Eric’s Picks
AL East: Rays AL Central: Tigers AL West: Rangers
WC: Angels WC: Red Sox
AL Champion: Rays

NL East: Braves NL Central: Cards NL West: Dodgers
WC: Giants WC: Nats
NL Champion: Dodgers

WS Champ: Dodgers (I know, but maybe it’ll be a reverse jinx)