SF Giants Podcast Ep. 7 with Maria Guardado: Free Agents, Rule 5, More

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Mauricio Dubón #1 of the SF Giants makes a diving catch taking a hit away from Vimael Machin #39 of the Oakland Athletics in the top of the ninth inning at Oracle Park on August 16, 2020 in San Francisco, California. The Athletics won the game 15-3. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

This week, host Marc Delucchi talks with MLB.com SF Giants beat writer Maria Guardado about the 40-man roster, Rule 5 draft, free agency, and more.

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This week, Marc and guest Maria Guardado talk about adjusting to covering the Giants amidst the pandemic, surprises from the season, 40-man roster alignment, expectations for free agency, and more. They also ponder whether Mauricio Dubón has found a permanent home in center field and other questions facing president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi and general manager Scott Harris.

Maria is the Giants beat writer for MLB.com. She has previously covered the New York Mets for the Newark Star-Ledger and Los Angeles Angels for MLB.com. To stay up to date with her work you can follow her on Twitter @MI_Guardado.

Time Stamps:
0:00 – Beat Writing In 2020
4:04 – Biggest Surprises of 2020
7:00 – Recapping Offseason Moves Thus Far
10:18 – Is A “Big” Move On The Horizon?
15:13 – What Is The Biggest Offensive Hole?
24:40 – Rule 5 & Non-Tender Preview
29:48 – Free-Agent Starter Fits
32:35 – The Bullpen Plan
36:30 – Contending In 2021

Thank you for listening!

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