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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Ray Woodson On All Star Game, Hader & Giants Trade Deadline Options

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Ray Woodson joins us to talk about the 2018 All Star Game. Brandon Crawford was the lone Giants player in the Midsummer Classic, so we discuss his performance and  analyze the entire game. Brewers reliever and NL All Star Josh Hader took center stage after the game for all the wrong reasons so we discuss his actions. Plus, we examine the Giants outlook heading into the trade deadline and what the Dodgers acquisition of Manny Machado means in the division race.

 

We also continue to track the progress of the Giants minor leaguers and catch up with San Jose Giants 1B Gio Brusa and OF Heath Quinn. Brusa is one of the top home run hitters in the California League and Quinn has made a major improvement from 2017 to be the SJ Giants top hitter this season.

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Join us again next week. Ray Woodson will join us again to talk about the road trip, then we’re at AT&T Park for Giants/ Brewers. Plus, we’ll hear from San Jose Giants announcer Joe Ritzo.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: USA Today’s Jorge Ortiz From The All Star Game In Washington, DC

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USA Today reporter Jorge Ortiz is our guest from Washington, DC prior to the 2018 All Star game. We chat about Brandon Crawford’s first half success that led to him getting the nod as the starting shortstop for the National League. Jorge recently did a piece on Crawford’s NL double play partner Javier Baez.  We also discuss the impact of the young players for the Giants so far this season. After the All Star game, Ortiz is moving over to the news department at USA Today. He spent 31 years as a sportswriter and the Giants celebrated his time covering the team with a tribute that included a cake and jersey (courtesy of Giants Senior Director of Broadcast Services Maria Jacinto).

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Join us again later this week when Ray Woodson joins us to talk about the All Star game.

Crawford photo courtesy of MLB Trade Rumors

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Ray Woodson On Bay Bridge Opener, Should Giants Go After Harper?

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The Giants took game one of the Bay Bridge series Friday night with some contributions from the younger players. Joe and Ray discuss what the influx of minor leaguers has meant to the Giants chances of contending in the NL West. Also, what do the Giants need to do before the trade deadline? And, the pros and cons of pursuing impending free agent Bryce Harper.

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Join us again next week. Jorge Ortiz from USA Today will join us from Washington, DC to talk about the All Star game.

Giants/A’s drawing courtesy of Scoopnest.com

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Tony Watson On “Great Clubhouse,” Ray Black Debut “Truly Emotional”

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Today we focus on the Giants bullpen and hear from LHP Tony Watson and rookie RHP Ray Black. Watson is loving playing in San Francisco and putting up good numbers, posting a 1.50 ERA in his first 42 relief appearances. Black is ecstatic about getting his shot in the Major Leagues after a long, injury-filled journey. The man with the 100+ mph fastball put his less-than-stellar debut behind him and pitched well Tuesday night agains the Cubs, retiring the side in order with 2 strikeouts. We also hear from Giants skipper Bruce Bochy before Wednesday’s game with the Cubs.

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Join us again Saturday when we chat with Ray Woodson.

Photos courtesy of the San Francisco Examiner and the Athletic

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Buster Posey On Rodriguez/Suarez “They’re Coming Into Their Own”

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Giants All Star catcher Buster Posey tells The Sports Virus his thoughts on what’s happening right now with the Giants offense, the return of Madison Bumgarner/Johnny Cueto and the emergence of young pitchers Dereck Rodriguez and Andrew Suarez.  LHP Derek Holland also joins the podcast as well as assistant hitting coach Rick Schu. Plus, we hear from Giants skipper Bruce Bochy from his daily chat with the media.

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Join us again next week when the Giants face the Chicago Cubs.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Ray Woodson, Cueto/Shark Returning – Who Is Out In SF Rotation?

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With Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija set to join the Giants rotation during the upcoming home series against the Cardinals, Joe Castellano and Ray Woodson discuss who should be the odd man out in the SF rotation. We also get into whether or not the Giants would consider trading Madison Bumgarner and the possibility of the designated hitter coming to the National League. Plus, we discuss pace of play in Major League Baseball.

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Join us again Thursday when we podcast from AT&T Park.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Giants VP Of Player Development David Bell On SF Farm System

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Our podcasts not only cover the Giants Major League team extensively, we also keep tabs on what’s happening down on the farm. Inside China Basin host Joe Castellano is also hosting the new TV show Orange and Black, Best of the Farm.

Links to the TV show can be found on BAOSN.TV.

Today we have an in-depth interview from Thursday’s TV show with Giants Vice President of Player Development David Bell. He tells us his goals for San Francisco’s minor leaguers and chats about the progress of players at all of the affiliates. Bell also reminisces about the 2002 Giants team that won the National League pennant in a season where he was named the Willie Mac Award winner.
Augusta play-by-play announcer Joe Laurendi is our other guest. He gets us caught up on the Greenjackets’ solid pitching staff and tells us how prospects Heliot Ramos and Jacob Gonzalez are playing in the South Atlantic League.

 

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Join us next week when Ray Woodson is our guest.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Checking On The Progress Of The AA Richmond Flying Squirrels

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Our podcasts not only cover the Giants Major League team extensively, we also keep tabs on what’s happening down on the farm. Inside China Basin host Joe Castellano is also hosting the new TV show Orange and Black, Best of the Farm.

Links to the TV show can be found on BAOSN.TV.

Today we have some interviews from a recent TV show focusing on the Giants AA Eastern League affiliate Richmond Flying Squirrels. RHP Shaun Anderson, who is one of the top strikeout pitchers in the league is our guest, as well as OF Dylan Davis and play-by-play announcer Jay Burnham.

 

Listen To Anderson, Davis and Burnham

Join us later week when we continue our look at the Giants minor league system with special guest David Bell, who is the Giants Vice President of Player Development.

Photos courtesy of The Athletic and The Richmond Times Dispatch

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Nick Hundley, Will Smith & Ray Woodson Talk Hunter Strickland Injury

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Hunter Strickland addressed the media and his teammates after breaking his hand in a fit of rage earlier this week. Did Strickland finally learn a lesson about controlling his emotions? Ray Woodson weighs in on that. Nick Hundley and Will Smith talk about supporting Strickland. Hundley also discusses his great base-running play against the Marlins and Smith tells us about the adrenaline rush that goes along with pitching in the late innings of Major League games.

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Join us again next week when we check on the Giants minor league system with guests from Richmond and Farm Director David Bell.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Giants RHP Chris Stratton, SF Chronicle Columnist Scott Ostler

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Chris Stratton is coming off his 8th win of the season against the Dodgers and he joins us to talk about his season and what’s happening with the ball club. We also chat with SF Chronicle Columnist Scott Ostler and hear from Giants manager Bruce Bochy.

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Join us again later this week when regular guest Ray Woodson is our guest.

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