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The Torture Cast
Torture never sounded so good.
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Location: San Francisco
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The home of TortureCast, a podcast by fans of the SF Giants, for fans of the SF Giants. Hosted by Willie Dills (The Instance, ...


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March 26, 2018 08:54 PM PDT

It's our annual season preview! In this 7th preview in total, the gang has all been pretty close in guessing the Giants' win totals...until last year.

With all of us ranging between 84 and 92 wins, we were more than 20 games off. That said, no one predicted that the Giants would lose 98.

Taking that into consideration with this year's injuries, we have the biggest range in our hosting history, with Chad going low with 76 wins, Willie just behind at 79, and Eric piling on the unicorn droppings with a whopping 96 wins, proclaiming that the Giants will win the West, the World Series, Duggar will win Rookie of the Year, and Posey and Panik will battle it out for a batting title.

Perhaps Eric is getting high off his new puppies?

We also read listener's win total predictions, talk final potential roster moves, and our keys for getting off to a good start, considering that the Giants play the Dodgers 10 times over their first 29 games...and that's without Bum or Shark.

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March 19, 2018 09:41 PM PDT

Spring training has merely a week left, and Chad and Eric talk about the second round of cut the Giants made, and how the Giants are near the top of every offensive category! (but, maybe not so much on pitching).

MadBum is raking, AT&T Park is rated #1 by Forbes, and the season starts in LA in 10 DAYS!

Join us for a fun episode...spring is almost over!

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February 28, 2018 10:48 PM PST

We last left you before Media Day, before pitchers and catchers reported, before Tony Watson and Derek Holland were signed. And man, does everything seem positive right now!

There was a profound sense of positivity at Media Day, where I got interviews with Evan Longoria, Brandon Belt, and Brandon Crawford, along with group interviews with Andrew McCutchen and Bruce Bochy. But...I buy into it. This isn't your typical response from a team that lost 98 games last year. They truly think that was an anomaly, and with the improvements to the club, these guys think the postseason is certainly possible. I think I'm buying into it.

Eric and I talk about this and the first six games of spring training, which included three bombs from Kyle Jensen?! Ok, so although he's not making the team, we still talk about him and other solid performances over the first week down in Arizona.

Timmy signs with Texas?! At least he's not a Dodger.

Also, check out Eric's great writing on our site, he's gonna manage a team website at some point, or get caught in a sex scandal when he's made it. Either way, that's more than I can say.

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February 09, 2018 06:21 PM PST

The ever-casual skipper, Bruce Bochy, commanded a group of reporters in a suite today at AT&T Park, where he talked about the "euphoria" he experienced when he found out the Giants had traded for Andrew McCutchen, among other great nuggets in this interview.

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February 09, 2018 06:11 PM PST

Chad sat down with Giants' shortstop Brandon Crawford to talk about what went wrong last season, and what he's looking forward to in the upcoming campaign, especially with the additions of Cutch and Longo.

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February 09, 2018 05:56 PM PST

Chad sat down with Brandon Belt for a one-on-one discussion about his health status, pitch selection, and last year's disappointing season.

Also, be sure to check out Chad's interviews with Evan Longoria and Brandon Crawford, and group interviews with Bruce Bochy and Andrew McCutchen.

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February 09, 2018 05:37 PM PST

Chad attended SF Giants' Media Day at AT&T Park where a group of reporters huddled around newly acquired outfielder Andrew McCutchen. "Cutch" as he is often called, talks about Roberto Clemente, how he got his number 22, and the similarities and differences between PNC and AT&T Park, among many other subjects.

You can also view this interview on our YouTube channel

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February 09, 2018 05:19 PM PST

Chad sat down for a one on one interview with San Francisco Giants' new third baseman, Evan Longoria. Evan answers questions about his new home, the new ballpark, and the new fans.

Look for additional interviews with Andrew McCutchen, Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford and Bruce Bochy.

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February 08, 2018 09:56 PM PST

It's true, the Giants' pitchers and catchers are reporting in less in a week. A few mere days until we can claim that we smell the fresh cut grass and hear the crack of the bat echo through our collective skulls.

Until then, Eric and Chad talk about Barry Bonds' #25 being retired in August, despite not being the Hall of Fame (a Giant requisite for a retired number), the clash between the MLB players' association and MLB about the lack of free agent signings, Chad will be covering the Giants at Media Day on Friday, and Eric has been writing a metric ton on torturecast.com. Seriously. Go there. Read it. It's good stuff!

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February 06, 2018 09:45 PM PST

In episode 132, Eric and Chad talk about the big signing for the Giants this off-season. We also talk potential lineup options, pitching rotation, and Hall of Fame results.

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