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The Sox Machine Machine podcast is dedicated to the Chicago White Sox, from the same crowd that brings you SoxMachine.com (soxmachine.com). Hosted by Josh Nelson and Jim Margalus.

Sox Machine


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    Sox Machine Live!: What's up with the White Sox offense?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 56:45

    Josh and Jim recap the White Sox series in Kansas City that featured a still sputtering offense. They also look ahead to the weekend series in New York as the White Sox wrap up their regular-season games against the Yankees. Planning on being in Minneapolis for the #108ing Road Trip? Purchase your pregame tickets at https://soxmachine.com/product/108ing-road-trip-minneapolis-ticket/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    White Sox Wake-Up Call: May 19, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 8:10

    Good morning. Here's the rundown: LAST NIGHT: More of the same as the White Sox lost to the Royals in a sleepy 6-2 fashion. TODAY: The White Sox better hit Carlos Hernández, even though they've never had success against him. ON THE FARM: All four affiliates lost, but Oscar Colás and Colson Montgomery both homered, and Cristian Mena continues to dominate Low-A. AROUND THE LEAGUE: Max Scherzer left his start early, and division leaders continue to win. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    White Sox Wake-Up Call: May 18, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 11:38

    On today's episode: Cease is Beast Good Debut in Game 2 Blown Leads for Minor League Teams Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    White Sox Wake Up Call: May 17, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 18:27

    Last night: Johnny Cueto was great in his White Sox debut, but troubles with the 8th inning struck again to send the game into extra innings. Luckily, Luis Robert was the hero hitting a game-winning two-run homer. Today: White Sox and Royals are scheduled to play two games. Dylan Cease will seek to bounce back from his uneven start against the Yankees by taking the ball in Game 1. For the nightcap, 14th round pick from the 2018 MLB Draft, Davis Martin, will make his MLB debut and start for the White Sox. Around MLB: Minnesota Twins continue winning, the Milwaukee Brewers win thanks to #WILDPITCHOFFENSE, and Boston bounces back against Houston. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Taking a snapshot of the 2022 season

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 69:09

    Record Date: 5/15/2022 Rundown Intro: Josh and Jim take a snapshot of the Chicago White Sox first 33 games. 18:46: Who should get the most blame for an uneven start? 42:19: Kansas City series preview 52:51: P.O. Sox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    White Sox Wake-Up Call: May 13, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 8:31

    Good morning. Here's the rundown: LAST NIGHT: The electricity generated by Yoán Moncada's game-tying homer was sapped by Joe Kelly's disastrous inning in a 15-7 loss to the Yankees. TONIGHT: Vince Velasquez has a difficult assignment, squaring off against Gerrit Cole. ON THE FARM: Andrew Vaughn looks healthy, Davis Martin stands tall in Charlotte, and Cristian Mena continues to impress at Kannapolis. AROUND THE LEAGUE: Houston steamrolled Minnesota in a twin bill, Cleveland is back in action without most of its coaching staff, and the Nats executed the TOOTBLAN of the young season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Split with Guardians sets up measuring stick series vs. Yankees

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 48:05

    Record Date: 5-11-2022 Rundown: Josh and Jim discuss the most recent lawsuit against the White Sox front office Will the White Sox defense improve? Are we buying back Gavin Sheets bounce back? Eloy Jimenez rumored return Do the White Sox have the Top 3 best AL Starting Pitchers? New York Yankees series preview How the White Sox will be measured against the MLB's best team Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    White Sox Wake Up Call: May 11th, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 9:59

    On today's episode: Gio was strong Tim's bat keeps coming along The minors were mostly wrong Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    White Sox Wake Up Call: May 10, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 13:19

    Josh was in attendance for last night's meltdown by the White Sox. He shares his thoughts about the loss and concerns it generates about the upcoming week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    White Sox keep sweeping

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 66:11

    Record Date: 5/8/2022 The Chicago White Sox keep sweeping as they stretch their winning streak to six games. They found a way to win at Boston despite the offense still lacking a tremendous amount of punch thanks to the pitching staff continuing to excel. Is this a sustainable winning formula? Rundown: Intro - How did the White Sox sweep Boston? 5:03 - Is this a sustainable winning model? 17:40 - Did Dallas Keuchel do enough to merit another start? 22:16 - Comparing Apple TV vs. Peacock broadcasts 34:51 - Cleveland Guardians series preview 38:45 - Yoan Moncada and Joe Kelly return 47:13 - P.O. Sox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sox Machine Live!: White Sox sweep at Wrigley

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 55:18

    Stream Date: May 5, 2022 Josh and Jim recap the Chicago White Sox sweeping the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Matt Foster, high leverage reliever What's ailing AJ Pollock Preview White Sox vs. Red Sox series Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    White Sox Wake Up Call: May 5, 2022 and Special Announcement

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 20:19

    Last night: White Sox comeback two runs down to win a nailbiter, 4-3. Down on the Farm: Johnny Cueto has a rough inning, Micker Adolfo hit a big home run, and DJ Gladney is the hero for Kannapolis Around MLB: Toronto Blue Jays snap the New York Yankees winning streak, Baltimore bashes Dylan Bundy, and the Cincinnati Reds are now 3-21. Special Announcement: Sox Machine has signed a new two-year extension with Blue Wire Podcasts, and starting on May 10, will be having watch parties on Playback. Sign up on Playback at https://www.getplayback.com/room/soxmachine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    White Sox Wake Up Call: May 4th, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 10:14

    On today's episode: The weather was sucky Sox bats were plucky Cubs swings were yucky Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    After split with Angels, White Sox hoping to carry good vibes to Wrigley

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 82:24

    Record Date: 5/2/2022 Guest: Ryan Herrera, CHGO Rundown Intro: Vince Velasquez's surprising performance 8:05: Dylan Cease reaching another level of performance 18:42: What to do with Dallas Keuchel? 27:34: Any signs of the White Sox offense waking up? 36:21: Cubs preview with Ryan Herrera 64:34: P.O. Sox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    White Sox Wake-Up Call: May 2, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 8:43

    Good morning. Here's the rundown: YESTERDAY: The White Sox nearly erased a 6-0 inning in the ninth inning, but they fell 6-5 to the Angels and have now lost 11 of 13. TODAY: The Sox and Angels wrap up a series on a Monday, with Dylan Cease facing Patrick Sandoval. ON THE FARM: Charlotte walks off Jacksonville, Lenyn Sosa carries his April into May, and Oscar Colás and Colson Montgomery are still out of action. AROUND THE LEAGUE: The Yankees and Mets are rolling, the Reds are embarrassing, and the Cubs are next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sox Machine Live!: Things are not getting better for the White Sox

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 55:18

    Stream Date: 4/28/2022 Josh and Jim recap another series loss for the Chicago White Sox. Now at 7-11, 3-9 against the AL Central, will things get better for the White Sox soon? They take a look at the next 38 games and wonder where the White Sox will be in mid-June. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    White Sox Wake Up Call: April 28, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 16:38

    Yesterday: Andrew Vaughn was the hero thanks to his three-run homer, but Jake Burger and Tim Anderson also helped carry the offense to a 7-3 victory. Today: Michael Kopech is on the mound against Brad Keller.  Down on the Farm: Charlotte wins big, Birmingham and Winston-Salem suffer tough losses, and Kannapolis is back to .500.  Around MLB: Josh Hader already has 10 saves, and the Minnesota Twins win their sixth straight game. Music Credit: Celebration by Kool & The Gang Broadcast Audio: NBC Sports Chicago Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    White Sox Wake Up Call: April 27th, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 9:20

    On today's episode: The hitting was toothless The pitching was useless The defense was ruthless Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    White Sox Have Problems Needing Fixin'

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 74:41

    Record Date: 4/25/2022 Coming off the heels of another series sweep loss, this time to Minnesota, the Chicago White Sox 6-2 start now has them at 6-9 with their longest losing streak since 2019. Rundown Intro: Is this a bad streak? Or is something broken with the White Sox? 5:24: White Sox hitters issues facing RHP 18:35: Super Bullpen not super 24:09: Silver lining to the mess 25:24: Tony La Russa's decision making 36:55: The problem that could linger all season 43:58: Johnny Cueto report 48:12: Kansas City Royals series preview 56:19: P.O. Sox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sox Machine Live!: A Mess in Cleveland

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 58:31

    Record Date: 4/21/2022 Josh and Jim recap a series in Cleveland that resulted in a complete mess. Defense was terrible, Dallas Keuchel allowed 10 runs, and the White Sox bats are still cold. A lot went wrong, and the guys break it down with a look ahead to the upcoming series in Minneapolis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    White Sox Wake Up Call: April 21, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 15:25

    Yesterday: The Chicago White Sox played terrible baseball as they were embarrassed losing both games of the doubleheader against Cleveland by a combined score of 13-2. Today: Dylan Cease attempts to stop the losing streak. Down on the Farm: Big offensive performances out of Birmingham and Winston-Salem. Around MLB: Miguel Cabrera is one hit shy of 3,000, the Rangers turn a triple play, and Shohei Ohtani racks up 12 K's Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Bats Are Cold but White Sox Keep Winning

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 69:43

    Record Date: 4/17/2022 The Chicago White Sox win their third straight series to start 2022 and currently have the American League's best record at 6-3.  Rundown Intro: How have the White Sox pulled off this good start?  3:29: The Vince Velasquez Experience 6:10: White Sox bats are cold 10:25: Jose Abreu's change in approach  22:08: Golden Cog of the Series - Dylan Cease, and Michael Kopech leading the starting rotation 30:03: Jose Ruiz's new trick 34:47: Cleveland series preview 40:47: How many wins would be satisfactory on the seven-game road trip to Cleveland and Minnesota? 47:39: P.O. Sox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sox Machine Live!: Despite the weather, White Sox win series vs. Seattle

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 55:00

    Record Date: 4/14/2022 Josh and Jim recap the Chicago White Sox series win over the Seattle Mariners. Nothing but good vibes after six games no matter how often Jim brings up Leury Garcia. Golden Cog of the Series: Luis Robert Vince Velasquez and Dallas Keuchel hold their own Is the defense better than what we thought? Series preview of the Tampa Bay Rays Should Clayton Kershaw been allowed to attempt completing a Perfect Game? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    White Sox Wake Up Call: April 14, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 16:26

    Last night: Through waves of rain the Chicago White Sox thanks to home runs from Eloy Jimenez, Tim Anderson, and Luis Robert beat Seattle, 6-4. Today: Both teams after fighting the rain will have to fight strong winds this afternoon as Jimmy Lambert makes the start. Down on the Farm: Charlotte and Memphis combine for 32 runs, and Birmingham notches their first victory of the season. Around MLB: Clayton Kershaw flirts with perfection, Cleveland is 4-2 on the season, and Vlad Guerrero Jr. knocks out three homers at Yankee Stadium. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    White Sox Wake Up Call: April 13th, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 10:46

    On today's Wake Up Call with Bennett Karoll Vince Velazquez Survives Luis Robert Drives Kohl Simas Thrives Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Good Start to 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 60:41

    Record Date: 4/10/2022 Intro: Sox Machine Announcement 4:35: Tigers series recap 7:30: Cog of the Series - Andrew Vaughn 12:22: Starting Pitcher Review 23:03: Seattle Mariners series preview 32:38: New concession items at GRF 38:25: P.O. Sox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    White Sox Wake Up Call: April 8, 2022 (White Sox Opening Day)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 12:06

    Happy 2022 White Sox Opening Day! News: Yoan Moncada goes to the IL for three weeks to rest an oblique muscle. Jake Burger will replace Moncada at third base. Today: Lucas Giolito takes the ball as the White Sox offense gets ready to face LHP Eduardo Rodríguez. This Weekend: Dylan Cease will start on Saturday, and Michael Kopech will finish the series on Sunday. Down on the Farm: Charlotte wins again with a big 10th inning, and it's Opening Day for Birmingham, Winston-Salem, and Kannapolis. Around MLB: Adam Wainwright continues to dominate the Pirates, Cubs hold off the Brewers, and the Reds deliver an Opening Day surprise by beating Atlanta. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    2022 Season Predictions with Laurence Holmes

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 62:30

    Guest: Laurence Holmes, 670 the Score Josh and Jim invite Friend of the Show, Laurence Holmes, to join them in making their 2022 season predictions. How do they grade the White Sox offseason Best Case Scenario Worst Case Scenario Win/Loss Record White Sox MVP White Sox Breakout Player World Series Predictions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Hello, FutureSox

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 19:00

    BREAKING NEWS! FutureSox and Sox Machine have agreed to a new partnership aimed at covering all aspects of the Chicago White Sox. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Latest White Sox News and 2022 Bullpen Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 58:32

    Record Date: 4/4/2022 Lance Lynn is hurt and will miss the first two months of 2022. Zack Collins is gone, and the White Sox have themselves a new backup catcher. Josh and Jim recap the latest White Sox news while previewing the bullpen unit. A week ago, the White Sox bullpen appeared to be one of the best in Major League Baseball. Now that Craig Kimbrel has been traded and Garrett Crochet is out for the season, how does this unit stack up with Opening Day rapidly approaching? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Hello, AJ Pollock

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 40:16

    Record Date: 4/2/2022 Josh and Jim recap the Chicago White Sox trading Craig Kimbrel to the Los Angeles Dodgers for outfielder AJ Pollock. What lessons are to learn from the Kimbrel experience? What does Pollock provide to an already strong White Sox team in 2022? What does this addition mean for Andrew Vaughn to start in 2022? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    2022 Season Preview: Outfielders

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 77:25

    Record Date: 3/31/2022 Next in the series of 2022 Season Previews, Josh and Jim preview the Chicago White Sox outfielders. Is 2022 the year Eloy Jimenez unleashes and hits 40+ home runs? Will Luis Robert stay healthy and repeat his 2021 breakout to be a legit AL MVP candidate? And who will we all see play in right field? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    2022 Season Preview: Starting Pitchers

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 56:05

    Guest: Janice Scurio, NBC Sports Edge & CHGO We are continuing our 2022 Season Previews with a look at the Chicago White Sox starting pitchers. While the group loses Carlos Rodon, it still has three potential AL Cy Young candidates in Lucas Giolito, Lance Lynn, and Dylan Cease. Can they meet or exceed those lofty expectations? Then there is the Dallas Keuchel dilemma and managing Michael Kopech's workload. Joining the podcast to preview this position group is Janice Scurio of NBC Sports Edge and CHGO. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    2022 Season Preview: Infielders

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 64:50

    Record Date: 3/22/2022 Josh and Jim kickoff the Sox Machine 2022 Season Previews with a look at the Chicago White Sox infield. A strong unit hopes both Jose Abreu and Yasmani Grandal fight off age regression for another season. Perhaps Yoan Moncada could re-capture his 2019 form, and if Tim Anderson hits 25+ home runs, would the White Sox left side of the infield to make the All-Star team? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Free Agent Dominos Fall

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 55:22

    The big remaining free agents have finally found a home. Nothing bigger than Carlos Correa shocked the baseball world by signing with the Minnesota Twins. How does his addition impact the Chicago White Sox repeating as AL Central champs? What's the postseason outlook as the free agent dominos finally fall? Josh and Jim break it all down in this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Where do the White Sox stack up at Spring Training 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 57:35

    Josh and Jim contemplate how the Chicago White Sox stack up against the best teams in both the American League and Major League Baseball. With the Los Angeles Dodgers signing Freddie Freeman, they are the clear favorites to win the World Series. How far away are the White Sox? And would signing Michael Conforto help bridge the talent gap?  They also remember Pete Ward, who passed away on March 17th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Hello, Joe Kelly, Josh Harrison, and Vince Velasquez

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 74:15

    Record Date: 3/13/2022 The Chicago White Sox have been busy post-lockout. They continue adding more relievers to their pitching staff, signing Joe Kelly and Vince Velasquez. To help at second base, veteran Josh Harrison was added to the fold. While these three signings support the White Sox with depth, we are still waiting for Rick Hahn to pull off the major move. Do the White Sox have it in them to bring an impact player like Michael Conforto? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    White Sox Minor League Camp Update with James Fegan

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 40:30

    Guest: James Fegan, The Athletic With MLB CBA negotiations still ongoing we visit with Chicago White Sox beat reporter for The Athletic, James Fegan. He shares insight from Glendale, Arizona as he watches White Sox minor league camp. This episode is sponsored by DraftKings Sportsbook. For Illinois residents, use promo code SOXMACHINE when signing up for special offers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Mailbag Episode Vol. 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 76:27

    Record Date: 3/6/2022 With MLB CBA negotiations dragging, Josh and Jim decided to change things up by emptying out the listener mailbag. Answering questions about: Next home renovation projects MLB relegation The new CHGO media platform Development impact for players playing out of position How many fans MLB will lose over the lockout Guitar Hero or Rock Band Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    MLB Has An Ownership Problem

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 56:26

    At least six games have been canceled by Commissioner Rob Manfred, and how things stand with CBA negotiations, we could see even more games get wiped off the schedule. This episode provides audio from both Manfred and MLBPA President Tony Clark from their press conferences. Afterward, Josh and Jim point out where the fault ultimately lies: the owners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Opening Day In Jeopardy

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 61:31

    MLB CBA negotiations are still not progressing to the point of a new deal coming soon. Now that MLB's deadline has come to avoid cancellation of regular-season games, is the entire month of April at risk? Josh and Jim discuss while wishing there was more consistent reporting of the details and insight on which MLB owners are causing issues. They also answer your questions about a new game show format and which uniform throwback they would like to see a return. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    MLB Owners Willing To Lose Games Over CBA Negotiations

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 58:17

    Josh and Jim were optimistic that a new CBA could be agreed upon a few days ago this week. Despite both MLB and MLBPA meeting daily, there's little progress being made. Now, MLB is threatening that if a new CBA is not agreed upon by Monday, February 28, regular-season games will begin to be canceled. They discuss how crazy it is that MLB willing to lose millions over what seems to be slight increases in pay for MLBPA.  To distract from CBA talks, they answer questions from Twitter regarding how the league will function post-lockout, pushing the young pitchers in 2022, and debate hot dogs vs. brats.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A New Hope to End MLB Lockout

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 55:06

    After last week's 15 minute meeting both MLB and MLBPA have agreed to bring the key decisions makers to the table. This week, they will meet daily in hopes of hashing out a new CBA and ending the MLB Lockout. Is there reason to believe a new deal could be had? Or is this more smoke and the threat of delaying Opening Day becomes a reality? Josh and Jim discuss that and the new wearable technology showcased during College Baseball opening weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Keith Law on the 2022 White Sox farm system

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 36:46

    Keith Law drops in for his annual chat about the White Sox farm system, which is last in his organizational rankings, but with a top-20 prospect list that has more to watch than a 30th-place finish would suggest. Links: Keith Law's MLB farm system rankings Keith Law's top 20 White Sox prospects for 2022 Book recommendation: Hell of a Book by Jason Mott Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Owners Counter-Proposal Falls Flat (Again) and White Sox Top 10 Prospects

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 61:34

    After Rob Manfred sparked cautious optimism about a "good proposal" from the Owners to the MLBPA, the offer was another dud. Still short on what the MLBPA is asking for in the Competitive Balance Tax, minimum salaries, and pre-arbitration bonus pools. Is it time to start worrying about Opening Day being delayed?  While MLB camp will not open this week, the minor leaguers participate in mini-camps. Jim wrapped up Prospect Week on Sox Machine, and he shares his thought process that went into his Top 10 White Sox prospects. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Rob Manfred Speaks

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 61:06

    Date: 2/10/2021 After the MLB Owners meeting concluded in Orlando, commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to the media. Despite some verbal gaffes regarding if MLB teams are a wise investment, a few are cautiously optimistic an end to the lockout is on the horizon. Is it, though? It mostly depends on how the conversation goes between both parties on Saturday.  Josh and Jim discuss the timing of when a new CBA needs to be agreed upon, not losing any time during Spring Training, and avoiding a delay of Opening Day. They also point out what they believe are big sticking points that the Owners will need to be more flexible to get MLBPA buy-in.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    State of the 2022 White Sox Farm System with Jim Callis

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 35:05

    Guest: Jim Callis, MLB.com We kick off Prospect Week at Sox Machine with one of our best friends, Jim Callis of MLB.com, stopping by to chat. He shares his thoughts on the top White Sox prospects garnering the most interest and a preview of the upcoming 2022 MLB Draft class.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Latest CBA Negotiations and Early ZiPS Projected Standings

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 45:00

    While a foot of snow falls on Chicago, Josh and Jim chat about the latest contentious CBA negotiations. Are they sweating a delayed start of Spring Training? Are they worried that a lack of progress will push back opening Day? They share their optimistic and pessimistic viewpoints.  Meanwhile, FanGraphs has released their early ZiPS projected standings, and things look for the Chicago White Sox within the AL Central. But what about the entire American League? Once the lockout is ended, how could these projected standings change?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SUDDEN DEATH and other new baseball rule ideas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 50:45

    The Frontier League is introducing SUDDEN DEATH extra-inning rules in 2022. Enter the 11th inning (or 9th inning of a 7-inning game); the home team manager will get to pick if his team will play on offense or defense. If the offensive team scores, they win the game. If the defensive team holds, they win the game. It's a crazy idea, but it intrigues Josh and Jim to see if it would work better in MLB than in Independent Leagues. They also receive new rule ideas from the audience and judge which changes they like best. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    MLB CBA Negotiations with Eugene Freedman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 37:28

    MLB and the Players Association met earlier this week in hopes of working closer to a new CBA. With the reported proposals, are we seeing the two parties moving towards a deal? Eugene Freedman is a labor lawyer who is a big baseball fan and had negotiated many CBA's for the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. He's been keeping close tabs on the conversations and shares his unique insight about the type of conversations being had. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Schadenfreude, Hall of Fame Vote, and Park Factors

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 57:22

    Record Date: 1/24/2022 As the MLB Lockout persists, Josh and Jim chat about a few topics on their mind. Chicago's enjoyment of the 49ers beating the Packers, and do the White Sox have that certain opponent which fans get to experience some schadenfreude. Hall of Fame announcement is Tuesday, January 25. Jim shares his predictions on who will get the call and if Mark Buerhle survives the 5% cutoff. Discuss GRF's Park Factors while pondering what Tim Anderson's numbers would look like at Coors Field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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