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The White Sox Talk Podcast brings you unparalleled insight and access to the White Sox. Featuring interviews with current/former players and coaches, we’ll tell you why something happened yesterday, and what’s likely going to happen tomorrow. Featuring Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey, Chris Kamka and V…

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    Who made the best and worst White Sox predictions in 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 52:20

    With the White Sox season in the books, time to see who made the best and worst predictions for 2021. Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey, Vinnie Duber, and Chris Kamka look back at their preseason predictions which covered a wide range of topics; Lance Lynn innings, Nick Madrigal home runs, White Sox total wins, who they would acquire at the deadline, and more. And if you're wondering who made the worst White Sox predictions....it wasn't us.(3:05) - The predictions no one predicted(12:10) - Batting average for Andrew Vaughn predictions(24:36) - Will there be a fight between the Sox and Twins?(32:30) - Who was the offseason MVP for the Sox?(43:50) - Bold predictions for the 2021 seasonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Steve Stone on the 2021 season and improvements needed for next season

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 44:50

    What happened with the White Sox in 2021 and what happens next? Chuck Garfien breaks it all down with White Sox TV analyst Steve Stone who explains why the Astros beat the White Sox in the ALDS and what moves the White Sox might make in the off-season. They also talk about Michael Kopech, Dylan Cease, Yasmani Grandal, Craig Kimbrel, Dallas Keuchel, and more. (3:23) - What happened to the White in the Astro's series and how do they compare and how can they improve?( 12:42) - How can the White Sox be better at defense (16:00) - Did the Astro's have extra information during the series?(21:30) - Will Michael Kopech be a starter next year?(26:39) - Was getting Craig Kimbrel on board(35:00) - Analyzing the offseason moves last year, and what is expected next yearSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Why the White Sox World Series quest went bust

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 54:57


    The White Sox season wasn't supposed to end like this. What happened? Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey, and Vinnie Duber talk about the White Sox early exit from the playoffs, who the White Sox were in 2021, who they weren't, and who they need to be to win a World Series title.(2:35) - Were the White Sox close to winning a World Series this year?(10:30) - How much of the series loss is on Tony LaRussa's managing?(17:00) - Was the narrative true about the Sox not being able to win against playoff teams?(38:00) - Was this season a failure for the White Sox?(47:00) - The playoff atmosphere at Guaranteed Rate FieldSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    What prevented the White Sox from beating the Astros

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 45:11


    After losing the ALDS to the Astros in four games, Chuck Garfien breaks down what happened with Ozzie Guillen and Jason Benetti. They discuss how and why the White Sox lost Game 4 as well as the series. Plus, was there any truth behind Ryan Tepera's sneaky stuff comments about the Astros possibly cheating during the series? And what about Tony La Russa accusing the Astros of hitting Jose Abreu on purpose at the end of Game 4? Was he right? Ozzie thinks so.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    White Sox stay alive on a rockin' night on the South Side

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 19:28


    On the brink of elimination, the White Sox came back from a 5-1 deficit to crush the Astros 12-6 in front of a frenzied Blackout crowd on the South Side. Chuck Garfien breaks down the wild night. Chuck interviews Leury Garcia after his mammoth 3-run homer. Tim Anderson had 3 more hits. He speaks with Chuck and Ozzie Guillen. It was definitely a night to remember. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Why everything went wrong for the White Sox in Game 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 25:36

    Houston, we have a problem. Another rough loss in the ALDS has the White Sox on the brink of elimination. Chuck Garfien, Ozzie Guillen and Ryan McGuffey break down everything that went wrong in the 9-4 loss in Game 2. Where was Michael Kopech? What's happened to Craig Kimbrel? Where's the power? Who's starting Game 3? And most importantly, how do the White Sox come back to win the series?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What the heck happened with the White Sox in Game 1?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 19:15

    After a rough 6-1 loss to the Astros in Game 1 of the ALDS, Chuck Garfien, Ozzie Guillen and Ryan McGuffey break down everything that went wrong with the White Sox. Why didn't Lance Lynn mix up more of his pitches? Should Lucas Giolito have started Game 1 instead? Was Lance McCullers that good? Plus, Jose Abreu coming back from illness and why the White Sox have a better chance to win Game 2 and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Everything you need to know about the White Sox-Astros ALDS

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 41:35

    The playoffs are here! White Sox vs. Astros. What needs to happen for the White Sox to win the series? Chuck Garfien breaks down all the big angles with Ryan McGuffey, Vinnie Duber, and Maddie Lee. They discuss Jose Abreu getting the flu, the decision to give Lance Lynn the ball in Game 1, Tony vs. Dusty, which White Sox players will have a big series, who's going to win the series, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who's winning the ALDS and why with Astros TV analyst Geoff Blum

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 42:18


    The playoffs are here! It's the White Sox vs. the Astros in the ALDS. Who wins? Who loses? Chuck Garfien speaks with 2005 World Series hero Geoff Blum who's now the Houston Astros TV analyst for AT&T SportsNet Southwest. They talk about Lance Lynn's struggles and Lucas Giolito's success against the Astros, why Tim Anderson should have a big series, the under-the-radar Astros hitter the White Sox need to worry about, Tony La Russa's comeback as White Sox manager, why the Astros will win the series, why the Astros will lose the series and more.(2:44) - Reliving the 2005 World Series(10:20) - Lucas Giolito vs. the Astros lineup(23:10) - Unstoppable force meets the immovable object. White Sox pitchers get strikeouts and Astros hitters don't strikeout(31:20) - Predictions for the seriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    What Carlos Rodon proved in his final regular season start

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 25:53

    From Cy Young candidate to question mark for the postseason, Carlos Rodon took the mound on Wednesday looking to prove that he belongs in the White Sox rotation in the playoffs. Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey speak about his pressure-packed performance and how the White Sox might use him in the playoffs. Together with Michael Kopech? Plus, they give an appreciation for Rodon who after having the worst season of his career came back and had his very best. And you'll hear Rodon's post-game interview with Jason Benetti and Steve Stone.(3:30) - Rodon's comeback and breaking down his play as the Sox head into the playoffs(8:00) - Celebrating the insane season Carlos Rodon just had(11:23) - Jason Benetti and Steve Stone interview Rodon(15:30) - When will Carlos Rodon pitch in the playoffs?(22:40) - What grade would you give Rodon's performance on his last regular season start?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Being clutch in the playoffs with 2005 World Series hero Joe Crede

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 39:55

    With the playoffs getting closer, Chuck Garfien speaks to former White Sox third baseman Joe Crede about what it means to be clutch in the postseason. They talk about his biggest playoff moments and why an injury in August helped make it all happen. Crede also explains why the White Sox might not be clicking right now, and why they might turn out to be dangerous when the playoffs begin. Then, Chuck talks about the Tigers hitting Jose Abreu on Monday, the benches clearing, and why it needed to happen.(3:45) - Joe Crede coming back from an injury in the middle of the 2005 season(11:20) - What kind of focus should the White Sox have going into the playoffs(19:00) - What was it like heading into the 2005 World Series(28:30) - Who on the current Sox could potentially have a Joe Crede-type post-season run?(30:55) - Benches clearing scuffle vs the TigersSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The White Sox are AL Central champs!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 22:43


    After the White Sox clinched the AL Central with a 7-2 victory over the Indians, Tony La Russa, Rick Hahn and Tim Anderson joined Chuck Garfien, Ozzie Guillen and Gordon Beckham to talk about their division title, Anderson's big 2-homer game, how they have much bigger goals in mind and more. Then Chuck talks about Michael Kopech's role in the playoffs and if the White Sox might end up facing the Rays in the ALDS.(2:30) - White Sox manager Tony La Russa(6:54) - White Sox GM Rick Hahn(11:10) - Tim AndersonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Who are the White Sox and who will they be in the playoffs?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 39:17

    With the White Sox playing .500 baseball in the second half and struggling in September, what kind of team will they be in the playoffs? Chuck Garfien speaks with Vinnie Duber. Ryan McGuffey and Maddie Lee who all traveled to Detroit to potentially cover the White Sox clinching the AL Central. They talk about Carlos Rodon's latest setback and if he'll be able to pitch in the playoffs, the up and down White Sox offense, the trades of Craig Kimbrel and Cesar Hernandez, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Inside the White Sox pitching staff with Ethan Katz

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 22:02

    Chuck Garfien goes to the source to get the word on several White Sox pitchers with pitching coach Ethan Katz. Find out what Dylan Cease is working on to get to the next step in his development, a recent mechanical adjustment made by Craig Kimbrel, how Lance Lynn wants to become a five-pitch pitcher and stay in the majors into his 40's. Plus, info on Carlos Rodon, Michael Kopech, Dallas Keuchel and Reynaldo Lopez. (2:40) - The key to Dylan Cease's development this year(7:05) - Katz on the adjustment Kopech has had to make from a starter to a bullpen arm(14:30) - The strong mentality of the pitching staff(19:40) - Working with Lucas GiolitoSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Chuck and Ozzie with Joe Maddon and Liam Hendriks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 30:31

    Two great guests on one podcast! Chuck Garfien and Ozzie Guillen sit down with Angels manager Joe Maddon and White Sox closer Liam Hendriks. Maddon talks about what it was like managing against Ozzie, why "the sky is the limit" for Luis Robert, what makes Shoehei Ohtani so special, and more. Then, they speak with Hendriks about his first White Sox season, having Craig Kimbrel as a teammate, Ruby the Tarot Card Reader, and more.(3:30) - Joe Maddon on managing against Ozzie(7:20) - Maddon discusses what kind of player and person Shoehei Ohtani is(14:30) - Liam Hendriks interview(19:20) - Hendriks on receiving hate from fans on the way he pitchesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Appreciating the legend that is Leury García

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 36:39


    He might be small in stature, but time and time again Leury García has come up big for the White Sox. As Lance Lynn put it after García's walk-off homer against the Red Sox on Sunday, "We call him the legend." So, why does García have such legendary status inside the White Sox clubhouse and why should White Sox fans appreciate all that is Leury García? Chuck Garfien, Vinnie Duber, and Ryan McGuffey break it all down. Plus, hear why Ozzie Guillén believes he's Tony La Russa's MVP.(3:00) - Leury García's mixed reviews from fans and media alike(7:00) - Tony La Russa is not here for the Leury "Utility" talk(17:00) - Ozzie Guillén has Leury as his White Sox MVP(24:25) - As García heads to free agency, will the Sox bring him back AND where will he play?(29:00) - Did the White Sox win the Leury García/Alex Ríos tradeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Paul Konerko reflects on 9-11

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 33:26

    On September 11, 2001, the White Sox were in New York City to play the Yankees when the World Trade Center was attacked. Paul Konerko woke up in the team hotel that morning to a city in chaos. Chuck Garfien speaks with Konerko about his experience that day, how the White Sox made it back to Chicago and how 9-11 continues to affect him 20 years later. Konerko also talks about the 2021 White Sox and their chances in the post-season.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jimmy Lambert takes us behind the scenes of his first major league win

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 33:48

    Oakland might be a house of horrors for the White Sox, but not to Jimmy Lambert. The White Sox starter came up from Triple-A and shut down the A's for his first major league victory. How did he do it? Lambert speaks with Chuck Garfien about everything that happened on the field and behind the scenes, including almost getting hit by the foul ball that nailed Eloy Jimenez in the knee, as well as the massive beer shower that his teammates gave him after the game. Lambert also talks about his bumpy road from the minors to the majors, coming back from Tommy John surgery to nail down his first MLB win, and why he believes there's plenty more coming in his future. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Yasmani Grandal's unicorn season

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 37:26

    There is a method to the madness that is Yasmani Grandal who's putting up a group of numbers we've never seen before in baseball history. Seriously. Chuck Garfien speaks with stat guru Chris Kamka about Grandal's unique offensive season. They dig into all of the numbers to explain why Grandal is the unicorn he is and what he means to the White Sox offense.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Gimme the hot sauce! Adam Amin and Stacey King are calling a White Sox game!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 47:48

    Talk about a fun conversation. It's the Chicago Bulls broadcasting team of Adam Amin and Stacey King who are switching sports on Friday, calling the White Sox-Royals game on NBC Sports Chicago as subs for Jason Benetti and Steve Stone. Adam and Stacey came on the podcast to talk about their excitement of broadcasting a White Sox game, their on-air chemistry, how Chuck broke in Stacey as a broadcaster in 2004, which White Sox players would make great basketball players and vise versa, how Adam has recharged Stacey's career, their excitement for the Bulls and much more.(3:00) - Chuck and Stacey's first broadcast together(10:00) - The Bulls broadcast team getting to announce (20:00) - Bulls and Sox are both relevant at the same time(27:40) - Which player from the Bull would fit in the Sox lineup and which Sox would fit on the Bulls?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Are the White Sox ready for October?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 40:12


    The White Sox have been in first place in the AL Central for over three months, but are they ready for what's to come when the playoffs start in October? Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey and White Sox Insider Vinnie Duber discuss where the White Sox are at the moment and if they are ready for a deep run in the playoffs. Plus, Tony La Russa talks about how the White Sox need to be peaking in October, whether it's better to go into the playoffs with a big lead or fighting it out for a playoff spot and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    White Sox fans take over the podcast! Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 33:43


    Here comes round two of White Sox fans taking over the podcast. Host Chuck Garfien is joined by Ryan McGuffey and Vinnie Duber to address the questions, ideas, and concerns of White Sox fans. Among the topics: Tony La Russa's handling of the bullpen, if bad fundamentals will cost the White Sox in the playoffs, the roles for Michael Kopech and Garrett Crochet next season, and more. Plus, if you could choose one player from the 2005 World Series champion White Sox and put him on the 2021 White Sox, who would it be?(3:10) - Overall review of Tony La Russa's handling of the pitching staff(8:30) - If you can pick 1 player from 2005 and add them to the 2021 team, who would you pick?(16:53) - Will the Sox's record vs above .500 teams still be a point of discussion? Best hairstyle on the White Sox(24:00) - Will fundamentals be the reason why the White Sox lose in the playoffs?(28:50) - Why doesn't Andrew Vaughn play every day?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    White Sox fans take over the podcast! Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 48:21


    The fans are back to take over the podcast! Host Chuck Garfien is joined by Ryan McGuffey and Vinnie Duber to answer questions and concerns of White Sox fans. How should Tony La Russa manage the 8th and 9th innings with Craig Kimbrel and Liam Hendriks? Does Dylan Cease have the edge over Dallas Keuchel in a 4-man playoff rotation? What happened on that 3-0 pitch to Vladimir Guerrero? Plus, the 2021 White Sox vs. the 1983 White Sox, negative White Sox Twitter, prepping for the playoffs, and more! (3:40) - Should Liam Hendriks and Craig Kimbrel switch spots in the 8th and 9th innings?(9:45) - What do you think about the trades for Kimbrel and Cesar Hernandez?(18:55) - Who should be the 4th starter in the playoffs...Dylan Cease or Dallas Keuchel?(29:05) - Should Tony La Russa's decision making be called into question over Lance Lynn pitching to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on a 3-0 count?(38:50) - How should the White Sox be preparing for the playoffs?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Why the White Sox are a scary matchup for the Rays in October

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 40:17


    After going 3-3 against the defending AL Champion Tampa Bay Rays during the regular season, how would the White Sox do against the Rays if they meet in the playoffs? Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey speak with Dave Wills, the longtime radio voice of the Rays. He explains how the Rays continue to win despite injuries and a low payroll and why he wouldn't want to face the White Sox in a playoff series. They also talk about Tim Anderson's rise in popularity, what he means to the White Sox and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Eloy Jimenez wants to play left field and why it's best for the White Sox

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 24:53


    Whenever Eloy Jimenez comes on the podcast, you never know what to expect. This time, Eloy opens the conversation by actually interviewing Chuck Garfien. Then, Jimenez opens up about the pec muscle injury he suffered during spring training, why he wants to be a full-time left fielder and not a DH, and how a 12-year-old White Sox fan inspired him during his recovery. Later, Chuck explains why playing left field is best for Jimenez and the White Sox.(2:40) - Eloy interview Chuck Garfien(5:30) - Eloy on Tony La Russa saying to the team that they will be in first place when he came back from his injury(11:05) - Hitting a home run in the Field of Dreams game(12:50) - Eloy dedicating his first home run back from surgery to a special fanSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    The White Sox vs. winning teams (with surprise guest Carlos Rodon)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 24:03

    Chuck Garfien and Vinnie Duber discuss the White Sox struggles against teams with winning records. What's going on? What does it mean? Will it matter come playoff time? Then White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon makes a surprise appearance on the podcast, giving his thoughts on the White Sox record against teams over .500. He also provides an update on his sore shoulder and when he might be back in the White Sox rotation.(2:20) - Is there a pattern with the Sox against teams with winning records?(8:40) - How will the Sox handle the playoffs if they can't beat above .500 teams in the regular season?(16:00) - What should fans be looking for on the White Sox as the playoffs get closer(17:55) - Surprise guest Carlos Rodon joins the podcast(20:00) - Rodon discusses the Sox record vs potential playoff teams and if they are worried about itSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Want to have a walk off? Tim Anderson wins an epic Field of Dreams game

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 20:35


    The first ever Field of Dreams game ended in dramatic fashion with Tim Anderson crushing a 2-run homer into the cornfield in the bottom of the ninth to give the White Sox a 9-8 victory over the New York Yankees. What did we just witness?? Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey put all the emotions of this real life Hollywood ending into perspective. Was this heaven? Well, it sure felt like it.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    The magic of the Field of Dreams

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 29:34


    Coming to you from the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville, Iowa, Chuck Garfien speaks with actor Dwier Brown who played Kevin Costner's father in the Field of Dreams movie. He talks about the making of the film with inside stories about the famous scene with him and Costner, and why grown men stop him on the street asking, “Want to have a catch?” Then, Chuck speaks with Adnan Virk of MLB Network and host of The Cinephile podcast about the movie's impact, if Tom Hanks had played the lead role instead of Costner, what baseball player he'd want to see walk out of the cornfield and come back to life, why we can dream about a White Sox World Series and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Luis Robert is back. Let's go!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 28:01

    After missing three months with a torn hip flexor injury, Luis Robert is back in our White Sox lives. Chuck Garfien, Vinnie Duber, and Ryan McGuffey talk about the return of La Pantera, what it does for the lineup and how his absence opened the doors for other players, making this White Sox team even better. They also discuss the tough schedule coming up, the White Sox sweep of the Cubs at Wrigley, and more.(2:50) - What does it mean to have Luis Robert back right now?(7:50) - What will happen to Adam Engel now that Robert is back?(13:30) - Sox are heading into a tough stretch on the road. Does it still matter how well they play vs potential playoff teams?(18:50) - Projecting when Yasmani Grandal comes back(22:30) - White Sox sweep the CubsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Curse words, Kimbrel and everything in between with Liam Hendriks

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 21:24

    Chuck Garfien sits down with White Sox closer Liam Hendriks for a fun and unpredictable conversation that goes in many different directions. Liam talks about his personality as a pitcher, his favorite curse words while on the mound and why he's giving up too many home runs this year. They discuss the White Sox adding Craig Kimbrel and his new Ponytail Express t-shirt featuring him, Kimbrel and Michael Kopech. Plus, why he might be playing in the corn during the Field of Dreams Game, why he wants to play a dead body on the TV show Chicago Fire and more.(3:00) - Have the White Sox played up to expectations so far this year?(9:10) - Liam's favorite curse words on the mound(10:10) - Craig Kimbrel joining him in the White Sox bullpen(14:00) - Being DFA'd by the Cubs(18:50) - Why he might go missing during the Field of Dreams GameSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    He did what??!!! Seby Zavala talks about his incredible 3-homer game

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 15:37

    White Sox catcher Seby Zavala put his name in the record books over the weekend, becoming the first player in MLB history to hit his first three home runs in the same game. Chuck Garfien speaks with Zavala about his historic game, the emotions of hitting the homers in front of an electric White Sox crowd, how Ozzie Guillen chose him as his pick-to-click before the game, how the team's supporting cast keeps coming up with big games, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Emergency White Sox Talk Podcast: The White Sox get Craig 'Freakin' Kimbrel from the Cubs!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 47:31

    In a stunning move before the trade deadline, the White Sox acquired 8-time All-Star Craig Kimbrel from the Cubs for Nick Madrigal and Codi Heuer. WOW. Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey react to the shocking trade which makes the White Sox serious favorites to get to the World Series. Then they're joined by David Kaplan who broke the story about serious talks between the White Sox and Cubs about Kimbrel, to discuss what the White Sox are getting in Kimbrel, the aggressive trade made by Rick Hahn, what's happened to the Cubs, the fire sale in the AL Central and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Are Cesar Hernandez and Ryan Tepera enough to make the White Sox World Series contenders?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 32:28

    The White Sox made trades with two rivals before the deadline on Thursday, acquiring second baseman Cesar Hernandez from the Indians and reliever Ryan Tepera from the Cubs. Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey explain why they like both moves, but are they enough to make the White Sox World Series contenders? They discuss that topic with David Kaplan who explains what it will take for the White Sox to acquire Craig Kimbrel, why the White Sox won't trade Jose Abreu like the Cubs dealt away Anthony Rizzo, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What deals will the White Sox make before the trade deadline?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 27:28

    With the trade deadline set for Friday at 3pm Chicago time, the real wheeling and dealing is about to begin. Who's coming to the White Sox? Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey speak with Mike Ferrin, host for MLB Network Radio and Arizona Diamondbacks radio about possible trade candidates. They talk about Eduardo Escobar, Trevor Story, bullpen arms, and more. Plus, a White Sox starting pitcher he sees going to the bullpen in the playoffs.(3:20) - Are there any updates on Eduardo Escobar? Why have the talks between the D-Backs and Sox gone dry?(10:20) - Should Dylan Cease come out of the bullpen in the playoffs?(15:10) - Should the White Sox trade Gavin Sheets?(21:25) - The Sox need a second baseman, should the Sox try Trevor Story or another option?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Eloy Jimenez is really, really, really excited to be back with the White Sox

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 22:26

    Hi Eloy! After missing the first four months of the season with a torn pectoral muscle in his left shoulder, Eloy Jimenez has returned to the White Sox. Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey discuss what it means to have the White Sox slugger back in the lineup. Plus, how often will he be playing the outfield or should he just be a full-time DH? They also talk about the emergence of Andrew Vaughn at the plate and how many deals they think the White Sox will make before Friday's trade deadline.(2:30) - Eloy Jimenez is back!(7:00) - Should Eloy just be a DH? What about left field? (12:30) - Andrew Vaughn keeps hitting and hitting.(18:00) - How many trades are the White Sox going to make before the deadline?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The non-retirement of Yermin Mercedes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 23:47


    It was a surprising and confusing 24 hours for Yermin Mercedes who abruptly left the Triple-A Charlotte Knights in the middle of a game, posting on social media that he was stepping away from baseball, only to come back one day later announcing on Instagram that he was sorry for quitting. So what happened with Mercedes? What led him to walk away and then come back? Chuck Garfien explains the many shades of Mercedes, why Tony La Russa is not the reason for his downfall, and the hot take overreactions that occurred on social media.(3:40) - Understanding Yermin Mercedes(10:05) - The hot take reaction on social media(17:20) - Tony La Russa's reaction after Mercedes decided to step away from baseball(19:00) - Why Mercedes was frustrated and wanted to leave the White Sox organizationSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Getting real with White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 14:20

    It hasn't taken long for Lance Lynn to become a fan favorite on the South Side. He speaks with Chuck Garfien about his connection with White Sox fans and the decision to sign a contract extension during the season to remain with the White Sox for the future. He talks about his bond with Mark Buehrle, the will to win inside the White Sox clubhouse, the competitive fire that burns inside him, and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Why the White Sox have the best starting rotation in baseball

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 26:42

    Is there a better rotation in all of baseball than what the White Sox have with Lance Lynn, Carlos Rodón, Lucas Giolito, Dallas Keuchel, and Dylan Cease? Chuck Garfien and Vinnie Duber talk about the White Sox elite starting staff, how it sent a message against the Houston Astros last weekend and how it compares with the Milwaukee Brewers' rotation 80 miles to the north. Plus, what happens if Michael Kopech is added to the rotation later this season? And how would all the White Sox talented arms be used in a possible playoff series?(2:20) - Do the White Sox have the best rotation in baseball?(05:45) - Assuming they make the playoffs.....what's the rotation in the playoffs?(13:00) - What if the White Sox meet the Astros in the post-season...(16:20) - Comparing other top starting rotations to the White SoxSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    White Sox trade talk with ESPN's Jesse Rogers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 32:27


    ESPN baseball writer Jesse Rogers is back from Denver to speak with Chuck Garfien about the All-Star Game and possible trade targets for the White Sox, including two players he spoke with at the All-Star Game: Eduardo Escobar and Adam Frazier. Could the White Sox and Cubs make a deal? If so, what Cubs player has the best chance to be headed to the South Side? They also discuss relief help, Tony La Russa, beating good teams in the second half and more.(2:50) - All-star game review for the White Sox(7:48) - Potential trades the White Sox are looking at before the deadline(13:20) - Could Joc Pederson be on his way to the White Sox?(20:05) - Will the manager of the AL All-star team in 2022 be Tony La Russa?(28:40) - Assessing Tony La Russa's first half of the seasonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Distant Replay: AL pounds the NL in the 1983 All-Star Game at Comiskey Park

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 50:33

    Go back in time for the latest edition of Distant Replay! And this one's a gem. The 1983 All-Star Game at old Comiskey Park. It was the 50th Anniversary of the very first All-Star Game held at Comiskey Park in 1933. As a rookie, Ron Kittle was the White Sox only All-Star. Kittle joins the podcast to talk about his memories of this historic game and playing in front of the hometown fans (13:00). After losing 11 straight All-Star Games, the American League crushed the National League 13-3, thanks to a grand slam by Fred Lynn (34:00), the first and only grand slam in All-Star history. A young Chuck Garfien was there in person with his grandfather. Chris Kamka is aboard to talk about the game and the broadcasting magic of Vin Scully who called the game for NBC. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Eloy Jimenez starting rehab assignment feeling '200 percent healthy'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 43:39


    Great news for the White Sox! Over three months after tearing his left pectoral muscle in a spring training game, Eloy Jimenez is feeling great and starting a rehab assignment on Friday for Class-A Winston-Salem. Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey discuss when he'll likely be back in the White Sox lineup, if he'll play left field when he returns, and more. Plus, they talk about the White Sox decision to part ways with Adam Eaton and the job Tony La Russa has done halfway through the season.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    The father-son combo of Larry Sheets and Gavin Sheets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 36:06

    Baseball is in the blood for Gavin Sheets and his dad Larry Sheets, who was a power hitter in the majors for 8 seasons. Chuck Garfien speaks with both of them about Gavin's journey to the major leagues, how Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr coached Gavin during the pandemic last year, the excitement of going home to Baltimore this weekend to play against the Orioles, and more.(2:45) - Gavin on being the son of a major league player(9:00) - Fulfilling a legacy, Gavin on stepping in his dad's cleats and becoming a pro player(17:00) - Larry Sheets discusses being teammates with Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.(24:20) - Gavin describes what it was like hitting his first major league home run(31:00) - Gavin on gaining trust from Tony La RussaSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Roger Bennett's love for the White Sox, Joey Cora, and all things Chicago

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 61:25


    How does a young boy in Liverpool, England come to America and become a diehard White Sox fan? Chuck Garfien speaks with popular English soccer broadcaster Roger Bennett about his love for the White Sox and the city of Chicago. He explains why Joey Cora is his all-time favorite White Sox player, the life advice he received from William "The Refrigerator" Perry, his infatuation with John Hughes movies, what he likes about the 2021 White Sox, and his new book: 'Reborn in the USA: An Englishman's Love Letter to His Chosen Home.'(6:30) - Roger's longtime fascination with Chicago and longing to live here(17:10) - Landing in Chicago for the first time(31:45) - Meeting William "The Refrigerator" Perry(43:10) - Why Joey Cora is his all-time favorite White Sox player(53:20) - How the White Sox helped him get through the pandemicSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Yasmani Grandal back to his best self, Adam Eaton on MLB injuries in 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 23:20

    Chuck Garfien speaks with White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal who talks about his unicorn start to the season at the plate, drawing so many walks with so few hits. They also discuss the feud between Lucas Giolito and Josh Donaldson. Then, Chuck speaks with White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton about the rash of hamstring injuries that have spread throughout the game. Eaton is dealing with a hamstring injury himself. He explains how close he is to returning and why he believes there are so many soft tissue injuries in the game today.(3:30) - Yasmani Grandal says he wasn't "full ready" for the regular season(7:00) - He responds to the feud between Lucas Giolito and Josh Donaldson(11:55) - Adam Eaton on his hamstring injury and why there are so many soft tissue injuries in baseball(19:00) - How the White Sox have been able to stay in first place despite all of the injuriesPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    White Sox-Twins: Josh Donaldson vs. Lucas Giolito, Ozzie Guillén

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 17:43

    What started out as a "sticky stuff" controversy between White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito and Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson went nuclear after Donaldson brought Ozzie Guillén into the mix, criticizing the NBC Sports Chicago analyst for the comments he made on Tuesday night's postgame show. Here on the podcast, hear what Giolito said about Donaldson, what Donaldson said about both Giolito and Guillén and what Guillén said to fire back at Donaldson. Sit back, relax and strap it down for this one.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    White Sox trade deadline: Making sense of Eduardo Escobar rumors

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 31:15

    With trade rumors connecting the White Sox to Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Eduardo Escobar, it's time to dig into what's happening and separate fact from fiction. Chuck Garfien, Vinnie Duber and Ryan McGuffey discuss the Escobar-to-the-White Sox speculation and explain why a trade hasn't happened and if it eventually will.(3:10) - Reasons why the White Sox should trade for Eduardo Escobar(10:00) - Why a trade hasn't happened(16:30) - Gauging the market, what will it take to get Eduardo Escobar?(22:00) - The White Sox depth has been challenged this season with all the injuries(27:10) - When will the Diamondbacks trade Escobar?Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Going deep with White Sox announcers Jason Benetti and Len Kasper

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 66:44

    Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey speak with White Sox announcers Jason Benetti and Len Kasper and go deep on a number of topics, including living through the pandemic, being storytellers, and their new podcast, "Sox Degrees." They also discuss the challenges of calling games from a studio and the importance of broadcasting games from inside the ballpark when the team goes on the road. Plus a whole lot more.(4:40) - Why Jason and Len started their own podcast(16:40) - The importance of storytelling in audio(30:10) - Preparing for broadcasts and why they feel it's necessary to call White Sox games on the road(51:24) - What they've learned about each other that they didn't know beforePrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    What happened in Houston and how the White Sox can turn it around

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 32:38

    In Houston, the White Sox had a problem. They got swept in four games. It was an ugly series from start to finish. Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey discuss what happened, the struggles of Yermin Mercedes, and why they got swept by the Astros. After that, they talk about the upcoming schedule, explaining why it's time to rack up wins, and what kind of moves the White Sox might make before the trade deadline. (2:40) - White Sox went to Houston and got beat ugly, early(9:50) - Yermin Mercedes, struggles at the plate(16:10) - How does the White Sox schedule look for the next few weeks(24:40) - The White Sox have an excellent opportunity to create separation in the division

    Comparing White Sox starting rotations: 2005 vs. 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 22:24

    With White Sox starters leading the American League in wins, ERA, strikeouts, and more, dare we ask the question: Is this rotation better than the one from 2005? Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey are joined by 2005 World Series hero Scott Podsednik to compare and contrast the two rotations and discuss whether the 2021 White Sox can keep this going. Plus, Pods shares a classic Orlando Hernandez story and more.(1:30) - Let's look at the numbers. Plus, which rotation had better stuff?(9:50) - Orlando Hernandez was great in the playoffs. What about the regular season?(13:20) - What both rotations have in common(16:45) - What is the identity of the 2021 White Sox?

    White Sox' Carlos Rodón muses on MLB's 'sticky stuff' crackdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 18:58

    With Major League Baseball cracking down on the use of foreign substances by pitchers, White Sox lefty Carlos Rodón discussed the topic with Chuck Garfien. Rodón talks about why he doesn't use any extra substances while he pitches and criticizes the decision to punish pitchers and not Houston Astros players who cheated in 2017 and 2018. The conversation also covers his no-hitter, his increased velocity, the Cy Young-caliber season of Lance Lynn, and more.(2:30) -- It's Chuck's first in-person interview in 15 months(3:15) -- Rodon's no-hitter and near no-hitter(8:00) -- How he's been able to hit 100 mph on the radar gun(11:00) -- His thoughts on foreign substances, Rob Manfred and the Houston Astros

    How White Sox fill void created by Nick Madrigal's hamstring tear

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 20:23

    With Nick Madrigal possibly missing the rest of the season with a hamstring injury, what do the White Sox do about second base? Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey discuss the loss of Madrigal, the rash of hamstring injuries that have hit the White Sox, and one name that's already been mentioned as a possible trade target. Plus, they react to Rick Hahn's comments regarding the team's optimism that Eloy Jiménez and Luis Robert could both return this season.

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