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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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    The White Sox BIG series against the Twins

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 45:25

    Chuck Garfien speaks with Dan Hayes who covers the Twins for the Athletic about this huge series between the White Sox and Twins on the South Side. Are the Twins the favorites to win the division? Is their starting rotation and bullpen good enough to hold off the White Sox and Guardians? Will the White Sox follow the lead of Lance Lynn and not look back? We can only hope.(4:13) - Should the Twins be concerned about the White Sox?(15:13) - Twins collapse vs the Guardians. We relive those moments.(21:20) - Why are the White Sox in 3rd place in the AL Central?(32:34) - What is it going to take for the White Sox to win the division?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How Josh Harrison broke out of his slump

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 12:28

    After a rough two months at the plate to open the season, Josh Harrison has been on fire in June. He speaks with Chuck Garfien about how he broke out of his slump, facing criticism on social media and why he believes the White Sox will turn their season around. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Will the White Sox turn their season around?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 48:46

    Over two months into the season, the White Sox are under .500, not resembling the team that many thought would win the AL Central. Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey discuss the problems of this season, where the team is at right now, and if they believe the White Sox will turn their season around.(3:50) - White Sox home record has been awful(8:25) - Can the Sox overcome an injury plagued roster?(18:00) - Is it time for the Sox to make moves and shake things up?(33:35) - How can the White Sox turn this season around?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Andrew Vaughn talks about hitting and his breakout season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 17:32

    Chuck Garfien sits down with Andrew Vaughn to discuss the ins and outs of his approach at the plate, why this year is different from last year, what it would mean to make the All-Star team, and more. Later, Chuck breaks down Vaughn's numbers at the plate which reveals plenty more than meets the eye.(3:50) -Vaughn describes his philosophy and approach to baseball(8:00) - Getting himself prepared for a full season(9:45) - Vaughn on what it would mean to make his first All-Star appearance this year(13:40) - Numbers never lie: Andrew Vaughn's season so far through the statsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Why Lenyn Sosa is a red-hot White Sox prospect to watch

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 24:14

    Infielder Lenyn Sosa is turning heads in Double-A this season, quickly becoming one of the best players in the Southern League at the age of 22. Chuck Garfien speaks with Birmingham Barons manager Justin Jirschele about Sosa's emergence as a hitter and fielder, his knack for driving in runs, how close he is to the majors and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ozzie Guillen's stories about Freddy Garcia that make him a 2005 World Series legend

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 33:36

    If there's one player on the 2005 White Sox who hasn't been given enough credit, it's Freddy Garcia. Ozzie Guillen speaks with Chuck Garfien about what Garcia meant to their championship team, telling must-listen, untold stories about Garcia winning Game 4 of the ALCS in Anaheim and the World Series clincher in Houston. Ozzie also talks about Mark Buehrle getting the save in Game 3 and the experience of flying back to Chicago after winning the World Series.(2:50) - Freddy Garcia an underrated and underappreciated piece to the 2005 White Sox(8:20) - Freddy Garcia's heroics during the championship run(21:40) - Ozzie on Freddy's start in the World Series(27:20) - Celebrating the 2005 World seriesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The White Sox season in one word: _____.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 55:48

    How do you explain the rough start to this White Sox season? We asked White Sox fans on Twitter to sum it up in one word. Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey read many of the responses and discuss how and why the season has gone south. They discuss injuries, the offense, Tony La Russa, the tough homestand against the Dodgers and Rangers, and more.(7:02) - LaRussa-ific.(13:50) - White Sox issues kept piling up over the weekend(24:26) - Waste.(34:35) - Demoralizing.(43:00) - Is Luis Robert overhyped?(50:40) - Odds the White Sox win the divisionSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How Jake Burger has become Mr. Clutch for the White Sox

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 16:08

    Since being called up from the minors, Jake Burger has provided a big spark to the White Sox offense thanks to his clutch hitting in the late innings. Chuck Garfien speaks with Jake about how far he's come in the last few years, controlling his emotions at the plate, the hitting advice he received from Paul Konerko, the quote by Joe DiMaggio that he lives by on the field, 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 might be headed for a 1983 turnaround

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 45:06

    In June of 1983, the White Sox were under .500, struggling on offense (especially at catcher), and failing to meet expectations. Sound familiar? But in the middle of June, the offense woke up, the starting rotation got hot, and they ran away with the division. Could a similar pattern happen again this year? Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey compare and contrast the disappointing starts for both teams, how close Tony La Russa came to getting fired in 1983, plus when and if this year's White Sox team can turn its season around.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: Panic edition!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 67:45

    With the team off to a disappointing start, it's time to hear from White Sox fans! Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey tackle your biggest questions and concerns. Topics include Yasmani Grandal, Yoan Moncada, Josh Harrison, Yolbert Sanchez, the offense, defense, baserunning, coaching and a whole lot more!(3:40) - Should fans be this panicked about the season?(8:50) - Is the clubhouse panicking about the injuries and poor start?(18:50) - Why are multiple players slumping at the same time?(23:40) - What is wrong with Yasmani Grandal?(37:50) - Does Rick Hahn have the power to fire Tony LaRussa?(47:30) - Can Eloy Jimenez stay healthy?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Tony La Russa, A.J. Pierzynski interviews and how the White Sox win without TA

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 36:04

    Chuck Garfien and Ozzie Guillen sit down with Tony La Russa to talk about the White Sox slow start, their struggles on offense, playing with urgency and more. Chuck speaks with A.J. Pierzynski who explains why he thinks the White Sox should win the AL Central by 20 games. Then, Chuck talks about the loss of Tim Anderson and what he thinks needs to happen for the White Sox to win the division.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Rich King on Michael Jordan, Harry Caray and covering Chicago sports legends.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 47:32

    Chuck Garfien speaks with longtime Chicago sportscaster Rich King who saw it all during his 48-year broadcasting career. King shares inside stories about some of the biggest names and biggest games he covered along the way. He also talks about his new book “Ike and Me: What a Time it Was” about the friendship he formed with WGN photographer Richard “Ike” Isaac. They also discuss the sportscasting business, where it was and where it is today. (4:00) - The "Golden Age" of Chicago sports(10:30) - Traveling with Harry Caray and Jimmy Piersall(25:51) - Rich describes his friend and photographer Richard "Ike" Isaac (34:42) - Rich describes his working relationship with sportscasting legend Dan RoanSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Inside Yasmani Grandal's confrontation with Josh Donaldson and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 16:19

    Yasmani Grandal takes us behind the scenes what happened after Josh Donaldson called Tim Anderson "Jackie" during the Yankees series and Grandal confronted Donaldson at home plate. Grandal also talks about the addition of Johnny Cueto, his struggles offensively to start the season, the ceiling for Dylan Cease, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Tim Anderson silences Josh Donaldson, the Yankees and their fans

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 30:17

    In front of a national TV audience, Tim Anderson slugged a clutch 3-run home run in the 8th inning at Yankee Stadium, leading the White Sox to a doubleheader sweep, and getting in the last word after Josh Donaldson created a firestorm by twice calling Anderson "Jackie" during the game on Saturday. Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey discuss TA's big moment, how he handled the controversy, if this homer was bigger than his game-winner in the Field of Dreams game and if this series could be a turning point for the White Sox season.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    White Sox early season panic meter

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 40:27

    It's been an up and down start to the season for the White Sox. Is it too early to panic? Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey discuss their biggest concerns with the White Sox right now, with panic levels ranging from 1 to 10. Offense, defense, Jose Abreu, Yasmani Grandal and more.(3:30) - Issues with the offense(16:13) - Panic level on Jose Abreu(20:00) - Will Yasmani Grandal be better later in the season?(25:50) - A.J. Pollock panic meterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Vintage Johnny Cueto dominates in his White Sox debut

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 14:47

    Johnny Cueto's White Sox debut was impressive to say the least, throwing six scoreless innings against the Royals with seven strikeouts. Chuck Garfien and Ozzie Guillen talk about his electric performance, why he'll be better in the majors than the minors, and what he could bring to the White Sox rotation. They also talk about Andrew Vaughn batting ninth and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Should the White Sox be concerned about the first place Twins?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 50:18

    A month into the season, the White Sox are looking up at Minnesota in the AL Central. Are the Twins for real? Will the White Sox end up beating them out for the division title? Chuck Garfien speaks with Twins beat writer Dan Hayes about the Twins hot start, how the two teams have played, and they look into the future to see how the season might play out for these two AL Central rivals.(3:00) - Who is leading the Minnesota Twins to first place? Oh Carlos Correa right(13:08) - Recapping how the Twins beat the Whtie Sox(23:50) - How good are the Twins in the long term?(33:34) - Is the AL Central a 2 team race?(45:08) - Predicting how the Sox and Twins will play for the remainder of the seasonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How Matt Foster has turned his career around

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 16:24

    White Sox reliever Matt Foster is having a huge comeback season in 2022. What's behind his sudden and explosive dominance? Chuck Garfien speaks with Foster about his struggles last season and what he's done to become a lights-out, late-inning reliever for the White Sox bullpen.(2:00) - The difference between this season and last season?(5:30) - The lowest part of Foster's career was being sent down to the minors(11:17) - Foster on showing more emotion while pitchingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    White Sox sweep the Cubs at Wrigley

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 22:36

    It's a greatest hits of the White Sox 2-game sweep of the Cubs. Chuck Garfien, Frank Thomas, and Ozzie Guillen interview Dylan Cease and Lucas Gioltio. Plus, hear Jason Benetti and Steve Stone's hilarious post-game interview with Liam Hendriks. And why did MLB schedule the White Sox and Cubs to play on a Tuesday and Wednesday in early May??!! Chuck goes off. And yes, this needs to change!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The best start of Dylan Cease's career

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 18:14

    Facing one of the best offenses in baseball, Dylan Cease dominated Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels on the South Side, giving up just 1 run in 7 innings with no walks and 11 strikeouts. Three-time MVP Trout went 0 for 3 with 3 K's against him. Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey talk about his incredible performance, which Cease called "the best start of my career, by far."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Andrew Vaughn Appreciation Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 34:54

    During a cold April for the White Sox offense, Andrew Vaughn is emerging as one of the team's best hitters. Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey discuss all that Vaughn is bringing to the table both offensively and defensively, where he should bat in the order, if his outfield play is sustainable, his future at first base, and why we appreciate all that is Andrew Vaughn. (3:40) - Andrew Vaughn needs to start every day(8:00) - Vaughn post-game interview after his clutch 3-run homer(13:30) - Are the White Sox at their best with Vaughn in the outfield?(22:00) - Why Vaughn will be better this season vs. last seasonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What the heck is happening with the White Sox?!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 35:05

    After winning the first three series of the season, the White Sox went on the road and completely lost their way, losing every game on the trip! What happened and where do the White Sox go from here? Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey are here to sort it all out.(2:15) - What is the concern level for the White Sox?(8:30) - Frustration with Tony La Russa playing Leury García(14:00) - The strategy of throwing to Byron Buxton(20:00) - Tony La Russa's lineups(29:00) - Eloy Jimenez is going to be out for a whileSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How the pitch clock is dramatically reducing game times in the minor leagues

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 21:37

    The pitch clock being used in the minor leagues this season is dramatically changing the pace of games and reducing game times by an average of 20 minutes. Some games are taking less than two hours to play! Chuck Garfien takes a closer look at how the pitch clock is affecting pitchers, hitters, and the viewing experience. When will this be coming to the majors? Sooner than you might think.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Early takeaways and freak out factors with MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 45:41

    This early in the baseball season, what's really happening with the White Sox and the rest of the AL Central? Chuck Garfien speaks with MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince for some early takeaways and freak out factors here in the month of April. Should White Sox fans be concerned about the rash of injuries, Liam Hendriks struggles in the ninth, and the play of Leury Garcia? They also talk about the White Sox challenging April schedule and cover the freak out factors in the rest of the division. Another injury to Byron Buxton, multiple players hurt with the Tigers, the Guardians front office attempt to win, and more.(5:23) - Should Sox fans be concerned about the injuries?(10:32) - Is Liam Hendricks' struggles in the ninth going to be an issue this year?(13:30) - Will Leury Garcia remember how to play baseball?(30:00) - How good will the Guardians be this year?(38:10) - Should Twins fans be concerned about Byron Buxton's injury?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The improbable journey of 30-year-old rookie Tanner Banks

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 24:10

    One of the best early stories of the baseball season is about White Sox pitcher Tanner Banks who finally made it to the major leagues at 30-years-old. Chuck Garfien speaks with Banks about his long journey to the majors and why he never gave up on his ultimate dream. Banks tells stories about how he learned he made the team, striking out the side against the Tigers in his debut, and more.(4:00) - Tanner on what kept him going after so many years in the minors(9:42) - Tanner describes how and when he found out he made the big leagues(15:30) - Making The Show, Tanner's first game in Detroit(21:48) - Has it settled in yet that he's finally in the majorsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    White Sox show the Tigers who's boss in the AL Central

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 19:05

    The Tigers might be better this year, but in the opening series of the season, the White Sox made a statement against their AL Central rivals winning two out of three. Chuck Garfien and Gordon Beckham talk about how the two teams matched up against each other. Plus, Chuck speaks with Tim Anderson about the Tigers who might be gunning for the White Sox, but came up short in their first matchup with the White Sox in 2022.(2:40) - White Sox still feel like the dominant team in the division(8:00) - Tim Anderson reacts to the series win and being the hunted in the division(12:35) - How the White Sox overcome all of their injuries(17:07) - What statement was made after the opening series?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Our 2022 season predictions!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 52:22

    It's time once again to look into the future and make our season predictions! How many strikeouts for Dylan Cease? Who will the White Sox acquire at the trade deadline? Who throws the next no-hitter? How many wins for the White Sox? What will happen in October?? Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey, and Chris Kamka make those predictions and many more!(5:00) - Who pitches more innings, Dallas Keuchel or Johnny Cueto?(12:50) - How many strikeouts for Dylan Cease?(28:32) - Who do the White Sox acquire at the trade deadline?(36:31) - Our boldest predictions!(45:44) - What happens in October.....See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What can we expect from Johnny Cueto?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 23:49

    With Lance Lynn out for about 8 weeks with a knee injury, the White Sox need someone to help them fill the void. Hello, Johnny Cueto! The White Sox signed him to a minor league deal. He should be in the majors soon after that. What can we expect from the 36-year-old two-time All-Star? Chuck Garfien discusses the wide-ranging possibilities with Ryan McGuffey and Chris Kamka!(4:00) - When will Johnny Cueto be ready to join the White Sox?(11:00) - Expectations for Cueto(17:20) - What happens to the rotation when Lance Lynn returns?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Steve Stone breaks down the AJ Pollock/Craig Kimbrel trade

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 27:00

    You want a big spring training trade? We got one! Chuck Garfien speaks with White Sox TV analyst Steve Stone about the AJ Pollock/Craig Kimbrel trade. Plus, Garret Crochet probably needs Tommy John surgery, and what if the White Sox are able to acquire A's pitcher Sean Manaea as well? Lots to talk about!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Tony La Russa's message to White Sox fans

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 24:02

    Chuck Garfien speaks with manager Tony La Russa about Tim Anderson, Jose Abreu, Craig Kimbrel, and the right field situation which caused controversy amongst White Sox fans this week when La Russa questioned the need for them to sign a right fielder from outside the organization. They also talk about this year vs. last year and if the White Sox are in a better position to win in 2022. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Jason Benetti and Steve Stone Extravaganza

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 27:09

    What happens when Chuck Garfien gets together with Jason Benetti and Steve Stone? You never know. Among the topics are, Chuck's terrible impression of Keith Jackson, Steve's encounter with Yermin Mercedes, the White Sox right field situation, what happens with Craig Kimbrel, what if Luis Robert plays 155 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.

    Michael Kopech interview!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 25:18

    Chuck Garfien speaks with Michael Kopech at spring training about what he learned as a pitcher last season and now as a starter how he wants to become a "top tier pitcher" in the game. Kopech talks about how he lost his edge in the second half of last season, the thrill of pitching in the Field of Dreams game, his bout with COVID, his favorite game from 2021, and more.(2:15) - Kopech on what he learned after starting and finishing a full season(7:40) - Did getting 10Ks vs the Rangers give him a glimpse of what he can be?(13:30) - Kopech discusses the playoffs and what he's learned from losing(18:10) - Kopech on battling COVIDSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who is going to be the answer for right field?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 24:12

    With Andrew Vaughn getting hurt in Sunday's game against the Dodgers, what do the White Sox do about right field? MLB.com's Scott Merkin joins the podcast to talk about Vaughn, Michael Conforto, and Yoelqui Cespedes. Plus, Chuck Garfien speaks with Gavin Sheets and Micker Adolfo about the competition for the right-field job.(2:20) - Scott Merkin reacts to the Andrew Vaughn injury(12:56) - Micker Adolfo on the competition at right field(16:04) - Gavin Sheets on his mindset for this year(18:35) - Scott Merkin and Chuck break down Yoelqui Cespedes and White Sox needsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Why Dylan Cease is not satisfied with last year

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 16:24

    Dylan Cease might be coming off a breakout season, but he's looking to be even better in 2022. He speaks with Chuck Garfien at spring training about how he wants to improve, the pitch he's been working on the most since last year, and how many strikeouts he thinks he can reach this season. Plus, how about that new mustache?! (3:20) - The story behind the 'stache(5:30) - Dylan on wanting more from himself this year(8:00) - Reacting to the Twins signing Carlos Correa(9:36) - Can he get to 250 strikeouts this year?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Yoelqui Cespedes talks about his dream of making the major leagues

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 12:43

    White Sox prized prospect Yoelqui Cespedes is off to a hot start in spring training. He speaks with Chuck Garfien about his love for baseball, not being able to play professionally for two seasons, and what it will take for him to reach his goal of making the major leagues in 2022. And fellow top prospect Oscar Colas makes a cameo appearance!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Lucas Giolito got bigger to be better

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 17:15

    Chuck Garfien speaks with White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito about why he added 20 pounds in the offseason. Plus, Dylan Cease's hunger to improve, Michael Kopech taking the next step, why Dallas Keuchel will turn things around, the White Sox lights out bullpen, and more.(2:33) - Lucas on the decision to add 20 pounds of muscle.(8:00) - Lucas breaks down Vince Velasquez(11:32) - Can Dallas Keuchel turn his White Sox career around?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Yermin Mercedes wants to be a team player in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 24:55

    Chuck Garfien speaks with Yermin Mercedes about his wild 2021 season: coming out of nowhere to win AL Rookie of the Month in April, his old school vs. new school controversy with manager Tony La Russa, and temporarily quitting the game in July. He reveals that he's come to spring training with a new mindset of being a team player. "Everything I'm doing right now, I'm doing it for the White Sox." (3:15) -What was it like winning Rookie of the Month last year?(5:20) - The controversy between Yermin and LaRussa on missing a take sign(10:40) - Yermin on what he's worked on and gotten better at(21:13) - Tony LaRussa on the difficulties of putting Yermin in the lineupSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The must-listen Kendall Graveman interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 18:24

    Chuck Garfien sits down with new White Sox reliever Kendall Graveman for this impactful and emotional interview at Camelback Ranch. Kendall talks about his recent ups and downs, having his Mariners teammates revolt when he was traded to the Astros last season, facing the White Sox in the playoffs, how the Blackout Game weighed into his decision to sign with the White Sox, why he apologized to Jose Abreu and Tony La Russa when he arrived at spring training and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Josh Harrison's “no brainer” decision to sign with the White Sox

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 16:52

    Chuck Garfien sits down with new second baseman Josh Harrison. He explains why he chose to sign with the White Sox over other interested teams, why he's so hungry to get back to the playoffs, getting up to speed with Tim Anderson, knowing how to play in the cold, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Tim Anderson on Tony La Russa, the Field of Dreams and being a White Sox forever

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 17:55

    Tim Anderson and Tony La Russa. Best friends? That's what Tim said to Chuck Garfien in this fun and revealing conversation at spring training. Tim talks about the addition of Josh Harrison at second base, his thrilling walkoff home run in the Field of Dreams game, wanting to be on the White Sox for the rest of his career, and more.(2:20) - Tim on his walk-off home run in the Field of Dreams game (7:25) - How will Josh Harrison impact the team?(12:00) - Tim on wanting to be a White Sox forever(14:23) - The Tony La Russa and Tim Anderson growing friendshipSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Liam Hendriks says White Sox will be "one of the most hated teams in baseball

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 14:43

    Chuck Garfien sits down with White Sox closer Liam Hendriks for a candid conversation about the lockout, the addition of Joe Kelly to the bullpen, and why he expects the White Sox to be one of the most hated teams in baseball in 2022.(2:40) - Dealing with the lockout and using the time wisely(4:30) - How would an international draft impact overseas players?(9:40) - Liam's thoughts on the addition of Joe Kelly(10:15) - "We're gonna be one of the most hated teams in baseballSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    White Sox add Joe Kelly and Josh Harrison--who's next?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 29:56

    We've got White Sox moves! Two free-agent signings within minutes of each other. Two-time World Series champion and Houston Astros hater Joe Kelly has been added to the bullpen. Two-time All-Star Josh Harrison is coming to play second base opposite Tim Anderson. What do both of them bring to the White Sox? Plus, will Craig Kimbrel be traded or not before Opening Day? And what other moves could be coming for the White Sox?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 74:50

    BASEBALL IS BACK! The MLB and MLBPA have reached an agreement and he 2022 season will begin in April. In an emergency podcast, Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey break down the MLB lockout coming to an end, free agency beginning once again and what it means for the White Sox.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who's to blame for the failed CBA negotiations and why?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 43:42

    After MLB and the player's union came so close to making a deal, everything fell apart, causing MLB to cancel a second week of the regular season. Who's to blame for this ugly CBA fight that is approaching 100 days? Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey explain what prevented the two sides from making a deal, why the international draft was such a strong sticking point for the players, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin's strong words directed at MLB to play ball, and more.(5:40) - There were signs that a deal could be done(17:35) - An issue that's being debated is an international draft. Why?(29:40) - Some blame can be placed on the Players Union(35:10) - U.S. Senators speak on the MLB lockoutSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Everything you want to know about the White Sox farm system with Chris Getz

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 28:42

    Coming to you from Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona, Chuck Garfien speaks with White Sox assistant GM/player development Chris Getz about their top minor leaguers. Could Yoelki Cespedes make it to the majors in 2022? How special is Oscar Colas? Plus, why pitchers Andrew Dalquist, Jared Kelly, and Matthew Thompson had better seasons than their stats might indicate, the progress Colson Montgomery has already made since they drafted him last summer, why Getz thinks the White Sox farm system ranking doesn't tell the whole story and more.(3:00) - Is it possible that Yoelki Cespedes to make the big leagues this year?(10:12) - What is the plan for young pitching prospects, Andrew Dalquist, Jared Kelly, and Matthew Thompson?(14:41) - Can Colson Montgomery be the next Corey Seager?(19:11) - Why is the White Sox farm system ranked so low?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Interview with White Sox top-ranked prospect Colson Montgomery

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 29:27

    Chuck Garfien speaks with White Sox first round pick Colson Montgomery is taking part in his first spring training at Camelback Ranch in Arizona. He talks about meeting Lance Lynn soon after being drafted by the White Sox, how he looks and swings like his favorite baseball player Corey Seager, his decision to pursue a baseball career over basketball, and more.(3:00) - From high school to the minor leagues(9:30) - Differences in playing basketball and baseball(15:00) - First time meeting Tony La Russa(20:50) - Before turning pro, Montgomery planned to play baseball and basketball in collegeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    USA Today's Bob Nightengale on when the lockout ends and possible White Sox moves

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 21:01

    What was the biggest mistake the players and owners made that prevented them from making a deal this week? USA Today's Bob Nightengale is here to tell us. Plus, how long he thinks the lockout will last, why it will hurt free agents, how this might help the White Sox, and more.(4:00) - There was optimism over the weekend on both sides(10:41) - Which side is more united, the players or owners?(17:00) - Once the season is set, who will the White Sox get to play right field?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What went wrong with the CBA negotiations and what happens next?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 54:49

    CBA talks fell apart. The first week of the regular season has been canceled. What the heck happened?! Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey are here to try and pick up the pieces of a lockout that unfortunately continues. They'll react to the negotiations that went south as well as the Rob Manfred and Tony Clark press conferences. Then, Chuck speaks with ESPN's Jesse Rogers who was in Jupiter, FL for the entire CBA negotiations. They'll dive into the proposals, what prevented the two sides from coming to an agreement and how long the lockout might continue.(3:00) - Ryan McGuffey on what it was like over the weekend watching the back and forth(12:20) - Reacting to Rob Manfred canceling games(23:18) - Tony Clark on the lockout continuing(35:20) - Chuck Garfien is joined by Jesse RogersSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Vinnie Duber Appreciation Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 40:44

    Chuck and Guff say farewell to Vinnie who is leaving NBC Sports Chicago. A loss for us, but a great opportunity awaits our close friend and colleague. Now, if only we could say goodbye to the lockout. They discuss whether the start of the regular season can be saved by Monday's deadline.(1:00) - Vinnie Duber appreciation(16:24) - Will the owners and players come to terms before Monday?(26:20) - The lockout will start hurting some of the players if this continues(34:18) - Could baseball lose a large chunk of the fanbase?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ron Kittle remembers White Sox fan favorite Julio Cruz

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 22:06

    The White Sox lost another key member of their 1983 team with the passing of second baseman Julio Cruz, the catalyst for the Winning Ugly White Sox. Chuck Garfien remembers and celebrates Cruz with 1983 Rookie of the Year Ron Kittle who shares stories about their times together as White Sox teammates. You'll also hear memories from Harold Baines, Ozzie Guillen, Tony La Russa, and Jerry Reinsdorf.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How the players and owners can end the lockout with MLB Network's Harold Reynolds

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 26:21

    It's a pivotal week in the hopes of ending the lockout. What will it take for the players and owners to come to an agreement? Chuck Garfien speaks with MLB Network's Harold Reynolds for his take on the negotiations, how the two sides can find common ground, and why this is such a critical week to make a deal. He also explains why he picked the White Sox to win the World Series last season and why he wouldn't be surprised if Luis Robert or Tim Anderson win the MVP one day.(4:00) - Why Reynolds believes the White Sox get to a World Series(6:30) - Why this is such a big week for the lockout(10:30) - How do they reach an agreement? (20:50) - Luis Robert and Tim Anderson can win MVPsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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