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White Sox Talk Podcast

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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 a whole lot of White Sox and baseball guests. New episodes release every Tuesday and Thursday, and whenever news breaks.

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 a whole lot of White Sox and baseball guests. New episodes release every Tuesday and Thursday, and whenever news breaks.

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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 a whole lot of White Sox and baseball guests. New episodes release every Tuesday and Thursday, and whenever news breaks.

Language:

English


Episodes

Nelson Cruz on the White Sox: "I would love to play for them"

12/7/2022
From White Sox killer to White Sox player? Chuck Garfien speaks with 7-time All-Star and free agent Nelson Cruz about his interest in playing for the White Sox. What would he bring to the clubhouse? Would he be a good fit? Can he still hit at 42? Cruz also talks about Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:18:58

White Sox Winter Meetings envy

12/6/2022
With the White Sox not pursuing big free agents at the Winter Meetings, there's definitely a lot of frustration being felt by White Sox fans. Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey talk about what's not happening in San Diego and why the White Sox are where they are. Then Chuck speaks with new White Sox manager Pedro Grifol about replacing Jose Abreu, Yoan Moncada wanting to have a comeback season, how Grifol will manage the White Sox and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and...

Duration:00:48:43

Is a big trade coming for the White Sox?

12/6/2022
On Day 1 of the Winter Meetings, general manager Rick Hahn said the White Sox are open to making a blockbuster trade this offseason. Who would they trade? Who might they acquire? Chuck Garfien discusses the possibilities with MLB.com's Scott Merkin in San Diego. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:27:45

Why Mike Clevinger signed with the White Sox and why he wants revenge against Cleveland

12/5/2022
Chuck Garfien speaks with pitcher Mike Clevinger in a candid conversation about his recent injury troubles, his decision to sign with the White Sox, why he believes he can be an elite starter again, wanting revenge against the Guardians for trading him, and much more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:25:53

Talking White Sox pitching with the Pitching Ninja Rob Friedman

12/1/2022
Time for an appreciation for White Sox pitching with the Pitching Ninja Rob Friedman. A pitching analyst/influencer for MLB, ESPN and Peacock TV, Rob talks to Chuck about Dylan Cease, Lance Lynn, Liam Hendriks, Mike Clevinger and more. He explains how he’s helped pitchers like Yu Darvish, Alek Manoah and Jake Diekman. They discuss the pitch clock, the loss of the shift, Craig Grebeck vs. Nolan Ryan and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:42:21

Steve Stone on the White Sox and his Forrest Gump broadcasting career

11/30/2022
Steve Stone is back on the podcast to talk about his legendary broadcasting career, which could get him into the Hall of Fame when the Ford Frick Award is announced next week. Steve speaks with Chuck about calling games with Harry Caray, Hawk Harrelson and Jason Benetti, as well as Al Michaels, Pat Summerall, Bob Costas, Bill Murray, Ronald Reagan and many others. He also talks about the White Sox hiring of Pedro Grifol. signing Mike Clevinger and more. See Privacy Policy at...

Duration:00:51:50

José Abreu signs with the Astros, Mike Clevinger coming to the White Sox

11/28/2022
White Sox fans are feeling the burn of the Hot Stove with José Abreu signing with the Astros. Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey talk about losing Abreu, if Andrew Vaughn is ready to take over at first base and if the White Sox should sign one of the biggest voices in the Astros clubhouse. Plus, what will Mike Clevinger bring to the rotation and what other moves might be coming? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:35:39

White Sox fans take over the podcast: Part Two!

11/23/2022
We received so many questions from White Sox fans, we had to make two podcasts! Among the topics in Part Two, Chuck and Guff are asked about a White Sox surprise trade or signing nobody will see coming, who will play second base and left field, if the White Sox should trade Liam Hendriks, the one change the Sox should make to Guaranteed Rate Field, the White Sox use of analytics, why SoxFest was canceled and much more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy...

Duration:00:30:13

White Sox fans take over the podcast: Part One!

11/22/2022
Since it's Thanksgiving week, we're giving White Sox fans control of the podcast. You asked the questions. Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey are here for the answers! Among the topics: What will make this offseason a success? Why aren't the White Sox spending more money? Can Oscar Colas win Rookie of the Year? Why do the White Sox have so many soft tissue injuries? What will the White Sox slogan be in 2023? And much more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy...

Duration:00:52:55

Is Oscar Colas ready for the major leagues?

11/17/2022
GM Rick Hahn isn’t ruling out the possibility of Oscar Colas being the White Sox starting right fielder in 2023. Is he ready for the big leagues after only one season in the minors? Chuck Garfien speaks with Birmingham Barons manager Justin Jirchele who coached Colas in 2022. He talks about Colas' huge power, his defense and if Jirschele thinks he can play in the majors next season. They also discuss other White Sox prospects such as Bryan Ramos, Jose Rodriguez and Jared Kelley. See Privacy...

Duration:00:28:38

Our White Sox offseason predictions! (with ESPN's Jesse Rogers)

11/15/2022
It's time to take out our crystal baseballs and look into the White Sox future! Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey are joined by ESPN's Jesse Rogers to make their offseason predictions for the White Sox. Who will they get to play second base and right field? Will a core White Sox player be traded? If so, who? Where will Jose Abreu end up? Plus, they give their biggest surprises of the offseason, their boldest predictions and more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California...

Duration:00:59:23

We play 'Let's Make a Deal' with MLB Network's Jon Morosi

11/10/2022
With Rick Hahn saying that the White Sox might be more active in the trade market than free agency this offseason, MLB Network's Jon Morosi came on the podcast from the GM Meetings to play a game of "Let's Make a Deal." Which players are available that could fit the White Sox needs? Jon tells us what he's hearing and has some suggestions. Chuck is targeting three players. Guff has a trade in mind with the Blue Jays. Jon also talks about why Pedro Grifol is a great fit for the White Sox and...

Duration:00:39:42

Eric Hosmer says Pedro Grifol will thrive as White Sox manager

11/9/2022
Chuck Garfien speaks with former Kansas City Royals All-Star Eric Hosmer who talks about why the White Sox made the right decision to make Pedro Grifol their new manager. He explains how Grifol made him a better hitter, what he meant to catcher Salvador Perez, why he's ready to be a big league manager and why as Hosmer said, "It's going to be fun times for everyone in Chicago on the South Side." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:20:48

The inside scoop on the White Sox pitching staff with Ethan Katz

11/8/2022
Chuck Garfien speaks with Ethan Katz about returning next season as White Sox pitching coach and his impressions of new manager Pedro Grifol. After that, it's a deep dive into the White Sox pitching staff. How Dylan Cease became a Cy Young Award candidate, why Lucas Giolito struggled last season, if Johnny Cueto wants to be back with the White Sox, how much Michael Kopech's knee affected his season, and Garrett Crochet's role next season. They also talk about the pitch clock and why Mark...

Duration:00:42:33

Interview with new White Sox manager Pedro Grifol

11/3/2022
After holding his introductory press conference, new White Sox manager Pedro Grifol came on the podcast to speak with Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey about getting his dream managing job with the White Sox. Grifol explains what kind of baseball the White Sox will play, why former catchers make great managers, what he saw was missing from the White Sox as Royals bench coach and more. Plus, Rick Hahn explains how and why they ended up hiring Grifol. Chuck and Guff also give their impressions...

Duration:00:45:16

Who the White Sox are getting in new manager Pedro Grifol

11/1/2022
Well, this was a surprise. The White Sox are hiring Pedro Grifol to be their next manager. Who is he? What does he stand for? What will he bring to the South Side? Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey speak to the perfect guy. Royals broadcaster Rex Hudler comes on the podcast to deliver the inside scoop about Grifol and then some. Hudler explains why he thought the Royals were going to hire Grifol to be THEIR manager. Plus, why he's the right fit for the White Sox. Chuck and Guff also talk about...

Duration:00:24:55

Inside the White Sox manager search with The Athletic’s James Fegan

11/1/2022
Chuck Garfien speaks with White Sox beat writer James Fegan of The Athletic about what’s going on with the White Sox managerial search. What’s the latest? Who’s the best fit? What do White Sox fans want (and not want) in the new manager? And who does James think will win the job in the end? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:54:16

The Bobby Jenks/Toby Hall podcast you didn't see coming

10/27/2022
Former White Sox teammates Bobby Jenks and Toby Hall are quickly making names for themselves in the baseball coaching ranks. In their first season together, Jenks (manager) and Hall (hitting coach) led the Grand Junction Rockies to their first Pioneer League championship in 41 years. They join Chuck Garfien on the podcast to talk about their coaching styles and hopes of getting back to the majors as coaches in the future. Plus, Jenks opens up about his past troubles with alcohol, his...

Duration:00:36:28

How were we (and everybody) so wrong about the 2022 White Sox?

10/25/2022
Picked by many to win the division and contend for a World Series, the White Sox came up way short in 2022. Why did the season go backward? Chuck Garfien and Chris Kamka dig into what happened and explain the biggest reason why the White Sox struggled in 2022. They also discuss what needs to happen to fix their problems for next season. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:44:48

Mike Veeck on Disco Demolition, baseball’s future and more

10/20/2022
Chuck Garfien sits down with baseball visionary Mike Veeck, son of former White Sox owner Bill Veeck to talk about the game’s past, present and future. They discuss how his idea of Disco Demolition became the best and worst promotion in baseball history, how actor Bill Murray saved Veeck's baseball career, why the pitch clock will be a huge win for baseball, what MLB should do to improve the game going forward and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy...

Duration:00:26:35