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The Sox Machine podcast covers Chicago White Sox news, interviews, analysis, and more. Hosted by Josh Nelson, Jim Margalus, and James Fegan. "We watch the Chicago White Sox so you don't have to!"

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The Sox Machine podcast covers Chicago White Sox news, interviews, analysis, and more. Hosted by Josh Nelson, Jim Margalus, and James Fegan. "We watch the Chicago White Sox so you don't have to!"

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@soxmachine

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Kansas City was fun, wish the White Sox were

7/22/2024
This episode is presented by Gametime. Save $20 off your first ticket purchase using promo code SOXMACHINE. Rundown [Intro] Josh and Jim recap the Kansas City #108ing Road Trip while announcing 2025 destination will be Pittsburgh [10:40] The Chicago White Sox were swept by the Royals as Pedro Grifol is on pace for being the worst manager in franchise history [20:59] One positive is Drew Thorpe continues his surge by extending his quality start streak to five games [24:41] Brooks Baldwin made his MLB debut which was a bit shaky [30:20] Latest trade gossip has one idea which the Dodgers are seeking Garrett Crocket, Luis Robert Jr., and Michael Kopech. While that rumor is far-fetched, the rumor of St. Louis's interest in Erick Fedde is real. [45:27] Series Preview: Texas Rangers [51:44] Around MLB: New MLB Hall of Fame inductees and the Tampa Bay Rays will be getting a new stadium after all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:12:34

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Chris Getz making moves as White Sox get ready for post All-Star Break

7/18/2024
This episode is presented by Gametime. Save $20 off your first purchase using promo code SOXMACHINE on Gametime. Record Date: 7/17/2024 Rundown [Intro] White Sox GM Chris Getz is getting busy with roster churn post All-Star break by DFA Martin Maldonado [8:50] With Maldonado now officially out of the picture can Korey Lee get back on track to prove his worth as starting catcher? [15:25] To help with infield depth as Danny Mendick was DFA and Lenyn Sosa optioned back to Charlotte, the White Sox sign Nick Senzel to a major league contract [20:56] Now what with Lenyn Sosa as Charlotte's infield is full? [26:24] 2024 MLB Draft recap with audio from White Sox Director of Amateur Scouting, Mike Shirley. Who was quite adamant about his disdain for the NIL and how it's making his job harder. [43:56] Series Preview: Kansas City Royals [52:38] Jim Margalus visits with former White Sox pitcher Scott Carroll to talk about his experience being on the last Birmingham Barons playoff team and best places to visit in Kansas City Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:13:20

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Hello, Hagen Smith

7/15/2024
Episode is presented by Gametime. Save $20 off your next ticket purchase using promo code SOXMACHINE. Record Date: 7/14/2024 [Intro] Hello, Hagen Smith. The Chicago White Sox spend their first round pick on the talented left-handed pitcher. There's audio from his introduction press conference but some White Sox fans are upset that the franchise passed on drafting a hitter. Why Smith might be a better bet to meet his potential and the importance of White Sox getting hitters in return for future trades [13:27] Speaking of trades, Garrett Crochet's workload is getting reduced during the All-Star break. How Crochet is buying into the approach and what that means for the upcoming trade market [22:15] Surprise! White Sox make their second selection taking prep SS Caleb Bonemer [26:03] Back to Crochet: What is his new probability of getting dealt before the deadline? [31:00] Luis Robert Jr. is having a strong month of July. How is that impacting his trade market and is Robert ready to be dealt? [41:00] Around MLB as the New York Yankees lose in a weird fashion, the Chicago Cubs are making a mini-run, Sacramento future is murky, and can any of the trio of Boston, Minnesota, or Texas chase down the division leaders? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:04:06

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Immaculate Kopech, Jimenez's struggles, and the White Sox near future

7/12/2024
Record Date: 7/11/2024 Rundown [Intro] Michael Kopech pitches an Immaculate Inning thanks to throwing more cutters. Will we finally see Kopech mix up his pitch offerings in upcoming outings? [10:32] Eloy Jimenez is really struggling in his return back from injury. More than 71% of his batted balls are grounders and he hasn't hit a home run since May 14. What will change for Jimenez and could the White Sox move on from Jimenez sooner than later? [18:58] Drew Thorpe has four straight starts of 6+ innings, allowing three hits or fewer, and two runs or fewer. But he's not striking out lots of batters. How is he accomplishing this level of success? [24:13] Series Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates. How awesome Paul Skenes is and should the Pirates buy at the trade deadline? [35:41] Instead of telling you who we think the White Sox will pick fifth overall, we pick the player we actually want the White Sox to take Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:57:06

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Garrett Crochet and Colson Montgomery earn midseason accolades

7/8/2024
Record Date: 7/7/2024 Rundown [Intro] Colson Montgomery was named to MLB's Futures Game. Montgomery spoke to how his 2024 season has progressed in Charlotte and what he's focusing on. [6:46] Garrett Crochet will be representing the Chicago White Sox at MLB's All-Star Game. Why it's oversimplification that Crochet's success is driven by how dominant his fastball / cutter combo is and why it feels like their are few starts remaining for him in a White Sox uniform prior to the trade deadline. [24:36] What's wrong with Michael Kopech and why he shouldn't be the White Sox closer anymore. [34:03] On a positive note, Lenyn Sosa has been on a roll. Will he continue getting enough runway to prove this hot streak is sustainable? [41:23] Luis Robert Jr. is also on a tear, and Josh pitches a trade partner in the Seattle Mariners. [48:58] Series Preview: Minnesota Twins. Can the White Sox actually win a game this series? [56:09] Around MLB: Chicago Cubs continue to sink, Craig Counsell may have wrecked future manager salaries, the Texas Rangers might be sellers, and the fierce competition for AL MVP Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:09:41

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2024 MLB Draft Preview and Update on Top White Sox Prospects with Jim Callis

7/4/2024
Record Date: 7/3/2024 Rundown [Intro] MLB.com updated their Top 100 Prospect list that features four White Sox prospects [3:53] Why Jim Callis is concerned about Colson Montgomery's season [13:25] The evolution of Garrett Crochet in 2024 and what's fair to ask in a trade [21:08] 2024 MLB Draft Preview: Who are the favorites to go #1 overall? Who won't be available to the White Sox at Pick 5? Why the consensus around MLB is the White Sox taking prep star Konnor Griffin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:46:08

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Garrett Crochet trade rumors gain steam

7/1/2024
PSA: Sox Machine & FromThe108 Annual Road Trip is to Kansas City on July 19 to 21. Buy your tickets for the Negro League Museum and Bus Transportation at store.soxmachine.com Rundown [Intro] All about the latest gossip regarding Garrett Crochet's trade status. Why a contract extension was always going to be tricky, why the White Sox want to cash out early with Crochet, and how his trade probability increases to High. [22:32] White Sox vs. Rockies recap: Luis Robert Jr. showing good signs and the trouble of having Paul DeJong batting cleanup [30:51] John Schriffen Minute: Why goofy can be good in the broadcast booth and NBC Sports Chicago needing a panther growl in their sound board [39:18] Cleveland series preview: Triston McKenzie optioned and Erick Fedde's tall task facing Jose Ramirez, Steven Kwan, and Josh Naylor this week [46:24] Around MLB: Home Run Derby new rules, Texas Rangers may add, the Houston Astros are scorching, and what's going on with the Chicago Cubs? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:03:52

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White Sox Continue on Historical Pace While Birmingham Glows

6/27/2024
This episode is presented by Gametime. Save $20 off your first MLB ticket purchase using promo code SOXMACHINE Record Date: 6/26/2024 Rundown [Intro] Dan Szymborski of FanGraphs joins the show to discuss how ZiPS views the rest of 2024 for the White Sox. Why Chris Getz should trade Luis Robert Jr. sooner than later as the near future outlook is very hazy and who could use Erick Fedde the most? [28:43] Jonathan Nelson, President and General Manager of the Birmingham Barons, stops by to talk about the Southern League First Half Division Title and the Rickwood Classic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:51:24

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2024 Midseason P.O. Sox Mailbag Episode

6/24/2024
This episode is presented by Gametime. Save $20 off your first MLB ticket purchase using promo code SOXMACHINE Record Date: 6/23/2024 Rundown [Intro] Chicago White Sox lose another series but the Birmingham Barons clinched a postseason berth [3:45] What worked for Drew Thorpe? [6:03] What didn't work for Jonathan Cannon? [8:40] Odd handling of Eloy Jimenez's injury [16:53] LA Dodgers series preview [22:46] P.O. Sox question and answer begins with about possibility of Chris Flexen and Nicky Lopez getting DFA'd after trade deadline [25:45] Which White Sox relievers wouldn't we trade? [26:55] Thoughts about the Cristian Mena and Gregory Santos trades [28:38] How does the White Sox medical staff compare to other teams? [31:47] What has Chris Getz done that has been unquestionably good? [35:37] How is Edgar Quero's catching ability? [39:52] What does Lenyn Sosa's future career look like? [43:07] Which MLB teams will be the surprise sellers at trade deadline? [48:09] How we would change the White Sox outside perspective to lure future free agents? [54:27] Will Chuck Garfien and Ozzie Guillen do pre and post game show on new RSN? [57:02] Who are the hitters we like for the White Sox to draft after the first round? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:08:58

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2024 White Sox Trade Power Rankings

6/21/2024
This episode is presented by Gametime. Save $20 off your first MLB ticket purchase using promo code SOXMACHINE Rundown [Intro] White Sox GM Chris Getz talks about current state of the Chicago White Sox and how he feels about the current trade market [13:23] Next 30 days will be quite busy for the Chicago White Sox as they field calls and text messages about trading for players, and preparing for the 2024 MLB Draft. James Fegan explains who is handling what within the White Sox front office [22:38] How White Sox players are feeling about the upcoming trade deadline [27:03] The White Sox Trade Power Rankings: who are the most desired trade targets from the White Sox and their probability of them getting dealt before the deadline? [53:38] What fueled Jonathan Cannon's great start against Houston? [58:36] Detroit Tigers series preview Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:10:31

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White Sox get snakebitten by Arizona

6/17/2024
This episode is presented by Gametime. Save $20 off your first purchase using promo code SOXMACHINE on tickets. Rundown [Intro] Recap White Sox series in Arizona [2:07] Drew Thorpe gets roughed up in his second career start. What went wrong and how does Thorpe want to bounce back in his next outing? [12:03] Erick Fedde flirted with disaster but was able to get out of serious jams. With how well Fedde has pitched in 2024 is his trade value at the highest? [22:25] James Fegan visits the White Sox Arizona Complex League team and he's got a new favorite prospect [31:59] Houston Astros visit Chicago as they recently released Jose Abreu. Our reaction to the news and would the White Sox be interested in bringing Abreu back next year? [43:45] White Sox Director of Pitching, Brian Bannister, is high on Jonathan Cannon. [48:00] Can Garrett Crochet continue to dominate just using two pitches? [51:33] Around MLB: The Draft Combine, Dodgers dealing with injuries, and why the Braves need outfield help soon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:10:29

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Sox Machine Live!: Pregaming for Seattle

6/13/2024
Live stream date: 6/13/2024 Jim Margalus and Josh Nelson host a pregame show for the White Sox vs. Mariners. Topics White Sox starting pitchers have been good White Sox relievers have been bad Is Ethan Katz doing a good job? Andrew Vaughn on a heater Garrett Crochet back on the All-Star leaderboard White Sox vs. Diamondbacks preview College World Series Jell-O shot challenge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:06:51

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White Sox end worst franchise losing streak with a split against Boston

6/10/2024
This episode is presented by Gametime. Save $20 off your first MLB ticket purchase using promo code SOXMACHINE Record Date: 6/9/2024 Rundown [Intro] White Sox split a four-game series against Boston but had an excellent chance of winning the series. But Martin Maldonado, again, couldn't muster any offense which has led to manager Pedro Grifol defending his honor [11:37] USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that Pedro Grifol is not at risk of an imminent dismissal. [16:30] Gavin Sheets and Paul DeJong are on a roll [25:45] Josh thinks there is too much Duke Ellis in recent White Sox games [30:30] Hello, Drew Thorpe [38:23] Series Preview: Seattle Mariners [49:12] Around MLB: the London Series and Aaron Judge is slugging over .700 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:06:51

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White Sox tie franchise worst losing streak at 13 games

6/6/2024
This episode is presented by Gametime. Save $20 off your first purchase of MLB tickets using promo code SOXMACHINE. Record Date: 6/5/2024 Rundown [Intro] White Sox reach a new low [4:13] Pedro Grifol's job status is in jeopardy as Josh and Jim contemplate why a dismissal hasn't happened yet [26:43] Highlights and lowlights from Chicago Cubs series [36:25] One of the few things to look forward to for White Sox fans is trade market. Josh and Jim discuss the odds both Garrett Crochet and Luis Robert Jr. get dealt before July 30. [51:50] Series Preview: Boston Red Sox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:04:34

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White Sox have painful weekend in Milwaukee

6/3/2024
This episode is presented by Gametime. Save $20 off MLB tickets using the Gametime and promo code SOXMACHINE. Record Date: 6/2/2024 Rundown [Intro] Milwaukee Tailgate recap [4:28] Andrew Benintendi goes on the IL for an injury that's been bugging him for seven weeks. Why do these types of injuries that impact players for such a long duration keep happening to the White Sox? [12:10] Andrew Vaughn has a sprain finger that may require him to go on the IL [16:54] Tommy Pham, the fighter (Warning: Explicit Language) [24:32] John Schriffen Minute [30:32] Good news: Paul DeJong is hitting homers as his season OPS is the best since 2019 [38:10] Series Preview: Chicago Cubs [50:27] Around MLB: Division leads, has Aaron Judge hit more home runs than anyone will on the White Sox, and Spencer Torkelson's demotion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:07:40

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What can stop the White Sox dumpster fire season?

5/31/2024
This episode is presented by Gametime. Save $20 off your first MLB ticket purchase on Gametime using promo code SOXMACHINE Record Date: 5/30/2024 Rundown [Intro] Happy Birthday to James Fegan [2:59] What are the White Sox clubhouse vibes after getting swept again? [11:03] Will Pedro Grifol make changes in the way he's managing to get the team to play better? [22:15] How should Sox Machine cover this White Sox squad? Continue looking for hope or see how big this dumpster fire of a season gets? [27:30] Bryan Ramos gets demoted. What are the White Sox looking for Ramos to improve upon before getting another shot in the majors? [35:03] Series Preview: Milwaukee; including details of our tailgate event on Saturday, June 1 [42:06] Is the Brewers model of success more attainable for the White Sox than chasing what's worked for the Orioles and Astros? [49:32] If the White Sox get swept again, will changes come on Monday? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:58:27

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2024 NCAA Baseball Postseason Preview with Mike Ferrin

5/29/2024
Record Date: 5/28/2024 Rundown [Intro] Mike Ferrin called the ACC Tournament and shares his observations about the quality of play [5:41] Ferrin's thoughts about Chase Burns [11:16] Ferrin's thoughts about Nick Kurtz [17:35] The Tucson Regional could be chaotic with the quality of programs involved. [23:59] Pick to Click: Which schools are we most confident that will reach Omaha? [32:10] Sleeper teams that can make a run to the College World Series [34:34] Why White Sox fans should watch this year's NCAA postseason Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:47:28

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Pedro Grifol gets mad as White Sox are swept again

5/27/2024
This episode is presented by Gametime. Save $20 off your first ticket purchase on Gametime using promo code SOXMACHINE. Record Date: 5/26/2024 Rundown [Intro] Pedro Grifol gets upset at his players for playing flat against Baltimore on Sunday. Soundbites from Garrett Crochet, Korey Lee, and Danny Mendick disagree with their manager about the team's efforts. With this White Sox squad on pace for being the worst ever in franchise history, how much longer will Grifol manager if he loses the clubhouse? [21:56] Erick Fedde's great start against Baltimore will only enhance his trade value as the White Sox front office deserves kudos for that signing. Meanwhile, Garrett Crochet gets high praise from Baltimore for his recent start [35:11] The Charlotte Knights visited Nashville and Jim Margalus was in attendance. He gives his in-person report on key White Sox prospects, including Colson Montgomery. [48:51] Series Preview: Blue Jays [53:47] Around MLB: Ronald Acuna Jr. out for the season and Jose Ramirez torrid RBI pace puts the White Sox offense to shame Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:11:35

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The Good, Bad, and Ugly from Toronto

5/23/2024
This episode is presented by Gametime. Save $20 off your next purchase on MLB tickets using promo code SOXMACHINE at Gametime.co Record Date: 5/22/2024 Rundown [Intro] The Good: Garrett Crochet was excellent again and carries a 0.39 ERA in the month of May. What's working for Crochet and is it crazy to think of the White Sox trading him this season? [13:05] The Bad: Eloy Jimenez lands on the IL due to a hamstring strain. [20:10] The Ugly: Nick Nastrini has gotten rocked in his last two MLB starts. Which raises the questions of who will be part of this rotation in a month and post All-Star break? [34:00] Series Preview: Baltimore Orioles [45:27] State of the AL Central as Cleveland and Kansas City are separating from the pack Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:56:23

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White Sox shuffle roster as they head to Toronto

5/20/2024
Record Date: 5/19/2024 Rundown [Intro] James Fegan reports that the Chicago White Sox are designated for assignment pitcher Brad Keller and promoting White Sox first round picks Noah Schultz and Jacob Gonzalez to Birmingham [7:24] Thoughts about Noah Schultz getting tested in AA [14:40] After the Yankees swept the White Sox, Josh Nelson wants the White Sox front office to remember home runs are important when rebuilding the roster [25:12] John Schriffen Minute as his comment about "Radio Losers" will get plenty of airtime Monday morning from radio shows [32:01] Series Preview: Toronto Blue Jays as they are drowning to start 2024 [43:44] Around MLB: Guardians sweep Twins, Cubs dealing with an injury bug, and here come the Astros Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:01:12