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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 others.

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 others.
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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 others.




Ep. 164: What it would take for the White Sox to sign Manny Machado

It might be a long shot for the White Sox to sign free agent Manny Machado, but here on the White Sox Talk Podcast, we like dark horses. Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey and Vinnie Duber discuss what it would take to bring Machado to the South Side. Plus, is he "the" guy the White Sox are targeting this offseason? Will the Rockies listen to trade offers for Nolan Arenado a year before he reaches free agency? Plus, Chuck talks about a cost-controlled, All-Star on a rebuilding team that could be...


Ep. 163: Chris Kamka's surprising stats about the 2018 season

Chuck Garfien speaks with stat guru Chris Kamka about what happened inside the numbers with the White Sox in 2018, with many stats that will surprise you. They talk about Yoan Moncada, Daniel Palka, Matt Davidson, Tim Anderson, Omar Narvaez and more. Plus, Chuck brings up two White Sox prospects not named Eloy Jimenez or Dylan Cease who did something statistically that deserve some recognition.


Ep. 162: Aaron Rowand raves about Eloy, Robert, Adolfo, Madrigal and many more

White Sox minor league outfield instructor Aaron Rowand speaks with Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey about the impressive group of outfielders he's been working with in the minor leagues. "I challenge you to find another organization with as much talent in the outfield in their minor league system," Rowand says. He gives great insight about Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, Micker Adolfo, Luis Gonzalez, Alex Call, Luis Basabe, Steele Walker and more. Plus, why he's so impressed with number-one...


Ep. 161: What happened with the 2018 White Sox

Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey and Chris Kamka go over their preseason predictions, explain what happened to the White Sox in 2018 and what it all means for the future. They discuss Lucas Giolito, Tim Anderson, if Avisail Garcia will be back next season, plus Eloy Jimenez, Matt Davidson, Zack Collins, Gavin Sheets, Jace Fry and more.


Ep. 160: Rick Renteria on 2018 and the future

Rick Renteria sits down with Chuck Garfien and gives the one word he'd use to describe the 2018 season. He talks about taking criticism for some of his in-game decisions, how Tim Anderson has taken the next step in his development, what Yoan Moncada learned this year, what affect Eloy Jimenez will have on the team when he comes to the majors, what keeps him up at night, why this season meant more to James Shields than people realize, if Renteria will find time to relax this off-season and...


Ep. 159: Daniel Palka on Palka-Mania and his breakout season

Chuck Garfien speaks with White Sox outfielder Daniel Palka who as a 26-year-old rookie has come out of nowhere to become one of the White Sox most popular players in 2018. They talk about the time Palka gave a pitcher a black eye in Little League, how he used to be a relief pitcher at Georgia Tech, why the Twins gave him up on him, the time when Chuck called Palka’s walkoff homer this year, his friendship with Kyle Schwarber, how he has connected with so many White Sox fans and more.


Ep. 158: Hawk Harrelson interview before his final White Sox broadcast

Hawk Harrelson sat down with Chuck Garfien to talk about his emotions prior to calling his final White Sox game. Why has he been such an unspoken announcer in his career? Does he have anything prepared for his final inning? How does he want to be remembered? That and more on this edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast.


Ep. 157: What kind of player will Yoan Moncada become?

Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey and Vinnie Duber discuss the trials and tribulations of Yoan Moncada's first full season in the majors and what kind of player they think he will become. Plus, they talk about White Sox buried treasure that Chuck found on the internet: Nolan Ryan pitching a no-hitter into the 9th inning against the White Sox from 1974 with audio from Harry Caray's call that night.


Ep. 156: Inside the making of the new documentary "Hawk"

Chuck Garfien speaks with Ryan McGuffey and Matt Dahl, executive producers of the documentary "Hawk" which looks back at the life and career of Ken "Hawk" Harrelson. They talk about how they made the documentary, Harrelson's emotional return to his childhood home in Savannah, Georgia, going back to Fenway Park with Harrelson, how he met his wife at a Putt-Putt golf championship, what Mark Buehrle's perfect game meant to Harrelson's career and much more.


Ep. 155: What we learned about the White Sox farm system in 2018 with MLB.com's Jim Callis

Chuck Garfien is joined by MLB.com Senior Writer Jim Callis to discuss the White Sox farm system in 2018. Callis explains why they named Dylan Cease the 2018 Pitcher of the Year in the minor leagues, why the Cubs will come to regret trading Cease and Eloy Jimenez to the White Sox, how soon Nick Madrigal will be ready for the majors, what outfielder besides Jimenez and Robert has the highest ceiling, why Kodi Medeiros could become a lights out left-handed reliever, plus thoughts on Zack...


154: Emergency podcast: Michael Kopech needs Tommy John surgery??!

With the shocking news that Michael Kopech has a significant tear in his UCL joint and is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery, Chuck Garfien and Vinnie Duber bring you the news and what it means for Kopech and the White Sox going forward. You’ll hear Kopech describe what happened and G-M Rick Hahn discuss the details of the injury. Yeah, this sucks.


153: White Sox present and future with The Athletic’s James Fegan

Chuck Garfien talks with James Fegan of the Athletic about a number of White Sox topics: biggest takeaway from the 2018 season, how aggressive the White Sox will be in the off-season, his favorite story he wrote this year, who will be the starting catcher in 2020, most underrated White Sox prospects, the Eloy Jimenez situation, etc. Then Chuck speaks with White Sox reliever Caleb Frare about how he got traded to the White Sox, the funny story about how he learned he was getting called up to...


Ep. 152: Are the White Sox turning the corner in the rebuild?

With a winning record since mid-July, and many young players making big contributions at the major league level, the White Sox are making some noise in the American League. Chuck Garfien and Vinnie Duber talk about how things are changing on the South Side. Chuck speaks with Daniel Palka and Matt Davidson on the field after their dramatic home runs in the 9th inning against the Tigers. Plus, Rick Hahn talks about the decision to not bring up Eloy Jimenez until 2019.


Ep. 151: What does Mother Nature have against Michael Kopech?

Rain wreaked havoc with another Michael Kopech performance, suspending play and cutting short his second home start, just like the first one. Still, there was a lot to be excited about with Kopech and Yoan Moncada hitting a home run against his former team. Chuck Garfien and Vinnie Duber break down his abbreviated start, Kopech talks about the game and facing the team that traded him to the White Sox. Chuck also interviews James Shields about Kopech’s development and predicts that the White...


Ep. 150: Biggest surprises of the 2018 White Sox

Who and what are the biggest surprises on the 2018 White Sox? And with a winning record since the All-Star break, are they better than people think? Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey and Slavko Bekovic break it all down.


Ep. 149: Interview with Michael Kopech about his MLB debut

The day after making his White Sox debut, Michael Kopech spoke to Chuck Garfien about his first start in the big leagues, the raucous crowd, what it was like facing Joe Mauer, wanting to pitch after the rain delay, getting emotional with his dad after the game and more.


Ep. 148: Michael Kopech’s MLB debut

Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey discuss the major league debut of Michael Kopech: the atmosphere in the ballpark, Kopech’s performance on the mound and behind the scenes stories in the Kopech family suite. You’ll hear Kopech’s post-game press conference and Chuck’s interview after the game with former White Sox reliever Addison Reed who now pitches for the Twins.


Ep. 147: White Sox call up Michael Kopech!

With the big news that Michael Kopech is coming to the majors, Chuck Garfien and Vinnie Duber talk about the decision by the Sox to bring up their top pitching prospect and the excitement that Kopech will bring to the team and the 2018 season. Kevan Smith discusses what kind of stuff Kopech has and what it was like catching him in the minor leagues. Plus, they talk about Paul Konerko’s unforgettable day in the booth with Hawk Harrelson.


146: Carlos Rodon’s breakout summer

Carlos Rodon speaks with Chuck Garfien about his dominant stretch of starts and how he’s started to figure things out as a major league pitcher. Rodon talks about controlling his temper on the mound and how he’s learned to win on days he doesn’t have his best stuff. He explains why he doesn’t miss any of Daniel Palka’s at-bats, how he’s impressed with Michael Kopech, why he sympathizes with Kopech being in Triple-A, why he’s not wearing an undershirt during games and much more.


Ep. 145: Will the White Sox call up Jimenez and/or Kopech this season?

With Eloy Jimenez and Michael Kopech dominating in Triple-A, we tackle the No. 1 question on the minds of every White Sox fan. Are either or both of the White Sox top prospects going to play in the majors this year? Chuck Garfien, Vinnie Duber and Slavko Bekovic give their takes and predictions. Plus, what other minor leaguers should be called up in September?