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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. 127: Ask Us Anything - Part 2

In Part 2 of "Ask Us Anything" we answer the following questions: Who will be the biggest free agent the White Sox sign this off-season? What are the chances they trade Avi Garcia before the deadline? What's your assessment so far of Luis Robert? Who's on your all-time busted prospect list? Is Omar Vizquel the next White Sox manager? Would the 1994 White Sox have won the World Series if there wasn't a strike? What's the long term plan at third base? These questions and many more on this...


Ep. 126: Ask Us Anything - Part 1

We asked you to ask us anything about the White Sox and you delivered in a big way. We got so many questions, we had to do two different podcasts! Among the questions here in Part 1: should the White Sox send Yoan Moncada to Triple-A? What players will be traded before the deadline? Who are some sleeper prospects in the minors? Will Jordan Stephens be called up before Michael Kopech? Should Juan Uribe be a team ambassador? What's our all-time White Sox team from 2000 to the present and many...


Ep. 125: Interview with Danny Farquhar

White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar speaks with Chuck Garfien in a revealing interview about the brain hemorrage that almost ended his life. Farquhar talks about what he remembers from the night of the incident, harrowing moments that happened while he was in surgery, and how his family and teammates have helped him in his recovery. Plus, how he hopes to pitch again, his fallback job if pitching doesn’t work out, why Rick Renteria was his favorite baseball player as a kid and much more.


Ep 124: Brooks Boyer crashes the podcast

The latest podcast with Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey and Vinnie Duber began with a question: "Have we seen the worst of the White Sox rebuild?" But just four minutes into the conversation, White Sox Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing, Brooks Boyer showed up and became an impromptu guest turned host. Garfien had to leave for game duties, so Boyer sat in for him! In an entertaining conversation Boyer discussed how he watches White Sox baseball during a rebuild, whether the "K Zone" will return...


Ep. 123: Everything about the White Sox draft class with scouting director Nick Hostetler

With the 2018 MLB draft completed, White Sox scouting director Nick Hostetler came back on the podcast to discuss the 2018 draft class. Hostetler describes the moment he realized that they had to draft #1 pick Nick Madrigal, he tells the story of a White Sox scout who demanded they draft Steele Walker in the 2nd round, he talks about some of the sleeper picks the White Sox took in the later rounds, plus the story of their 38th round pick who recently lost both his mother and father to...


Ep. 122: The ins and outs of Michael Kopech

With Michael Kopech knocking on the door to the major leagues, Chuck Garfien spoke with Charlotte Knights pitching coach Steve McCatty to get the latest on the White Sox top pitching prospect. They discuss what pitch Kopech has recently added to his arsenal, how he deals with the attention and pressure to make it to the big leagues, his preparation for games and much more. Plus, McCatty talks about the time threw a 14-inning complete game for the Oakland A's, what it was like being a...


Ep. 121: Nick Madrigal's college coach: "This guy is going to be a superstar"

After the White Sox drafted Oregon State's Nick Madrigal we called up Pat Casey, Madrigal's head coach at Oregon State. Casey came on the podcast and raved about the White Sox first round pick. He spoke about why Madrigal is the only sole captain he's ever had on his team, why his 5-foot-8 frame doesn't matter and where he thinks Madrigal is actually better than Red Sox All-Star Dustin Pedroia. Casey talks about Madrigal's hitting, defense and if he can play shortstop in the big leagues....


Ep. 120: Inside the White Sox draft room with scouting director Nick Hostetler

With the White Sox holding the 4th overall pick in next week's MLB draft, we got an in-depth look inside the White Sox thought process from White Sox scouting director Nick Hostetler. Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey spoke with Hostetler about some of the top talent in the draft (Brady Singer, Nick Madrigal, etc.), the challenge of picking fourth, the accuracy of mock drafts, Hostetler's hectic travel schedule, his relationship with colleague Chris Getz, the success of players from last...


Ep. 119: Welington Castillo suspended for PEDs, what now?

Chuck Garfien and Vinnie Duber discuss the shocking news that Welington Castillo has been suspended for 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enchancing drug, putting the White Sox catching position in quite the precarious position. You’ll hear reaction from Rick Hahn and Ricky Renteria, Castillo’s apology, the options the White Sox have at catcher both inside and outside the organization, and what it means not only for Castillo’s future with the White Sox but what the team might...


Ep. 118: Manny Machado Mania

Manny Machado to the White Sox?? It's been the dream for many White Sox fans for months. With Machado in town to the play the White Sox, Chuck Garfien and Vinnie Duber discuss the White Sox chances of signing the soon-to-be-free agent. Garfien also talks with Nicky Delmonico who played with Machado and fellow free agent to be Bryce Harper on the USA 18-under national team.


Ep. 117: Zack Collins says Eloy Jimenez will be one of the best in the big leagues

Hitting in front of Eloy Jimenez in the Birmingham Barons lineup, Zack Collins has seen up close what Jimenez is doing in Double-A and predicts very big things in his future. Collins spoke with Chuck Garfien not only about Jimenez, but his fellow catcher and roommate Seby Zavala, Dane Dunning, Jordan Stephens and Matt Rose. They discuss why Collins went back to his hitting style from college, who hits the ball the farthest on the Barons, a crazy college stat about Collins and Dunning and...


Ep. 116: Have no fear, White Sox farm system in high gear

It’s that time again. Time to check out everything that’s going on in the White Sox minor league system. Lots of exciting things happening. Chuck Garfien, Chris Kamka and Slavko Bekovic cover it all from Charlotte to Kannapolis with the latest on Michael Kopech, Eloy Jimenez, Blake Rutherford, Gavin Sheets, Alec Hansen and Zack Collins plus some sleeper prospects who are making noise at all levels of the farm system.


Ep. 115: Ozzie Guillen and David DeJesus recall favorite memories of Cubs-White Sox series

In honor of the Crosstown Classic, Chuck Garfien and David Kaplan are joined by Ozzie Guillen and David DeJesus to discuss the Cubs-White Sox series. Guillen and DeJesus tell stories of their playing days, what their crosstown experience was like, and share their favorite memories. Guillen also recalls a radio incident with Mike North of 670 The Score at the time after a crosstown game in May 2007, when he was the manager for the White Sox. You don't want to miss what happened in the...


Ep. 114: Will the Cubs come to regret the Jose Quintana trade?

With Jose Quintana struggling with the Cubs and Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease playing like future superstars in the White Sox minor league system, Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey discuss this worst case scenerio developing for the Cubs. They also talk about how Jimenez makes his teammates better, the sleeper player the White Sox got in the trade and much more.


Ep. 113: What made Bill Melton a White Sox legend

With the White Sox honoring Bill Melton with a special Bill Melton Day for the 50th anniversary of his White Sox debut, Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey sat down with Beltin’ Bill to discuss his special baseball career and why he has meant so much to White Sox fans over the years. They cover his very first game which came against Mickey Mantle and the Yankees, his 1971 home run title, how his career almost ended when he fell off a roof in 1972, his secretive back surgery, passing out on the...


Ep. 112: How White Sox fans should watch the 2018 season

After a rough first month of the season in the win-loss column for the White Sox, it's time to hash things out, get stuff off our chest and put the 2018 season in perspective. Chuck Garfien, Chris Kamka and Vinnie Duber have their own White Sox therapy session and you're all invited! Look at this as a guidebook for the 2018 season, how to deal with losing streaks, why the rotation will get better, what bullpen pieces will likely get traded, when Michael Kopech will be here, etc. They talk...


Ep. 111: Robinson Cano on Yoan Moncada: "I think he'll be a superstar"

With the Mariners in town to play the White Sox, Chuck Garfien had a conversation with Robinson Cano to talk about the player who idolizes him, Yoan Moncada. Cano spoke about Moncada's potential, why he thinks he'll be a superstar, the importance of having good mentors in the game, Moncada's strikeouts, the challenges of being a switch-hitter and much more.


Ep. 110: Trayce Thompson - “This is home”

Drafted by the White Sox in 2009, Trayce Thompson never wanted to play for another team but the White Sox. All that changed in 2015 when he was dealt to the Dodgers in the Todd Frazier trade. Now back with the White Sox, Thompson talks with Chuck Garfien about the trials and tribulations of the last few years, the whirlwind of being on 4 teams in the last 4 weeks, how the White Sox threw him a lifeline bringing him back, how he wants to make the best of this new opportunity and more.


Ep. 109: Positive signs for Danny Farquhar

With news that White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar is making progress after suffering a brain hemorrhage during the game on Friday, Chuck Garfien spoke with his bullpen mate Hector Santiago who provided new information about Farquhar's improving condition. Santiago talks about Danny's fun personality, why he's bringing Farquhar's jersey out to the bullpen every night, the stroke of luck that the incident occurred during a baseball game and more.


Ep. 108: Dane Dunning - "There's some great things happening here"

With a stacked roster loaded with several of the White Sox top prospects, the Winston-Salem Dash are making noise in the minor leagues. One of those players is pitcher Dane Dunning who came on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey about the Dash's hot start to the season, his near no-hitter, teammates Dylan Cease and Micker Adolfo, their new manager Omar Vizquel, NBA All-Star Chris Paul buying part of the team, how all these prospects might fit into the White Sox rotation...