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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. 144: How does Yoan Moncada get out his slump?

With Yoan Moncada in a slump and being dropped down to 8th in the lineup, Chuck Garfien spoke with White Sox hitting coach Todd Steverson about his struggles. How does Moncada get out of his slump? Does he need to change his approach? What he’s learning right now? Are the strikeouts getting to him? And more. Plus, Vinnie Duber of NBC Sports Chicago and Scott Merkin of MLB.com come on the podcast to talk about Moncada as well.


Ep. 143: A fired up Don Cooper talks about White Sox pitching and the rebuild

Don Cooper came on the podcast and had a lot to say about Michael Kopech, Dylan Cease, Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, Carlos Rodon, Dane Dunning and so many other White Sox pitchers. He brought a long list with him to talk about them all. Coop also spoke frankly about the challenges of the rebuild, fans supporting the team, why he’s excited about the future and more.


Ep. 142: Rick Hahn Unplugged Live Remote Podcast

White Sox G-M Rick Hahn was our featured guest live at Reggie’s Rock Club in front of a live audience. No topics were off limits with our podcast crew and in the Q&A with White Sox fans. He talked about Eloy Jimenez, Yoan Moncada, Zack Burdi, Luis Gonzalez and many of the White Sox prospects. Plus, Hahn spoke about his own impatience in the rebuild, the highlight of his tenure as GM, how many prospects have to hit for the rebuild to work, if the White Sox will spend big money in free...


Ep. 141: Jim Thome inducted into the Hall of Fame, Paul Konerko interview from Cooperstown

On the day Jim Thome is inducted into the Hall of Fame, we play the best parts of his speech. Chuck Garfien interviews Paul Konerko who talks about what it was like to be Thome's teammate, why he traveled to Cooperstown to be at Thome's induction and more. Chuck speaks with Jim's dad who explains how his son used to hit rocks in the driveway when he was a kid, frequently breaking windows across the street. Chuck also tells a funny story about famous documentarian Ken Burns.


Ep. 140: Interviews with Thome, Reinsdorf and Williams at Thome Hall of Fame induction

With Jim Thome getting inducted into the Hall of Fame, Chuck Garfien interviews Thome, Jerry Reinsdorf and Ken Williams in Cooperstown, NY. Thome talks about how he made it from Peoria to Cooperstown, his biggest White Sox moment and how he was able to be so clutch during his baseball career. Reinsdorf compared Thome to a certain Chicago Bull, what he told Thome after they acquired him and how he almost missed his 500th home run. Williams discusses how the trade for Thome went down, why...


Ep. 139: An Appreciation for Hall of Famer Jim Thome

With Jim Thome being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend, Chuck Garfien, Scott Podsednik and Chris Kamka explain what made the former White Sox slugger such a special player. Kamka provides a treasure trove of incredible Thome statistics, and they discuss Thome's greatest moments in a podcast dedicated to one of the all-time greats.


Ep. 138: Nick Madrigal on who he is and what he's all about

White Sox first round pick Nick Madrigal speaks with Chuck Garfien about how he became the baseball player he is today. They discuss what Nick said to the White Sox that made them want to draft him, why he hates strikeouts so much, what makes him so competitive, the major league career he envisions for himself, why his 5-foot-7 height doesn't matter, and a whole lot more.


Ep. 137: Rebuild advice from three Houston Astros All-Stars

With the White Sox in the middle of a rebuild, Chuck Garfien spoke with three Houston Astros All-Stars who explained how they went from a rebuilding team to World Series champions. Jose Altuve, George Springer and Alex Bregman talk about how they dealt with losing, how they learned how to win, the importance of adding veterans to the young core and how they kept hope alive during the rebuild. Then, Chuck spoke with Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain trying to understand how he...


Ep. 136: American League All-Stars rave about Jose Abreu

With Jose Abreu playing in the All-Star Game, we asked some of his American League teammates about the White Sox first baseman. Justin Verlander, Craig Kimbrel, and Michael Brantley rave about Abreu, explaining why he’s such a great hitter and a tough out for pitchers.


Ep. 135: Dylan Cease on White Sox farm system: 'There’s so much talent'

Coming to you from Washington DC, we speak with Dylan Cease who competed in the MLB Futures Game along with his Birmingham Barons teammate Luis Basabe. Cease talks about the White Sox loaded farm system, what players have impressed him the most, where he gets his composure on the mound and more.


Ep. 134: Tim Anderson says 'I want to be great'

With the White Sox hitting the All-Star break, Tim Anderson sits down with Chuck Garfien to talk about the first half of the season. Anderson talks about the rebuild, if the losing is affecting him, improving on defense, Manny Machado, his run-in with Salvador Perez, being a part of the White Sox future and much more.


Ep. 133: Rick Hahn gives the inside story about the Jose Quintana trade

One year after the blockbuster trade between the White Sox and Cubs, Rick Hahn reveals to Chuck Garfien what happened behind the scenes between him and Cubs President Theo Epstein as they pulled off one of the biggest trades in Chicago baseball history. Hahn also talks about how Dylan Cease has exceeded expectations this year and if Eloy Jimenez will be in a White Sox uniform when the White Sox play the Cubs in September.


Ep. 132: Which White Sox players will be traded and where?

With the July 31st trade deadline approaching, what White Sox players could be on the move? Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey and Vinnie Duber discuss who might get dealt in the next few weeks and predict where they might be going.


Ep. 131: Trendsetters: the wild and rich history of White Sox uniforms

When it comes to uniforms, no one can top the White Sox whose wide spectrum of uniforms over the years have ranged from bold to bright to bizarre. Chuck Garfien and Chris Kamka speak with author Todd Radom who wrote the new book "Winning Ugly: A Visual History of the Most Bizarre Baseball Uniforms Ever Worn." They talk about how the White Sox have been at the forefront of many uniform trends over the years, and speak specifically about the disco pajamas of the 1970's, the shorts, the...


Ep. 130: How to react to the Jimenez and Robert injury news

With the news that Eloy Jimenez will miss 2 weeks with a strained abductor muscle and Luis Robert out 4-8 weeks with a sprained ligament his thumb, plus injuries to other top prospects like Dane Dunning, Zack Burdi and Jake Burger should White Sox fans be concerned about the future? Chuck Garfien, Chris Kamka and Ryan McGuffey talk it over on this edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast.


Ep. 129: Dylan Covey's second chance at baseball...and life

White Sox pitcher Dylan Covey comes on the podcast and opens up to Chuck Garfien about his battle with diabetes, a disease that almost ended his life in 2010. He talks about his struggles last season, admitting "I wasn't ready for the major leagues," and explains why he's a better pitcher now because of it. Covey discusses what it was like being left unprotected by the Oakland A's, coming over to the White Sox in the Rule 5 draft, getting a second chance with the White Sox, beating Chris...


Ep. 128: Inside the White Sox minor league system with Chris Getz

White Sox Director of Player Development Chris Getz came on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about many of the top prospects in the minor league system. What does Eloy Jimenez have to do to make it to the majors? What needs to happen for Michael Kopech to be promoted? Why are Joel Booker and Blake Rutherford having such big seasons? Was Laz Rivera the steak of the 2017 draft? Getz answers those questions and many more.


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...


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.