White Sox Talk Podcast

White Sox Talk Podcast

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. Hosted by Chuck Garfien, featuring Ryan McGuffey, and a whole lot of White Sox and baseball guests. New episodes release every Tuesday and Thursday, and whenever news breaks.

Episodes

July 23, 2024 40 mins

With the White Sox expected to be big sellers before the trade deadline on July 30, which players will be on the move? Chuck Garfien speaks with ESPN’s Jesse Rogers about the trade market for Garrett Crochet, Luis Robert Jr., Erick Fedde, Michael Kopech, Tommy Pham and more.  

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After the White Sox chose pitcher Hagen Smith with the 5th overall pick in the MLB Draft, Chuck Garfien got on the phone with Dave Van Horn, the head baseball coach at Arkansas to find out more about the White Sox new power lefty. Van Horne talks about the kind of pitcher and competitor Smith will be with the White Sox, his 17-strikeout performance this past season against Oregon State, how the Royals and Cardinals we...

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With the MLB draft starting on July 14, Jim Callis is back on the podcast to discuss who the White Sox might select with the 5th overall pick. Will it come down to West Virginia infielder J.J. Wetherholt and 5-tool high schooler Konnor Griffin? Could Florida first baseman Jac Caglianone fall to the White Sox? Should they take Arkansas lefty Hagen Smith instead? Plus, Callis talks about White Sox prospec...

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With 15 teams reportedly expressing interest in acquiring Garrett Crochet from the White Sox, Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey discuss the two roads the White Sox can take: trading Crochet for a huge return package or extending him for the future. Will Crochet’s stock ever be higher than it is right now? What would be a fair offer from the White Sox to extend him? Plus, what they’ve learned from past extensio...

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Chuck Garfien gets the inside scoop about the Birmingham Barons pitching staff with their pitching coach John Ely. He explains why he thinks Mason Adams could succeed in the majors right now, how Ky Bush has transformed himself as a pitcher this season, and why he thinks the White Sox got a steal in acquiring catcher Edgar Quero from the Angels. Plus, John talks about growing up a White Sox fan and getting drafte...

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Chuck Garfien speaks with White Sox prospect Edgar Quero about his Birmingham Barons who won the first half title in the Southern League on Sunday.  He talks about catching top pitching prospects Noah Schultz, Mason Adam and Ky Bush.  They discuss his journey from Cuba to the United States, how he learned English on his own, if he thinks he's ready for the major leagues right now, what makes him excited about the...

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June 20, 2024 58 mins

After speaking with the media this week, White Sox GM Chris Getz made it clear that the White Sox are ready to make trades and willing to deal anyone on the roster. Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey react to Getz's comments about possibly trading Luis Robert Jr. and Garrett Crochet, when the White Sox will be competitive again, and the job status of Pedro Grifol. They also discuss how the White Sox got in this situ...

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The White Sox are expected to be active in the trade market this summer. Who is the most likely to get dealt? Chuck Garfien speaks with USA Today baseball columnist Bob Nightengale about the White Sox trade pieces. What are the chances Luis Robert Jr. and Garrett Crochet get traded before the deadline? Who else could be on the move? When will the trade market heat up? Bob talks about Pedro Grifol’s job statu...

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With the White Sox reportedly listening to offers for everyone on their roster, Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey discuss whether they should trade Luis Robert Jr and/or Garrett Crochet. Would it be best to build around them or is now the time to deal them? And what kind of packages could they get in return? Plus, they discuss the end of Sunday’s loss to the Red Sox when Pedro Grifol chose not to pinch hit for...

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Chuck Garfien speaks with White Sox pitcher Garrett Crochet about his transition from reliever to starter, his name being involved in trade talks with the San Diego Padres, having a big season while the team is struggling, what it would mean to make the All-Star team and more.

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Chuck Garfien, Ozzie Guillen, and Frank Thomas answer fan questions on the post-game show, which include baseball analytics and Pedro Grifol's future. They also react to Tommy Pham's explosive comments after his home plate collision with the Brewers' William Contreras. Chuck wraps up the podcast by putting this season into perspective.

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Chuck Garfien speaks with White Sox second baseman Nicky Lopez about his homecoming season with the White Sox, why it hasn't gone according to plan, and why the White Sox offense continues to struggle. They also talk about his upcoming 16-inch softball charity event and why the sport means so much to him and his family.

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May 28, 2024 45 mins

With the passing of NBA legend Bill Walton, we’re bringing back a special podcast from 2020 when Jason Benetti spoke with Walton for a COVID-19 benefit show. The eccentric NBA Hall of Famer provides wisdom, life advice and humor in a wide-ranging conversation about Michael Jordan, John Wooden, the Grateful Dead and the experience of calling a White Sox game with Jason. 

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Chuck Garfien speaks with Paul Janish for an in-depth conversation about the White Sox minor league system. Janish discusses his role with the team and the plan for developing players. They talk about Colson Montgomery, Bryan Ramos, Noah Schultz, Drew Thorpe, Edgar Quero and many others.

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Trading Dylan Cease, Lance Lynn, Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, etc., stocked the White Sox farm system with many exciting pitchers. But with the White Sox offense ranking last in the majors in runs by a wide margin, how will the offense be fixed—both now and in the future? Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey talk about the wave of pitchers that are coming, the lack of power bats in the minors and question why Andrew Beni...

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As a key member of the 2005 World Champion White Sox, Scott Podsednik knows what it takes for a team to become a winner.   How do the White Sox get there?  Chuck Garfien speaks with Podsednik about why the White Sox were able to take home a championship in 2005 and what needs to happen going forward for the White Sox to become winners again.

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Chuck Garfien has two conversations with White Sox rookie Bryan Ramos. The first came during spring training when Bryan was dreaming about making it to the major leagues. The second chat is here in Chicago with Bryan talking about his first week as a member of the White Sox.  He explains why he made it a priority to learn English, why being a team player is important to him, what he told his f...

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With Bryan Ramos called up from Double-A and several other prospects knocking on the door, Chuck Garfien speaks with 2005 World Series hero Scott Podsednik about his long, up and down journey in the minor leagues, what it takes to reach the majors, and once you get there, what needs to happen for a successful major league career.  

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A team filled with many of the White Sox top prospects, the Birmingham Barons have the best record in the Southern League at 19-7. Chuck Garfien speaks with manager Sergio Santos about what's being built in Birmingham and why they're having so much success.  They talk about pitchers Drew Thorpe, Jairo Iriarte, Ky Bush and Mason Adams, plus hitters Edgar Quero, Brooks Baldwin and Duke Ellis. Plus, Sergio...

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With the White Sox looking to build a new ballpark in the South Loop for the future, Chuck Garfien goes back to the past, speaking with author Ken Smoller about Comiskey Park and why it holds such a special meaning for White Sox fans all these years later. Smoller has written a companion piece to the popular 2023 documentary "Last Comiskey" with never before seen photos of the old park at 35th and Shields. They t...

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