Levine & Haugh: Is Tony La Russa criticized too much? How hurt is Michael Kopech? (Hour 1)
Inside The Clubhouse on 670 The Score
Bruce Levine and David Haugh opened their show by discussing whether White Sox manager Tony La Russa receives too much criticism. Also, how hurt is White Sox reliever Michael Kopech and why isn't the team saying more about it? Later, the guys conducted their weekly Chin Music segment.
Listen to the crew break down a white-hot White Sox team who has won 8 of their last ten games, while breaking down rookie Nico Hoerner's debut in 2021. Do 7 inning no-hitters count?! We sure have our opinions. Dive in to listen in on all the baseball action the second city has to offer.
Offensive surge and Michael Kopech vs. Dylan Cease debate
Rundown:2:26: White Sox sweep Texas thanks to offensive surge lead by Yoan Moncada7:22: Nick Madrigal's great weekend16:57: Concerns about Dallas Keuchel's strikeout rate19:38: Michael Kopech's terrific start on Sunday24:21: Who should be in the starting rotation: Kopech or Cease?35:10: Golden Cog of the Week36:55: Detroit Tigers preview46:01: P.O. Sox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
What Michael Kopech learned during time away from White Sox in 2020
White Sox Talk Podcast
Why Is Michael Kopech Opting Out: The Reasons, Miscommunication & Rotation's Complexion
White Sox Business: A show about the Chicago White Sox
James was mere milometers away from pure mai tai bliss when theWhite Sox announced prodigious young pitcher, Michael Kopech, would forego playing the 2020 MLB season. Now the biggest question on all Sox fans' minds is: why is Kopech sitting out? Jon and James list the known reasons why the 24-year-old won't be playing this season (:45). White Sox's pitching coach Don Cooper has expressed concern for Kopech, though in such a manner that speculated Kopech's history of mental heath struggles being the impetus for removal. Despite the well-intended message, neither Kopech's party or the White Sox are associating the hurler's choice with his medical history (6:00). Will there be added pressure on Kopech to perform next baseball season (12:30)? Who will fill the pitching void in the White Sox rotation (18:15)? How confident are Dane Dunning and Jimmy Lambert contributing in a year like this (21:50)? Lastly, Luis Robert isn't human (24:45).Follow James on Twitter: @JRFeganFollow Jon on Twitter: @jon_greenbergSave 40% off your first-year subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/southside Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Haugh & Zaidman: Michael Kopech/Yu Darvish talk, Bruce Levine interview (Hour 2)
Mully & Haugh Show
In the second hour, David Haugh and Zach Zaidman discussed White Sox right-hander Michael Kopech's decision to sit out the 2020 season. The guys then reacted to Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish sharing that he was "ready to go home" if his team didn't take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously. Later, Score baseball insider Bruce Levine joined the show to discuss Kopech, Darvish and the latest MLB storylines.