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

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Distant Replay: Mark Buehrle's perfect game

In the latest edition of Distant Replay, Chuck, Guff and Chris look back at Mark Buehrle's perfect game on July 23, 2009. The quirky lineup Buehrle had behind him (2:45), Buehrle told A.J. Pierzynski he was going to throw a perfect game that day (6:30), does anyone remember who hit a grand slam? (23:20) . DeWayne Wise's incredible catch (33:20), Buehrle makes history (43:20) and everything that happened in between. You'll hear from Buehrle, Pierzynski and Wise about one of the greatest performances in White Sox history.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

59mins

23 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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Ep. 11: White Sox trade Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox

Chuck Garfien and Dan Hayes break down the White Sox trade of Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox and Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe fills us on in on what exactly the White Sox got in return for their former ace. Plus, Rick Hahn talks about just how difficult it was to pull the trigger and trade elite, homegrown talent.#WhiteSoxTalkSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

18mins

7 Dec 2016

Rank #2

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Ep. 85: Don Cooper with the inside scoop on Kopech, Rodon and a dozen other White Sox pitchers

With some of baseball's top pitching talent in the White Sox system, who better to talk about them than longtime White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper? Coop gives us the goods on Michael Kopech, Alec Hansen, Reynaldo Lopez, Dylan Cease, Joakim Soria and many others. He reveals the adjustment Lucas Giolito made last season that changed everything for the young right-hander, the one White Sox pitcher he thinks will make a big jump in 2018, and explains why he thinks the White Sox could surprise people in 2018.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

52mins

16 Jan 2018

Rank #3

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Ep. 22: Jason Benetti on White Sox rebuild, Rick Renteria on his managing style

White Sox broadcaster Jason Benetti joins Chuck Garfien and Chris Kamka on the podcast to talk about the White Sox rebuild, his broadcasting career, being in the booth with Steve Stone, how he prepares for games and much more.Later, Chuck talks with White Sox manager Rick Renteria about spring training, his managing style, how he teaches young players, Avisail Garcia reaching his potential and more.#WhiteSoxTalkSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

57mins

7 Feb 2017

Rank #4

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Ep. 12: Adam Eaton traded to the Washington Nationals

Chuck Garfien goes 1-on-1 with White Sox GM Rick Hahn following the trade of Adam Eaton to the Nationals which brought more top prospects to the South Side. Will more dominoes fall as the Sox go into a full rebuild? Hahn says they expect to compete for championships within 5 years! Chuck also chats with new manager Rick Renteria, who tells us what he hopes to get out of his club in 2017 and beyond. Plus, Dan Hayes and Siera Santos join the crew to breakdown the timeline of getting some of these new pieces to the major leagues.#WhiteSoxTalkSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

42mins

8 Dec 2016

Rank #5

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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 agency and much, much more.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 21mins

3 Aug 2018

Rank #6

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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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

12mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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Ep. 86: The must-listen Nicky Delmonico White Sox Talk Podcast

While taking part in the White Sox hitters camp in Glendale, Arizona, Nicky Delmonico joined Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey on the podcast to talk about his impressions of Luis Robert and Eloy Jimenez. But that was only the beginning. Delmonico went in-depth about his first major league season, doing hot yoga this winter with Jake Burger, the one White Sox player he expects to have a big season in 2018 (the answer might surprise you), losing a big bet to Tim Anderson. Plus, Delmonico helps us give away a pair of 3-day passes to Sox Fest and much more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

27mins

17 Jan 2018

Rank #8

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Ep. 14: Jim Callis of MLB.com on future of White Sox, Journey goes into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

In this edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast, Chuck Garfien and Dan Hayes go in-depth with Jim Callis of MLB.com about the 7 prospects the White Sox received in the Chris Sale and Adam Eaton trades. Ryan McGuffey and Chris Kamka join in to talk about Jose Quintana trade rumors and Journey getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And in a special treat, hear AJ Pierzynski, Joe Crede and Aaron Rowand tell the story about how "Don't Stop Believin'" became the anthem for the 2005 World Champion White Sox.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

46mins

20 Dec 2016

Rank #9

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Ep. 54: What will the White Sox look like in 2018, 2019 and 2020?

Now that phase one of the White Sox rebuild has been completed (trading away their top talent, producing arguably the best farm system in baseball), what can White Sox fans expect to happen in 2018, 2019 and 2020? Chuck Garfien, Dan Hayes and Ryan McGuffey provide a road map for the next 3 seasons. Which minor leaguers will be ready for the majors and when? What free agents will the White Sox go after in 2018, 2019 and 2020? They take a year-by-year look ahead into the future.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

53mins

1 Aug 2017

Rank #10

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Ep. 84: What should the White Sox give up for Christian Yelich?

With the Miami Marlins listening to offers for Christian Yelich, what should the White Sox be willing to give up for the All-Star outfielder? MLB.com’s Phil Rogers joins Chuck Garfien and Chris Kamka to discuss the possibilities. They also talk about the White Sox bullpen trade that netted Joakim Soria and Luis Avilan, who the White Sox will sign to help their starting rotation and much more.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

41mins

9 Jan 2018

Rank #11

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Yoan Moncada gets a freakin extension!

In another off-season move, Rick Hahn and the White Sox extend 3rd basemen Yoan Moncada by giving him 5 years and $70 million dollars. Host Chuck Garfien drops an emergency podcast to discuss with Scott Merkin of MLB.com.(1:50) - Reaction to the Moncada contract(5:00) - Keys to the White Sox rebuild(9:36) - This team is built to last(14:05) - Reasons why Moncada took the extension(17:50) - The goal is multiple titlesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

20mins

6 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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Ep. 284: GM Rick Hahn talks Luis Robert, Zack Collins and impact of social media

GM Rick Hahn joined the White Sox Talk Podcast crew at Reggie's Bar for an extensive interview and Q&A with White Sox fans.Among the many topics: what kind of step the White Sox have made in 2019 (3:30), what he learned about not getting Manny Machado (7:00), why they weren't more aggressive at the trade deadline (17:20), how about calling up Luis Robert in 2019 (19:40), how social media has impacted his job and doing business (26:00), the White Sox playing in the Field of Dreams game (37:00), why Zack Collins is in the minors (39:50), is Rick Renteria the long term answer as manager? (50:40), bringing back sleeveless jerseys, Jerry Reinsdorf seems to be in favor of it (59:00), Nick Hostetler's new role with the team (1:02:50), will the White Sox sign a free agent pitcher to a long term deal? (1:17:50) we give away an Al Alburquerque jersey (1:22:00) and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 25mins

9 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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Ep. 91: Alec Hansen and Zack Collins on their friendship and the fight that brought them closer together.

Two of the White Sox top prospects came on the podcast at SoxFest and revealed to Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey that they got into a fight during a game last season in the minors. Hansen talks about his confidence and expectations for 2018, why he got off social media and why he didn’t pick up the phone when pitching coach Don Cooper was calling. Collins talks about the hitting adjustments he made last season, the challenges of playing in the minor leagues, Yoan Moncada using an f-bomb at the social media seminar at SoxFest, why Eloy Jimenez is addicted to Taco Bell and more.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

34mins

30 Jan 2018

Rank #14

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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. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

12mins

24 Apr 2018

Rank #15

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Ep. 23: Derek Holland, Carlos Rodon and Michael Kopech discuss the upcoming season

With spring training just a few days away, Derek Holland, Carlos Rodon and Michael Kopech join the podcast to talk about the upcoming season.The comedic Holland explains why he signed with the White Sox, why he’s one of the rare pitchers who is also a switch-hitter, and he does his best impression of Harry Caray. Rodon talks about the possibility of losing Jose Quintana and why catcher Omar Narvaez helped turn his 2016 season around. Kopech describes what he was doing and thinking when the White Sox acquired him in the Chris Sale trade and gives White Sox fans a glimpse at how competitive he is.Finally, should the White Sox sign free agent catcher Matt Wieters? Chuck Garfien and Ryan Mcguffey discuss the possibility.#WhiteSoxTalkSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

43mins

9 Feb 2017

Rank #16

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Ep. 52: White Sox trade Frazier, Robertson and Kahnle to Yankees and call up Moncada.

On a stunning and groundbreaking night for the White Sox rebuild, Chuck Garfien and Dan Hayes break down the 7-player trade with the Yankees that send David Robertson, Todd Frazier and Tommy Kahnle to New York in exchange for outfielder Blake Rutherford, the No. 30 prospect in baseball according to MLB.com, left-handed pitcher Ian Clarkin, outfielder Tito Polo and right-hander Tyler Clippard. Following the trade, the White Sox announced that they are calling up Yoan Moncada, the number-one prospect in baseball. He'll make his White Sox debut on Wednesday night on CSN at 7pm vs the Dodgers. On the podcast, Frazier talks about getting traded, Sox G-M Rick Hahn explains the decision to call up Moncada, plus Garfien and Hayes discuss the trade and what it means for the White Sox rebuild.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

20mins

19 Jul 2017

Rank #17

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Ep. 17: Don Cooper discusses White Sox new pitchers, losing Chris Sale

Chuck Garfien catches up with White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper who gives us the inside scoop on the new White Sox pitchers acquired in the Sale and Eaton trades: Lucas Giolito, Michael Kopech, Reynaldo Lopez, etc. Cooper talks about his relationship with Chris Sale, losing him in the trade with the Red Sox and describes what happened the day Sale cut up the throwback jerseys last season. Other topics include James Shields, David Robertson, Derek Holland, pitch-framing and more. Then Chuck, Ryan McGuffey and Chris Kamka pretend that they’re Rick Hahn, Pirates GM Neal Huntington and Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and try to strike a Jose Quintana deal right here on the podcast.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

56mins

10 Jan 2017

Rank #18

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Ep. 273: Incredible inside stories about Michael Jordan's baseball career

On the 25th anniversary of Michael Jordan's quest to play baseball for the White Sox, Chuck Garfien takes a look back at this incredible journey with stories from those were there. Bill Melton talks about secretly teaching Jordan how to hit before the news broke that he was going to play baseball (4:18), Ozzie Guillen tells the story about playing a game of 2-on-1 basketball with Joey Cora against Jordan at a local gym (8:32), Frank Thomas discusses the MJ mayhem at spring training and if Jordan could have made it to the majors (12:18), Darren Jackson talks about playing outfield with Jordan and their exhibition game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field (13:10), Birmingham Barons broadcaster Curt Bloom on what it was like calling Jordan's games, the bus Jordan bought for the team, the day Jordan actually drove the bus, hitting a home run for his dad and more (24:00).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

39mins

10 Jul 2019

Rank #19

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Ep. 338: White Sox get Edwin Freakin' Encarnación!!

Another big free agent is coming to the South Side and that means another emergency White Sox Talk Podcast! Chuck Garfien calls up Steve Stone who raves about the addition of Edwin Encarnación (2:00) and explains what he'll bring to the lineup (6:10). Are the White Sox having the best offseason in baseball? (11:30) Will they sign a stop-gap second baseman until Nick Madrigal arrives? (18:10) The White Sox have a chance to win it all in 2020?? (21:20) Does this mean they're out on Nicholas Castellanos? (23:45)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

30mins

26 Dec 2019

Rank #20