Spring training is underway. Moncada sings, Cease impresses, Crotchet is a unicorn and Tony commands respect. The expectations for the 2021 Sox are at an all time high. World Series or bust. Grandal calms the storm while acknowledging the excitement. The Sox are back and we are talking about it. Go Sox!
The Sox are heading to Arizona with a new manager and a new attitude. Tim Anderson hopes the 2021 club has more bite than bark and feels the Sox are the division favorites. Should the PECOTA projections be taken seriously? Has the will to win been replaced with algorithms and advanced stats? We also talk about who has the most to prove during the upcoming Spring Training. Go Sox!
As freezing temps hit the Chicagoland area, Nick and Pat discuss the plan for some of the young, unproven members of the Sox organization and parallels from the past. They also quiz each other on their Sox fandom as they try to get better acquainted with each other’s long strange trip of Sox love. Go Sox!
The Sox bring back Carlos Rodon to provide pitching depth but can he stay healthy? Are we asking too much of new pitching coach Ethan Katz? We also take another trip to the thrift store and talk about the Sox being ‘financially strapped’. What other moves should the Sox consider before heading West? It’s local White Sox chatter. For the love of the Sox.
Sox are rumored to add an additional starter through the way of trade, instead of spending money. Is it better to overpay or trade away? Is Madrigal too valuable to let go? Also, Tim Anderson is on the cover of a video game. Everything White Sox. For the love of the Sox.
Liam Hendriks is reportedly joining the White Sox on a record breaking contract for a relief pitcher. The money is being spent and the Beef sandwich was correct. Are there more moves to be made? Probably, but let this one sink in first. The Sox are the AL favorite.
Hey Sox fans! With a quiet Sox offseason, where do you go to get your insight fix? What sources do you trust? Also, have the Sox done enough to have a seat at the table of the AL elite? Listen everywhere and subscribe. For the love of the Sox!
Welcome back Sox fans. We recap the winter meetings, discuss the Lance Lynn trade and the acquisition of Adam Eaton. What else needs to be done to make the Sox a legitimate WS contender and how much will the Sox miss James McCann? The Sox are still searching for a DH and bullpen help. We talk about options and our wish lists. Go Sox!
Winter Meetings are upon us and the Sox have several needs. Will it be by trade or by check? Which Sox players and prospects are untouchable? We talk Len Kasper, Ethan Katz, Carlos Rodon and many more. Is it really World Series or Bust for the 2021 Sox? Here we go.
Heavy stuff to deal with in the organization but many things to celebrate at the same time. We talk about Tony’s DUI and the lack of response by the Sox. Awards galore as the Sox are home to Silver Sluggers, a Gold Glove and the AL MVP. Everything White Sox, fan-centric and hand crafted. Go Sox!
It was confusing and unforeseen but Tony La Russa has been named the White Sox manager. Seriously, Tony La Russa. We make a case for and against Tony, wonder about Hahn’s longevity with the club and complain once again about Jerry Reinsdorf. Go Sox!
The official start to the offseason is almost here with a Sox wishlist that looks very similar to last year. In addition to pitching, RF, and DH the Sox need a new manager and pitching coach. What’s fantasy and what’s realistic? Sox chatter all year long, Go Sox!
Ricky Renteria and Don Cooper are gone. Sox brass begin their search for the next manager.. the person they will entrust to take the White Sox to the promised land. The decision to part ways with Ricky and Coop are not entirely shocking. We breakdown how we got here and make predictions on what will occur. Go Sox!
The Sox season is over but despite the bitter loss to Oak in the postseason, there are many positives to be excited about. We scrutinize Ricky’s handling of Game 3 and hope Rick Hahn and Co. are ready to take care of business in the offseason. Go Sox!
The regular season is over and the Sox face Oakland in the postseason. After hobbling down the stretch the Sox look to start fresh and get back to their previous winning ways. Can Anderson and Robert return to form? Is this Ricky’s only and only chance? Will Mataram and Edwin see action? Everything Sox.
The Sox will be playing postseason baseball for the first time since 2008. Sox took 2 of 3 from the Twins to clinch a spot in the 2020 playoffs. Abreu continues to make his case for the AL MVP. Don’t stop now boys... the division title is still up for grabs. Go Sox!
The Sox are in 1st place with a huge series against Minnesota on the horizon. The youth of the White Sox continues to impress while Jose Abreu makes a case for AL MVP. Who should be playing RF come October and will Lopez be part of the pitching conversation. Everything White Sox!
Sox fans! After a disappointing series with the Twins, Sox bounce back against the Royals. Robert and Abreu continue to impress; getting national recognition. Ricky’s lineups continue to confound as does his use of the bullpen. Nick and Pat also talk about lack of movement at the trade deadline and the problems with Lopez. Go Sox!
The Sox are winning comfortably and got a historical pitching performance from Giolito this past week. Will there be big moves made before Monday’s trade deadline? KC and Minnesota are on the schedule next for the red hot White Sox.
Sox are electric. Took 2 of the 3 from the Cubs and simply crushed the ball most of the weekend. Abreu is on fire, hitting 4 home runs in as many at bats. The Sox are knocking on the door of the AL Central lead. Pittsburgh and Kansas City this week. Go Sox!
The Sox are white hot after a 4 game sweep of the Motown Kitties. The offense is clicking and Tim Anderson is leading the charge. Sox head North with momentum and an opportunity to start changing the narrative in Chicago.
Sox are riding a 4 game win streak after sweeping the Royals. Robert, Eloy and company have provided plenty of offensive conversation. Madrigal makes his debut and the pitching has been rock solid. Brewers are up next for our 2nd place Sox.
Anger, loathing and despair quickly set in as the Sox start the season in a most disappointing way. The pitching as been just as awful as Ricky’s lineup cards. On the bright side, Luis Robert is a professional baseball player. Wow. Go Sox!
The new 60 game 2020 schedule is out. Nick and Pat break things down as the Sox start things off at home. Rodon is healthy, Robert has impressed but where’s Kopech? The impossible season might never take off but if it does, the Sox will be a force.
Hey Sox fans. Baseball is back... well, almost. Spring training 2.0 gets going soon then a 60 game season. How can the Sox get take advantage and be successful? What players need hot starts and who are we excited to see in action. Go Sox!
The possibility of a 2020 season appears increasingly doubtful as every day passes but we have hope... at least one of us does. Can’t they just figure it out? We talk about the state of baseball, how this affects the Sox and the fan interest of a 50 game season.
More plans emerge for a potential 2020 season. Could the Sox and Cubs really be thrown together in a geographical battle royale? Let’s hope so. The hatred runs deep and we talk about why there’s no better time to mix things up.
Nick and Pat record the 50th installment completely over the phone. It’s raw but it’s all White Sox. We are living in a different world since the last episode. Nobody knows when the game we love will return but when it does... and it will.. the Sox will be a force. Stay safe folks... Go Sox!
The White Sox are playing games in Arizona. Opening Day is about a month away and eyes are focused on player development as well Renteria. We talk about what changes we would make as owners and what PECORA says about our Sox.
Spring Training is upon us as the 2020 Chicago White Sox head West. Madrigal fights for a roster spot and all eyes are the new additions. We also recap SoxFest and remember the 2000 White Sox. Everything White Sox!
Sox bolster their bullpen and the organization gears up for SoxFest. We breakdown sign stealing and try to make sense of the fallout. There is a noticeable buzz in the city as spring training approaches and the Sox get ready to make noise in 2020.
More money has been spent with a surprising extension given to Luis Robert. Excitement is at an all time high as the calendar turns to 2020. Can this be the year that the Sox regain the AL Central title? Go Sox!
Sox fans! White Sox bring in Gio Gonzalez and Dallas Keuchel to compliment the staff. What do these moves say to the fans and to the AL Central? Are more moves still to come? Happy Holidays and Go Sox!
The World Series kicks off with White Sox fans remembering 2005 but eager for new postseason memories to be made soon. Giolito says that making the playoffs in 2020 is 100% the goal. Ok, now I’m excited. Cole, Strasburg or Rendon... who’s more likely to play on the Southside next year? As always, Go Sox!
The 2019 White Sox season is finished. There were highs and lows, strikes and gutters and more than a few surprises. Sox need to get better in a lot of areas if we are to believe that 2020 can be a playoff year. The foundation is forming, hopefully the White Sox spend the money. Go Sox!
The White Sox are wrapping up the season while Hahn provides a focus heading into the the fall and winter. Eloy Jimenez is a beast and seems to have unlimited potential. Sox fans have a lot to be excited about as year three of the rebuild comes to a close. Go Sox!
The Sox are winding down the 2019 season with guys like Anderson, Jimenez, Abreu and Moncada helping build faith for things to be better sooner rather than later. Will Ricky be around to witness the corner being turned? The White Sox continue to fight and have locked up 3rd place in the AL Central. Yes, Hell yes. Go Sox!
September has been a tough time for the Sox and their fans but maybe, just maybe... this year will be the end? The White Sox have a lot going for them despite being nearly 20 games under .500. A batting champ, RBI leader and rookie HR king make September games exciting to watch. If the window opens on the Southside in 2020... what should we expect this off season? The Sox fan wish-lists have been impressive. Thanks for tuning in and Go Sox!
The month of September can feel like a nightmare for rebuilding teams and fans. The White Sox begin September with some roster call-ups while Tommy Hahn and Sox brass make excuses for why Luis Robert is not one of them. We look at the curious case of Tim Anderson. His offensive numbers jump off the page but will his defensive shortcomings make him a liability when the Sox begin to compete? Go Sox!
The Sox get a gem from Giolito and Abreu heats up. Nova and Lopez have impressed along with Anderson’s offense. Why is Hahn worried about Sox Twitter so much? Ricky does not care about numbers, just TWTW... and his gut. It’s White Sox chatter that is fan centric and blue collar. Go Sox!
Despite Dylan Covey, the Sox have had some excellent pitching in the second half of the season. Super Nova in 2020? The White Sox beat up on Detroit but welcome Oakland and Houston to the Southside. Can the Sox compete? We explore the always curious Ed Farmer as we appreciate the Stone/Benetti combo. It’s Chicago White Sox talk that’s blue collar and fan centric. Go Sox!
Our Chicago White Sox have really scuffled since the All Star break and baseball has just not been that fun to watch on the southside. Lopez continues to prove to Sox fans that he’s a different pitcher these days but a focus has been given to the Sox ability to get blown out at a troubling pace. Welcome back Tim Anderson. Help us. Go Sox!
The NEW Lopez does it again but the Sox offense has other ideas. Does Ricky answer for poor play in KC and dropping 2 of 3 from Miami? Should the money be spent on a Moncada extension? Pitching, Pitching, Pitching. Go Sox!
You are angry. We are angry. Let’s be angry together. The White Sox have been awful post All Star break but will serious changes be made? Can Ricky maintain order? Eloy is headed to the IL again. Should the Sox use him as a DH for the rest of 2019? When will we see Luis Robert? This is the worst trip, I’ve ever been on. Go Sox!
The Sox are two games under .500 at the break which is a major improvement. Ricky has his boys playing well but can they put together a complete season? Will McCann be able to continue his offensive ways while also commanding a limited pitching staff? Speaking of pitching, does a new Lopez in the second half seem possible? Abreu wants to be a White Sox for life but will Hahn and company allow that to happen? Let's Go Sox!
The long awaited arrival of pitching prospect Dylan Cease is upon us as the Sox entertain Detroit and the Cubs before the All Star break. Are the 4 games against Detroit more important than the 2 against the Cubs? Can the Sox finish off the first half above .500? McCann, Abreu and Gio are All Stars... what about Moncada? Do you want to see Eloy in the HR Derby? Let's Go Sox!
The Sox salvage a win in Boston but Anderson and Moncada are hurt before another meeting with Minnesota. Anderson is leading the league in errors. Will he be the starting shortstop when the Sox win their next World Series? Abreu continues to save the day and McCann proves to be worthy of the All Star game. We need pitching! Go Sox!
Sox/Cubs preview! We talk about life as a sports fan. Where do you get your fandom from and how does a city with two baseball teams jockey for attention? Does attendance really matter and do we actually want a Sox/Cubs World Series? Go Sox!
The Sox are about to go through a very tough test as they journey to July. Gio and Lopez provide a combo punch that is much welcomed. Eloy is an offensive monster and has a blueprint in Moncada’s success but will he see more time at DH than LF? Go Sox!
The Sox drown in the swamp and Lopez looks lost. Giolito continues to shine but is he the next Arrieta? How many Sox head to the mid-summer classic and what does the future look like? Where’s Cease? Let’s Go Sox!
Lucas Giolito is an Ace? Maybe not the guy we thought of at the beginning of the season but Sox fans will take it. What happened in Minnesota? Sox lick their wounds while sweeping up the Royals. Alex Colome has been lights out but will he still be wearing a Sox uniform at the end of the season? The MLB draft is coming up... do you take the best talent or fill a need? Listen and subscribe. Go Sox!
The Sox are in Houston facing a team that has provided a template for those crazy enough to rebuild. The future looks bright but when will fans see a veteran ace on the Southside? We take on the troubling reality of Yonder Alonso and discuss possible options to relieve the lineup of the dead weight. Plus, are all Chicago hot dogs the same? Go Sox!
The first quarter of the season is in the books and the Sox are hanging around the .500 mark. Surprised? Team chemistry and the youth movement are bright spots for the Sox. Will James McCann, Giolito and Moncada continue to trend in the right direction? Ricky plays the cards he has while Sox fans wait for the next wave. Blood, tears and hope. Go Sox!
After an embarrassing performance against Boston, the Sox are on the come in Cleveland. Sox look for consistency in their starting pitching however news of a potential TJ surgery for Carlos Rodon is a gut punch. We also talk about the Ricky lineup shuffle and try to defend the defense of Tim Anderson. Will robots take over the umpiring AND lineup card duties? Go Sox!
Recorded from Lot B at Sox park, Nick and Jeff talk about the latest chapter in the Book of Tim Anderson. Does his surging offense make up for the struggling defense? Also, Reynaldo Lopez and Sox pitching gave fans something to cheer about (finally). Can it be a trend? We discuss the powers of Tiger Balm and how it can possibly help Eloy. It's episode 20! Go Sox.
Nick and Jeff react to Tim Anderson's bat flip and the ensuing events by Royals pitching. Does a beanball come from the top or is it a personal decision? What would Joe Pesci's character from 'Goodfellas' do? Also on the podcast: When will the errors stop? No apologies for beating bad teams. Is the Sox team average smoke and mirrors? Sox are good at night. Catch up on previous episodes & subscribe. Go Sox!
In this episode, Nick and Jeff discuss the pros and cons of Ricky's goatee and whether you should talk or text about a no-no when it's happening. And the boys wonder if it's possible that Ed Farmer is doing a true crime podcast during broadcasts without telling anyone. Listen, catch-up & subscribe. Go Sox.
In this episode, Nick and Jeff try to make sense of the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad start to the Sox season. We shake our fists at the pitching and come to terms with the possible death of Palkamania. Will Ricky be around to see more fruits from the farm system? Can these current Sox turn things around and mirror a 2012 campaign? Is the glass half-full, half-empty or just on fire? Listen, catch-up & subscribe. Go Sox.
After four games the Sox are (1-3). Many lowlights and a few bright spots. Moncada and Gio have impressed however the bullpen, Yolmer and a sputtering offense cause panic. Lots of other surprises across MLB and the Sox Home Opener is on the horizon. Join us for some fan-centric & blue-collar White Sox chatter. Go Sox!
For what it's worth, Jeff and Nick make their predictions for the 2019 White Sox season. Bullish on Eloy, hopes for Tim Anderson and thoughts on Palka's follow up act. We break down team leaders and where the Sox might be at the All-Star break as well as at the finish line. Enjoy and Go Sox!
Sox prospects can't seem to escape the long reach of Tommy John surgery. Dane Dunning is the most recent victim. Also, The Polish Platter is the latest food option at Sox park and it demands your respect. Plus, what are the 'experts' saying about the 2019 White Sox? Can the Southsiders really be last year's Braves? Listen, catch-up & subscribe. Go Sox!
When will Kenny shut his mouth? Ricky tries to steer it back on the road. USA Today predicted the Sox will win how many games?? What do you think? Have you ever worn a brown bag on your head to a game? Are Sox fans headed in that direction? Chicago White Sox chatter that is fan-centric & blue-collar. Go Sox!
The skeptical fallout from the Machado nonsense. Can we ever trust the Sox brass again? When will the money be spent? Also, we carve out an all-time White Sox Mt. Rushmore and the Sox are playing actual games.
Nick and Jeff talk about traveling with the White Sox, their pitching needs, and who's to blame for the 'sounds of silence' in free agency. Is Manny really going to take a 1-year deal just to avoid the Sox?
Nick and Jeff talk about the latest Sox signings, taking a job because your friends work there, icing a kicker and the smell of grilled onions.
Good Guys Talk Back is a Chicago White Sox podcast that is fan centric & blue-collar. Hosted by Nick Murawski and Jeff Julian. Go Sox!