Discussing the prospects and happenings relating to White Sox player development and baseball operations.
FutureSox Podcast ft. Chris Lanuti of Sox in the Basement
Mike Rankin and James Fox welcomed Chris Lanuti of Sox in the Basement Podcast to discuss the latest controversy hanging over Tony La Russa and the White Sox. The guys also discussed several key names the organization may target this offseason.
The White Sox hired Ethan Katz to fill the role as pitching coach. How will the move impact pitchers like Reynaldo Lopez and Dylan Cease? Later, Mike, James and Chris reacted live to Jose Abreu's American League MVP as it was announced.
FutureSox Podcast ft. Beef Loaf From the 108: Chicago White Sox prepare to tackle the offseason
Mike Rankin and James Fox welcome Beef Loaf of Fromthe108.com to preview what to expect from the White Sox as they prepare for an offseason in front of a year that will have World Series aspirations attached. The guys explore the thinking behind Tony La Russa as manager and dive into the overwhelmingly negative perspective from the fan base associated to the hire. Who will fill the role as bench coach? Should the Sox go outside the organization for a pitching coach?
Later, Beef provides his offseason hopes as it relates to free agent right fielders, catchers and pitchers. He also highlights expectations for Dylan Cease. The White Sox must decide whether to tender or non-tender Carlos Rodon and Nomar Mazara. Will they be back?
FutureSox Podcast ft. Chicago White Sox pitcher Zack Burdi
Mike Rankin and James Fox welcomed on 2016 first round draft pick Zack Burdi to discuss how he was able to overcome two major injuries on his way to his Major League debut in 2020. Burdi is entering an offseason fully healthy and shared insight on analytical incorporation throughout his time in the organization.
Later, Mike and James further explored the White Sox managerial search following James' article on potential candidates. How serious is Tony La Russa's candidacy?
FutureSox Podcast: Chicago White Sox move on from Rick Renteria & Don Cooper
Mike Rankin, James Fox and Dan Santaromita discuss the decision of the White Sox to move on from manager Rick Renteria and pitching coach Don Cooper. Tony La Russa emerged as an early candidate to fill the role as manager, but the panel isn't necessarily sold on the rumors.
They go on to explain their rationale behind supporting AJ Hinch if he were to join the organization. Mike, James and Dan also discuss internal candidates to fill the job as pitching coach. How will the White Sox incorporate Garrett Crochet into the equation next season? Is he a starter long term? Later, the guys highlight needs as the club heads into a pivotal offseason, as well as discuss the future of Nomar Mazara.
*Rick Hahn audio provided courtesy of the Chicago White Sox.
FutureSox Podcast: Chicago White Sox 2020 MLB Postseason Preview
Mike Rankin and James Fox reacted to the 2020 Major League Baseball regular season as it concluded on Sunday, September 27. The White Sox earned the No. 7 seed in the playoffs and will take on the Athletics in Oakland in the Wild Card round, which is a three-game set. Mike and James evaluated several Sox storylines that took place across the 60-game schedule as the chase for a World Series begins on Tuesday, September 29.
Topics include: Garrett Crochet, Dane Dunning, Jonathan Stiever, Matt Foster, Carlos Rodon, Reynaldo Lopez, Andrew Vaughn, as well as a preview of where the White Sox will select in the 2021 MLB Draft.
FutureSox Podcast ft. Steve Paradzinski, AKA South Side Clown Show, of On Tap Sports Net
Mike Rankin and James Fox welcome back Steve Paradzinski of the On Tap Sports Network to celebrate the White Sox clinching a playoff berth for the first time since 2008. The guys explore whether they'd vote for Tim Anderson or Jose Abreu for American League MVP and discuss the continued development of Anderson's overall game. Later, Steve offers his perspective of Dane Dunning's surprising development in 2020, as well as the future of Reynaldo Lopez. Should the White Sox pursue a top of the rotation arm this offseason? How does Jonathan Stiever play into all of this?
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