151 episodes

Discussing the prospects and happenings relating to White Sox player development and baseball operations.

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Discussing the prospects and happenings relating to White Sox player development and baseball operations.

    FutureSox Podcast: Optimism reigns in latest White Sox top 10 prospect update

    FutureSox Podcast: Optimism reigns in latest White Sox top 10 prospect update

    Mike Rankin and James Fox began the show by reacting to the Major League Baseball Rule 5 draft that saw the Chicago White Sox select right-handed pitcher Nick Avila. Then, Mike and James gave their thoughts on the Major League Baseball Draft Lottery. How sustainable is that model? Later, the show took a deep dive into the highlights of the White Sox's farm system, which includes positive updates on 2022 first round draft pick Noah Schultz and 20-year-old right-hander Cristian Mena, among others.
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    • 41 min
    FutureSox Podcast: Goodbye Jose Abreu, hello Mike Clevinger

    FutureSox Podcast: Goodbye Jose Abreu, hello Mike Clevinger

    Mike Rankin and James Fox reacted to the news of Jose Abreu's departure to the Houston Astros as well as the Chicago White Sox's decision to sign right-handed starter Mike Clevinger. How does Clevinger's addition to the active roster impact the way general manager Rick Hahn maneuvers the remainder of the offseason? Now that Abreu is no longer manning first base on the south side, how will the 26-man roster take shape? Is Jake Burger still a part of the White Sox's plans?
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    • 34 min
    FutureSox Podcast: Player Development Lessons and BP's Top 10 Review

    FutureSox Podcast: Player Development Lessons and BP's Top 10 Review

    Rundown:

    With Garrett Crochet's starting pitching future dashed, what are the player development lessons with his situation? How should those apply when watching Noah Schultz's development?

    Jose Rodriguez inches closer to the majors as he's added to the 40-man roster. Where does he stack up with other White Sox middle infield prospects?

    Adam Engel and Danny Mendick were non-tendered, but they should be considered player development wins for the White Sox.

    Baseball Prospectus released its Top 10 list. Josh and James review highlighting some key omissions and ponder how to rank recent draftees.


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    • 43 min
    FutureSox Podcast: What's the plan for Garrett Crochet and the Chicago White Sox?

    FutureSox Podcast: What's the plan for Garrett Crochet and the Chicago White Sox?

    Mike Rankin and James Fox opened the show by exploring the significant 40-man decisions ahead of general manager Rick Hahn and the Chicago White Sox. Mike and James reacted to former White Sox outfielder AJ Pollock's decision to decline his player option, making him a free agent. What does that decision mean for Oscar Colas, the free agent market and potential trade partners around the league? Later, the guys talked through Garrett Crochet's status as a Major League pitcher and whether or not the future includes the left-hander as a starter.
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    • 40 min
    FutureSox Podcast ft. Kansas City sports personality Alex Feuz: What to expect from White Sox manager Pedro Grifol

    FutureSox Podcast ft. Kansas City sports personality Alex Feuz: What to expect from White Sox manager Pedro Grifol

    Mike Rankin and James Fox welcomed on Alex Feuz, host of the Whole New Ballgame & Whole New Story Podcast, to talk about new Chicago White Sox manager Pedro Grifol. Based out of Kansas City, Alex provided insight on the qualities of the new Sox skipper after following Grifol's tenure with the Royals. Later, Mike and James discussed significant 40-man roster decisions on the horizon, which includes a focus on second base and right field.
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    • 39 min
    FutureSox Podcast: Chicago White Sox introduce Pedro Grifol as manager

    FutureSox Podcast: Chicago White Sox introduce Pedro Grifol as manager

    Mike Rankin and James Fox reacted to the White Sox's announcement of Pedro Grifol as the organization's manager. In an introductory press conference, Grifol and general manager Rick Hahn spoke on expectations and a new attitude surrounding the clubhouse. Mike and James listened back to a number of quotes from the aforementioned Sox representatives. Later, the show provided details about the rest of the coaching staff and who likely fills in as the new hitting coach.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Las Vegas 1234 ,

Excellent

This has become my favorite White Sox podcast. It is unpretentious, thoughtful, and interesting. In this era of pompous, know it all sports writers I’m grateful for it’s honest commentary and information sharing

Kyle Belluomini ,

The Ultimate White Sox Podcast

Great listen, if you want to keep up with Sox prospects, there is no better place to go.

VinnyHadrian ,

Good Stuff

Informative. Knowledgeable. Must listen for true Sox fans.

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