An analytical, scattered, and sometimes humorous look at the Chicago White Sox presented on a semi-regular basis.
2.19.19 White Sox Fumble Machado On The 1-Yard Line
The White Sox randomly found themselves ready to sign Machado for a bargain and instead the Padres actually met his demands and now we're basically left with the 2018 roster plus Jon Jay and Yonder Alonso.
1.11.19 Anthony Rescan on Machado, Harper, and More
Anthony Rescan of the BP R&D team joins Nick Schaefer to talk about the wild range of possibilities for the White Sox from:
1. Signing Manny Machado and where he'd play and whether that will happen;
2. What the White Sox can do if they don't land someone big; and
3. Talk about the state of the current roster.
The Catbird Speaks 10.2.18: Sixty-Two And One Hundred
The White Sox 2018 season is over. They went 62-100. Nick Schaefer, Collin Whitchurch, and Frank Firke got together to talk about it. Among the subjects:
-The general disappointment of the pitching staff. What to make of Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, and Carlos Rodon going forward.
-The fact that there's still hope for Yoan Moncada, and optimism over Tim Anderson's production.
-Thoughts on the White Sox's timeframe for contention, particularly given the glut of injuries to Michael Kopech and various other prospects.
-Team-building thoughts coming off the success of this season's Milwaukee Brewers.
-Postseason thoughts. Who is going to win the World Series? Who do we want to win the World Series?
The Catbird Speaks 8.3.18 - Free Eloy!
Collin Whitchurch, Mark Primiano, and Frank Firke got together on a Thursday evening to talk about a number of White Sox things. Such as:
-Disappointment over the fact that the White Sox have yet to promote phenom Eloy Jimenez as he continues to lay waste to Triple-A pitching.
-Michael Kopech's bumpier minor league season and when we should expect to see him in Chicago.
-Possible August trade candidates, such as James Shields, Leury Garcia, and a host of bullpen options.
The 2018 Midseason 50 Prospect Podcast feat. Jeff Paternostro
Jeff Paternostro, the head of Baseball Prospectus' prospect team, joins Nick Schaefer to discuss the list, the White Sox prospects on it, the system in general, and the organization's future.
4.24.2018: The White Sox Have Won A Game
Since our last podcast, the White Sox have played 16 games and even won one of them!
--Carson Fulmer had a good outing;
--Yoan Moncada is looking like a monster all of a sudden;
--Justin Verlander is a big whiny baby;
--Jose Abreu is still the best;
--Is Giolito okay?
And so much more!
Smart and fun
Really good insight and analysis.
I really dig this show.
For a long time, Sox podcasts sort of came and went, but in recent years we've had a couple of gems emerge.
TCS has a great title, and is a great counterpoint to SouthSideSox's also great show. Where SSS is slick and polished, this is a little more raw and irreverent. Listening to this show often just feels like reading White Sox Twitter. Great dudes who are more than happy to interact with fans on Twitter. They often joke about how nobody listens to the end, but I have been! Keep it up, fellas.