Chicago White Sox Podcasts

Regular podcasts focusing on the White Sox. Episodes featuring guest interviews, analysis, discussions and more.

5: Catcher, First Base, and Second Base 2020 Season Preview Josh and Jim breakdown Aaron Bummer's contract extension while previewing the upcoming 2020 season for the catcher, first and second base positions. Could Yasmani Grandal be a Top 10 position player? Will Nick Madrigal be the Opening Day starter at second base? Sox Machine
FS FLASHBACK: Brian Bilek ft. Rick Hahn Aug. 7, 2017 The Chicago White Sox finished 4th in the AL Central following a 67-95 record in 2017. At the time of this interview, general manager Rick Hahn expounded upon his decision to trade Jose Quintana for Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease. Plenty of insight from the man in charge on this blast from the past. Future Sox
FS Pod ft. Janice from SSHP & SSS: 2-14-20 Mike Rankin and James Fox welcome South Side Sox and South Side Hit Pen's @ballerlibrarian. Janice shares her interest in the White Sox farm, as well as personal experiences as a credentialed media member. Future Sox
4: MLBPipeline's Top White Sox Prospects and 2020 Bullpen Preview Guest: Jim Callis, This episode is split into two halves. The first part is having one of our best friends of the show, Jim Callis of, joining the show to share his predictions for Luis Robert's rookie season, the White Sox top prospects, and which players to track for the 2020 MLB Draft. Sox Machine
FS Pod ft. Beef Loaf from the 108: 2-13-20 Mike Rankin and James Fox welcome Beef Loaf from the Section 108 network! The guys talk expectations for 2020, which includes some specifics on Beef's favorite / not-so-favorite prospects as we begin the year. Future Sox
3: 2020 Season Preview: Starting Pitchers Josh and Jim start the 2020 Season Preview with a deep dive into the White Sox starting pitching staff. Looking at what worked for each starter in 2019 that they need to carry over in 2020, and what didn't work that they need to improve upon. Sox Machine
2: Baseball Prospectus Top White Sox Prospects Guests: Collin Whitchurch and Nick Schaefer, Baseball Prospectus The Baseball Prospectus Top 101 prospect list was just released, and editors Collin Whitchurch and Nick Schaefer join the show to discuss Luis Robert, Nick Madrigal, Michael Kopech, and Andrew Vaughn. Sox Machine
1: SoxFest 2020 Recap SoxFest 2020 Recap We kick off our seventh season podcasting about the Chicago White Sox recapping the 2020 SoxFest. Hear from Rick Hahn, Yasmani Grandal, Eloy Jimenez, and Andrew Vaughn discuss the upcoming season. Other topics we chat about: Yasmani Grandal's impact on the pitching staff Can Luis Robert be the next Mike Trout? Sox Machine
Sox Machine Live! at 2020 SoxFest After Party Guests: James Fegan, The Athletic Connor McKnight, 670 the Score Kevin Powell, 720 AM WGN Discussing the White Sox 2020 offseason, which moves were our favorites, who thinks the White Sox will win more than 84.5 games in 2020, and our bold predictions for the upcoming season. Sox Machine
Baseball's Cheating Crisis Guest: Connor McKnight, 670 the Score Major League Baseball delivered punishment to the Houston Astros for using technology to inform hitters of what pitches were coming. The fallout has been widespread with multiple firings from teams. Sox Machine
Hello, Steve Cishek Another week, another White Sox signing as they add Steve Cishek to their bullpen. Where does he fit with the relief pitchers, and who is the leading contender to fill in the eighth reliever spot? Plus, the White Sox finalize arbitration signings and have an estimated payroll of $122 million. Sox Machine
FS Podcast ft. Zack Burdi 1-08-20 Clinton Cole welcomes right-handed first round draft pick Zack Burdi to the FutureSox podcast. Burdi is looking to succeed in 2020 following a major injury. Future Sox
Luis Robert Is A Major Leaguer Rick Hahn surprised most observers by locking down top prospect Luis Robert to a 6-year, $50 million contract. Jim and guest host Greg Nix analyze what this means for the 2020 season and beyond. Plus we project the Opening Day roster, break down the Twins' pitching signings, and of answer your questions in P.O. Sox Machine
Hello, Edwin Encarnacion Chicago White Sox delivered a nice holiday gift with the reported signing of Edwin Encarnacion. What are the positive aspects of adding the veteran slugger, how it will impact the DH rotation, and what could be possible red flags? Sox Machine
White Sox Wake-Up Call: Sept. 3, 2019 Here's the rundown: LAST NIGHT: The White Sox walked a ton of batters in their seventh straight loss. TONIGHT: Another tall task, with Dylan Cease squaring off against Mike Clevenger. ON THE FARM: The Charlotte Knights complete their collapse as the full-season affiliates wrap up their seasons. Sox Machine
36: 2019 Arizona Fall League Preview with Jim Callis Guest: Jim Callis, Our guest this week is Jim Callis of, and he gets the show started with a look at the Arizona Fall League rosters, the White Sox Top 30 prospects, and how stacked the upcoming 2020 MLB Draft will be. Josh and Jim ponder if this is the last September of the rebuild. Sox Machine
Sox Machine Live!: Worst kept secret The worst kept secret in Chicago is the White Sox are not calling up Luis Robert after the Charlotte Knights season is over. So why are they so sensitive and requiring video to be taken down when Frank Thomas reports it? We examine the odd handling of the situation by the White Sox and how they may be alone in manipulating service time in 2019. Sox Machine
White Sox Wake Up Call: August 29, 2019 Last night: Twins beat up the White Sox, again, 8-2 Today: Dylan Cease vs. Jose Berrios Down on the Farm: Luis Robert and Andrew Vaughn hit homers Around MLB: Cubs gain a game on the Cardinals in NL Central, and the AL Wild Card remains tight. Sox Machine
White Sox Wake-Up Call: August 28, 2019 Here's the rundown: RECAP: The Sox offense drags down Lucas Giolito. PREVIEW: Ross Detwiler looks to prolong the magic. MINORS: Zack Collins hits his 19th dinger. MLB NEWS: The Royals owner looks to sell. Sox Machine
White Sox Wake-Up Call: Aug. 27, 2019 Here's the rundown: TONIGHT: Lucas Giolito tries to topple the Twins for the second time in as many weeks. ON THE FARM: The Knights can't reduce their magic number, and the Dash can't score. AROUND THE LEAGUE: Jose Ramirez undergoes surgery, the Cardinals create some space in the NL Central, and Oakland runs up the score on Kansas City. Sox Machine
35: RBIs, MLB Payrolls, and a British Invasion Guests: Craig Edwards, FanGraphs Joey Mellows, Baseball Brit A jam-packed episode as Josh and Jim discuss the merit of RBIs and if Jose Abreu reaching 100 is still a significant milestone. Craig Edwards of FanGraphs joins the show for the first time to discuss the correlation between MLB Payrolls and a team's winning percentage. Sox Machine
White Sox Wake Up Call: August 23, 2019 Last night: Rick Hahn spoke to the media about Luis Robert's status and competing in 2020. On the field, Yoan Moncada and James McCann provided the power while Ross Detwiler pitched his best game with the White Sox. Tonight: Lance Lynn vs. Sox Machine
Sox Machine Live!: The making of an Ace Lucas Giolito pitched another masterful performance against Minnesota. With his turnaround in 2019, how close is Giolito to earning the title of "Ace"? Where does he sit for the American League Cy Young award? Sox Machine
White Sox Wake-Up Call: Aug. 21, 2019 Here's the rundown: LAST NIGHT: A Jose Abreu error opened the floodgates en route to a 14-4 loss in Minnesota. TODAY: Lucas Giolito and Jake Odorizzi square off in the rubber match. ON THE FARM: A great night for Charlotte, and a perfect day for Yolbert Sanchez. Sox Machine
White Sox Wake-Up Call: August 20, 2019 Here's the rundown: RECAP: Jose Abreu lifts the Sox over the Twins. PREVIEW: Reynaldo Lopez looks to bounce back. MINORS: Luis Robert goes deep again. MLB NEWS: Carlos Carrasco returns to the mound. Sox Machine
34: What worked in the White Sox weekend broadcasts With Steve Stone on vacation, it was a cast of characters joining Jason Benetti in the broadcast booth. We share our favorites moments, including Bill Walton's one-liners, and explore how the White Sox could attempt to do this again in the future. Sox Machine
Sox Machine Live!: Pregame Edition Recorded: 8/15/2019 A rare pregame edition of Sox Machine Live! as the White Sox visit Anaheim. Topics: - Why is Welington Castillo still with the White Sox? - Ivan Nova's second-half surge. Would the White Sox entertain the idea of bringing him back? Sox Machine
White Sox Wake Up Call: August 15, 2019 Yesterday: James McCann was the hero hitting the go-ahead Grand Slam Tonight: Andrew Heaney vs. Reynaldo Lopez Down on the Farm: Zack Collins had a monster night Around MLB: Dodgers and Yankees reach 81 wins, and the Phillies blast the Cubs. Sox Machine
White Sox Wake-Up Call: August 14, 2019 Here's the rundown: RECAP: Cy Nova dominates, as the Sox split a doubleheader with Houston. PREVIEW: Cy Detwiler tries his hand against the Astros today. MILB: Nick Madrigal and Luis Robert both snap their slumps in a big way. MLB NEWS: Cleveland and Minnesota swap spots in the AL Central again. Sox Machine
White Sox Wake-Up Call: Aug. 13, 2019 Here's the rundown: LAST NIGHT: The White Sox and Astros were rained out, leaving the 2020 schedule as the most exciting thing going. TODAY: A straight doubleheader with the Astros. ON THE FARM: The top three affiliates were off, so you'll have to settle for low-level excitement. Sox Machine
33: Mind the Gap Guest: Paul Seiler, Executive Director, USA Baseball Josh and Jim recap the weekend series against Oakland. Reynaldo Lopez and Lucas Giolito were good, but the offense wasn't and is now the worst offense in MLB during the second half. Is help coming to improve these numbers? Sox Machine
White Sox Wake Up Call: August 9, 2019 Yesterday: MLB announces that the White Sox and Yankees will be playing a regular-season game at the Field of Dreams next year. Today: Mike Fiers vs. Sox Machine
Taming the Tigers Recorded 8-7-2019 The White Sox have won 5 of their last 7 games thanks to Jose Abreu and Tim Anderson having good weeks. Will this springboard them to having a good month in August? Also, what's going on with Eloy Jimenez at the plate? Ivan Nova is pitching much better, and a preview of the Oakland A's series and the next 30 games. Sox Machine
White Sox Wake-Up Call: August 7, 2019 Here's the rundown: RECAP: The Sox split a doubleheader in Detroit PREVIEW: Ivan Nova tries to lock down a series victory MINORS: Collins goes deep for Charlotte MLB: Zack Greinke debuts for Houston. Sox Machine