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!

4.4.2018 – Real White Sox Baseball, For Better or For Worse

Nick, Mark, and Frank chat White Sox, early 2018 MLB, animals, and the Unwritten Rules.

Tune in for:

–Tim Anderson and Matt Davidson talk;

–The encouraging start of Reynaldo Lopez;

–Royals & Tigers schadenfreude; 

–The Twins being ridiculous; and

–Animal chat.

The Catbird Speaks 3.9.18 – The Young and the Guestless

Lacking a guest, Collin Whitchurch and Nick Schaefer got together to talk about the latest White Sox Spring Training happenings, the free agent market, and some Fantasy Baseball. Among the topics:

-The White Sox roster situation, including Collin citing way too many Spring Training stats.

-The remaining free agents, including reaction to the Mike Moustakas deal that was reported during recording.

-Some self-indulgent fantasy talk, White Sox players we might target during our drafts, and general draft strategy.

The Catbird Speaks 2.18.18 – Fegan v. Boyé

In one corner you have James Fegan, editor emaritus of BP South Side, White Sox beat writer for The Athletic, and someone who has edited countless Collin Whitchurch and Nick Schaefer posts over the years.

In the other corner you have Paul Boyé, contributor to The Good Phight, BP Short Relief contributor, one of Nick Schaefer’s best pals, and someone who has never met nor spoken to Collin Whitchurch before this episode was recorded.

Listen, as the two match wits in guessing which BP Annual White Sox comments were written by Nick, and which were written by Collin, in an intense game in which you, the listener, is ultimately the winner.

The Catbird Speaks 1.26.18 – Roster Construction

We’re less than one month from pitchers and catchers reporting, so Collin and Nick got together to talk about what the White Sox roster looks like, as well as reactions to the latest Hot Stove dealings and the 2018 Hall of Fame class. Among the talking points:

-The Brewers’ acquisitions of Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain, what that means for them in 2018, and if this kind of model can be expected from the White Sox in a year or two.

-What the White Sox roster is going to look like heading into Spring Training, as well as if they will or should take advantage of the stalled free agent market.

-The differences in prospect lists from source to source, including some deep diving into the backend of the White Sox farm system rankings.

-Jim Thome’s election into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and some thoughts on the ballot as a whole.

Be sure to follow BP South Side on Twitter @BPSouthSide. You can follow Collin @cowhitchurch and Nick @Nick_BPSS.

The Catbird Speaks – Thanksgiving Hall of Fame Edition

There are seven former White Sox on the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot. Dr. Mark Primiano, fresh off his honeymoon, joins Nick Schaefer to discuss the candidacies and remember the careers of everyone from Lidge to Isringhausen. 

–The slam dunk candidates like Thome and Chipper;

–The no chance but fun guys like Johnny Damon;

–Defense-driven careers and weird profiles;

–The candidates that will infuriate Nick for unhealthy reasons!

All of this and more.

The Catbird Speaks 11.22.17 – Thanksgiving Hall of Fame Edition

There are seven former White Sox on the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot. Dr. Mark Primiano, fresh off his honeymoon, joins Nick Schaefer to discuss the candidacies and remember the careers of everyone from Lidge to Isringhausen. 

–The slam dunk candidates like Thome and Chipper;

–The no chance but fun guys like Johnny Damon;

–Defense-driven careers and weird profiles;

–The candidates that will infuriate Nick for unhealthy reasons!

All of this and more.

The Catbird Speaks 11.17.17 – The White Sox Top 10 Prospects List

The White Sox Top 10 Prospects list was released Friday on Baseball Prospectus, and Jarrett Seidler of BP’s prospect team joined Collin and Nick to talk about what went into the construction of the list. Among the topics:

-The overall state of the White Sox farm system.

-The upside of Eloy Jimenez and Michael Kopech, what sets them apart from the rest of the system, and what went into picking between the two for the No. 1 spot.

-The high upside but risk of a prospect like Dylan Cease.

-Alec Hansen’s roller coaster ride from potential No. 1 draft pick to terrible college performance to top prospect.

-How the hell you rank Luis Robert.

-The next group of guys, what to like and dislike from Jake Burger, Dane Dunning, Blake Rutherford, and Zack Collins.

-Thoughts on guys outside the Top 10, including Micker Adolfo, Spencer Adams, A.J. Puckett, Yeyson Yrizarri, and more.

-Some always necessary talk about Japanese wrestling between Jarrett and Collin, while Nick tries not to fall asleep.

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