Rick Hahn finally feels able to laugh about the White Sox recent lack of production at the third base position.
The Sox have struggled to find a long-term, consistent solution at third base, but now that Todd Frazier is in town, Hahn can laugh.
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In a 1-on-1 interview with the White Sox GM, CSN's Chuck Garfien asked Hahn how many phone calls he thinks he's made in trying to upgrade the position, a question that prompted a hearty laugh from Hahn.
Frazier headlined an offseason of offensive upgrades by Hahn's front office that also included Brett Lawrie, Dioner Navarro and Alex Avila, injecting some more power into the lineup.
"We feel like we were able to address a number of needs - third base, second base, catcher - from an offensive standpoint, which was a priority for us," Hahn said. "And as we sit here today, we feel like we're better than we were a year ago and certainly better than we were at the end of the season.
"... We don't feel like we're done. We're going to continue to be aggressive on numerous fronts to try to improve ourselves. Don't know if it's gonna happen, but we're gonna try."
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Garfien and Hahn also touch base on several other offseason storylines, including the Sox courtship of Alex Gordon.
In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.
Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?
Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?
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The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.
On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.
But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.
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