The White Sox centerpiece in the Jose Quintana trade, Eloy Jimenez, came on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about what it was like being traded from the Cubs to the White Sox, his approach as a hitter and why he wants to be as good as Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout. He explains how he learned English, why it's important to him, and how far away he thinks he is from playing in the major leagues.
Then Garfien speaks with Jimenez' new manager, Willie Harris who is the skipper for the Winston-Salem Dash. Harris talks about his impressions of Jimenez, as well as some of the White Sox top prospects he manages: Zack Collins, Dane Dunning, Luis Basabe and Alec Hansen. Later, CSN's Chris Kamka joins the podcast to talk about the latest Todd Frazier trade rumors. Did a medical issue with a Red Sox prospect stall a possible Frazier trade to Boston? That and more on this edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast.
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Jake Burger's professional career is only a few games old, but he is already showcasing the power that led the White Sox to draft him in the first round of the draft in June.
Burger debuted for the Arizona League affiliate of the White Sox on July 2 and hit his first home run on the Fourth of July. Burger has played three games and is 2-for-9 with that home run, a double and a walk.
Burger has played third base twice and was designated hitter when he homered.
The Missouri State product is joined by second-round pick Gavin Sheets in Arizona. Sheets, a first baseman from Wake Forest, debuted in the same game as Burger and is 3-for-8 with a pair of doubles and three walks so far.
With the trade deadline coming July 31st and the White Sox open for business, Chuck Garfien spoke with Bob Nightengale of USA Today on the latest White Sox Talk Podcast about possible destinations for White Sox trade targets Jose Quintana, David Robertson, etc. Plus, could the White Sox be big players for the 2019 free agent class that includes Clayton Kershaw, Manny Machado and Bryce Harper?
They discuss Nightengale's recent article that has major league players and coaches believing the baseball is juiced, what MLB will do to improve the pace of play and more.
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