On Day 1 of the Winter Meetings, MLB Network analyst Dan Plesac joins Chuck Garfien on the White Sox Talk Podcast to talk about the White Sox rebuild. Plesac raves about the team's future, talking at length about White Sox prospects Eloy Jimenez, Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech, and goes as far as saying that the White Sox could compete for a wild-card spot in 2018.
Plesac also uses his incredible photographic memory to recall specific at-bats he had in career against Tony Gwynn, Dave Winfield, Cal Ripken, Rafael Palmiero and Mo Vaughn.
You’ll also hear White Sox general manager Rick Hahn speak with reporters about trade talk picking up since arriving at the Winter Meetings. And A.J. Pierzynski talks about being named a White Sox team ambassador and wanting to call a game this season alongside Hawk Harrelson.
It's all below in the latest edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast:
Carlos Rodon speaks with Chuck Garfien about his dominant stretch of starts and how he’s started to figure things out as a major league pitcher. Rodon talks about controlling his temper on the mound and how he’s learned to win on days he doesn’t have his best stuff. He explains why he doesn’t miss any of Daniel Palka’s at-bats, how he’s impressed with Michael Kopech, why he sympathizes with Kopech being in Triple-A, why he’s not wearing an undershirt during games and much more.
Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:
Sister Mary Jo Sobieck threw out the first pitch at White Sox game on Saturday, and she turned quite a few heads with her impressive arm. The pregame ceremonies featured her first pitch, great music from the Marian Catholic marching band and White Sox outfielder Nicky Delmonico having some fun with our Chuck Garfien.
There is still much debate over whether Sister Mary Jo’s pitch was a curveball or a changeup, but one thing for certain, she had some awesome movement on her pitch. This comes as no surprise to the Marian Catholic faithful, as it is clear that she had been putting in some work to make sure she shined in her big moment!