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Podcast: 2014 MLB Draft Preview

Special guests include Director of Amateur Scouting for the Chicago White Sox, Doug Laumann and Senior Writer, Jim Callis.

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Hope this week's podcast is worth the wait! Here is rundown for the South Side Sox Podcast:

  • Jim Margalus chats with me about the dominance of Chris Sale and the recent demotion of Marcus Semien.
  • Insider and the father of ZiPS, Dan Szymborski, recaps the month of May in the MLB. Also gives his take on where Alexei Ramirez ranks against all Shortstops in MLB and if Chris Sale can get himself back into the Cy Young race.
  • Our first interview within the White Sox organization on the podcast, Jim sits down with the Director of Amateur Scouting, Doug Laumann. Great insight on how the White Sox approach the draft and what factors decide who they take.
  • Followed up by Senior Writer for, Jim Callis, who dishes out his opinion when considering drafting High School vs. College pitchers, how bonus pool money works, and who he thinks the White Sox will take with the #3 pick in the draft.
  • Finally, we answer your questions in the mailbag segment, P.O. Sox. This week touch on Conor Gillaspie defensive ability and who Jim hopes the White Sox with the #3 pick.
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This is our 20th episode and I would like to thank the people who have helped out to make it this far: Jim, Rhubarb, Pnoles, Hazymania, Mr. Rob Hart, larry, and KenWo for contributing to the podcast. Always looking for new segments, ideas, or even volunteers so if you are interested just shoot me an e-mail at

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