Remember the outcry from some White Sox fans when PECOTA projected Chicago to win only 78 games in 2015? Well, in order for the South Siders to meet that projection, they will need to win five of the remaining six games to do so. Even with the team not playing for the postseason, some of the players have plenty to play for, starting with Chris Sale aiming to set the new single season record for most strikeouts.
On this week's rundown:
- Sale is not the only one playing for something. Mike Olt very well could be auditioning for a role with Chicago in 2016. What role exactly is that and will Avisail Garcia even have a role with Chicago next year?
- If Robin Ventura does return as the manager in 2016, that is going to be a tough sell to fans that things are going to change.
- Finally we get to your questions in P.O. Sox. Covering topics such as moving Adam Eaton to left field to put Trayce Thompson in centerfield. Along with Buck Showalter as a possiblity of being the White Sox manager and these gems:
@southsidesox Even w/ improved farm system, the Sox don't have a ton of ammo for off-season trade, how likely is it that Sox shop Robertson?— Kevin Shannon? (@LucianCharms) September 27, 2015
@SouthSideSox There have been some pitchers that get worse under Coop, like Samardzija this season. Is there some trait they have in common?— Mario Sanchez (@TheMarioSanchez) September 27, 2015
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Wednesday, September 30th is International Podcast Day. While I highly recommend listening to other shows (Jonah Keri's is a favorite of mine), I want to take a moment for thanking everyone for taking an hour every week to listen. Since January of 2014, the South Side Sox podcast has been listened to more than 100,000 times and the show has certainly grown. We will have a weekly show in October to recap each position, talk MLB play-offs, and report any off-season happenings, an episode after the GM meetings in November and the Winter meetings in December. Season three of the podcast will be January 30th, 2016 during SoxFest.
We are striving to get better. Anything that you would like us to cover or have any recommendations for the show, please post them in the comments below. After October, we will have our annual podcast survey in which one lucky fan will win tickets to Opening Day in 2016. Stay tuned for that.