Quick programming announcements: South Side Sox LIVE! will be on Thursday, June 30th and our 100th episode of the South Side Sox Podcast will be on Monday, July 4th. We have many guests for our 100th show and more than likely will be split into two one-hour halves. Guest announcements will be made on Friday, July 1st.
Now this week's rundown:
- The offense is picking up thanks to the summer weather in Chicago. A noticeable absence from the lineup card has been Avisail Garica. Is Robin Ventura finally phasing Garcia out? What are some possible rotations that he could use to field the best possible team possible?
- Guest this week from MLB.com is Scott Merkin. He shares his insight on how the team is approaching its very tired bullpen. How long could Zach Putnam be out for and what the possible internal solutions the team is already taking a look at in case of another injury.
- Preview the Minnesota Twins series in which 48% of fans predicted a sweep. If you would like to cast a vote for series predictions, follow me on Twitter @SSS_joshnelson.
- Finally, we answer your questions in P.O. Sox:
@SouthSideSox Hey Jim! Question for you: with Shuck and Coats playing as bad as they are, why isn't Bourgeois getting a call up? Thanks!— MORECI PHASMA (@MichaelMoreci) June 27, 2016
@SouthSideSox So, what can we expect once Justin Morneau takes the field for the Sox? DH only? How many games a week? Expected slash line?— John Engler (@ruffsterjohn) June 27, 2016
@SouthSideSox Sox need to add bullpen help immediately, but what teams are willing to deal that have pen arms. Obvious the NY arms are out— Kevin Shannon (@LucianCharms) June 26, 2016
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