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Podcast: Hello, James Shields

Also, we preview the upcoming MLB Draft with's, Jim Callis.

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Here is this week's rundown:

  • Breaking down the pro's and con's of the Chicago White Sox acquiring James Shields. How he could be a benefit for the short-term, but with the possibility of opting in for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, Shields could be around Chicago longer than maybe Rick Hahn intended him to be.
  • A friend of the podcast, Jim Callis joins the show to give us the latest on what is happening heading up to draft day. Who could go number one overall and who are the most likely targets for the Sox at picks 10 and 26.
  • Preview the upcoming Washington Nationals series which doesn't bold well for the Sox pitching matchup-wise. Shields will make his debut on Wednesday, but if the Sox continue to struggle, dropping to .500 or even worse, below .500 is well within their reach.
  • Finally, we get to your questions in P.O. Sox: 

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The South Side Sox Draft Show will be streaming live this Thursday. Coverage starts at 5:45 pm CT with the actual draft starting at 6 pm CT. We'll announce each pick as it happens in anticipation of who the Sox select at pick 10 and pick 26.

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