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South Side Sox on the Farm Podcast 17 — September Call-Ups, Catching and Starters Depth

Darren Black talks with Brett Ballantini about the amazing Romy González and the expanded roster, Seby v. Zack, and the loss of Taylor Varnell

Darren Black and Brett Ballantini are back with the Farm podcast, talking over the September call-ups, catching depth, and the utter lack of starting pitchers in the system.

Sound fun? Have a listen:

  • Another take on the incredible Romy González, stressing the significant jump he took and the challenge of his defensive positioning
  • That said, if Tim Anderson doesn’t get hurt, does Romy get the call-up?
  • Darren says that the loss of Luis González wasn’t so bad, even if the White Sox ended up DFAing Jake Lamb a month later
  • Has Seby moved ahead of Zack Collins on the permanent catching depth chart? Darren has a specific tell that indicates the answer on the White Sox end is yes
  • Taylor Varnell retired, and we bid farewell, and note that there isn’t really a starter of significance as you move down the entire system ... until Norge Vera in the DSL

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