We are just under a week away from Spring Training baseball, and today was the first day of full-squad action. Here are some highlights from the weekend you might’ve missed and some other news from the first day of full-team workouts!
Get Your Spring Training Tickets Before it’s too Late!
The White Sox and Camelback Ranch will have limited capacity – 18%, or 2,4000 fans – at White Sox Spring Training games this year. Within two hours of opening ticket sales this weekend, 7 of the 14 home games for the spring are sold out!
Make sure to get your tickets here before it’s too late!
If you’re planning to sit in the outfield for any of these games, Chuck Garfein has you covered.
Michael Kopech’s Much-Anticipated Return
There was plenty of talk around Michael Kopech Both Scott Merkin and Chris Emma wrote fantastic articles about Kopech, his reasoning behind opting out, and his mindset heading into 2021 and beyond. Both of these are fantastic reads and well worth your time.
A New Era: Giolito Builds His Relationship with Grandal
Much fuss has been made this offseason about the White Sox’ loss of James McCann to the New York Mets; specifically, fans wanted to know how this was going to affect Lucas Giolito and his success. Giolito has firmly worked to silence even his loudest critics in a recent White Sox Talk piece about his forming relationship with Yasmani Grandal, the work Grandal has put in behind the scenes, and where Giolito feels their relationship is.
If you’re worried about Giolito’s success without McCann, read the article and stop worrying.
Ethan Katz on La Russa, Pitching Staff, and Being a 1st-Time Pitching Coach
Ethan Katz wrapped up the week of Pitcher and Catchers with a press conference on Sunday. He discussed his relationship with Tony La Russa, Dylan Cease, Reynaldo Lopez, Carlos Rodon, and his expectations for the pitching staff in his first year as a pitching coach. You’ll definitely want to give this a listen – Katz knows his stuff.
White Sox Hitters Take Their First Spring Training Hacks
The position players reported for their first full workout this morning for the White Sox, and hitters were greeted immediately with simulated at-bats against the pitching staff. Among those to be featured on video: Luis Robert, Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, Blake Rutherford, Lance Lynn, and Connor Sadzeck.
Here’s some random quotes/highlights from the Chicago White Sox and White Sox beat writers from this first week of action.
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