While we all want Opening Day to get here faster, it's a good thing the White Sox didn't play the Rangers today. Tornadoes rolled through the Dallas-Ft. Worth area Tuesday afternoon, and Rangers catcher Mike Napoli captured video of the strong winds blowing the tarp at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington around like a plastic bag:
Yikes. Things get pretty crazy around the 1:00 mark.
David Haugh (Chicago Tribune), Ben Finfer (ESPN 1000) and Kevin Fishbain (Northwest Herald) join CSN's David Kaplan on the panel. The Cubs new-look offense explodes while the Brewers are none too pleased with Saturday’s cancellation. Is there a budding rivalry between neighbors?
The White Sox get their man and sign Cuban prospect Luis Robert. How big of a piece is he in the rebuild?
Plus, the guys discuss how Mike Glennon will react when he meets the media, and they’ll try to figure out why Kap goes full meatball when LeBron James struggles.
Listen to the SportsTalk Live Podcast below.
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The White Sox tout one of baseball's best farm systems, and CSN is taking you behind the scenes of those teams and top prospects with our latest Original Production.
White Sox Cornerstones: Charlotte and White Sox Cornerstones: Birmingham & Winston-Salem, presented by Ozinga, will air back-to-back tonight at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on CSN. You can also catch a live stream of both airings right here via the NBC Sports app.
White Sox Cornerstones: Charlotte will provide viewers a look at some of the brightest young stars in the game, including baseball's top prospect Yoan Moncada. The 21-year-old Moncada is batting .333 with six home runs and 13 RBIs in 33 games and was recently named the International League Player of the Week. We sit down with Moncada to discuss his development as a player, as well as his relationship with White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu.
The Knights also tout top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito, as well as pitchers Carson Fulmer, Zack Burdi and Reynaldo Lopez. Burdi and Fulmer will "walk to work" with CSN and discuss their mentality leading up to a game, what it means to be part of a rebuild and how their Charlotte teammates remain competitive even off the field.
You'll also hear from White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, Knights manager Mark Grudzielanek and Knights pitching coach Steve McCatty.
Then stay tuned in for White Sox Cornerstones: Birmingham & Winston-Salem as we ride the bus with the Birmingham Barons following their road win over the Montgomery Biscuits. The 90-minute bus ride includes interviews with No. 3 prospect Michael Kopech, who is 2-2 with a 3.06 ERA in 2017. The 21-year-old who came over with Moncada in the Chris Sale deal this past winter has struck out 51 batters in 35.1 innings. Kopech discusses his obsession with being the best and his thoughts on being a part of the White Sox rebuild.
We'll also travel to Salem, Virginia as the White Sox square off against the Salem Red Sox. CSN will sit down with No. 6 prospect Zack Collins and pitcher Tanner Banks. Collins discusses his thoughts on becoming the catcher of the future on Chicago's South Side.
You'll also hear from propsects Luis Alexander Basabe, Dane Dunning, Spencer Adams and manager Willie Harris, among others.