ANNOUNCEMENT: Sox Machine and FutureSox merge


On March 31, 2022, Sox Machine, LLC and FutureSox struck a new partnership that will merge the two sites under Sox Machine. Two of the longest-running Chicago White Sox blogs will work together and continue providing outstanding coverage involving all aspects of the franchise. 

Under this agreement, FutureSox’s new web home can be found at (or All White Sox farm system, MLB draft and international signings coverage will live on that page. The FutureSox podcast will migrate under the Sox Machine umbrella and join the Blue Wire Podcast Network. 

FutureSox Editor-in-Chief Mike Rankin and Senior Editor James Fox will continue to lead the site’s efforts as part of Sox Machine. A producer of the Dan Bernstein Show on 670 the Score, Rankin will coordinate White Sox prospect coverage and host a weekly podcast that will be released on Tuesdays. You will also hear him contributing to the Sox Machine Podcast during the season. 

Formerly with SI Now and SB Nation’s South Side Sox, Fox will join Rankin on the FutureSox podcast and contribute White Sox content to Sox Machine. He and Josh Nelson will expand Sox Machine’s current MLB draft coverage that will now live on FutureSox.

This partnership was made possible by two parties in particular. First is Jason Gage, who started FutureSox in 2003. Sox Machine looks forward to celebrating FutureSox’s 20th anniversary in May of 2023 with a special event. 

Sox Machine’s growing Patreon community created the opportunity to expand Sox Machine’s offerings by its generous support despite the uncertainty generated by the COVID-19 pandemic and MLB lockout. 

With the Charlotte Knights opening their schedule on Tuesday, followed by Opening Day for the White Sox and the other three affiliates on Friday, Sox Machine and FutureSox’s comprehensive, top-to-bottom coverage of the Chicago White Sox organization starts immediately.

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Hey, cool! Congrats!


early season blockbusters abound


What an excellent move. Margalus is the new Bezos.

Jim Margalus

It was Josh’s idea, so now we’ll wait for him to get bored with Earth.


So Future Sox Pateron here, should I convert it to more money for Sox Machine or not?

Jim Margalus

I’m not going to say don’t.

As Cirensica

This is excellent news. I love reading Future Sox too. James is a pretty cool writer.


Congratulations, great move!


So will Future Sox’s archive live here? When will that happen?

Jim Margalus

Nope, the Sox Machine archives are for Sox Machine era. The plan is to point the old site to a different domain for archival purposes.


If you’re open to unsolicited advice, I’d get a hard copy of everything you’ve ever written that you’d like saved for posterity (if you don’t already).

Michael Kenny

Holy crap. Congratulations to all, and congratulations to us for having more great content under one roof.


As a fan of both sites, this is excellent news.




Nice work, all.


Shrewd move Margalus. Great move for us more casual readers / contributors who would like to read more in depth minor league news, but just don’t have the time or energy to click on a different url. So thank you!


celebrating merger, end of lockout, new season, and high hopes by joining as a patreon support! Go Go WhiteSox!


Congratulations on the expansion of the SoxMachine empire!

Merch idea: Future Sox Machine baby onesie. May be a bit niche I’ll admit