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    Catch All Anything Thread

    QUOTE (Iwritecode @ Jan 28, 2011 -> 11:24 AM) How can a camera tell that though? They actually send you three photos, each one is one second apart. Also, you can go online and watch the video of the event.
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    Catch All Anything Thread

    QUOTE (Iwritecode @ Jan 28, 2011 -> 11:00 AM) I got 2 red-light tickets in the mail for turning right on a red light even though there are no signs saying I can't turn. How much of a pain in the ass are these things to fight? I just got one in the mail for the exact same thing. I'm leaning towards just paying it (its $50 here in Knoxville). In my case I think it's a case of not coming to a complete stop before turning right, which is against TN law, so I'm definitely in the wrong legally. Of course, there was a green right turn arrow that I apparently just missed, but I doubt I can win that argument.
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    Keith Law's top ten

    QUOTE (NorthSideSox72 @ Jan 28, 2011 -> 10:26 AM) Law doesn't think he's going to be anything in the majors. Law also, for reasons no one has ever really determined, seems to consistently be far more negative on the Sox (majors or minors) than, well, pretty much any other national writer. So I'd take his evaluation of Sox players with a giant mound of salt. I knew Law tended to be negative on the Sox, but not thinking Viciedo is a top 10 Sox prospect is pretty bad. Law makes my "ignore" list!
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    Keith Law's top ten

    QUOTE (Elgin Slim @ Jan 28, 2011 -> 08:32 AM) Law thinks Viciedo is not a prospect. He also thinks that Sale is going to be a closer at best, FWIW. Not a prospect in that he played in the majors some last year? Or just not a prospect because Law does not think highly of him?
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    White Sox have interest in Freddy Garcia

    QUOTE (Brian @ Jan 27, 2011 -> 04:27 PM) Can we just let the Freddy stuff go away, please? Anyone we pluck from AA/AAA would be just as good or bad False.
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    White Sox have interest in Freddy Garcia

    QUOTE (Jordan4life @ Jan 27, 2011 -> 03:36 PM) First thing that came to my mind. Now unless Coop, ect, are totally on some bulls***, which wouldn't surprise me at all, Peavy is ahead of schedule and doesn't figure to miss more than 5-6 starts. However, if he's out for a much longer extended period of time, then Freddy becomes almost essential. The thought of Tony Pena or Lucas Harell for 12-15 starts gives me nightmares. A 6th starter like Freddy is useful for Peavy insurance in two ways: (1) if Peavy comes back later than expected (since the Sox seem to be stating that he might be back early in the season) but also (2) if Peavy is ineffective once he comes back. I'm not that worried about Peavy recovering. Reading up on this injury, he should have no problem recovering in time and being perfectly healthy. However, we really don't know how it'll affect his motion or effectiveness.
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    White Sox have interest in Freddy Garcia

    QUOTE (justBLAZE @ Jan 27, 2011 -> 01:38 PM) #chisox considering freddy garcia. they like him. issue is return of peavy (june maybe) would make it 6 starters. - Jon Heyman This would be consistent with recent reports that Sale is likely to be the closer. I think most of us would be ok with Freddy at #5 for half the season (or less). I'm not sure what the Sox do when Peavy is back, but having too much pitching is rarely a problem.
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    JR says payroll is at 125 million

    QUOTE (Jerksticks @ Jan 26, 2011 -> 07:31 PM) Wouldn't want to forget the thousands of White Sox employees would we? I wonder what TOTAL payroll is each year. I'm not sure if you are being sarcastic or not, but in past discussions of ticket sales, some people have tended to think of revenue as profit.
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    JR says payroll is at 125 million

    Of course, to state the obvious, it is important to remember that this is revenue. The payroll is only one element of the cost side of the equation.
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    Viciedo to the OF

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Jan 23, 2011 -> 08:52 PM) Well, to give more serious answers, Carlos Quentin to RF was associated with him getting a lot worse. But there's some injury stuff going on there. Beckham bounced around a lot already. Mark Teahen put anywhere was a bad idea. All true. However, Quentin was regarded as a decent RFer and an improvement over Dye, even if it turned out not to be the case (injuries, partially, as you acknowledge). Beckham was never viewed as an above average SS, so shifting him to less intense defensive positions did not make him a worse defender, nor make the Sox worse off defensively. Teahen didn't play anywhere with the Sox that the Royals didn't play him, and when given a better defensive alternative, Ozzie stopped playing Teahen at 3B.
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    Viciedo to the OF

    QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Jan 23, 2011 -> 08:08 PM) "Mark Kotsay to starting DH". Sure, if we change the question, there are plenty of examples! The OP stated that the Sox keep changing defensive players to positions that make them worse defenders.
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    Viciedo to the OF

    QUOTE (GREEDY @ Jan 23, 2011 -> 06:55 PM) I am sick and tired of seeing this organization trying to force players into defensive positions where below average is the best case scenario/goal. Dayan is a First Basemen or a DH. Examples? Maybe the Bears game sucked my brain dry, but I'm having a hard time coming up with examples of the Sox moving guys to worse positions. If anything, the Sox have moved guys to help them succeed, not put them in a position to be terrible defenders.
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    Seeking auto mechanic advice

    QUOTE (joesaiditstrue @ Jan 17, 2011 -> 09:12 PM) I've checked some videos on youtube, this seems to be a really easy DIY task, any tips or pointers I should know? Should I take my car in to Firestone or Midas and have an alignment done (~$100 or so) after I've replaced both? Basically I took my car in to have it checked out and, well here's a thread I posted on trailvoy.com: http://forums.trailvoy.com/showthread.php?t=82716 Any comments/suggestions appreciated. Dealership wants to charge me about $700 to replace both outer tie rod ends + alignment. Cost of two outer tie rod ends at Autozone is about $140 (total). Judging by the video's I've seen on youtube, it would be literally throwing my money into the trash by paying $700+ to have someone else do it. I'm an idiot when it comes to DIY, but why take it to a dealer? If it isn't under warranty (and if you can't DIY), why not take it somewhere else that'll be much cheaper? I've never had a dealer be my best price for repairs.
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    The Finer Things In Life

    QUOTE (FlaSoxxJim @ Jan 14, 2011 -> 12:43 PM) Went to a beer event that featured 19(!!) Dogfish Head beers on tap. Oak aged Burton Baton and a 12% brown ale were outstanding. They also had an imperial pilsner that puts the Sam Adams attempt to shame. The Shelter Pale ale keg was supposedly the first one to ever make it down to Florida and the beer had a very good grainy malt backbone to it that I've never tasted in a Dogfish beer before. Chicory stout and a very nice barleywine as well. I also got a few sips of the Midas Touch, Red & White, Black & Blue, and Sa Tea that I hadn't tried on draft before. I did not get a chance to try an 18% dark beer that was gone in the first two hours of the event. Have you seen the TV show that Dogfish has been doing? It follows a somewhat boring pattern (same plot, more or less, every episode), but there's some interesting stuff there too.
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    Catch All Anything Thread

    QUOTE (dasox24 @ Jan 10, 2011 -> 02:56 PM) Isn't it awesome down here? Only a few inches of snow shuts everything down. I don't think the University would have shut down, though, if classes had already been in session. They've never fully closed since I've been in school here (we have had some delayed starts though). Yeah, no way they would have closed all day if classes were in session. I was in Atlanta for five years before this, and they REALLY freak when snow comes. I feel bad about the look I gave the guy at Home Depot when he showed me what they consider "snow shovels." lol. I should have bought a decent one when I was in Chicago for the holidays. QUOTE (Athomeboy_2000 @ Jan 10, 2011 -> 03:12 PM) My wife and I have been looking at places to move outside of Chicgao. We recently added Tenn to the list. My wife and I have been here since August and really like it. There's a lot to like about this area. We're going to try to talk some of our relatives into coming this way!
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    Catch All Anything Thread

    I have no problem with winter weather, but it would be nice if I could find a "real" snow shovel around here. At least the university is shut down, and I can work from home easily enough.
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    Garza to the Cubs.

    QUOTE (Jordan4life @ Jan 7, 2011 -> 12:46 PM) Can't deny this is a good move for the Cubs, too. But they're still a distant 4th behind the Reds, Brewers and Cardinals. That's my problem with this trade - I really can't see the Cubs as anywhere near as good as some of the other NL Central teams. If I was a Cubs fan, I'd be pretty confused about what direction my team was headed.
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    US Cellular Field's low BABIP

    QUOTE (Jerksticks @ Dec 20, 2010 -> 12:02 AM) I think his argument would only hold up against truly one-dimensional, pull-hitters like Thome, but only in a park like Oakland would you even consider it. In his case, the 1B would hug the line and same with RF. But again, I think you'd only consider it for the ultra-predictable guys like Thome who, for whatever reason, won't try to help the team and hit it the other way. Sorry for not staying on topic, but on the bolded...really?
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    John Danks

    QUOTE (Jordan4life @ Dec 20, 2010 -> 03:16 PM) Felix Hernandez Justin Verlander Josh Johnson Yovani Gallardo Jon Lester Brett Anderson Ricky Nolasco What do these guys have in common? They've all signed multi-year extensions in the last year. Other than Nolasco and maybe Anderson, everybody on that list is better than John Danks. I don't want to trade Danks. But if he's as determined to test the FA market as it appears, there's really no other option. I don't want draft picks. As I don't trust the franchise to properly utilize them anyway. My question is at what point do you legitimately look to deal John assuming there's no agreement on an extension? You could obviously get more for him now since he's under control for two more years. Do you ride it out this year, attempt to get a deal done next offseason, then trade him if you can't get one done? This concerns me very much. If we have to trade him I want the absolute max that we could get back. And the more time that goes by the harder and harder it will become to do that. What's more important? Maximizing the return in terms of talent back or maximizing the return in terms of production to the major league club? Given the "all in" approach to 2011, I think you have to ride it out and try to sign a reasonable extension. If it does not work, then look at trading him at the deadline (if the team is out of it) or next offseason. While the return in terms of prospects will be less, it should be balanced with return in terms of potential to win MLB games.
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    White Sox trade Scott Linebrink to Braves

    All these posts and not a single "Coop will fix 'em" for the hard throwing, no control prospect we got from the Braves? Ok, fine...I'll go there. This is exactly the kind of pitcher that Coop could have success with. If not, it really doesn't matter!
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    Konerko thread

    QUOTE (greg775 @ Dec 2, 2010 -> 04:21 AM) Why would it be very bad? There's no reason to believe he's suddenly going to suck and hit like Pena who many seem to love so much? The guy is a professional hitter who is actually improving his approach. We can afford him if we dump Edwin Jackson on somebody. Just do that, White Sox. Don't need Edwin. And Paulie is VERY VERY POPULAR with our fanbase. Not good business to let paulie walk; just isn't good business. Its not a matter of "can we afford him?" It's a matter of how much will he cost relative to his production. In this last five years his OPS has been .932 (2006), .841, .783, .842, and .977 (2010). You don't need complex math to see that his likely production is about an .840 OPS. I love Paul Konerko and would love to see him on the Sox next year. I assume some team is going to wildly overpay him based on his 2010 production while the Sox are going to offer a deal based on him producing at a roughly .840 OPS pace. I really hope the Sox can resign him, but if he gets a huge deal from someone, then good for him. I honestly don't think fans will stop buying tickets because PK isn't on the team, especially if the team is winning. QUOTE (Tex @ Dec 2, 2010 -> 08:16 AM) And the Sox are going to find someone who no one else wants to pay BIG BUCKS to. Hmm, what does that tell us? I don't think the Sox are going to pay BIG BUCKS to any player this offseason. However, let's say the Sox do sign Adam Dunn, his worst OPS the last five years was .889. If he makes what PK made in 2010, that's a reasonable bet that Dunn will produce offensively at a higher level than PK. QUOTE (witesoxfan @ Dec 2, 2010 -> 08:25 AM) If Paul Konerko signs for 2/$25 and puts up an .850 OPS, and Derrek Lee is signed for 1/$7 and puts up an .800 OPS, I would say that the Lee commitment was a better commitment. You can only show loyalty to a certain extent. Williams and company may believe that spreading out $12 million over 2-3 positions, or by allocating it into 1 different player entirely is a better way to spend money than by spending it on Konerko. Exactly!
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    Konerko thread

    QUOTE (greg775 @ Dec 1, 2010 -> 05:16 PM) We're soon going to find out how valuable Paulie is. He's going to make BIG BUCKS the next 3 years. We devalue our own, folks. We just do. Just because some other team is willing to overpay PK does not mean that he was worth that to the Sox. Good for him if he makes BIG BUCKS, but it would be very bad for the Sox.
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    Konerko thread

    QUOTE (justBLAZE @ Dec 1, 2010 -> 05:29 PM) So that's the second time in the last 5 years Orioles make Paulie an offer. Last time he took the hometown discount and stayed with the White Sox for less. What happens now? In my opinion, it's pretty obvious that PK will go to a team like the Orioles only if they absolutely blow the other offers out of the water. They are pretty much the opposite of everything we're led to believe that he wants: a winning team, one that trains in Arizona, and maybe one closer to home.
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    2010 Fall TV Thread

    QUOTE (Milkman delivers @ Nov 30, 2010 -> 11:51 PM) Anyone notice in the last scene how all of the members were on one side of the ATF van while Jax was alone on the other? They were playing some song about a king. The other guys all had their heads down like they were bowing and Jax was sitting there with his head above the rest. They specifically loaded the van that way because the Feds thought the Sons might try to hurt Jax "the rat." Although the symbolism in the last scene was pretty interesting.
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    2010 Fall TV Thread

    SOA. Taking care of business.
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