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    OF Options

    QUOTE (shipps @ Feb 24, 2016 -> 03:50 PM) Laurence Holmes is of the belief that the Sox were never REALLY in on it with the FA's but had the thought of putting it out there that they were so it might look better to fans...which ended up back firing. I really dont know what to believe. Such a frustrating and strange off season. Any offseason in which the Sox acquired basically an entire new infield to go along with their superstar 1b and one of the best 3B in all of baseball doesn't to me seem "frustrating". I would have liked to see the Sox sign one of Upton, Cespedes or Gordon too. I do think they really wanted Gordon. I was always pretty meh on Fowler, but his deal isn't exactly going to burn you. The sox want to give Avi one more chance, and I hope it pays off. I also hope they bring in a LHB that can compete with him...Hernandez would be nice if he comes relatively cheaply. The thing that bugs me the most, is that if the Sox are around .500 ish June and in contention, they're going to have to pay alot more for a RF then than would have this offseason. That part bugs me, but I also get why they didn't want to relegate Avi to the bench or AAA just yet.
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    OF Options

    QUOTE (Dick Allen @ Feb 24, 2016 -> 09:58 AM) So 3/$33 million was not budging from his demands? Great source Bernstein. So guessing Sox were in the 2 years/$20M range.
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    Dave Cameron - Grading the Offseason

    QUOTE (SCCWS @ Feb 23, 2016 -> 03:51 PM) The Rays have been one of the more active teams to trade in baseball. They have had no trouble finding trade partners. Since executive VP Andrew Friedman took over after the 2005 season, the Rays have not been shy about trading pitchers, shipping out 26 in various deals. http://www.tampabay.com/sports/baseball/ra...itchers/2156084 Friedman is no longer employed by the Rays.
  4. If anyone out there is top notch photoshopper/illustrator, and cares to do a fellow Sox fan a solid, please PM me. I have a vector logo that I need doctored just a tiny bit. I don't think it would take but a couple minutes for someone with talent, but I have very limited graphic design skills and I don't have access to a vector editing program. Thanks!
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    White Sox sign Jimmy Rollins

    QUOTE (BrianAnderson @ Feb 22, 2016 -> 02:32 PM) The guy took a deal here rather than elsewhere because he looked at our team and said "It's so bad, this is the one real chance I have to start" But don't worry Lawrie said today we have World Series talent 100%!! Aside from this, I think this deal is meh. I'd rather see Sanchez/Saladino battle it out for starting SS and the loser getting super utility role. I personally think Sanchez at age 23/24 is a better option than Rollins at age 37 or whatever he is. Clubhouse presence? Sure okay. Whatever. We've won the offseason of the clubhouse guys. Cant wait. If Sanchez wasn't/isn't going to be our supersub then IMO we should have spent the $3/4mm and got Uribe to do so. He could have been the clubhouse guy who plays a bunch of infield positions too. If Rollins makes the team, whatever his contract is- is probably close to Uribe's with incentives, etc. Maybe I'm just down about this team this year, but this is the least excited I've been as a Sox fan in a while.
  6. Anyone seen a link with a bunch of pictures?
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    White Sox sign Jimmy Rollins

    QUOTE (joejoedairy @ Feb 22, 2016 -> 11:25 AM) If nothing else he could DH against lefties to get laroche outta there Or Saladino could play 3B or 2B, or even LF/RF, moving Frazier, Lawrie or Cabrera/Avi to DH vs. LHP.
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    Best Proxy Sites?

    QUOTE (Y2HH @ Feb 21, 2016 -> 09:27 PM) Wasn't the one that gave you that suggestion. Ahh, well I appreciate the tips anyhow!
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    Best Proxy Sites?

    I'm not really a techy, and haven't tried to use Proxy sites before in the past (haven't had to), but is anyone familiar with a really good one? Long story short, my office went through a full firewall update this week and have blocked a ton of websites (facebook, twitter, fantasy sports, gambling sites, etc.). Most of that stuff doesn't bug me at all, but I do play a ton of fantasy sports and generally spend my lunch break and other small 5-10 minute sanity breaks throughout the day working on my fantasy teams. Anyways, I've tried a few proxy sites the past few days without much luck. A few of what appeared to be the more well known ones per a simple google search were blocked. One allowed me to actually log onto yahoo fantasy sports, but didn't have functionality. Another made my computer starting beeping and wouldn't let me X out of it without restarting my computer...so I gave up. I don't have the ability to install new browsers or chrome apps like Tor, which looks like it would be a possible solution. Any ideas? It actually really sucks cause I don't have a laptop at home, just an ipad, which isn't nearly as easy to use the research functions and what not on, and mobile app isn't nearly as user friendly as the website, IMO. Not to mention once baseball starts, its pretty much something you need to keep an eye on throughout the day do be competitive. Thanks in advance for any tips.
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    White Sox sign Jimmy Rollins

    QUOTE (Y2JImmy0 @ Feb 22, 2016 -> 11:16 AM) This was my thought as well. If Rollins can start, Saladino makes a nice utility guy. Does Carlos Sanchez have any value? Sanchez/Petricka get a decent OF or probably not? I would think Petricka plus low level guy could get you Guyer. Maybe don't even need the low level guy.
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    White Sox sign Jimmy Rollins

    How is his defense these days?
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    White Sox sign Jimmy Rollins

    No reason to get worked up over a minor league deal, but I really hope this is just to give Saladino some competition. Jimmy Rollins better not be the Sox opening day SS, unless Saladino gets hurt. Let the kid play.
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    Best Proxy Sites?

    QUOTE (Y2HH @ Feb 21, 2016 -> 06:29 PM) If you have access to a "UNIX shell", there is a very easy way around all of this. If you had a Mac at home (which runs UNIX) you could even use that to do it. You basically create an SSH tunnel to a destination computer and configure SOCKS proxy in Windows (or Firefox) to push all of your traffic across that tunnel, and the computer it pushes it too is actually what goes out to the Internet allowing fully open access. As a bonus, it's all all encrypted because your doing it over a secure tunnel to the destination computer, so they wouldn't really know what you were doing. If you have access to a UNIX shell, I can easily show you how to configure this. Thanks man! Honestly, I don't need it. The simple solution you gave me gets me all I need. I appreciate the tips. Go Sox!
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    Best Proxy Sites?

    QUOTE (Y2HH @ Feb 21, 2016 -> 09:16 AM) Technically, he's not breaking any workplace rules. If they wanted to block said websites, they should know you have to block both http AND https (default ports 80 and 443, respectively). Those are the only two standard web ports, one is for standard communication, and one is for encrypted communication. The fact they left one of the two wide open means they don't really care. There are also other ways for the company to prevent such access, such as using a proxy that only allows certain classifications of websites, and social media (including all social media type sites) could be blacklisted regardless of port. You can also block proxy, etc...and none of this is all that difficult for even an unexperienced IT team. Thanks for the additional color - I appreciate it. Social media sites remain blocked under https, so I suspect you're assumption is correct. Furthermore, I can still get on fantasy hockey and basketball, but for some reason baseball is blocked without using https.
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    Best Proxy Sites?

    QUOTE (Tex @ Feb 20, 2016 -> 11:52 AM) So the company that is paying your salary doesn't want you to access those sites using their equipment and resources. So you're looking for ways around their restriction. Is it really worth risking your job over? Thanks for your concern. I figured I was safe from requesting the ol' please spare me the lecture line around here. I am fairly confident that my job is more secure than getting fired for spending some downtime throughout the day time doing a hobby. I get my job done, and I do it well, which is far more important to my employers, I assure you.
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    Best Proxy Sites?

    QUOTE (ChiSox_Sonix @ Feb 19, 2016 -> 01:54 PM) Try changing the web address from http:// to https:// It doesn't always work but I know if works for Yahoo's fantasy sites and works with most sites that my office has blocked You're my new best friend. What a simple solution!!!!!!! THANK YOU!
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    Misc. Sox Quotes & Tweets

    Cliff Corcoran of SI just called what the Sox did with their catching situation "the worst move if he offseason" on MLBN. True story. Went on to talk about Flowers being a league average catcher with elite pitch framing, Avila shouldn't be catching anymore and Navarro is terrible defensively. ODowd responds...you're really digging deep with that one .
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    OF Options

    QUOTE (southside hitman @ Feb 18, 2016 -> 08:14 AM) Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal 56m56 minutes ago Showcase in Mexico City on Tuesday for three more Cuban players - OF Yadiel Hernandez, 28; 1B/3B Yanio Perez, 20; SS Alejandro Rivera, 20. I've never heard of the younger two, but would love it if the Sox signed Hernandez. Hernandez looks interesting, especially that hes a LH bat with great OBP. Doesn't profile as a star or anything, but perhaps a nice platoon partner for Avi.
  19. QUOTE (Dunt @ Feb 16, 2016 -> 02:18 PM) Good to see Avi getting there early to get work in Sarcasm, or was he just not included in this tweet but is there, or did you read Avila as Avi?
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    White Sox interested in SS Ian Desmond

    So how about that Desmond guy? Could cut the tension w a knife in here.
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    White Sox interested in SS Ian Desmond

    QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Feb 15, 2016 -> 10:21 AM) Kendrys Morales and Stephen Drew two seasons ago, that's pretty much it. To the previous poster, Jackson doesn't have a pick attached. It's Gallardo that does. Both of whom has HORRIFIC seasons.
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    White Sox interested in SS Ian Desmond

    QUOTE (Buehrle>Wood @ Feb 14, 2016 -> 11:22 AM) I've mentioned it before but it's seemingly becoming a real possibility now. Give Saladino a 2 month audition and if he isn't up to par sign Jennings June 6th to a prorated 15 million dollar deal. Edit: Ian Desmond Jennings or something. I need to get off soxtalk. I meant Desmond of course. Someone is gonna sign Desmond before ST is over.
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    White Sox interested in SS Ian Desmond

    QUOTE (Julius @ Feb 13, 2016 -> 12:30 PM) The interview by Nightengale is something sox fans need to get through their head. It's on MLB.com to hear it for yourself. When he says "the white sox say they are out of cash" it is a complete lie that is being spun by the sox brass and the media just goes with it. It's not Nightingale who is lying, it is Reinsdorf. Reinsdorf is swimming in cash and chooses not to spend it. It should not be our role as fans to be fiscal watchdogs....well, maybe we should be watchdogs in the sense that we demand that Reinsdorf SPEND not save money on this team. This has been proclaimed as the small window of opportunity to go for it before JR dies and so far it is a half-arse attempt. When the half-arse attempt fails, yes, sox can go cheap and blow it up. Just like they've blown it up so many times in the past 15 years, right?
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    White Sox interested in SS Ian Desmond

    QUOTE (fathom @ Feb 11, 2016 -> 03:03 PM) Always felt that if they had the money and desire to give up a draft pick, my dream scenario was Desmond and Jennings. I wonder if Saladino and Petricka gets you Jennings, as Tampa has been known to be looking for some more SS help. Seems steep, honestly. Desmond Jennings is pretty blah.
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    White Sox interested in SS Ian Desmond

    Can't imagine the Sox would be interested in much more than a 1 year deal + club option with Anderson waiting in the wings, unless they plan to use him in the IF. I'd love to see Desmond, but still think they should add an OF in addition.
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