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SoxFest 2016: Fans buzzing about team's offseason additions

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SoxFest 2016: Fans buzzing about team's offseason additions

For the second-straight offseason White Sox GM Rich Hahn made a splash to help improve the ball club through trades and free agency.

And While last year's additions didn't work out as well as White Sox fans would have liked, the team's fanbase is still optimistic heading into the 2016 season.

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Fans were buzzing about new third baseman Todd Frazier and second baseman Brett Lawrie as the team's annual SoxFest kicked off at the Hilton Chicago on Friday evening.

"I hope they all contribute in some way," one White Sox fan told CSNChicago.com. "Obviously Todd Frazier is the easy one to say. Another bat behind (Jose) Abreu. Hopefully (Adam) LaRoche can get back to the LaRoche ways and help out the middle of the order. Lawrie is going to solidify the infield. I think one big thing that we needed was infield and catching, and we got better defensively. I think that will help out a lot in the tough AL Central."

Check out some the sights and sounds from Day 1 of SoxFest in the video above.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.

Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?

Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

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White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.

On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.

But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link (iOS users can go here) or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts.