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First Pitch: Technical Difficulties

First Pitch: Technical Difficulties

I was going to write about Jeff Karstens tonight, or about the ridiculous contract given to Rafael Soriano by the Washington Nationals (two years, $28 M, plus they lose a first round pick). However, I didn’t have much time today since I was busy fixing some technical difficulties on the site.

Early this afternoon I noticed that Chrome was bringing up a malware warning. However, Google Webmaster Tools wasn’t showing an issue. After a few hours, the issue finally reached the webmaster tools, red flagging the site. I had to contact my web host to check things on their end, and check a few things on my end. Eventually it was learned that there was a script on the site that was out-dated — specifically the script that re-sizes the images for the main page and any other article. That made the site vulnerable, leading to the warning. Once the problem was fixed I had to wait for Google to take down the warning.

Long story short, the site is now fixed. Thanks to everyone who contacted me about the issue throughout the day. Since the site was red flagged for most of the day, here’s what you missed. I’ll get to that Karstens article tomorrow.

Links and Notes

**The 2013 Prospect Guide is now available. Go to the products page of the site and order your copy today!

**The eBook version of The 2013 Prospect Guide is also available through our publisher. They also have a discount code during the month of January that allows you to save 20%. Use the code JANBOOKS13 to get the discount. This code is only valid on the eBook on the publisher’s web site, and not the books on the products page of the site.

**Baseball America’s 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects.

**Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Top Prospects: #14 – Justin Wilson.

**Winter Leagues Recap: News From Colombia On Herrera, Rocha, Ramirez.

  • Tim….I received that warning with Firefox. I just assumed that one of your advertisers was now a porn site.

    :) :) :) :)

    • It would have been strange if an ad was responsible for Google red flagging the site. Google serves the ads.

  • AND….I agree….$14 mil a yr to Soriano? Bora$$ must have pix of Rizzo.

  • leadoff

    Lousy computers, always something, don’t you just have days when you want to pick it up and throw it out the window? Kind of like a bad hair day!

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Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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