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Avisail Garcia Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox

The White Sox seem to have a fairly bright future, but don’t figure to contend in the next year or two. This is mainly because they are building around a large core of young players. Some of these players are ready to contribute on the Major League level and some aren’t, however with Chicago likely facing another rebuilding year, they might just decide to give their youngsters some seasoning in the big leagues.

This could pose a problem.

"In the world known as White Sox reshaping, the team’s 2014 Opening Day roster would feature members of the young core such as Matt Davidson, Marcus Semien, Jake Petricka and maybe even Micah Johnson, along with projected starters Adam Eaton, Avisail Garcia, Erik Johnson and Jose Abreu.   Unless Major League Baseball grants the White Sox seven or eight extra active roster spots or a handful of trades take place, that scenario won’t happen. So there are plenty of Spring Training decisions to be made once pitchers and catchers report on Saturday, even for a team that doesn’t seem to have a great deal of position battles to be fought. – Scott Merkin,"

It should be interesting to see how things shake out in Chicago. We may see a few veterans dealt from that team during Spring Training to make extra room for a young guy or two.