5 Players Who Won’t Make Chicago White Sox’ 2014 Opening Day Roster

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5 Players Who Won’t Make Chicago White Sox’ 2014 Opening Day Roster

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There is more than a little bit of excitement surrounding the Chicago White Sox as Spring Training 2014 gets rolling. Change has been in the air since last season and it is not the kind of change that takes a half of a decade to come to fruition. Fans expect their White Sox to turn things around so fast that the 2013 season will just be a quick turning point in the road for the franchise. From the looks of things, such fans could well be right.

Whenever change such as that happens though there are of course a ton of things going on. The biggest deal right now is which young players will fill which positions on the field? Without a doubt there will be some young players taking the field for the Sox. There will also be young players turned away when it comes time to cut the roster down to size. Where there are veterans, some will make it and others will not.

One thing seems to be nearly certain at this point. Whatever mix of guys is chosen to make up the White Sox Opening Day roster, they will be expected to shine much brighter than their predecessors did in 2013. There is every reason to be skeptical and every reason to be confident in this team. That is just part of the reason that they should be fun to watch this season. Take a look at these few chosen who seem destined to begin the season somewhere else.

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5 - Andre Rienzo

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There are just so many prospects and young MLB players in this system that you wonder why they are not more highly thought of in terms of their farm system. Rienzo will be starting the year with a little more work left in the minors.

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4 - Adrian Nieto

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Nieto is a great story and really has a chance to make this team. I think in the end he will fall just a tad short but his play will be good for a future MLB consideration.

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3 - Dayan Viciedo

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Viciedo could profile as a DH or possibly at first base but with the White Sox bringing back both Paul Konerko and Adam Dunn for now, there is just no room at all.

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2 - Leury Garcia

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The arrival of more promising young players looks to probably send Garcia back to the minors at least to start the season. He is the kind of player that you should not be surprised to see when he finds his way up later in the year though.

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1 - Dylan Axelrod

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Axelrod has bounced around a little bit from the minors to the majors but the pitching depth going into this season looks to be the type that will send him back once again to the minors. His future could look uncertain but count on someone picking him up if the Sox are not willing to.

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