Chicago White Sox: Projecting the 2012 Opening Day Lineup

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Chicago White Sox:  Projecting the 2012 Opening Day Lineup
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Now that football season is officially over, it means that baseball season isn't very far away.

For the Chicago White Sox it means it's almost time for them to start a new era with Robin Ventura as manager.

Within three weeks, all members of the 2012 Chicago White Sox will be gathered in Glendale, Arizona to officially embark on a season where not much is expected of them.

With a new manager and several familiar faces now gone, the Sox will be relying on a lot of youth to help them try and contend in the AL Central this year.

There now remain only two guys from the 2005 championship team—Paul Konerko and A.J. Pierzynski—and it will be up to them to help guide the White Sox's young talent.

Konerko will be playing his 14th season on the south side and Pierzynski his eighth.  Paulie will be 36 when the season starts and A.J. will be 35. 

So it's fair to say both of them are at the end of their careers, but hopefully they still have something left in the tank because come opening day both of their names will be on that lineup card for the eighth consecutive season.

Here's an early projection of what Robin Ventura's lineup will look like on April 6th in Texas.

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