I certainly don't need to tell you that a storm is brewing in the well-furnished, upper-management offices at Fenway Park.
Changes will be made soon to this Boston Red Sox roster. Big changes.
Take a look at what general manager Ben Cherington replied to a question about the direction of the team at David Ortiz's press conference on Monday, according to WEEI:
That’s a work in progress. We've got a lot of work to do. We’ll work as hard as we can this winter. There’s other things that we need to do this winter to add to the roster and continue along with that path, build from within and bring in players.
That alone seems to indicate that certain deals might already be in the works, some of which could even include the bigger names on this team.
Cherington showed that he isn't afraid to pull the trigger on a deal involving high-profile names with big contracts when he shipped Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford out of town to free up space on the books.
Here are four players, who for various reasons, could also see their time in a Sox uniform cut short before Opening Day 2013.