Even though it doesn't feel like it in many parts of the country, spring training is approaching quickly.
For many players, it can't get here soon enough.
Spring Training gives an opportunity. Players who might not have a chance to make a major-league roster otherwise can get some playing time and demonstrate their true value. A hot start can prove a lot.
Some players in this situation are over the hill and are trying to make a comeback while others are striving to make a good first impression and begin what will hopefully be a long major-league career.
I'm going to tell you about 10 of the most interesting cases this season. These 10 players need a lot to go right to have a prayer of seeing the majors on Opening Day.