Spring training officially begins for the Chicago White Sox on Feb. 12, when pitchers and catchers report to camp. Unlike spring training last season, though, White Sox manager Robin Ventura will not have as many questions to answer.
Many of the questions that faced the White Sox during spring training in 2012 have been answered. The pitching staff, for instance, was an area of great concern.
Pitching is now considered a strength, thanks to surprising rookie performances in 2012—notably Nate Jones and Addison Reed—along with moves made during the offseason. Picking up the option on Gavin Floyd and bringing back Jake Peavy are two examples.
Ventura also answered the question of whether he was going to be up to the task of managing a big-league ball club. After all, he had no managing experience before the White Sox made him the surprise choice to replace Ozzie Guillen last year.
While spring training may not be as exciting as it was last year for the White Sox, there are storylines to follow.
Here are four of the more intriguing questions that will be answered.