Exposing Each MLB Team's Gaping Hole on Opening Day

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Exposing Each MLB Team's Gaping Hole on Opening Day
As Hanley Ramirez recovers from a torn thumb ligament, the Los Angeles Dodgers have a vacancy at shortstop. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

The 30 MLB teams compete for the same talent, so they need to prioritize their desires when constructing active rosters for Opening Day. As a result, nearly all of them enter April with a gaping hole.

This article exposes positions or roles at which the clubs have settled for below-average—or downright awful—players.

Keep in mind, these holes only exist at the start of the regular season. They could be remedied by the return of veterans from the disabled list or the promotion of highly regarded prospects. And in this unpredictable sport, it's always possible for unheralded individuals to overachieve.

However, there's no denying the following weaknesses as the 162-game marathon gets underway.

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