The Chicago White Sox are facing a probable mandate from ownership to pare down last year's $130 million salary. After a season that saw the White Sox underwhelm us on almost a daily basis, GM Kenny Williams will have to extract the proverbial pound of flesh from the roster he created.
The purge won't exorcise all of what sunk the team in 2011. Big money busts like Jake Peavy, Adam Dunn, and Alex Rios don't seem like contracts than can be easily moved out of town. The 2012 version of the White Sox will not be a full-blown youth movement, but it seems unlikely that Williams will make any major signings like re-upping with Paul Konerko and landing Dunn this winter.
Thinking along those lines, here are five White Sox players who may be in for a change of scenery in the next few months.