It's already been a busy offseason for Chicago White Sox management, and it's just getting started.
They have basically revamped their entire coaching staff—minus a few holdovers—and are waiting to see what will happen with veteran left-hander Mark Buehrle, who is testing the free agent market.
As of now it doesn't look like Buehrle is going to be back for his 13th season on the South side.
This alone has many White Sox fans feeling as if the team has finally reached the dreaded "rebuilding" mode.
However, they may not be doing as much rebuilding as you might think.
Other than Buehrle, who is obviously significant, the Sox don't stand to lose many key players from last year's team.
Not to this point, anyway.
Obviously, much could change over the next three months with a few guys being eligible for arbitration and involved in trade talks, but right now the roster still looks pretty strong.
However, the AL Central will be tough again next year, so the Sox are going to need better seasons from several guys than they got this year in order to stay in contention.
Here is an early peak at how the White Sox roster may look come spring training. Keep in mind a few changes may take place before then.