Analysis

Bullpen depth could be tested early

All four closer candidates face adversity early on in spring training

Spring training numbers are big fat liars

The entire team proved that you can throw out Cactus League numbers last year, and five players went the extra mile

Spring training is a battlefield: Rotation depth

With the most unproven starting five in years, pitchers in Charlotte and Birmingham better be ready

Spring training is a battlefield: Catcher

Tyler Flowers gets a second chance to hold down a starting job after Josh Phegley let him off the hook

Point/Counterpoint: Is Adam Eaton Nick Swisher?

Two recent items highlight key difference, similarity between outsized personalities

White Sox lack extension candidates

Jose Quintana is a possibility for a new contract, but he may be in the large group that's at least one year away

Konerko's reputation already preceding him

Overwhelming sentiment clashes with real-time goals, making captain's contributions in final season difficult to measure

New umpires, old beefs

The seven umps promoted to full-time MLB duty have butted heads with various members of the White Sox over the last few seasons

Arbitration situations could decide closer

Overemphasis of saves in salary determinations spurred trade of Addison Reed, and it might alter plans for Nate Jones

Mitchell Boggs battled problems aplenty

The White Sox's newest reliever would also like to forget everything that happened in 2013

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