from Merkin’s mailbag:
Will Dayan Viciedo be in the mix for a starting job in 2010?
A few scouts I talked to recently said Viciedo could benefit from another year in the Minors. But I believe Viciedo will get a serious look at in Spring Training, as a possible designated hitter candidate, after getting a first look during the current Arizona Fall League. He primarily played third last year for Double-A Birmingham, so the White Sox need to find him a true position with Beckham set at the hot corner.
Merkin, also, sees Alexei Ramirez and the other infield players staying at the same positions in 2010.