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2014 Cubs. My vision.

This is my prediction of the 25-man roster exactly 1 year from now, maybe even sooner than that.

Lineup: 1. Jae-Hoon Ha/Ryan Sweeney CF-LF, 2. Starlin Castro SS, 3. Nate Schierholtz RF, 4. Anthony Rizzo 1B, 5. Matt Szczur/Brian Bogusevic LF-CF, 6. Junior Lake/Luis Valbuena 3B, 7. Welington Castillo/Steve Clevenger C, 8. Arismendy Alcantara/Logan Watkins 2B.

Rotation: 1. Jeff Samardzija, 2. Travis Wood, 3. Edwin Jackson, 4. Chris Rusin, 5. Kyle Hendricks.

Bullpen: closer Kyuji Fujikawa, setup men James Russell and Blake Parker, lefties Zach Rosscup and Brooks Raley, and right-handers Casey Coleman and Arodys Vizcaino.

Matt Garza, Scott Feldman, Carlos Villanueva, Kevin Gregg, Henry Rodriguez, Dioner Navarro, Cody Ransom and David Dejesus will all be traded, likely before the July 31st deadline this season, for prospects that probably won't help until 2015 or later. Al Soriano and Scott Hairston will either be traded or unconditionally released by June of next season.

Scott Baker, Shawn Camp, Michael Bowden, Alex Burnett, Darwin Barney, Julio Borbon and Dave Sappelt will likely not be re-signed nor tendered contracts for next season, thus making them all free agents.

Alberto Cabrera, Dallas Beeler, Eric Jokisch, Barret Loux, Nick Struck, Hector Rondon, Trey McNutt, Zach Putnam, Rafael Dolis, Jeffry Antigua, Frank Batista and Tony Zych will likely be the pitchers at Triple A Iowa.

CF Brett Jackson, 2B Ronald Torreyes, SS Javier Baez, RF Jorge Soler, 1B Josh Vitters, LF Rubi Silva, 3B Christian Villanueva and C Rafael Lopez will likely be the starting lineup at Iowa.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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