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.
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.