The location of Carmen SanDiego is easier to pin down than where Alexei Ramirez will begin his career with the Chicago White Sox. In 2007, the 26 year old led the Cuban League in average at .338 and home runs with 20, all while playing a combination of 2B and CF. He also has the ability to play SS or a corner position of the OF.
With the acquisitions of Nick Swisher, Carlos Quentin and Orlando Cabrera so far this offseason, the early indications are that Jerry Owens and Danny Richar are going to enjoy a 2008 season in North Carolina, and Ramirez will be manning 2B. This would leave the lineup without an established leadoff hitter, unless Ramirez can fill that void as well.
The problem with this thinking is that the Cuban League is considered equivalent to a High A , AA level of baseball. Danny Richar may in fact be the better man to start the year at 2B for the White Sox, with Ramirez going to Charlotte to start the year. Of course, when you sign someone to a 4 year deal at roughly 2 mil per, you'd prefer they were on the big team, which could also mean a super-utility role (think Pablo Ozuna).
There are certainly more pressing questions for the White Sox than Ramirez, such as the leadoff spot, what to do with Joe Crede and Josh Fields, and who will fill out the bullpen. Where Ramirez ends up is, in my opinion, one of the key things to watch before the Sox break camp and begin the season.
Ken Williams wanted more flexibility on the roster, and he has certainly achieved that thus far. Hopefully, the design will have success more similar to 2005 than 2007.