2010 record/finish: 91-71, first place, lost in divisional round
Manager: Dusty Baker (fourth season)
Key additions: SS Edgar Renteria, OF Fred Lewis, OF Jeremy Hermida, LHP Dontrelle Willis
Key losses: RHP Aaron Harang, SS Orlando Cabrera, LHP Arthur Rhodes
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Outlook: They surprised people by winning the Central last season, now they are expected to win it this season. They return the bulk of last year’s squad and some depth in the outfield with Hermida and Lewis.
Player to watch: SS Paul Janish. He struggled last season, and the team brought in World Series MVP Edgar Renteria as insurance if Janish fails.
Will win the Central if ... they get the same monstrous offensive production from Joey Votto and Jay Bruce as well as consistent starting pitching.