2010 record/finish: 80-82, third place
Manager: Edwin Rodriguez (first full season)
Key additions: IF Omar Infante, RHP Javier Vazquez, C John Buck
Key losses: 2B Dan Uggla, CF Cameron Maybin, LHP Will Ohman
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Outlook: Despite a small payroll, they’ve been a competitive team for the past few seasons. With players such as SS Hanley Ramirez and RHP Josh Johnson, they have enough to keep them in the race. They just don’t have the depth to overtake Philly or the Braves. But they are building depth through the minor leagues. Youngsters Mike Stanton, Gaby Sanchez and Logan Morrison each enters his second major league season, building the foundation for a serious run in the next few seasons. Player to watch: CF Chris Coghlan. The 2009 rookie of the year is playing his third position in as many seasons. This will be the toughest for him.
Will win the east if … they can stay close in the standings and the Phillies or Braves fall on their faces late.