2010 record/finish: 80-82, fourth place
Manager: Don Mattingly (first season)
Key additions: IF Juan Uribe, RHP Jon Garland, OF Marcus Thames
Key losses: C Russell Martin, LHP George Sherrill, IF Ryan Theriot
Outlook: Owner Frank McCourt’s divorce continues to be an issue, and it doesn’t seem to be anywhere near being settled. The Dodgers are trying to move on and play through the distraction with Mattingly taking over for Joe Torre. The team is still talented, led by outfielders Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier and stud left-hander Clayton Kershaw.
Player to watch: SS Rafael Furcal. It’s simple, when he’s healthy, Dodgers are good. But he hasn’t been able to stay healthy in recent seasons. He’s a catalyst at the top of the lineup and an anchor in the infield.
Will win the west if ... their regulars can stay healthy and pitchers like Chad Billingsley and Ted Lilly can be effective.