2010 record/finish: 69-93, fourth place
Manager: Manny Acta (second season)
Key additions: SS Orlando Cabrera, 3B Jack Hannahan, OF Austin Kearns, SS Adam Everett
Key losses: IF Andy Marte, C Chris Gimenez
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Outlook: They will roll out one of the youngest teams, but there is plenty of talent starting with Shin-Soo Choo, who’s blossoming into an All-Star right fielder. The Indians will start the season without Grady Sizemore, but his recovery from microfracture surgery is on schedule and he should be ready by the end of April.
Player to watch: 1B Matt LaPorta. The centerpiece of the CC Sabathia trade a few years ago, the slugger needs to start producing.
Will win the Central if ... they can fast forward a few years so some of their young players can get some much needed seasoning.