2010 record/finish: 75-87, fifth place Manager: Mike Quade (first full season)
Key additions: RHP Matt Garza, 1B Carlos Peña, RHP Kerry Wood
Key losses: OF/1B Xavier Nady, LHP Tom Gorzelanny
Outlook: Last season was a failure with problems on the field and in the clubhouse, but there’s enough potential to make a run at the AL Central title. Peña and Garza should make an impact and look for SS Starlin Castro to improve.
Player to watch: RHP Carlos Zambrano. He’s talented and tough, but also troubled. His temper is an issue. But he can’t have any breakdowns this season.
Will win the Central if ... the starting rotation can stay healthy and sane.