2010 record/finish: 90-72, second place
Manager: Bud Black (fifth season)
Key additions: SS Jason Bartlett, 2B Orlando Hudson, CF Cameron Maybin, RHP Aaron Harang
Key losses: 1B Adrian Gonzalez, SS Miguel Tejada, 2B David Eckstein, RH Jon Garland, OF Scott Hairston
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Outlook: The combo of good pitching and timely hitting helped them lead the division for almost all of last season. Now they will try to do it again without Gonzalez – their best hitter and team leader. You just don’t recover from that type of loss.
Player to watch: CF Cameron Maybin. No one questions his talent and ability, but at some point you have to produce.
Will win the west if ... they can find some of the magic they had last season.