2010 record/finish: 65-97, last place
Manager: Kirk Gibson (first full season)
Key additions: 3B Melvin Mora, OF Xavier Nady, 1B Russell Branyan, IF/OF Willie Bloomquist, RHP J.J. Putz
Key losses: 3B Mark Reynolds, 1B Adam LaRoche, RHP Brandon Webb
Outlook: Last season was a disaster leading to the firings of the front office and manager Bob Melvin. New GM Kevin Towers is tasked with trying to rebuild and compete at the same time. There is enough young talent, led by Justin Upton and Chris Young, to make the transition easier. But the starting rotation has serious questions with the departures of Dan Haren and Brandon Webb over the past two seasons.
Player to watch: 2B Kelly Johnson. He hit .284 with 26 homers and 71 RBI last season. Can he replicate that success this season in a contract year?
Will win the west if ... the starting staff is better than anyone predicted.