Manager: Carlos Tosca.
Key additions: RHP Cory Lidle, RHP Tanyon Sturtze, RF Frank Catalanotto.
Key losses: RF Jose Cruz Jr.
Other moves: Added SS Mike Bordick, C Greg Myers, LHP Doug Creek, RHP Gary Majewski, RHP Josh Towers, RHP Jason Arnold; lost SS Felipe Lopez, RHP Chris Carpenter, RHP Esteban Loaiza, RHP Steve Parris, LHP Felix Heredia, LHP Mike Sirotka.
Big question: Is J.P. Ricciardi done dealing? Scouts say he continues to shop closer Kelvim Escobar, with Cliff Politte the possible replacement, and second baseman Orlando Hudson, which could move Catalanotto to the infield and open a spot for rookie Jayson Werth.
Keep an eye on: C Kevin Cash. He looks like the best of a good bunch of catchers to come through the system.
Last year: 67-95, 4th.
Manager: Mike Hargrove.
Key additions: LHP Omar Daal, SS Deivi Cruz, RHP Kerry Ligtenberg.
Key loss: SS Mike Bordick, CF Chris Singleton.
Other moves: Added 3B John Valentin, INF Jeff Reboulet, LHP Bill Pulsipher; lost RHP Josh Towers.
Big question: Do Tommy John surgery survivors Scott Erickson and Pat Hentgen have anything left? The front end of the rotation looks OK with Rodrigo Lopez, Sidney Ponson and Daal.
Keep an eye on: A possible move to add a run-producer. This remains a lineup badly in need of some thunder.
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Last year: 55-106, 5th.
Manager: Lou Piniella.
Key additions: SS Rey Ordonez, 1B Travis Lee.
Key losses: RHP Tanyon Sturtze, RHP Paul Wilson, RHP Esteban Yan, 1B Steve Cox, SS Chris Gomez.
Other moves: Added LHP Jim Parque, RHP Steve Parris, RHP Blake Stein, RHP Mike James, RHP Kevin McGlinchy, RHP John Frascatore, RHP Erik Sabel, RHP Jeremi Gonzalez, LHP Matt Perisho, RHP Mel Rojas, 3B Chris Truby, C Angel Pena, C Jorge Fabregas; lost RHP Ryan Rupe, LHP Wilson Alvarez, C John Flaherty, SS Andy Sheets.
Big question: Does Piniella have enough patience to manage a team that has never won 70 games in its existence?
Keep an eye on: RHP Dewon Brazelton. After only one full season as a pro, he's a good bet for the Opening Day rotation and a reasonable rookie-of-the-year candidate.
2003 AMERICAN LEAGUE PREVIEW
No cracks in rock-solid Angels
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