Manager: Bob Brenly.
Key addition: RHP Elmer Dessens.
Key losses: 1B Erubiel Durazo, C Damian Miller, RHP Rick Helling, LHP Brian Anderson.
Other moves: Added RHP Mike Jackson, RHP Manny Aybar, RHP Ricky Bottalico, LHP Ron Villone, 3B Chris Donnels, 3B Mike Bell; lost RHP Mike Fetters, 2B Jay Bell, 1B/PH Gregg Colbrunn, RHP Mike Morgan.
Big question: What becomes of Byung-Hyun Kim with Matt Mantei returning to the closer role? He'll join Cincinnati's Danny Graves among relievers getting a chance to start.
Keep an eye on: P John Patterson. Nasty in a cameo last season, he could give Arizona its first homegrown stud in the starting rotation.
San Fransico Giants
Last year: 95-66, 2nd; won wild card, beat Atlanta in first round, St. Louis in NLCS and lost to Anaheim in World Series.
Manager: Felipe Alou.
Key additions: 3B Edgardo Alfonzo, 2B Ray Durham, RF Jose Cruz Jr., CF Marquis Grissom, LHP Damian Moss.
Key losses: 2B Jeff Kent, RHP Russ Ortiz, 3B David Bell, CF Kenny Lofton, RF Reggie Sanders.
Other moves: Added 1B Andres Galarraga, INF Neifi Perez, OF Brian Simmons, OF Ruben Rivera; lost CF Tsuyoshi Shinjo, RHP Jay Witasick, 3B Bill Mueller, INF-OF Shawon Dunston.
Big question: The Giants averaged 91 wins in last six seasons under Dusty Baker and appear headed toward decline.
Keep an eye on: RHPs Kurt Ainsworth, Jesse Foppert and Jerome Williams.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Last year: 92-70, 3rd.
Key addition: 1B Fred McGriff.
Key losses: LHP Omar Daal, 1B Eric Karros.
Other moves: Added C Todd Hundley, OF Chad Hermanson, LHP Wilson Alvarez, 2B Quilvio Veras, 3B Ron Coomer, LHP Pedro Borbon, 2B Terry Shumpert, 2B Jason Romano; lost 2B Mark Grudzielanek, RHP Luke Prokopec, C Chad Kreuter, 3B Tyler Houston, 3B-PH Dave Hansen, INF Jeff Reboulet.
Big question: How healthy are Kevin Brown and Darren Dreifort? The Dodgers were strong without their big-ticket pitchers but need at least one of them to re-establish themselves.
2003 national league preview
Braves no longer a sure thing in East
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