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Chicago Cubs

Last updated April 1

Alfonso Soriano

Projected Lineup
1. Alfonso Soriano - LF
2. Ryan Theriot - SS
3. Derrek Lee - 1B
4. Aramis Ramirez - 3B
5. Milton Bradley - RF
6. Geovany Soto - C
7. Kosuke Fukudome - CF
8. Aaron Miles - 2B
Rotation:
1. Carlos Zambrano - R
2. Rich Harden - R
3. Ryan Dempster - R
4. Ted Lilly - L
5. Sean Marshall - L
Closer:
Kevin Gregg - R
Relief:
Carlos Marmol - R
Luis Vizcaino - R

Front Office Lead: Jim Hendry
Manager: Lou Piniella

Key Signings/Acquisitions: C Paul Bako (CIN), OF Milton Bradley (TEX), OF Joey Gathright (KC), SP Aaron Heilman (SEA), 2B Aaron Miles (STL), OF So Taguchi (PHI), RP Luis Vizcaino (COL)

Key Departures: C Henry Blanco (SDG), SS Ronny Cedeno (SEA), 2B Mark DeRosa (CLE), OF Jim Edmonds (Free Agent), SP Rich Hill (BAL), RP Bob Howry (SFG), Jon Lieber (Free Agent), SP Jason Marquis (COL), SP Garrett Olson (SEA), OF Felix Pie (BAL), 1B Daryle Ward (CIN), RP Kerry Wood (CLE), RP Michael Wuertz (OAK)

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Cincinnati Reds

Last updated April 1

Aaron Harang

Projected Lineup
1. Willy Taveras - CF
2. Chris Dickerson - LF
3. Jay Bruce - RF
4. Brandon Phillips - 2B
5. Joey Votto - 1B
6. Edwin Encarnacion - LF
7. Ramon Hernandez - C
8. Alex Gonzalez - SS
Rotation:
1. Aaron Harang - R
2. Edinson Volquez - R
3. Bronson Arroyo - R
4. Johnny Cueto - R
5. Micah Owings - R
Closer:
Francisco Cordero - R
Relief:
David Weathers - R
Mike Lincoln - R

Front Office Lead: Walt Jocketty
Manager: Dusty Baker

Key Signings/Acquisitions: C Ramon Hernandez (BAL), OF Jacque Jones (DET), RP Arthur Rhodes (SEA), CF Willy Taveras (COL), 1B Daryle Ward (CHC)

Key Departures: RP Jeremy Affeldt (SFG), C Paul Bako (CHC), SP Matt Belisle (COL), SP Josh Fogg (COL), INF Ryan Freel (BAL), SS Jeff Keppinger (HOU), RP Kent Merker (Retired), CF Corey Patterson (WAS), C Javier Valentin (WAS)

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Houston Astros

Last updated April 1

Mike Hampton

Projected Lineup
1. Kaz Matsui - 2B
2. Michael Bourn - CF
3. Miguel Tejada - SS
4. Lance Berkman - 1B
5. Carlos Lee - LF
6. Hunter Pence - RF
7. Ivan Rodriguez - C
8. Geoff Blum - 3B
Rotation:
1. Roy Oswalt - R
2. Wandy Rodriguez - L
3. Mike Hampton - L
4. Russ Ortiz - R
5. Brian Moehler - R
Closer:
Jose Valverde - R
Relief:
LaTroy Hawkins - R
Geoff Geary - R

Front Office Lead: Ed Wade
Manager: Cecil Cooper

Key Signings/Acquisitions: INF Aaron Boone (WAS), RP Jose F. Capellan (BOS), RP Danny Graves, C Toby Hall (CHW), SS Jeff Keppinger (CIN), SP Mike Hampton (ATL), SP Clay Hensley (SD), OF Jason Michaels (PIT), Ivan Rodriguez (NYY)

Key Departures: C Brad Ausmus (LAD), 3B Jose Castillo (WAS), C J.R. House (KC), INF Mark Loretta (LAD), 3B Ty Wigginton (BAL), SP Randy Wolf (LAD)

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Milwaukee Brewers

Last updated April 1

Trevor Hoffman

Projected Lineup
1. Rickie Weeks - 2B
2. J.J. Hardy - SS
3. Ryan Braun - LF
4. Prince Fielder - 1B
5. Corey Hart - RF
6. Mike Cameron - CF
7. Jason Kendall - C
8. Mike Lamb - 3B
Rotation:
1. Yovanni Gallardo - R
2. David Bush - R
3. Jeff Suppan - R
4. Braden Looper - R
5. Manny Parra - L
Closer:
Trevor Hoffman - R
Relief:
Seth McClung - R
Jorge Julio - R

Front Office Lead: Doug Melvin
Manager: Ken Macha

Key Signings/Acquisitions: OF Chris Duffy (PIT), RP Trevor Hoffman (SD), RP Jorge Julio (ATL), SP Braden Looper (STL), OF Trot Nixon (NYM)

Key Departures: 3B Russell Branyan (SEA), 2B Ray Durham (Free Agent), OF Gabe Kapler (TAM), RP Guillermo Mota (LAD), SP CC Sabathia (NYY), SP Ben Sheets (Free Agent), RP Brian Shouse (TAM), RP Derrick Turnbow (TEX)

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Pittsburgh Pirates

Last updated April 1

Ian Snell

Projected Lineup
1. Nyjer Morgan - LF
2. Freddy Sanchez - 2B
3. Nate McLouth - CF
4. Ryan Doumit - C
5. Adam LaRoche - 1B
6. Brandon Moss - RF
6. Andy LaRoche - 3B
8. Jack Wilson - SS
Rotation:
1. Paul Maholm - L
2. Ian Snell - R
3. Zach Duke - L
4. Russ Ohlendorf - R
5. Jeff Karstens - R
Closer:
Matt Capps - R
Relief:
Tyler Yates - R
John Grabow - L

Front Office Lead: Neal Huntington
Manager: John Russell

Key Signings/Acquisitions: OF Eric Hinske (TAM), C Jason Jaramillo (PHI), OF Craig Monroe (MIN), 3B Ramon Vazquez (TEX)

Key Departures: RP T.J. Beam (TOR), RP John Van Benschoten (CHW), C Raul Chavez (TOR), INF Chris Gomez (BAL), OF, Jason Michaels (HOU), 1B Doug Mientkiewicz (Free Agent), C Ronny Paulio (PHI)

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St. Louis Cardinals

Last updated April 1

Rick Ankiel

Projected Lineup
1. Skip Schumaker - 2B
2. Chris Duncan - LF
3. Albert Pujols - 1B
4. Rick Ankiel - CF
5. Ryan Ludwick - RF
6. Yadier Molina - C
7. Khalil Greene - SS
8. David Freese - 3B
Rotation:
1. Adam Wainwright - R
2. Kyle Lohse - R
3. T. Wellemeyer - R
4. Chris Carpenter - R
5. Joel Pineiro - R
Closer:
Jason Motte - R
Relief:
Ryan Franklin - R
Dennys Reyes - L

Front Office Lead: John Mozeliak
Manager: Tony La Russa

Key Signings/Acquisitions: SS Khalil Greene (SDG), RP Trever Miller (TB), Dennys Reyes (MIN), RP Royce Ring (ATL), LF/2B Joe Thurston (BOS)

Key Departures: OF Juan Encarnacion (Free Agent), RP Jason Isringhausen (Free Agent), SS Cesar Izturis (BAL), Adam Kennedy (TAM), Braden Looper (MIL), 2B Aaron Miles (CHC), SP Mark Mulder (Free Agent), RP Russ Springer (OAK), RP Ron Villone (Free Agent)

Important Injuries: 3B Troy Glaus will be out until May after having off-season shoulder surgery.

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