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April 05, 2009

LAST SEASON

84-78 (first place in NL West)

MANAGER

Joe Torre (second season)

PROJECTED STARTERS

(last season's NL numbers):

C-Russell Martin (.280, 13 HRs, 69 RBIs)

1B-James Loney (.289, 13, 90)

2B-Orlando Hudson (.305, 8, 41)

3B-Casey Blake (.251, 10, 23)

SS-Rafael Furcal (.357, 5, 16)

LF-Manny Ramirez (.396, 17, 53)

CF-Matt Kemp (.290, 18, 76)

RF-Andre Ethier (.305, 20, 77)

STARTING ROTATION

Chad Billingsley (16-10, 3.14); Hiroki Kuroda (9-10, 3.73); Clayton Kershaw (5-5, 4.26); Randy Wolf (12-12, 4.30); undecided

CLOSER

Jonathan Broxton (3-5, 3.13, 14 saves)

TOP NEWCOMERS

Orlando Hudson, 2b (Arizona); Randy Wolf, LHP (Houston); Guillermo Mota, RHP (Milwaukee); Brad Ausmus, C, (Houston); Mark Loretta, INF (Houston).

NOTABLE DEPARTURES

Nomar Garciaparra; Jeff Kent; Takashi Saito; Derek Lowe; Brad Penny; Andruw Jones; Mark Sweeney; Greg Maddux; Chan Ho Park; Joe Beimel

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