The Matt Holliday trade brought much-needed help to the bullpen with Huston Street, and the offense is helped by the loss of Willy Taveras.
With a strong, young foundation on the mound and at the plate, the Reds have some pieces in place to contend in the near future.
Inking CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira could be a waste, but signs say the stars will greatly aid the Yankees.
Outfielder Nate McLouth and staff ace Paul Maholm will be the bright spots for a franchise looking for the light at the end of the tunnel.
Despite watching his club win the AL Central last year, GM Kenny Williams overhauled the roster.
The Phillies will look to repeat as World Series champs armed with off-speed pitches and a new lefty bat.
With catcher Joe Mauer's back ailing, the Twins' pitchers must shoulder the load.
The San Diego ace seems in decline. Can the curve ball save him?
The Tigers must try to bounce back from a dismal year in which key players Justin Verlander and Magglio Ordonez came back to earth.
The Nationals added one of the game's premier power hitters to their lineup in the offseason.
If the Red Sox need one player to bounce back to his previous form in 2009, it's David Ortiz.
When it comes to the Mets' pitching staff, most people know Johan Santana and his Cy Young-winning credentials. But the bigger keys for the Mets are the two younger pitchers behind Johan in the rotation: Mike Pelfrey and Oliver Perez.
Florida Marlins outfielder Jeremy Hermida slumped in 2008, seemingly losing the ability to hit fastballs. Florida's future success depends in part to his regaining his mojo.
While all eyes are on David Price, the top end of the Tampa Bay rotation should draw the most attention from around the league.
Ever since Barry Bonds lost his mojo in 2005, the Giants have struggled mightily in the power department and haven't sniffed the playoffs. Last year was no different
For the Rangers to overcome their recent futility, the success of some key players may hinge on their dependency on one particular pitch -- the fastball.