LHP Joe Saunders
RHP Jered Weaver
RHP Ervin Santana
RHP Kelvim Escobar
CL Brian Fuentes
RHP Scot Shields
RHP Jose Arredondo
OAKLAND ATHLETICS (75-86, 3rd)
MANAGER: Bob Geren (3rd season)
PAYROLL: $60 million
X-FACTOR: Kids like Trevor Cahill and LHP Brett Anderson could form the basis of the A's next great Big Three, but how soon?
BEST CASE: Jason Giambi, back for a second run in Oakland, is able to turn back the clock to his MVP days.
Veteran SS Orlando Cabrera, under the spell of GM Billy Beane, suddenly develops a patient hitting approach.
They bounce back offensively overall after outscoring only the Giants and Nationals in the majors last year.
WORST CASE: A bum shoulder continues Eric Chavez's sad decline.
Prospective free agent Matt Holliday is just passing through on his way to a real contender in July.
Missing Justin Duchscherer (elbow surgery) for at least the first month or two puts too much pressure on a young starting staff.
CF Ryan Sweeney
SS Orlando Cabrera
DH Jack Cust
LF Matt Holliday
1B Jason Giambi