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Philadelphia Phillies

2011: 102-60, 1st place (lost to St. Louis in division series).

Manager: Charlie Manuel (8th season).

He’s here: RHP Jonathan Papelbon, 1B Jim Thome, INF Ty Wigginton, OF Laynce Nix, OF Juan Pierre, OF Scott Podsednik, RHP Joel Pineiro, RHP Chad Qualls.

He’s outta there: RHP Roy Oswalt, RHP Brad Lidge, OF Raul Ibanez, RHP Ryan Madson, OF Ross Gload, OF Ben Francisco, INF Wilson Valdez.

Projected lineup: SS Jimmy Rollins (.268, 16 HRs, 63 RBIs, 30 SB, 87 runs), 3B Placido Polanco (.277, 5, 50), 2B Chase Utley (.259, 11, 44), RF Hunter Pence (.314, 22, 97 with Astros and Phillies), CF Shane Victorino (.279, 17, 61, 16 3Bs, 19 SB), LF John Mayberry Jr. (.273, 15, 49), 1B Ty Wigginton (.242, 15, 47 with Rockies) or Jim Thome (.256, 15, 50 with Twins and Indians), C Carlos Ruiz (.283, 6, 40).

Rotation: RH Roy Halladay (19-6, 2.35 ERA, 8 CGs), LH Cliff Lee (17-9, 2.40, 6 shutouts), LH Cole Hamels (14-9, 2.79), RH Vance Worley (11-3, 3.01), RH Joe Blanton (1-2, 5.01 in 11 games).

Key relievers: RH Jonathan Papelbon (4-1, 2.94, 31 saves in 34 chances with Boston), LH Antonio Bastardo (6-1, 2.64, 8 saves), RH Michael Stutes (6-2, 3.63), RH Chad Qualls (6-8, 3.51 with Padres), RH Jose Contreras (0-0, 3.86, 5 saves).

Atlanta Braves

2011: 89-73, 2nd place.

Manager: Fredi Gonzalez (2nd season).

He’s here: SS Tyler Pastornicky.

He’s outta there: RHP Derek Lowe, SS Alex Gonzalez, OF Nate McLouth, INF Brooks Conrad, LHP George Sherrill, RHP Scott Linebrink.

Projected lineup: CF Michael Bourn (.294, 2, 50, NL-leading 61 SB), LF Martin Prado (.260, 13, 57), 3B Chipper Jones (.275, 18, 70 - plans to retire after the season), 2B Dan Uggla (.233, 36, 82), C Brian McCann (.270, 24, 71), 1B Freddie Freeman (.282, 21, 76, runner-up in NL Rookie of the Year balloting), RF Jason Heyward (.227, 14, 42), SS Tyler Pastornicky (.314, 7, 45, 27 SBs combined between Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett).

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