San Diego Padres
Why sign free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer when you already have an all-star first baseman in Wil Myers, especially when you have a roster that has many other needs?
San Francisco Giants
Can the Giants go from worst to first? A lot of new talent has been brought in via trades so the team that manager Bruce Bochy puts on the field will have little resemblance to last year’s squad.
Who will emerge as the starting left fielder and right fielder out of Steven Souza Jr., Jarrod Dyson, David Peralta, Yasmany Tomas and Jeremy Hazelbaker? Will it take two corner outfield spots to replace the production they lost when J.D. Martinez signed with the Red Sox?
How does manager Bud Black prepare his squad to top last year’s performance in a division that, on paper, has become more competitive?
Los Angeles Dodgers
First baseman and 2017 Rookie of the Year Cody Bellinger has bulked up. Will the extra muscle and weight affect his swing and production?