Keep an eye on: 2B Joe Thurston. He could provide a spark for the lineup.

Colorado Rockies
Last year: 73-89, 4th.
Manager: Clint Hurdle.
Key additions: CF Preston Wilson, C Charles Johnson, 3B-SS Jose Hernandez.
Key losses: LHP Mike Hampton, CF Juan Pierre, 3B Todd Zeile.
Other moves: Added LHP Vic Darensbourg, RHP Nelson Cruz, RHP Rich Garces, RHP Steve Reed, RHP Brad Clontz, LHP Chris Michalak, LHP Darren Oliver, INF Chris Stynes, 2B Ron Belliard, INF Pablo Ozuna, OF Mark Sweeney; lost C Sandy Alomar Jr., RHP Pete Harnisch, LHP Kent Mercker, 2B Terry Shumpert.
Big question: Can Hurdle rejuvenate the careers of Wilson, Johnson and Hernandez? All three are intriguing projects who could thrive at Coors Field.
Keep an eye on: RHP Aaron Cook. He could follow Jason Jennings to give Colorado back-to-back NL Rookies of the Year.

San Diego Padres
Last year: 66-96, 5th.
Key additions: None.
Key losses: SS Deivi Cruz, OF Ron Gant, RHP Brett Tomko.
Other moves: Added C Mike Rivera, 2B Mark Loretta, RHP Luther Hackman, LHP Jesse Orosco, RHP Jay Witasick, 3B-PH Dave Hansen, 2B Guy Bush, OF Brady Anderson, OF Shane Victorino, 1B Mario Valdez, RHP Charles Nagy, RHP Jaret Wright; lost OF Ray Lankford, C Tom Lampkin.
Big question: Is 3B Sean Burroughs ready to produce? The Padres are moving Phil Nevin to left field to accommodate him.
Keep an eye on: Closer Trevor Hoffman. He's no lock for Opening Day after off-season shoulder surgery. It would help his peace of mind if the club exercised its $10 million option for 2004, but it isn't ready to make that decision.