Manager: Don Mattingly (fifth season) Key newcomers: SS Jimmy Rollins (trade, Phillies), 2B Howie Kendrick (trade Angels), C Yasmani Grandal (trade, Padres), SP Brandon McCarthy (free agent, Yankees) Key losses: SS Hanley Ramirez (free agent, Red Sox), OF Matt Kemp (trade, Padres), 2B Dee Gordon (trade, Marlins), SP Dan Haren (trade, Marlins), RP Brian Wilson (released) Roster
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Three things to watch: Is the bullpen fixed?
The Dodgers bullpen was at times a disaster a year ago. Gone are Brian Wilson, Chris Perez and Jamey Wright. In their place are Joel Peralta, Chris Hatcher and Juan Nicasio. None of those are big-name additions but the Dodgers contend they're upgrades. But now flame-throwing closer Kenley Jansen will mist 8-12 weeks with a foot injury. Does it derail the team's best-laid plans?
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Three things to watch: Can Joc Pederson handle CF?
The 23-year-old rookie is the Dodgers' best option defensively -- compared to either Yasiel Puig or Andre Ethier. Pederson, though, was 4-for-28 in limited action at the end of last season and would keep Either, Scott Van Slyke and Chris Heisey on the bench. Still, Pederson hit .303/.435/.582 with 33 homers and 30 steals -- the Pacific Coast League's first 30/30 season in more than 80 years -- in 121 Triple-A games last season.
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Three things to watch: Can Brandon McCarthy and Brett Anderson stay healthy?
McCarthy stayed healthy last season while Anderson is coming off back surgery. Both pitchers, projected to be L.A.'s Nos. 4 and 5 starters, have checkered pasts when it comes to injuries. But when they were healthy each was relatively successful. The Dodgers this week also added right-hander Brandon Beachy, who is coming off Tommy John surgery and won't be ready until after the regular season begins.