Others to watch: Left fielder Moises Alou signed a three-year deal with the Cubs at the end of 2001, thanks to the insistence of new teammate Sammy Sosa. With Alou's .331 average, 27 homers, and 108 RBIs as an Astro last year, it's easy to see why Sosa and the Cubs wanted him on their deck. Cincinnati Reds' outfielder Adam Dunn is one youngster to watch this year. The 6-foot- 6-inch 22-year-old that ESPN The Magazine pundits picked in their "Next Ones" roundup is looking to improve on the 19 homers he hit last season - a short season at that, having just been called up to the Majors in July. The Houston Astros return with a lineup that includes 100-plus RBIers Jeff Bagwell (130) and Lance Berkman (126). St. Louis may have lost McGwire, but they acquired first baseman Tino Martinez, who hit .280 with 34 home runs for the Yankees last year. The Redbirds also keep last year's National League Rookie of the Year, Albert Pujols, who hit an impressive .329 average and racked up 37 homers and 130 RBIs in his first year in the big leagues. The Philadelphia Phillies come into this season behind the bats of right fielder Bobby Abreu, left fielder Pat Burrell, and third baseman Scott Rolen. If the trio can repeat their home run performances of last year - 31, 27, and 25, respectively - the Phillies should have another comfortable spot in the National League East. And you can never rule out Atlanta's Larry Wayne Jones as one slugger to watch this year. Last season, "Chipper" batted .330, hit 38 homers, and drove in 102 RBIs in his eighth season in a Braves uniform. More to come for sure.

AMERICAN LEAGUE