February approaches. Even the laziest pitchers and catchers have begun stirring to work off the pounds they picked up over the holidays.
Many teams still have some final brush strokes to add to their rosters. But the 2004 picture has largely taken shape. Here's an abridged look at how likely teams are to contend for playoff spots:
Phil Rogers is the national baseball writer for the Chicago Tribune, which has a Web site at www.chicagosports.com.