Archive for 'AL Central'

2011 MLB Team Previews | Chicago White Sox

The White Sox have been at the top of the division with the Tigers and Twins for several years. They stayed in contention until September last season, and they hope that their health and the addition [...]

2011 MLB Team Previews | Detroit Tigers

In 2010, the injury-plagued Tigers played to a .500 record. They were great in Tiger Stadium, and awful everywhere else. The laundry list of injuries included Guillen, Valverde, Zumaya, Ordonez, Inge, Cabrera, and Damon. It’s practically [...]

2011 MLB Team Previews | Minnesota Twins

After winning the division once again last year, the Twins had to part with quite a few players in order to maintain their mid-level payroll. They’ve had to replace their middle infield and much of their [...]

2011 MLB Team Previews | Cleveland Indians

New Manager, Manny Acta, will have his hands full with this group of youngsters. The Tribe has several players trying to make an adjustment from the minors to the big leagues, and Acta will have to [...]

2011 MLB Team Previews | Kansas City Royals

Ned Yost must be seeing déjà vu. When he became the Brewers manager in 2003, Milwaukee’s wave of impact prospects was just hitting the major leagues. Milwaukee lost 94 games in his first two seasons, but [...]

2010 AL Central Preview | Cleveland Indians

Jake Westbrook, who hasn't pitched in a major league game since June of 2008, leads a staff full of young, inexperienced pitchers. Fausto Carmona, after a great '08 season, took a huge step back in '09, and [...]

2010 AL Central Preview | Kansas City Royals

Outside of Zach Greinke (who won the AL Cy Young award), none of the KC starters were able to get anybody out all season long. Fortunately, outside of the 31-year-old Gil Meche, the rotation is still fairly [...]

2010 AL Central Preview | Detroit Tigers

The Tigers' season ended in heartbreaking fashion in 2009, losing an extra-innings one-game playoff against the Minnesota Twins that cost them both a division title and a playoff spot. While their lineup doesn't look all that fearsome, [...]

2010 AL Central Preview: Chicago White Sox

The White Sox were stricken with injuries in 2009, hindering their ability to stay in the AL Central race down the stretch. Their lineup is solid from top-to-bottom, but doesn't have as much power as it did [...]

2010 AL Central Preview | Minnesota Twins

The Twins are coming off another AL Central Division championship (won in a one-game playoff over Chicago) and once again appear to be the division's best team going into 2010. [...]