AL Central Articles

Joe Mauer
When Phil Hughes signed a three-year, $42 million contract extension just before Christmas, the veteran righthander insisted he could see signs of hope for a Twins franchise that has fallen on hard times. It’s not just the prospects,...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Alex Gordon
The Kansas City Royals awoke from a 29-year playoff slumber in 2014 and became baseball’s darlings during a postseason run that started with a record eight consecutive wins and ended one shy of a World Series title. Ace and clubhouse leader...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Miguel Cabrera
Despite winning a fourth straight AL Central crown, the Tigers took a small step backward in 2014, getting swept by the Orioles in the Division Series and falling short of the ALCS for the first time since 2010. The chief culprit was easy to spot...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Corey Kluber
The Indians have the pitching to make a run at the postseason this year despite the new muscle that has been added to the AL Central. Led by AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, the starting rotation posted a 2.95 ERA after the All-Star break,...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Chris Sale
White Sox management started the offseason by saying they wanted the team’s fans to dream again. After watching the Sox lose 188 games the last two seasons, fans wondered how optimistic their dreams should be. Management spoke with its...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
The 2013 MLB season is almost here. Texas and Houston will get things started on Sunday night as the Astros play their first-ever game as an American League team. That's not the only change baseball fans will have to get used to this season as...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
AL Central 1. Detroit 2. Cleveland 3. Kansas City 4. Minnesota 5. Chicago There is very little debate about who is the best team in the AL Central. The Detroit Tigers have a healthier bullpen, a deeper rotation and a more potent lineup...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
Kansas City Royals The growing feeling in Kansas City is that it’s time to expect more. Last year’s transition season saw 12 players make their big league debuts from a well-stocked and much-praised farm system. More are on the way. Playing ....
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
Detroit Tigers After winning the AL Central by a whopping 15 games in 2011 for their first division title in 24 years, the Tigers appeared undermanned and overmatched against the Rangers in the ALCS. With a few days of the news that DH Victor...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
Cleveland Indians If the Indians are going to contend in the AL Central this season, they’ll need to make another double-digit leap in victories. They went from 69 to 80 wins last year for an 11-game improvement and a second-place finish. How...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
Chicago White Sox Having done more spending than winning in recent years, the White Sox enter 2012 with a new manager and without their familiar expectations. They lost free agent lefthander Mark Buehrle, one of their two long-term cornerstones...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
— by Mark Ross Pitchers are scheduled to report to spring training in less than a month, and if Major League Baseball’s offseason is any indication, a lot of teams’ postseason hopes will be riding on those arms that will get tuned up in Florida...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
MLB Mt. Rushmoresby Charlie MillerWe believe that all MLB teams should have their own Mt. Rushmores. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple. Even two guys sitting in a...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
Sources indicate that the Colorado Rockies are switching into selling mode as the Major League Baseball trade deadline approaches, particularly with starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez. Sources tell Fox's Ken Rosenthal that several teams are lining...
Scott Henry
3 years ago
-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) No one should envy the American League Cy Young voters this year. Last night, Jered Weaver, CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander all took the mound and all led their teams to victory. Weaver went...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
MLB Mt. Rushmoresby Charlie MillerWe believe that all MLB teams should have their own Mt. Rushmores. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple. Even two guys sitting in a...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
MLB Mt. Rushmoresby Charlie MillerWe believe that all MLB teams should have their own Mt. Rushmores. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple. Even two guys sitting in a...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
Twitter: @4QuartersRadio The MLB All-Stars have been selected, and there is no shortage of debates on the merits of the players who made the mid-summer squads. Most of the candidates, though, have some merits to debate. This piece is not...
Scott Henry
3 years ago
Ryan Raburn might be on your fantasy team because he is a second base-eligible player with 20+ homer power. Luckily for fantasy, they don't score fielding, because Raburn has a history of botching left field. Here, he let's a ball that should'...
Athlon Sports
4 years ago