Hot Takes: Five Bold AL Central Predictions

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Sep 30, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oakland Athletics designated hitter Brandon Moss (37) hits a three-run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning of the 2014 American League Wild Card playoff baseball game at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Moss Leads Division In Longballs

After dealing with the Oakland Athletics, the Cleveland Indians got a legitimate long ball threat back in the form of Brandon Moss. The last three seasons, Moss has hit at least 20 home runs in the pitcher friendly Oakland Coliseum. While Progressive Field isn’t a prototypical hitters dream, the AL Central may prove to be.

The Indians wouldn’t have made the move for Moss unless the expected his boomstick to make the cross-country journey as well. In a lineup that Terry Francona should be excited about, expecting Brandon Moss to be amongst the leagues best in longballs isn’t a far-fetched idea. I expect Miguel Cabrera to have another down year in home runs, and that opens the door for a new division leader.

Prediction: Moss hits a career high 32 home runs