Minnesota Twins Pre-Season Staff Predictions Part 2
- How will the AL Central shake out this year?
Jordan: White Sox will disappoint, Tigers will struggle with injuries, Indians will pitch well but not much else, Twins’ offense will exceed expectations and the Royals will (unfortunately) be in first again.
Martin: The White Sox have no team leader or identity, Tigers are worse than experts predict, Indians have a great rotation which might not live up to all the hype, and the division still runs through the Royals. If Alex Gordon had signed elsewhere, the division would be wide open. Royals (89-73), Twins (85-77), Indians (82-80), Tigers (79-83), White Sox (76-86).
Scott: White Sox are a mess. From the field to the front office. Tigers are old, and with age comes injuries, and they already had a lot of missed games last year. Indians have a solid top of the rotation and a couple solid hitters, but no real depth yet. They are behind the Twins by 18 months of development. Twins are on the rise, and will capture a Wild Card spot. Maybe more if Ryan can get us some relievers. Royals very well could be playing in their 3rd straight World Series.
Paul: I think the Royals have the upper hand again this season. The Tigers dealt with some injuries last season and have made some improvements to the rotation.The Indians had some struggles last season, but the team ended the season on a hot streak that ended on the heels of the Twins. I think the Twins finish fourth in the AL Central with the White Sox far behind them.
Manuel: The Royals will run away with the pennant. We may come in second.
Mike: Royals, Indians, Twins, Tigers, White Sox.
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