Tag "AL Central"

Minnesota Twins 2022 Season Preview

The Minnesota Twins had a disappointing season in 2021. They finished in last place in the American League Central with just 73 wins, but the Twins faithful have something to look forward to in 2022.

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MLB Offseason Preview: Cleveland Guardians

The Cleveland Guardians get a new name in 2022. They also need a few new players. Who should they go after in the free-agent market?

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American League Central Monthly Recap

One of the more competitive and open divisions in Major League Baseball, the American League Central, proved to be just that in April. The Kansas City Royals were ahead of the preseason favorite Chicago White Sox by 1.5 games with a record of 15-9. While it is early in the season, it is clear that as of this moment, this division is open for the taking. Let’s take a look at how each team did in baseball’s first month of the season.

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AL Central Recap

Currently, the AL Central is handling themselves pretty well with three teams at .500 or above. Let’s take a look back on the last few weeks as we finish up the first third of this season.

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American League Central Breakout Candidates 

B.J. Martin looks at one player on each American League Central club that is poised for a 2020 breakout.

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September Call-Ups: AL Central Edition

With September looming and pennant races tightening, it’s almost time for major league rosters to expand from 25 to 40. So I am going to give you a series of articles breaking down the likely most impactful September Call-Ups for all 30 teams. Now for the American League Central.

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Team Grades: American League Central

We are giving our team evaluations at the All-Star break. Here is the AL Central and how they have gotten to where they are and where they are going the rest of the season.

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The Worst Contracts In MLB History: AL Central

Chicago White Sox

Outfield –  Eloy Jiménez – 6yrs $43 Million

Before contract: .000 AVG, Average Home Runs Per Season, 0  Average RBI Per Season 0

After contract 2019: .253 AVG,  Home Runs Per Season  12, Average RBI Per Season 29 RBI

The White Sox gave Jiménez a contract without ever stepping onto a major field. They have a lot of promise in the Dominican slugger, but the start of his career has not met expectations. Currently sitting at a -0.1 WAR his 28.4% strikeout rate is highest of any his professional seasons, and his .479 since his 2015 season in Class A.

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It’s Officially Time to be Concerned about Jose Ramirez

It has now been over a calendar year, and Jose Ramirez is not in a “slump” he is just not a good baseball player right now. With Cleveland stumbling out of the gate and having a banged-up rotation, this is not good for the Indians.

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The Indians are In a Slump and They Need to Figure It Out Fast

Coming into the season, we knew that the Indians offense was going to be a problem. Lucky for the Indians, their starting pitching is among the best in the league. The Indians always struggle to start the season. For whatever reason, they always start off very slow.

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