The Detroit Tigers have the best pitcher in baseball. Justin Verlander and the rest of the rotation will only benefit of the return of Victor Martinez to a lineup already with Prince Fielder and MVP Miguel Cabrera. Jim Leyland is another year older, and despite mid-season calls for his head, has another World Series appearance under his belt.
The Kansas City Royals are full of young talent. If Eric Hosmer recovers from his sophomore slump, Mike Moustakas and Alex Gordon keep maturing, and James Shields and the rotation can improve, they could make a push. Regardless, they’re going to be a great club to watch get better.
The Chicago White Sox have said the reigns are off Chris Sale, which should prove beneficial. But there are a lot of question marks surrounding Jake Peavy’s health and the output of the overall offence.
Minnesota, and their big-bat Twins, Justin Morneau and Joe Mauer, are shrinking in size with each year. Cleveland doesn’t “rock” when it comes to the Indians. Terry Francona should have his work cut out for him.
Sports UpFront staff discuss whether Chicago will pull up their socks, the Royals can mature enough to contend, or if they’re still just a cub, compared to the big cat in the division. …
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