Category: AL Central

Robin Ventura Doesn’t Have an Innings Limit on Pitcher Chris Sale

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Last year was a rough one for the Chicago White Sox. Not only did they finish with a record under .500 but they also finished 16 games out of first place in the AL Central and Ozzie Guillen was on his way out of the windy city because the drama ...

Despite Unloading on the Umpires Monday, Jim Leyland Is Still Undecided About Expanding Replay in Major League Baseball

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

After a tremendous late-season run a year ago and an offseason that saw the Tigers add Prince Fielder to an already potent offense, there were high expectations for Detroit as they were looking to defend their AL Central crown. However, the Tigers have gotten off to a rocky start and ...

Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins Enter Spring Training With Chip On Their Shoulder

Friday, February 24th, 2012

The Minnesota Twins finished just one loss shy of the century mark a year ago. It'd be silly to sit here and think injuries didn't play a role in that, particularly that of high-priced catcher Joe Mauer, who has been plagued by injuries for the past two seasons and only ...

Jim Leyland: “I don’t think a pitcher should be the Most Valuable Player”

Friday, August 26th, 2011

With just about a month remaining in the regular season, the Detroit Tigers are trying to capture their first ever AL Central crown. It looks like this might finally be their year. After getting off to a slow start and trailing the Indians by seven and a half games earlier ...

Jim Leyland Has Detroit Tigers In First Place as Midway Point of Season Approaches

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

It took several months to catch up after the Cleveland Indians hot start, but the Detroit Tigers are now one game clear of the Tribe in the AL Central through 80 games.  After a seven-game losing streak early in the season, the Tigers have steadied the ship and are now ...

Manny Acta Is Not Surprised By the Indians Great Start

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Through just over a month of the baseball season, the Indians continue to be the biggest surprise in all of baseball. Not only is Cleveland in first place in the AL Central right now, but they have ripped off 14 straight wins at the friendly confines of Progressive Field, and ...

Manny Acta’s Message: “Why not us?”

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

When Manny Acta took over as manager in Cleveland he mentioned countless times how he was attracted to the young talent in Cleveland. It was tough for the fan base to see the same thing Acta was seeing, especially after trading away CC Sabathia, Cliff Lee, and Victor Martinez. After ...

After Offseason Knee Surgery, Joe Mauer Looks to Regain His MVP Form in 2011

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Coming off his MVP season, Joe Mauer's 2010 season in Minnesota didn't exactly go according to plan. Not only did Mauer deal with a knee injury for much of the season, but he lost his protector in the lineup when Justin Morneau suffered a concussion. Mauer was 3rd in the league in batting ...

Ozzie Guillen: “The Biggest Headache In The Clubhouse Is Me.”

Friday, August 27th, 2010

It's clear that the Chicago White Sox want Manny Ramirez - Ozzie Guillen says as much below - but there are a few more steps to go before that can actually happen and other teams could technically prevent it. It is definitely interesting that the team is so publicly open ...

Jake Peavy Says it’s too Early to Count out the White Sox

Friday, May 7th, 2010

It was just about six years ago when it looked like Jake Peavy was going to be one of the best pitchers in the National League for years to come.  Despite playing in San Diego and not compiling the win totals that he would’ve with a better team during that ...