AL Central offseason grades
By Brett Pnazek
Aug 18, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; The Chicago White Sox logo behind home plate before a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports
The 2015 MLB season is almost upon us. With pitchers and catchers reporting this week, it is now the perfect time to take a look back and recap the offseason in the AL Central.
Chicago White Sox
Sep 27, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) reacts after giving up a two run homer to Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos (background) during a baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports
- Adam LaRoche(1B)
- David Robertson(RP)
- Jeff Samardzija(SP)
- Melky Cabrera(OF)
- Zach Duke(RP)
The White Sox won the offseason. They improved via free agency as well as through the trade market. They didn’t have to give up any significant prospects in the deal for Samardzija. They’ve improved enough on paper to be a threat in the division.
Jun 14, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Gavin Floyd (32) throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
- Brandon Moss(1B/OF)
- Gavin Floyd(SP)
The Indians did not make any moves that will wow you, but they added depth in their rotation with Floyd (former White Sox starting pitcher), and pop to their lineup with Moss. If both can stay healthy this team can go from just missing the playoffs to the division champs.
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