AL Central: Opening Day starts and base stealing


AL Central Notes takes a look throughout the FanSided network on a daily basis for articles on the Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox.

• Detroit Tigers: Motor City Bengals
Think How Good Detroit Tigers Bullpen Could Be: By Chris Hannum

"“In 2013 I would say the Tigers peaked in terms of roster talent on paper. Last year we saw a bit of a decline, on paper, due to payroll-motivated personnel decisions. This offseason we have seen even more of a decline, on paper, due to more payroll-motivated personnel decisions.”"

• Kansas City Royals: KC Kingdom
Kansas City Royals: What Can Speed Do In 2015: By David Hart

"“For the last two years, Jarrod Dyson, Alcides Escobar, and Lorenzo Cain have played a very large role in the Royals leading all of MLB in stolen bases. In 2014, those three combined for 95 stolen bases and 62% of the teams total stolen bases.”"

• Cleveland Indians: Wahoo’s on First
Who should hit No. 2 for the Cleveland Indians this season?: By Cody Norman

"“Jason Kipnis is the prototypical No. 2 hitter. When healthy, he can pretty much do it all for the Tribe. He hits for both average and power. He steals bases and can lay down bunts. Kipnis seems like the most obvious selection to bat second for the Tribe this season, but there is just one problem. He, too, is left-handed.”"

• Chicago White Sox: Southside Showdown
Will 2015 be Tim  Anderson’s Breakout Year? By: Owen Schoenfeld

"“Anderson checks in at No. 76 on MLBPipeline’s Top 100 prospects list, and at No. 2 on most White Sox organizational prospect rankings. Baseball Prospectus ranked Anderson No. 1, ahead of Carlos Rodon, in their most recent rankings, which goes to show just how high some pundits are on the 2013 first-rounder.”"

• Minnesota Twins: Puckett’s Pond
Twins Cap Off Solid First Week In Fort Myers: By Ted Schwerzler

"“The Twins remain one of the most uncertain teams in all of baseball heading into the 2015 season. With poor pitching performances hopefully a thing of the past, the project as one of the surprise teams of the season. Here’s a couple of key points from the first week of Spring Training.”"

Next: Who deserves the White Sox Opening Day start?

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