Southside Showdown concludes its American League division preview with the AL Central. Will the Cleveland Indians repeat as division champions?
Over the past five seasons, the American League champion has come from the American League Central in four of those five seasons. The Kansas City Royals (2), Detroit Tigers (1), and in 2016 the Cleveland Indians. The Indians are projected to run away with the A.L. Central Division in 2017; attempting to win back-to-back division titles for the first time since 1998-1999. Is there anyone capable of slowing down this massive juggernaut?
With the White Sox and Twins in a clear rebuild, which one of these teams will finish in last place? Should the Tigers have started its rebuild over the past offseason? Will this be the final run for the Royals core players? Just how easy will the AL Central be for the reigning American League Champion Indians?