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  1. MLB Midseason Report

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the MLB All-Star break, a necessary pause during the grueling baseball campaign, and also the most boring time of the season for many fans. Since I've already said my piece on the yawnfest, let's turn our attention to something w...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  2. Who’s That Guy? Minnesota Twins Slugger Chris Colabello!

    Matt Borcas

    Who's That Guy is an ongoing Grantland series, and an orientation tool to use in the vast sports landscape. And hey, baseball is part of that landscape! Who Is He? Minnesota Twins first baseman, designated hitter, and right fiel...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  3. 2014 AL Central Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Grantland's 2014 division previews kicked off last week with a look at the AL East. Today, the series continues with the AL Central, where the Tigers are going for their fourth consecutive division title, the Indians are trying to make it back t...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  4. 2014 MLB Preview

    Grantland Staff

    The 2014 MLB season is rapidly approaching. Prepare for Opening Day (well, Opening Days ...;) with Grantland's MLB Preview, which includes Jonah Keri's division primers, our staff MLB Warning countdown series, over/under odds, fan...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  5. About Last Night: Feel the Roar

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy getting taken aback by the presence of hockey news in your Twitter feed, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Max Scherzer got his 21st win and the Detroit Tigers clinched the AL Central with a 1-0 win over the Mi...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  6. Tigers-Indians and the AL Central

    Charles P. Pierce

    A weekend of Tigers-Indians baseball in Cleveland.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2013
  7. Trade Deadline Preview: AL Central Edition

    Jonah Keri

    An underachieving team full of stars, a fringe contender hanging around, two also-rans with heavy incentive to sell, and a post-blockbuster team in limbo. Don't sleep on the AL Central as the trade deadline approaches, or even five weeks before. D...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  8. Scott Kazmirs Tightrope Walk

    Michael Baumann

    Before the season, I drafted in my head (but never published) a column on how the Cleveland Indians could win the AL Central this season. They've got a good offense, and a good bullpen, but one of the worst starting rotations you can imagine. So to m...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  9. Please, Somebody, Beat the Tigers

    Michael Baumann

    Sportswriters love telling people how unbiased sportswriters are, and a big part of that is rooting for stories, not individual teams. That's pretty obvious. It's much easier and much more fun to write about an unusual defensive play, or a no-hitter,...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  10. Jonah Keri on the AL Central

    Jonah Keri

    Next up on our path to Opening Day is the land where all roads lead to Motor City.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  11. Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown Coronation

    Anna Clark

    Miguel Cabrera did not sneak onto the throne. He could have sat out Game 162 and saved himself the risk of undercutting his AL-topping numbers: .330 average, which led the MLB, 44 home runs, and 139 RBIs. With the AL Central title locked up, manager ...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  12. Game of the Night: Tigers vs. Indians

    Jonah Keri

    So many factors went into the Tigers running away with the AL Central last year, you couldn't possibly track them all. Justin Verlander was the best pitcher in the league and Miguel Cabrera might've been the best hitter. Jose Valverde didn't blow a s...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  13. Atlanta is a force, but you still can't mess with Texas

    Jonah Keri

    Atlanta is trying to claw its way up the standings, while the Rangers' offense keep everyone else at bay.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2012
  14. The Rangers remain in first, with the Cardinals and Tigers lurkin...

    Jonah Keri

    Injuries and a few giant question marks haven't stopped St. Louis from lighting up the league.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2012
  15. Don't Make Me Hate You, Detroit Tigers

    Adam Moerder

    While watching the Tigers sweep the Red Sox this past weekend, a thought entered my brain — more than any other MLB team, the Tigers probably have the best odds of becoming a dynasty this decade. And that thought sickened me. Normally, I try...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  16. Catching Up With Indians GM Chris Antonetti

    Jonah Keri

    Thanks to a promising pitching staff full of ground-ball machines and potentially weak competition in the AL Central, the Indians could be an intriguing sleeper team this season. The man in charge of building that team, Chris Antonetti, has lofty ...

    Blog | March 19, 2012