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  1. Tigers' injuries narrow AL Central race

    Christina Kahrl

    If you went by star power and expectations alone, the Detroit Tigers were supposed to have long since sewed up the AL Central. But much as they had trouble fending off the Cleveland Indians last year, this year it looks as if events will conspire to ...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  2. Porcello, Boesch put Tigers back on top

    Christina Kahrl

    The Tigers came into this thing as favorites. Whether the division or the season, the losers of 2011's American League Championship Series weren't satisfied with a one-season run. They're supposed to win, with the AL Central representing the very lea...

    Blog | July 22, 2012
  3. State of that other division, the AL Central

    Christina Kahrl

    We're almost a fifth of the way into the season, and many of the expected storylines in both leagues have gotten the usual attention. The East divisions get the attention because both provide full five-team tangles of contenders and pretenders, with ...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  4. Twins can afford Doumit's flexibility

    Christina Kahrl

    OK, I admit it, I've been worrying and wondering about the Twins. Not because they're sneaking up on anybody -- potential Superfund sites don't sneak, and even in the AL Central, they're in trouble. Whether because of old subjects like the questionab...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  5. Improved Tigers clinch AL Central

    Christina Kahrl

    With their 3-1 win over the A's Friday night, the Tigers clinched their first division title since 1987, and their first AL Central title ever. That ended a 24-year run without a division crown, which, per ESPN Stats & Info, had been the fourth-longe...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  6. Can White Sox win despite sinkholes?

    Christina Kahrl

    There are a few things to be said about a Sox-Indians game that had to go 14 innings to deliver an 8-7 result, not least that both teams still entertain hopes to contend in baseball's most reliably combative division, the AL Central. While the Detro...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  7. Pitching has Twins back in AL Central race

    Christina Kahrl

    Wednesday night, the San Francisco Giants finally brought the Minnesota Twins' winning ways to an end, stopping their streak at eight with a 5-1 setback. However, all that did was keep the Twins' record at a still-blistering 15-3 in their previous 18...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  8. Peavy's return creates new 'problem'

    Christina Kahrl

    The Chicago White Sox finally got Jake Peavy back on Wednesday night in Anaheim, good news for a team that needed some sort of pick-me-up after its slow start this season. Picked by more than a few to win the AL Central, the Sox have had to endure an...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  9. Central thoughts: Greinke, V-Mart, Twins

    Christina Kahrl

    Both Central Divisions have their share of first-month flops. If you were to look at the AL Central's standings, you might think they were making like the redcoats at Yorktown, marching to the beat of "The World Turned Upside Down." The NL Central is...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  10. MLB - Spring Training - Johnny Damon will not change the AL Centr...

    Christina Kahrl

    Christina Kahrl of Baseball Prospectus ran a new set of PECOTA projections, and learned that Johnny Damon's presence won't break a virtual tie between the Twins, Tigers and White Sox. (And look out for the Indians.)

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2010
  11. MLB Preview 2010 -- Baseball Prospectus: Get ready for a three-te...

    Christina Kahrl

    Baseball Prospectus projects 2010 in the AL Central. For each team, you get a projected record, why they might win, why they won't win, one player who could surprise (stat projections) and one who might flop. Dive in.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2010
  12. Baseball Prospectus: Youngsters could fuel a Royals run

    Christina Kahrl

    Kansas City has some homegrown players who can become key players on a competitive ballclub. Could the Royals have a shot as a dark horse?

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2009
  13. Baseball Prospectus: White Sox headed for a fall

    Christina Kahrl

    With the White Sox only a few short months removed from a division title, we're already predicting a fold-up as dramatic as the one we projected for the team in 2007.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2009