The Indians and Tigers were expected to be playoff contenders this season. And while Cleveland has essentially given up on its season, Detroit clings to hope.
GM Mark Shapiro is more patient than most of his peers and knows he doesn't need to do anything drastic for a team that won 102 games last season.
With first place in the AL Central hanging in the balance, the Indians and Tigers are both sputtering into their upcoming series.
No AL team has dominated its division in recent years more than the Twins.
Breaking down all 30 teams and giving their chances of making the postseason in 2004.