It was a wild and active offseason in the AL Central, and no team recognizes that the stakes were raised more than the Detroit Tigers.
The Indians were one win from the World Series in 2007. But they haven't been close since, heading instead in the opposite direction. What happened?
With the Tigers, Indians, White Sox and Twins looking like contenders, the AL Central is shaping up to be baseball's toughest and deepest division.
Jerry Crasnick runs down the best-case and worst-case scenarios for each of the 30 teams heading into the 2006 season.
With a nucleus of young, promising players, the Indians are looking to build on the momentum they built last year.
As fan voting wraps up, here's how things stand for 12 teams that don't have an obvious All-Star representative.