Diamond Mind: AL Central

Originally Published: April 1, 2007
By Charles Wolfson and Tom Tippett | Special to ESPN.com

Incredibly, it was just 2003 in which this division was so weak that the Kansas City Royals rode a hot April to contention in September, and the Tigers, despite having just endured a 119-loss season, could think that the addition of Pudge Rodriguez and a few other bona-fide players might actually put them into contention.

No more. The AL Central is now the deepest, strongest division in baseball. It produced the AL wild card in 2006, and looks set to do so again in 2007, although four of ...

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