AL Comeback Player of the Year Race: Adam Dunn vs. Alex Rios

The White Sox are in first place in the AL Central Division large in part because of “the comeback kids” who have all blown away our greatest expectations for 2012. It’s fairly clear that the American League’s “Comeback Player of the Year Award” will be given to one of the south siders – it’s just not perfectly clear who.

Chicago White Sox Spot Starters Hector Santiago and Dylan Axelrod Could Be Key Down The Stretch

With just under a month left in the 2012 regular season, it’s strange that we’re discussing Axelrod and fellow spot starter Hector Santiago in such great detail for a team competing for a division title. But it’s looking like they’re both going to be important down the stretch.

White Sox Fans Should Be Optimistic as August Beckons

After answering the question marks on the ball club about a third baseman and depth in the bullpen and starting rotation, the Sox are in a pretty good place roster-wise and primed for the pennant race.

Cleveland Indians: Contender or Pretender?

With just a couple months left in the regular season, there’s certainly been enough evidence presented to answer the question “contender or pretender?” for the Tribe.

What Chicago White Sox GM Kenny Williams Should Do Before the Trade Deadline

When dissecting the Chicago White Sox current 25-man roster, the holes are few and far between. But there clearly are still a couple of question marks. So let’s take a deeper look at each of those areas of concern and discuss how we can expect Kenny Williams to address them.

Detroit Tigers: Contenders or Pretenders?

Possibly the most disappointing team of all to this point has been the Detroit Tigers, who once had the best odds to win the World Series. Will they hit a hot streak and be contenders from here on out?

Detroit Tigers Sign Prince Fielder; Will He Hold Up Better Than Cecil?

The Detroit Tigers are reportedly close to signing Prince Fielder to a 9-year, $214 million contract. Predictably, bitter and frustrated White Sox fan Jerod does whatever he can to rain on the Tigers’ parade.

Beginning Baseball: Is it a comeback or a lucky streak?

How can you tell if a team is making a true comeback or if it is just going through a lucky streak? From what Amanda Lawson has learned about baseball thus far, you shouldn’t get your hopes up. Too late. She’s not giving up on her Twins.

Hmmm…What’s wrong with this scene?

At the end of the 2010 season, the Minnesota Twins were at the top of the AL Central. The Indians and Royals rounded out the bottom. It’s all reversed in 2011. Something is not right.

Travis Hafner’s Health is Key for Cleveland Indians to Continue Winning Ways

After two straight disappointing seasons with less then 70 wins, the Cleveland Indians have gotten off to an excellent start this year. Cleveland is currently 7-2 and has won seven straight, thanks in large part to a resurgence from Travis Hafner.

Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles lead list of AL surprises after season’s first week

The MLB season is about ten days old, and there are already many surprises in the American League – starting with the records of the Indians and Orioles. Each division has its own storylines, and I will break down the surprises by division.

Previewing the White Sox-Twins series that will decide the AL Central

The White Sox host the Twins in a Tue-Thurs series that will determine the AL Central. Jerod highlights the pitching matchups, offers predictions for each game, and implores the White Sox, “Don’t stop now boys.”

MLB First Half Grades

The first half of the MLB season has come to an end. It’s time to assess each team a grade; so here they are.

Ned Yost Thrives in K.C. as Brewers Struggle

If things continue the way they’ve started in the Yost Era in Kansas City, Ned Yost might just become a permanent fixture there; Ken Macha, however, has not had such a good start in Milwaukee.

Minnesota Twins 2010 Season Preview

With Mauer and Morneau leading the way, the Twins looked like the preseason favorite to win the almighty AL Central…up until Joe Nathan’s (potentially) devastating injury that is. Let’s take a look at the reasons for the optimism.