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The Future of the AL Central

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The Future of the AL Central is the next topic.

Can the White Sox repeat? How long can they hold off the rapidly improving Indians? What about the Twins? Can't rule them out yet. The Tigers and Royals are further back, the Royals especially.

The Indians and Twins have very strong farm systems. The Sox, Tigers, and Royals are not as strong, though all have pockets of talent none of them qualify as among the worst farm systems in the game. The Royals in particular should have a very strong offensive core come 2007/2008, but the pitching is questionable. The Tigers have Verlander and Zumaya to anchor their future staffs.

What do you see for 2006 and beyond in this division? It looks pretty competitive to me.