Craig Calcaterra

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2016 Previews: The American League Central in a nutshell

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For the past few weeks we’ve been previewing the 2016 season. Here, in handy one-stop-shopping form, is our package of previews from the American League Central.

The Royals Reign all of baseball, but will they still reign in their own division? The Indians are going to test those theories about pitching winning championships. Can the Twins be this year’s Astros or Cubs? Do the Tigers have anything left in the tank? How will the White Sox ever recover from the loss of their leader, Drake LaRoche?

These questions and more are answered in our 2016 AL Central previews:

Kansas City Royals Preview
Cleveland Indians Preview
Minnesota Twins Preview
Detroit Tigers Preview
Chicago White Sox Preview

2016: The National League East in a nutshell

Jacob deGrom
Associated Press
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For the past few weeks we’ve been previewing the 2016 season. Here, in handy one-stop-shopping form, is our package of previews from the National League East.

The Mets have the aces and a pennant. The Nationals have the best player in the National League and a new manager at the helm. The Marlins have the most fearsome power hitter in the game. The Braves and Phillies have a lot of nice people working for them whom, I am sure, all have happy families and some very interesting hobbies, and hey there are more important things in life than winning baseball games, right?

Here are our previews to the beasts of the N.L. East. You can really define the word “beast” in any number of ways if you think about it hard enough.

New York Mets Preview
Washington Nationals Preview
Miami Marlins Preview
Atlanta Braves Preview
Philadelphia Phillies Preview

2016 Previews: The American League East in a nutshell

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price throws to the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Thursday, March 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Associated Press
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For the past few weeks we’ve been previewing the 2016 season. Here, in handy one-stop-shopping form, is our package of previews from the American League East.

The Sox have a ton of young horses and a new ace, the Jays have the big boppers, the Yankees have a killer bullpen, the Orioles have guys who will hit A LOT of homers but strikeout a ton too and the Rays, while talented, have another year of trying to do the most with less. None of these teams stink. The A.L. East may be the toughest division in baseball.

Here are our previews for each of the combatants in this Thunderdome of a division:

Red Sox Preview
Blue Jays Preview
Yankees Preview
Orioles Preview
Rays Preview