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2014 MLB Preview: Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Indians

92-70 (2013, 2nd in AL Central)

2013 Ranks:
Offense- Runs(5th) Batting Average (13th) On-Base%(7th) Slugging%(9rd)
Pitching- ERA(15th) Quality Starts(27th) WHIP(21st) Batting Average Against(11th)
Notable Additions:  John Axford, Josh Outman, David Murphy, Marc Rzepczynski

They will win if: The team as a whole can stay healthy; The offense produces like it did last year; the bullpen can hold leads; either Aaron Harang or Shaun Marcum make an impact; Justin Masterson becomes an ace; John Axford can regain his form; Yan Gomes can handle being a full time catcher.

More Likely Result: Much like the White Sox, the Indians are also st

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2014 MLB Preview: Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins

66-96 (2013, 4th in AL Central)

2013 Ranks:
Offense- Runs(25th) Batting Average (25th) On-Base%(20th) Slugging%(23rd)
Pitching- ERA(29th) Quality Starts(30th) WHIP(28th) Batting Average Against(30th)

Notable Additions:  Ricky Nolasco, Phil Hughes, Kurt Suzuki, Matt Guerrier, Jason Kubel, Jason Bartlett

They will win if: Willingham and Kubel can provide lineup protection for Mauer; someone produces in the leadoff spot; the starting pitching holds the entire season; Glen Perkins and Casey Fien can hold leads; Byron Buxton and Alex Meyer both make the team and contribute THIS YEAR; Target Field regains its home-field advantage; Pedro Florimon starts to hit; Josmil Pinto takes the reins at catcher without stumbling.

More Likely Result: The Twins just don’t have enough offense to complement the improvements made to their starting rotation. News last week that Miguel Sano will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the entire season has already taken wind out of the sails. The Twins will also have to play one of the to

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2014 MLB Preview: Chicago White Sox

Over the next 2 weeks I will be taking an in depth look at the 2014 Major League Baseball Season. I will start in the AL Central and branch out from there in order of expected standings. After all divisions have been dissected I will have a simulation of the season with awards and playoff teams and the winner of the World Series. Th

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Twins General Manager Terry Ryan Diagnosed With Cancer

Ryan said in a statement he has been told that the cancer is treatable

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Twins Strike Deal With Catcher Kurt Suzuki

Suzuki is expected to platoon with returning Twins catcher Josmil Pinto following Joe Mauer's move to first base in 2014.

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Twins Sign Kubel To Minor League Contract

Jason Kubel signed a minor league contract Friday that includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training.

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2014 Twins Caravan Stop To Include Oliva, Gibson And More

The Minnesota Twins will bring their annual Winter Caravan tour to St. Cloud on Thursday, January 16th at Rivers Edge Convention Center.

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Twins Reportedly Sign Former Yankee Hughes To Three Year Deal

The Minnesota Twins added a second veteran starter late Saturday in Phil Hughes, formerly of the New York Yankees. Hughes will reportedly receive a three year contract worth $24 million, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Mauer Not the First Future Hall of Famer to Move to First Base

The Twins announced this week that Joe Mauer will move from catcher to first base starting in 2014. Mauer joins some elite players who moved to first base late in their careers.

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Mauer To Move To First Base Permanently In 2014

The Minnesota Twins announced Monday that Joe Mauer will move from his familiar spot behind home plate as catcher to first base, where he played eight games in 2013 and 30 games in 2012.

Mauer missed a significant amount of time due to concussions in 2013

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