Saturday, April 28, 2007

All According to Plan...

The AL Central has played out as expected so far, with the top three teams wearing each other down. Parity seems to be the key word in the Central this year, with four of the five teams over .500 and the fourth place Tigers only 2 games out of first place. Below are the Central standings as the month of April wraps up.

W - L vs Central
Cleveland 13-7 6-2
Chicago 12-9 7-4
Minnesota 13-10 4-6
Detroit 12-10 6-5
Kansas City 7-15 5-8

If the intra-division records above are any indication, this is going to be a highly contested division. On that note, Cleveland's 6-2 record against Chicago and Minnesota is impressive so far. Even the Royals are showing improvement, with 5 wins against division rivals already (they had only 27 all last year). Yes it's only April, but with any luck this trend will continue, allowing Cleveland to seperate itself from the rest of the pack early on.

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