Talk about a cesspool. In winning games 2-4 the Yankees exposed the lowly Twins in the ALDS. Now the Twins lost the heart of their bullpen and Eric Milton.
The ChiSox lost Colon and are about to trade Mags to the Red Sox that will eventually land (most likely) Odalis Perez who's no prize.
The Royals haven't improved - if you call head case Mondesi over Ibanez improvement. By standing pat, KC might win by default.
The Tribe is still rebuilding and the Tigers are the Tigers.
1 - KC - If they struggle out of the gate, those Beltran trade rumors will heat up.
2 - MN - Pen will cost them in '04. Re-signing Stewart was a good move but won't be enough.
3 - Cle - Not ready yet but getting there.
4 - Chisox - The window of opportunity shut on their fingers - they blew it.
5 - Det - Patience is a virtue.