The first part of a roundtable discussion about how teams in the NL Central will fare in the 2012 season.
What kind of production do teams receive from players tabbed to replace superstars?
The A’s make a Moneyball move with Manny Ramirez, the Yankees round out their bench with Raul Ibanez and Eric Chavez, and the Red Sox finally get what was coming to them for Theo Epstein in Cubs reliever Chris Carpenter
The Cubs finished fifth last season, and the White Sox finished third, but the moods of their respective fan bases don’t mirror their showings in the standings
Of the million things Cubs fans can blame when they look back on why 2003 wasn’t the year they finally won the World Series, health won’t be one of them.
The PCL is famous for its pinball scores but there are other, better reasons to pay attention to it this year.