Crown Gems: AL Central Link Roundup

Featured in this edition of Crown Gems: at least five links for each AL Central team.  The two big news items are, of course, the Mark Teahen trade and the Twins acquisition of J.J. Hardy, but there is plenty of other good AL Central news to pass along and read about.  To properly assess and evaluate the Royals, we need to have a good knowledge of our divisional opponents.  Check out these posts and have a great night!

Chicago White Sox:

FanGraphs – A Minor Review of ’09: Chicago White Sox

South Side Sox – Don’t Worry About Alex Rios, Greg Walker is on the case

MLB Trade Rumors – White Sox Buy Out Option On Jermaine Dye

MLB Trade Rumors – White Sox Re-Sign Mark Kotsay

Baseball America – Viciedo Still Adjusting In Minors

Cleveland Indians:

MLB.com – Indians tab Belcher as Pitching Coach

Deep Left Field – Will Lovullo Find Himself in Cleveland Soon?

Let’s Go Tribe – The Indians and Free Agent Starting Pitchers

The DiaTribe – Forward Thinking Rounding Out the Offense

The Tribe Daily – Can anyone here throw a shuuto pitch?

Detroit Tigers:

FanGraphs – A Minor Review of ’09: Detroit Tigers

MLB Trade Rumors – Tigers Talk: Rodney, Lyon, Polanco, Everett

MLB Trade Rumors – Offseason Outlook: Detroit Tigers

Motor City Bengals – Mike Hessman granted Free Agency

Bless You Boys – The Marcus Thames Era Has Ended in Detroit

Kansas City Royals:

Royally Speaking – Teahen traded and also More on the trade with a little help from a friend

Baseball America – White Sox Get Mark Teahen From Central Rival Royals

Royalcentricity – Initial Reaction To The Rumored Mark Teahen Trade To The White Sox

Royals Authority – The Bullpens of the AL Central

FanGraphs – A Minor Review of the ’09 Kansas City Royals

Beyond the Box Score – A Complete and Lengthy List of Baseball-Related Things Miguel Olivo is Good At

Minnesota Twins:

FanGraphs – Hardy To The Twins

Twinkie Talk – Twins Trade Gomez for JJ Hardy

Star Tribune.com – Price is right as Twins trade for shortstop Hardy

MLB.com – Twins pick up Cuddyer’s option for 2011

MLB Trade Rumors – Offseason Outlook: Minnesota Twins

Baseball America – David Bromberg Benefits From Sound Advice

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