With the acquisition of Prince Fielder in January, the Detroit Tigers, already AL Central favorites in the media's eyes, gained a stranglehold on the top spot in the division in nearly every sportswriter's preseason predictions.
The Tigers, however, shouldn't count their chickens before they've hatched.
Detroit, like every other team in the AL Central, has a few questions to answer before they can truly be considered the juggernauts of the division as they have been labeled.
The Royals, Indians, White Sox and Twins also need to be seeking some answers if they have any hope of taking down the Tigers in 2012.
Some players need to come back from off years. Some players will be relied on to continue their quality performances.
And some players will just be asked to stay on the field.
Here are the biggest questions that need to be answered in the AL Central.