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MLB Trade Ideas: Five Moves AL Central Teams Can Make to Become Early Favorites
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We're counting down the hours to the start of baseball season.  Hopes are high in Minneapolis, Chicago and Detroit and not so much in Cleveland and Kansas City, as the AL Central race is about to get under way.

Most pundits have the Twins, White Sox and Tigers battling it out for the division title while the Royals and Indians play hot potato for last place.

All of the expected front runners have their weaknesses and could use a little more help as the season rolls on.  There are a bunch of players that will be, or are, available who could help each team in this division.

I'll propose one player acquisition for each team in the division that could push them over the top as the favorite to win the division.

For baseball purists, I'm not taking salaries, WAR stats, BABIP, etc., into account here.  This is just for fun and it's trying to match up a player who's either unhappy, on a terrible team or on an expiring contract in his current situation and extracting him from there and putting him on a AL Central team.

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