AL Central roundup: Royals could win it all, White Sox pick up ex-Royal & Indians stay the course

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Alex Gordon Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Spring Training games are finally here for the Detroit Tigers, so that means the same for our division rivals. Because the Royals, White Sox, and Indians train in Arizona; and the Twins are about three hours south of Lakeland–we won’t see any of them in Exhibition action.

So we’ll do our best to update the pressing stories and results (though those are usually meaningless) on Thursdays throughout March (and this one in February). Remember, the Royals and Indians had the best Cactus League records a year ago.

Speaking of the Kansas City Royals, most think they’re better, but can they win it all? One blogger thinks so.

"Obviously if confidence alone could breed success then Carlos Gomez would be a Hall-of-Famer already. The Royals will need more than just a good feeling to get it done. Luckily for them they have the goods to get it done along with the good feeling. Does this mean they will win the World Series? Actually yes it could. It means they for sure could win the World Series and they are very likely to at least get themselves into the postseason. You’ve already read a couple of reasons why that is true. Click through the slides for five big reasons the Royals are right to be confident this year. Feel free to add a comment below as well. – David Miller, Rant Sports"

Miller states that Billy Butler having a bounce back season, improved team chemistry, Alex Gordon‘s continued improvement, pitching depth, and a solid defense could lead the Royals to a title come October.

I’m not buying it–for one their rotation is questionable, and everyone has great team chemistry in February. I think the Royals will be improved, but winning it all? Not so fast.