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Monday, May 2, 2011
Podcast: Can the Indians win the Central?

By Eric Karabell

Top five reasons you should listen to Monday's Baseball Today podcast with Mark Simon and me:

1. OK, the Cleveland Indians have the best record in baseball, and although it's only one month, we have to take them seriously. How seriously? Like AL Central-champion seriously?

2. We divulge our Power Rankings, the top 10 and the bottom five, with a few surprises along the way.

3. A trio of National League teams lose their third basemen for quite a bit of time, but what are the potential repercussions for those teams?

4. Mark shares the fruits of extensive research from the first month in baseball, the good, the bad and for the most part, the ugly.

5. The Andre Ethier hitting streak: When will it end? I try to be positive, but in this case ...

Plus: Excellent emails, what's the best division, Woody Allen and we preview Monday's action, including a surprise pitcher's duel in Detroit! All this and more in Monday's Baseball Today!