A challenger for the Twins

Based upon last season's final standings, the Twins appear to be a much better team than the White Sox. But Rob Neyer isn't sure that's the case. Especially now.

Originally Published: January 15, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Look at the 2002 standings in the American League Central, and it's not hard to make a prediction for 2003 ...

Twins - ChiSox 13.5 Indians 20.5 Royals 32.5 Tigers 39

Most of us would agree that neither the Royals nor the Tigers are likely to win more than 65 or 70 games in 2003. And while the Indians boast an impressive collection of talent, for the most part it's young talent that's not likely to come together in a meaningful way until 2004 at the earliest.

So ...

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