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Weekend Update, AL Central Projections

Beyond the Dennis Miller and Norm MacDonald eras, I haven't been much of a fan. Still, here are some quick hitters as we head into the weekend.

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In other news, the Pecota/PECOTA Depth Charts are up at BP. You can view the Cards chart for free, if you don't have BP Premium. The Depth Charts try to predict playing time, then plug in the PECOTA projections for the whole team, producing a composite RS and RA.

Here's how PECOTA sees the AL Central:

Team-----RS---- RA----- W-L

Minnesota: 831, 735, 91-71
Cleveland: 856, 770, 89-73
Detroit: 786, 747, 85-77
ChiSox: 777, 868, 72-90
KANSAS CITY: 772, 921, 67-95