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"In the AL in particular, you have this very strange dynamic, though, where the teams that have had the most success of late have largely taken the winter off, leaving an opportunity for the rest of the field to make up ground. The Twins showed what was possible last year, signing Nelson Cruz and turning over their on-field staff while the Indians and Larry Dolan took four months off. The White Sox, the Rangers, the Angels, the Blue Jays may be looking at last year’s AL Central champs and saying, 'Why not us?'"