AL Central takes the cake ... for now
With two playoff teams from last year, the AL Central is the majors' hottest division. But will it continue its success in '07?
Can they do it again, though? As sports fans, we tend to assume that what happened last season will happen next season. But when it comes to divisional dominance, is the past necessarily prologue? We know nothing's permanent; after all, what's so interesting about the AL Central's performance in 2006 was that just a few years earlier the Central easily was the worst in the league, and perhaps the majors.
Which got me to wondering if we can learn anything from history about divisional dominance. Are multiseason runs common, or rare? Does one season predict the next?