The Star Tribune’s Joe Christensen had a couple of notes of interest at the end of a blog post Saturday.
He mentioned that the Chicago White Sox haven’t done much this offseason either, other than signing Cuban third baseman Dayan Viciedo. Their fans are getting restless, too, as the White Sox trim payroll in a tough economy.
The Amercan League Central is definitely up for grabs if any team really wants to make a push for it. So far, the division’s top two teams from a year ago have done little to stake claim as preseason favorites.
The White Sox have lost a lot of contributors from last season’s division championship team, many of them aging veterans who were past their prime. Nevertheless, somebody has to replace them, though.
Christensen also said that the Minnesota Twins new ad should be on some time during the Super Bowl. It’s called "Trucks" and features the Target Field construction site.