2013 record: 93-69, 1st place in AL Central
Manager: Brad Ausmus, 1st season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $158 million
CHICAGO (AP) Jake Peavy has plenty to smile about these days, and it goes beyond the contract he signed with the Chicago White Sox or the national championship his beloved Alabama won.
CHICAGO (AP) White Sox general manager Rick Hahn figured the first question would be about catcher A.J. Pierzynski. The last one caught him off guard.
DETROIT (AP) The last two American League MVPs stood about 10 feet apart in a club at Comerica Park, each surrounded by a small pack of reporters.