The Cleveland Indians had a disappointing finish to their 2017 campaign, dropping three straight games to the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series to bow out of the playoffs earlier than expected coming off their first World Series appearance since 1997.
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However, this year the Indians are back as huge -650 favorites to win their third AL Central title in a row.
The lack of competition in the AL Central should give Cleveland an edge to return to the postseason, as the Minnesota Twins were the only other club in the division with a winning record last season. The Twins are the +350 second choice and surprisingly made the playoffs as a Wild Card in 2017 before falling to the Yankees as well.