Friday, June 20, 2014

My Plan To Expand To 32 Teams: Part Three

The biggest hurdle would be the obvious realignment in the divisions and who would go to this newly created division, a division I will call the North Division. I use the term "north" as a general term and tried to do the best I could with it, it's not perfect and could definitely use some tuning, but I feel like this may be the best bet right now. Each division technically will "lose" a team and teams don't get much more north than the Expos in Montreal or the Toronto Blue Jays so there's your first two teams. The Minnesota Twins are the northern most team in the central and are who I transferred from that division. The west division would give up the Seattle Mariners who are the northern most team in the AL West.

See below for the complete division breakdown for the American League:

American League East:

New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
Baltimore Orioles
Tampa Bay Rays

American League Central:

Detroit Tigers
Cleveland Indians
Chicago White Sox
Kansas City Royals

American League West:

Texas Rangers
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Houston Astros
Oakland Athletics

American League North:

Toronto Blue Jays
Seattle Mariners
Montreal Expos
Minnesota Twins

The National League was a little more difficult when trying to move teams to a north division. The New York Mets are the most northern team in the NL East but the whole rivalry and such with the Yankees I decided to keep them there and move the Philadelphia Phillies. I should have moved the Mets with the logic from the American League, I get that and agree with you, but there is a method to my madness. In the central things got pretty confusing as I transferred the Colorado Rockies to the central and moved the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates to the north. I figured this made sense since Colorado are closer to dead center of the country than the West Coast and the Pittsburgh move gives them and Philadelphia an instant rivalry. The Las Vegas Gamblers were moved to the NL West along with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Diego Padres. That leaves the San Francisco Giants as the odd man out and moved to the "north" as they are the northern most team in California.

See below for the complete National League division breakdown:

National League East:

Atlanta Braves
New York Mets
Miami Marlins
Washington Nationals

National League Central:

Colorado Rockies
Cincinnati Reds
Chicago Cubs
St. Louis Cardinals

National League West:

Las Vegas Gamblers
Los Angeles Dodgers
Arizona Diamondbacks
San Diego Padres

National League North:

San Francisco Giants
Milwaukee Brewers
Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates

It's not perfect, it may not even work, but this is my detailed plan to expand two more teams into Major League Baseball. Love it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments section below: Thanks for reading.

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