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    Realign Divisions Any Way You Want; What'd You Do?

    You can mix and match all of the 30 teams, regardless of AL or NL. Same format of 6 divisions, 5 teams each. What would you want to see?

    For me I'd want

    1) California NL #1
    * Oakland
    * San Francisco
    * Los Angeles
    * Los Angeles
    * San Diego

    2) Midwest NL #2
    * Chicago
    * Chicago
    * Saint Louis
    * Detroit
    * Milwaukee

    3) 6) The Leftovers NL # 3
    * Seattle
    * Colorado
    * Arizona
    * Minnesota
    * Kansas City

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    4) East Coast 1 AL #1
    * New York
    * New York
    * Boston
    * Cleveland
    * Cincinnati

    5) East Coast 2 AL #2
    * Philadelphia
    * Pittsburgh
    * Baltimore
    * Washington
    * Toronto

    6) South AL #3
    * Texas
    * Houston
    * Atlanta
    * Miami
    * Tampa Bay




    The rivalries would be incredible. So many interesting match ups. Would significantly cut down on travel since these are geographically convenient. Would never happen, but fun to think about.

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    AL EAST:
    Mets
    Yankees
    Redsox
    Braves
    Nats
    Marlins
    Blue Jays
    Rays
    Orioles

    AL Central:
    Twins
    Tigers
    Royals
    White Sox
    Indians

    AL West:
    A's
    Angels
    Rangers
    Mariners
    Astros

    NL East:
    Phillies

    NL Central:
    Brewers
    Cardinals
    Pirates
    Cubs
    Reds

    NL West:
    Giants
    Dodgers
    Rockies
    Dbacks
    Padres

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    my problem is that "the leftovers" division doesn't help with travel and those teams basically have nothing to do with each other. Also I would like to see Baltimore in the East Coast 1 division
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    Two divisions, balanced schedules, top four teams in each go to the playoffs.

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    So what's the point of keeping the American and National League names?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom Dreamer View Post
    So what's the point of keeping the American and National League names?
    One division would be the National League and play with no DH and one division would be the American League and play with a DH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CubsBullsBucs View Post
    You can mix and match all of the 30 teams, regardless of AL or NL. Same format of 6 divisions, 5 teams each. What would you want to see?

    For me I'd want

    1) California NL #1
    * Oakland
    * San Francisco
    * Los Angeles
    * Los Angeles
    * San Diego

    2) Midwest NL #2
    * Chicago
    * Chicago
    * Saint Louis
    * Detroit
    * Milwaukee

    3) 6) The Leftovers NL # 3
    * Seattle
    * Colorado
    * Arizona
    * Minnesota
    * Kansas City

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    4) East Coast 1 AL #1
    * New York
    * New York
    * Boston
    * Cleveland
    * Cincinnati

    5) East Coast 2 AL #2
    * Philadelphia
    * Pittsburgh
    * Baltimore
    * Washington
    * Toronto

    6) South AL #3
    * Texas
    * Houston
    * Atlanta
    * Miami
    * Tampa Bay




    The rivalries would be incredible. So many interesting match ups. Would significantly cut down on travel since these are geographically convenient. Would never happen, but fun to think about.
    Why aren't Toronto and Philadelphia in the north east, but Cincinatti and Cleveland are?

    Seattle isn't geographically close to anywhere. That 3rd division is a monster in terms of travel, it has 3 of 4 time zones.

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    I have no reason to think any changes are necessary.
    You have no idea how excited I am right now.


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    You unfortunately can't have the best alignment, and the best competitive values in the league.


    You can either have

    Option A) Bunch of playoff teams so Sept is interesting and keeps the league interested. Which is ideal from a revenue stand point.

    Option B) An American League and a National League team. Best record from each league makes the World Series. This allows the best teams to win the World Series, but would make a boring post-season run.


    Baseball is more likely to add two more teams, one to each league. Then four divisions in each league. Winner of each division gets to the playoffs, and then the next four wild cards go on as well, and they seed baseball in a 1-8 seeding to determine playoff match ups.

    This is more likely because this makes the game a lot more money. But it also means the best team in baseball will rarely actually win the entire thing.

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    MLB going to an NBA type 1-8 seeding system would be awful


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    Two division format for both leagues. East and West.

    ALDS/NLDS:
    1st place East team vs. 2nd place West team
    1st place West team vs. 2nd place East team




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    No divisons:

    Top 4 teams in each league makes the playoffs.

    ALDS/NLDS:
    1st place team vs. 4th place team
    2nd place team vs. 3rd place team

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    Quote Originally Posted by LASportsFan1996 View Post
    MLB going to an NBA type 1-8 seeding system would be awful
    I agree in a purism standpoint.

    But it would also be by far the most exciting playoff hunt. Every Sept/Oct, basically every scoreboard game would be meaningful.

    But then under .500 teams would be in the playoffs, and the best team in the league would very rarely win the WS. Which is why I don't want it.

    But this is more likely than going back to a simplified playoff format. They won't be reducing the number of playoff games. They'll only add to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LASportsFan1996 View Post
    MLB going to an NBA type 1-8 seeding system would be awful
    Quote Originally Posted by LASportsFan1996 View Post
    MLB going to an NBA type 1-8 seeding system would be awful
    Why? I think it would do a better job at awarding the best teams with a playoff spot than the current format would.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    I agree in a purism standpoint.

    But it would also be by far the most exciting playoff hunt. Every Sept/Oct, basically every scoreboard game would be meaningful.

    But then under .500 teams would be in the playoffs, and the best team in the league would very rarely win the WS. Which is why I don't want it.

    But this is more likely than going back to a simplified playoff format. They won't be reducing the number of playoff games. They'll only add to it.
    From a "purist" standpoint, wouldn't a two league format make the most sense? For the majority of baseball's history, there haven't been divisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haystack View Post
    Why? I think it would do a better job at awarding the best teams with a playoff spot than the current format would.



    From a "purist" standpoint, wouldn't a two league format make the most sense? For the majority of baseball's history, there haven't been divisions.
    Yeah, that's what I was referring too.

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