Falconsfan567 Posted September 17, 2015 Share Posted September 17, 2015 Chip and Joe were talking about realignment right now and I agree with a lot of what they're saying about how it's time for MLB to do a complete realignment. I agree that it's time.Here's my thoughts on what I think needs to be done. Get rid of the American and National leagues. I know that sounds really ******** to begin with but hear me out on it. Joe was making a really good point on how MLB divisions need to be more aligned by regions to help grow rivalries. Put the A's and Giants in the same division. O's, Nationals. Yankees, Mets. Reds, Indians. White Sox, Cubs. Just to name a few.Here's how you would do that, you would have a Eastern and Western conference like we see in the NBA. The NHL a couple years ago realigned to 4 divisions, down from 6 to allow teams to be better placed by time zone. Time zone would just be an added benefit here. So here's how the divisions would work.Eastern Conference - North Division1. Baltimore Orioles2. Boston Red Sox3. New York Mets4. New York Yankees 5. Toronto Blue Jays6. Philadelphia Phillies7. Pittsburgh Pirates8. Washington NationalsEastern Conference - South Division1. Atlanta Braves2. Cincinnati Reds3. Cleveland Indians4. Miami Marlins5. Houston Astros6. Tampa Bay Rays7. Texas RangersWestern Conference - Midwest Division1. Chicago Cubs2. Chicago White Sox3. Detroit Tigers4. Kansas City Royals5. Milwaukee Brewers6. Minnesota Twins7. St. Louis CardinalsWestern Conference - West Division1. Arizona Diamondbacks2. Colorado Rockies3. Los Angeles Angels4. Los Angeles Dodgers5. Oakland Athletics6. San Diego Padres7. San Francisco Giants8. Seattle MarinersThat still leaves us with 15 teams in each conference with 1 division of 7 teams and another of 8 teams in each conference. Every team with play a 3 game series at home or away series every other team in the other conference. That equals 45 games. Those series would rotate home and away on a yearly basis.Every team would play two separate 3-game home and away series with each team in their own division. That equals 96 or 84 games depending on if you've got 7 or 8 teams in your division. So that accounts for 141 or 129 games depending on the division.Ok, I've got to do some more math work on this because I'm having a brain freeze right now on how the schedule would work. But you get the point I'm trying to make here. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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