So let’s be more realistic: Add two teams, one being Montreal, and then go to four four-team divisions in each league. (I proposed adding a team in Mexico City; BA says Portland could get a team, so we’ll go with them for now.)
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That balances out the schedule better than it is now, and it can be done without dropping the National and American Leagues altogether, something I see a majority of fans vehemently opposing so not very likely to actually come to pass.
My suggestion is to move Washington to the American League in a division with the Red Sox, Yankees and Orioles.
Let’s also put Houston back in the National League and also move Tampa Bay to join Miami and Atlanta in another division.
Finally, putting Colorado in an American League division with Kansas City, Minnesota and Texas might be a little awkward, but it’s the best combination of teams I could come up with after making the most logical connections everywhere else.
That leaves the Reds, Cardinals, Brewers and Cubs in a new National League Central with the Giants, Dodgers, Padres and Diamondbacks in the West.
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The other American League divisions would have Oakland, Seattle, the Angels and a Portland expansion team in the West with the Indians, Tigers, White Sox and Toronto in the Central.
Not only does this minimize change, the teams that do switch leagues are either relatively new or in the case of the Astros have already spent the majority of their time in the other league anyway.
What do you think?
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