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Commish For A Day #8: Realignment


If I was commissioner for a day I would make two new teams. They can be from anywhere but two possibilities that I thought of are Nashville, Tennessee and Charlotte, North Carolina. I believe Major League teams could do well in these areas. There would then be 32 teams in the Majors. I would make 16 teams per league with 4 divisions in each league, all with 4 teams. It is one of the worse setups to have a different amount of teams in divisions. For a division to have 4 teams, most to have 5, and another to have 6 is just not fair around the league. This setup would eliminate the wildcard; there would be one winner from each division. Every team then would have a 25% chance to make the playoffs each year.

For a detailed look at what I would do please see the information below:

16 Teams in both leagues divided into two conferences and four divisions per league like listed below:

American League
Conference 1
Division 1

  • Baltimore Orioles
  • New York Yankees
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Toronto Blue Jays

Division 2

  • Chicago White Sox
  • Cleveland Indians
  • Detroit Tigers
  • Milwaukee Brewers *

Conference 2
Division 3

  • Kansas City Royals
  • Minnesota Twins
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Tampa Bay Rays

Division 4

  • Los Angeles Angels
  • Oakland A’s
  • Seattle Mariners
  • Texas Rangers

National League
Conference 1
Division 1

  • New York Mets
  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Washington Nationals

Division 2

  • Chicago Cubs
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • St.

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