I often wonder how the schedule-makers determine the number of games the Yankees play against non-AL East teams. I’m sure it’s inherently random, but I’m not crazy about the fact that, for example, the Yankees will have played nine games apiece against each of the teams in the AL West this season while only getting Kansas City six times.
I’ve gone on record several times regarding my desire to obliterate the inherently annoying unbalanced schedule and go back to getting to play every team an even number of times. My dream proposal entails abolishing the divisions and reverting to simply the American League and National League, with 15 teams each — the Astros would move to the AL to create a natural rivalry with the Rangers. Yes, I know this would result in an Interleague game every night, but at this point who cares? Under this proposal, every team in baseball would play every other team — AL and NL included — six times each, three games at home and three on the road, which would require MLB to expand the regular season from 162 games to 174.… Click here to read the rest