saint13_old
I'm sure there has already been a discussion on this but...Why does the NL Central Division have 6 teams and the AL West only has 4? Let's even out the divisions please. I hate to use the word, but the NL Central teams are in an unfair situation.

I propose putting Houston in the AL West so they can play an instate rival (The Texas Rangers). Or maybe even completely reforming the divisions so teams like Tampa Bay and Florida can play each other on a regular basis. Others that could be put in the same divisions: Washington and Baltimore, Oakland and San Francisco. Could you imagine having the Mets and Yankees in the same division?

I know some people think it is fun when these teams play each other in the World Series. But how often does that happen? Not very. Teams would benefit from higher ticket sales for rivalry games every year.
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lg11
This was talked about before and from what I remember there wasnt an argument for having even teamed leagues (AL and NL) because one team wouldnt be playing while the rest would because theres an odd number of teams.
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brewcitylegend
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I'm sure there has already been a discussion on this but...Why does the NL Central Division have 6 teams and the AL West only has 4? Let's even out the divisions please. I hate to use the word, but the NL Central teams are in an unfair situation.

I propose putting Houston in the AL West so they can play an instate rival (The Texas Rangers). Or maybe even completely reforming the divisions so teams like Tampa Bay and Florida can play each other on a regular basis. Others that could be put in the same divisions: Washington and Baltimore, Oakland and San Francisco. Could you imagine having the Mets and Yankees in the same division?

I know some people think it is fun when these teams play each other in the World Series. But how often does that happen? Not very. Teams would benefit from higher ticket sales for rivalry games every year.


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saint13_old
It's simple. Take one team out of the NL Central and put it in the AL West. Every division in baseball would have 5 teams. Is there a reasonable answer for why this hasn't been done?
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lg11
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It's simple. Take one team out of the NL Central and put it in the AL West. Every division in baseball would have 5 teams. Is there a reasonable answer for why this hasn't been done?


Read what I said before. Every wonder why when the Diamondbacks came into the league so did the Devil Rays? Or when the Marlins came into the league so did Colorado?
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brewcitylegend
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It's simple. Take one team out of the NL Central and put it in the AL West. Every division in baseball would have 5 teams. Is there a reasonable answer for why this hasn't been done?


Because then there would always be an interleague game being played. You can't have 15 teams in a league and have an even number of games. Let alone the fact that baseball is still trying to rid itself of interleague play....
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dkelly28
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It's simple. Take one team out of the NL Central and put it in the AL West. Every division in baseball would have 5 teams. Is there a reasonable answer for why this hasn't been done?


Because then there would always be an interleague game being played. You can't have 15 teams in a league and have an even number of games. Let alone the fact that baseball is still trying to rid itself of interleague play....


actually...interleague play draws some pretty serious crowds....I don't see interleague play being cut until at least Bud is out of office in 3 years since its his baby.
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