It seems like I've been doing a few realignment posts for various sports leagues this year. After all, it seems like that time where expansion teams are starting to pop up again. However, there is one league that can go a couple ways with their realignment. One way you can look at realigning the divisions is through keeping both leagues intact with two expansion teams added (one being the Montreal Expos). It would go a little something like this:
There is one dilemma, though. You have 16 teams per league and only five playoff spots per league. Let's expand that number to eight teams. Keep the current playoff format, but add a wild card round that consists of a three-game series per match-up. If you want, you can go the extra mile and cut the regular season to 154 games. Also keep an eye on various markets such as the Carolinas, Nashville, Austin, Mexico City, and San Antonio. These markets could also emerge in the expansion market.
MLB expansion is coming. As soon as Oakland and Tampa Bay resolve their stadium issues, Rob Manfred will give the okay to start expanding again. After all, who wouldn't want to see the Montreal Expos back in action again?
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