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    $*@&$^$ To get local 4x4 matchups, we're going to have to adopt the DH across MLB, aren't we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    $*@&$^$ To get local 4x4 matchups, we're going to have to adopt the DH across MLB, aren't we?
    Over my dead body.

    If we really wanted to max out rivalries we'd have to essentially eliminate the leagues, and, once again, OMDB.

    There could come a day when NY/NY, LA/LA, and Chi/Chi are each intradivisional, but on that day the AL and NL cease to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Over my dead body.

    If we really wanted to max out rivalries we'd have to essentially eliminate the leagues, and, once again, OMDB.
    This is a hill I will stand side by side and defend to the death with you. And my team has played in both leagues in the modern era.

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    Separating the Cubs and Cardinals? Really?

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    My ideal scenario is contract the Florida teams and go with two 7 team divisions, top two in each division make the playoffs. But contraction is no longer on the table like it was 15 years ago, nor would be reducing the number of playoff teams now that they added a second wild card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    My ideal scenario is contract the Florida teams and go with two 7 team divisions, top two in each division make the playoffs. But contraction is no longer on the table like it was 15 years ago, nor would be reducing the number of playoff teams now that they added a second wild card.
    I mean my ideal scenario is to go back to 1973, even though this eliminates my Mariners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unofan View Post
    Separating the Cubs and Cardinals? Really?
    You're right, that's not going to fly. There are three pairings that have to stay in division no matter what:

    1. LA/SF
    2. Chi/StL
    3. NY/Bos

    Likewise those 6 teams must stay in their historical leagues no matter what.

    In all honesty you could probably just contract everybody else and just play with those 6. I don't think anybody is going to miss Cleveland or Cincinnati, let alone any post-1901 latecomer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I mean my ideal scenario is to go back to 1973, even though this eliminates my Mariners.
    Whew. My Brewers, and the theft of the Pilots, still make the cut.

    Boy you really hate baseball in Washington DC, don't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    Also, based on the current rumors, I would think LV and Montreal are more relocation areas than expansion cities.

    Oakland to Vegas
    Tampa to Montreal

    Expansion to Raleigh/Carolina
    Expansion to Nashville

    AL:
    East - BAL, BOS, MTL, NYY
    South - TEX, HOU, KC, NSH
    North - DET, TOR, CHW, CLE
    West - LAA, LV, SEA, MIN

    NL:
    East - PIT, PHI, NYM, WSH
    South - ATL, CAR, MIA, CIN
    North - CHC, MIL, STL, CO
    West - LAD, SD, SF, AZ

    Don’t like the Twins out west, but they get squeezed.
    For rivalry purposes I would rather flip the Reds and Rockies.
    Ish. Absolutely not.

    Also, you can't call it the north when the northernmost team is in the west. SOrry, two most northern teams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    Whew. My Brewers, and the theft of the Pilots, still make the cut.

    Boy you really hate baseball in Washington DC, don't you?
    Actually I like it. It's the only relocation since KC to Oakland I accept, although I miss Montreal.

    If you reduced baseball to teams whose existence I acknowledge as metaphysically valuable you'd have:

    NL

    Brooklyn Dodgers
    Chicago Cubs
    New York Giants
    St. Louis Cardinals

    AL

    Detroit Tigers
    New York Yankees
    Philadelphia Athletics
    Washington Senators

    8 teams would make for some pretty awesome lineups and rotations.

    If you insist on adding any more clubs then we can expand with

    Pittsburgh Pirates
    Cincinnati Reds

    Boston Red Sox
    Baltimore Orioles (another move I accept)

    TBH, those 6 on 6 would make for a perfect MLB from my POV.

    This year's standings (taking the Twins for the real Senators):

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    106-56 Brooklyn
    91-71 St. Louis
    84-78 Chicago
    77-85 New York
    75-87 Cincinnati
    69-93 Pittsburgh
    
    
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    103-59 New York
    101-62 Washington
    97-65 Philadelphia
    84-78 Boston
    54-108 Baltimore
    47-114 Detroit
    Average wins per team 82. Almost a perfect representative sample.
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    Hou/NY ppd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Ish. Absolutely not.

    Also, you can't call it the north when the northernmost team is in the west. SOrry, two most northern teams.
    If the Dallas can be in the East and Indy in the South in the NFL, Iím pretty content with Toronto and Detroit being labeled North.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    If the Dallas can be in the East and Indy in the South in the NFL, Iím pretty content with Toronto and Detroit being labeled North.
    Atlanta in the NL West is my favorite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Ish. Absolutely not.

    Also, you can't call it the north when the northernmost team is in the west. SOrry, two most northern teams.
    And Minnesota is somehow playing in the west, despite being in the central time zone and all of the other three teams being in the pacific. They easily have the most travel every single year.

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    Atlanta in the NL West is my favorite.
    Remember when the Falcons were in the NFC West?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    This should be inscribed on the lintels of every locker room. A bad start does not doom a team.
    Another example from just last year -- St. Louis Blues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    Remember when the Falcons were in the NFC West?
    Maybe jocks are just bad at geography.

    Were the Cardinals still in the NFC East when they moved to Arizona?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cF[Authentic] View Post
    And Minnesota is somehow playing in the west, despite being in the central time zone and all of the other three teams being in the pacific. They easily have the most travel every single year.
    Move closer to where people live.

    If we wanted to save jet fuel we'd have one league on the left coast, one on the right, contract everybody in between, and play the World Series under the Gateway Arch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Move closer to where people live.

    If we wanted to save jet fuel we'd have one league on the left coast, one on the right, contract everybody in between, and play the World Series under the Gateway Arch.
    Could solve global warming...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cF[Authentic] View Post
    And Minnesota is somehow playing in the west, despite being in the central time zone and all of the other three teams being in the pacific. They easily have the most travel every single year.
    Twins move to Portland or Vancouver.

    There, now everyone is in the same timezone and the Yankees no longer have a bye in the playoffs.

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