MLB Expansion: A Necessary Step

Posted: 30th September 2009 by Bill Mckillop in MLB
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The MLB should expand to 32 teams. This will make divisions even (four divisions of four in each league or two divisions of eight). The benefit of an even 32-team leagueáis that when you have Interleague play, you donÆt have to worry about having one NL-only series asáthe rest of the AL and NL faceáoff. Currentlyáin the AL, 14 teams fight for four spots, while 16 NL teams fight for the exact same four spots on the other side of the playoff picture. Is that right? Who should be considered for the two expansion spots? Puerto Rico and New Orleans. I say Puerto Rico because of theásuccessful games playedáthere by the Expos before theyábecame the Washington Nationals. New Orleans is a good choice because the city needs aájumpstartáforáitsápost-Katrina economy. Some other suggestions ...

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