April 14, 2020 at 10:33 am #126671
I have the solution. Put all three teams in the same division as the Yankees! 😉
Not a bad idea Brian. Currently when the Rays host the Yankees and Red Sox the visiting team has the majority of fans. Kind of like when the Cardinals visit KC.
April 14, 2020 at 10:35 am #126672
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AL East-New York, Boston, Baltimore, Toronto
AL South-Tampa Bay, Texas, Houston, Kansas City
AL North-Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota, Cleveland
AL West-Seattle, Oakland, Las Vegas, Los Angeles
NL East-New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Montreal
NL Central-St Louis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Colorado
NL South-Atlanta, Florida, Cincinnati, Washington
NL West-Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Arizona
You nailed it stl25. This is exactly how I would draw it up.April 14, 2020 at 8:19 pm #126710
I would go this way:
AL East: New York, Boston, Baltimore, Tampa
AL North:Toronto, Detroit, Cleveland, Minnesota
AL Central: Chicago White Sox, Kansas City,Houston,Texas
AL West: Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles,Las Vegas
NL East: Atlanta, Philadelphia, Miami, Washington
NL North: Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Montreal, New York
NL Central: St. Louis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Colorado
NL West: Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, ArizonaApril 15, 2020 at 8:52 am #126714CardsFanInChiTownParticipantFree
Would they ever consider really shaking things up and doing an east and west like the NBA to reduce travel?April 15, 2020 at 9:28 am #126717
Fair question, but remember that the NBA does not play multi-game series in the same city like MLB does.April 15, 2020 at 9:58 am #126719LACardFanParticipantFree
They usually look at Metro size and TV market size (the bulk of revenues are now from TV contracts).
In which case, the two choices would be 1) Montreal & 2) Charlotte
Television Market Sizes
Portland would be a rather distant third, because there is more population within 150 miles of Charlotte than there is within 150 miles of Portland. That said, professional franchises in Portland do tend to draw well.April 15, 2020 at 10:30 am #126722forsch31ParticipantFree
How about a totally different idea and add a 3rd team in NYC. The other location could maybe be Montreal or Las Vegas. NYC used to have 3 teams. Maybe that would make more sense.April 15, 2020 at 10:30 am #126723
I am not well versed on the specifics, but I recall that Seattle lost its NBA team while Portland has kept theirs. The two had coexisted for a long time.April 15, 2020 at 11:36 am #126725Cardinal in FranceParticipantFree
This is all something for the billionaires to decide. Wake me up if anything important changes.April 15, 2020 at 4:13 pm #126766mspaidParticipantFree
Forget Montreal, Las Vegas, Portland and all of those ideas. An American League team in St. Louis called…yes, the Browns and a National League team in Brooklyn. There, it’s settled.April 16, 2020 at 1:35 pm #126794
Cool nostalgia idea, Nate! And really,I think a team in Brooklyn would do well, although the Mets and Yankees would not like it.
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The A’s are working diligently on getting a new stadium for themselves so I would take then out as a team that would relocate.January 11, 2021 at 9:59 am #151520
Ken Rosenthal cites three reasons that expansion appears to be on hold:
1) Current owners don’t want to share more pieces of the $ pie
2) Unresolved stadiums in Oak and TB
3) Teams reluctant to lose talent via expansion drafts
Despite some financial incentives, MLB expansion is on hold. Here’s why: https://t.co/zRqdgOes4S
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 11, 2021January 11, 2021 at 11:02 am #151528
Thanks for sharing that article. I assumed expansion was a no brainer but now I see why it may take longer.January 11, 2021 at 11:05 am #151529
You are welcome. I was still surprised because it is such easy money for MLB.January 11, 2021 at 7:51 pm #151555
You would think expansion is in the near future, given the 2020 red ink bath. But it makes sense to hold off for now for the reasons given, plus the uncertainty that will stretch in to 2021.
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