My buddy Ben sent me a radical idea with regards to MLB realignment. Though he and I both know it’s not realistic, why not share it for the hell of it? It’s sort of a combination of the NBA, NHL, NFL and College World Series formats. What’s cool about it is that Ben’s idea makes sense geographically and puts together natural rivalries by placing teams like the Cubs and White Sox in the same division.
On the other hand, baseball will never eliminate the American and National League, nor the DH (which doesn’t pertain to his idea as much as the other parts). Also, a division that features the Mets, Red Sox, Phillies and Yankees is a little bit absurd in terms of how powerful those teams can all be.
Oklahoma City (Marlins)
- NFL style playoffs (2 byes for top two seeds, homefield advantage for a three game mini-series for top seeds)
- 3 division winners and 3 wild cards
- No DH (if only)
Tags: Because why not?