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RE: MLB Expansion/Realignment
The owners of the Utah Jazz have been exploring the option of getting a Salt Lake MLB team since the 90s. I wouldn't be surprised if they made a bid.
10-25-2017 02:57 PM
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RE: MLB Expansion/Realignment
It's just not big enough. I could see an NFL team but not an MLB team.
10-25-2017 05:44 PM
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RE: MLB Expansion/Realignment
Sounds like the old time zone idea for divisions

Pacific division
SD, LAD, LAA, SF, Oak, Sea, Ariz, Portland

Central Division
Col, Tex, Hou, KC, STL, Minn, Mil, CHC

American east
CHW, Det, Cle, NYY, Bos, Tor, Bal, Tampa

National East
Pitt, Cincy, Atl, Miami, Philly, NYM, Wash, Montreal
11-02-2017 10:16 AM
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RE: MLB Expansion/Realignment
Before expansion (which I am always excited about), I think we should find suitable homes for the teams that seem to suffer the most in attendance. Lately, the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics have consistently poor attendance. I'd relocate the Rays to North Carolina (either Charlotte or Raleigh) and I'd relocate the Athletics to Montreal.

If expansion were to occur, two Western teams would be my choice. Perhaps Portland and Vancouver.

American League
East: New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays
West: Vancouver Canadians, Seattle Mariners, Portland Beavers, Los Angeles Angels
South: Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox
North: Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians

National League
East: Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates
West: San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks
South: Charlotte Knights, Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, Washington Nationals
North: Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies
11-07-2017 10:02 AM
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RE: MLB Expansion/Realignment
Move the Marlins to any of these cities:

Charlotte
Nashville
San Antonio
Portland (OR)

Move the Rays to Miami
12-15-2017 10:13 PM
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RE: MLB Expansion/Realignment
Move the Rays somewhere that basically has already failed as an MLB host despite 2 World Series titles? They might as well stay where they are. The Marlins might as well stay, at least Miami has some potential being so close to Latin America. But I'd move the Marlins to New Jersey, Yankees be damned, and Rays to LA...well, at least if I were an owner who wanted to make money. There's no new market that can can do much better than any current MLB market.
12-15-2017 11:32 PM
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RE: MLB Expansion/Realignment
(12-15-2017 11:32 PM)_C2_ Wrote:  Move the Rays somewhere that basically has already failed as an MLB host despite 2 World Series titles? They might as well stay where they are. The Marlins might as well stay, at least Miami has some potential being so close to Latin America. But I'd move the Marlins to New Jersey, Yankees be damned, and Rays to LA...well, at least if I were an owner who wanted to make money. There's no new market that can can do much better than any current MLB market.

In all honesty, the megalopolis that is NY/NJ/NE could definitely handle another franchise. Used to be 3 teams in NYC in the old days, seemed to work fine. And it also happens to be the region of the country where fans are most likely to really engage and be passionate about the sport.

The only challenges would be overcoming long time loyalties to the teams that are already there. That and convincing the other owners it would work.
12-16-2017 02:27 AM
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RE: MLB Expansion/Realignment
32 does make sense but hard to see it happen without fixing Oakland and TB stadiums. I think Montreal would be a lock and wouldn’t be shocked with Mexico getting a team either. Charlotte makes the most sense for US cities as expansion or relocation
12-17-2017 12:19 PM
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RE: MLB Expansion/Realignment
move tampa to havana and miami to san juan. let's build up the islands boys
12-17-2017 03:22 PM
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RE: MLB Expansion/Realignment
(12-17-2017 12:19 PM)bluesox Wrote:  32 does make sense but hard to see it happen without fixing Oakland and TB stadiums. I think Montreal would be a lock and wouldn’t be shocked with Mexico getting a team either. Charlotte makes the most sense for US cities as expansion or relocation

Montreal? Are you serious? French Canadians detest most things American.
12-17-2017 04:06 PM
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