Re: Interleague Games
posted at 1/14/2013 2:41 PM EST
They should blow it all up and start over:
5 - 6 team divisions (Move TB to NC)
East: BOS, NYY, NYM, PHI, BAL, WASH
MidEast: Tor, Det, Cle, Cin, Pitt, NC
Central: MN, Mil, CWS, CC, StL, KC
South: Mia, ATL, TX, HOU, AZ, COL (tough time zones)
West: Sea, Oak, SF, LAD, LAA, SD
Play 4 games vs other div team (2H/2A) and 16 vs own div (8H/8A) plus 1 game vs your 2 most equal record teams from the previous season = 162.
Playoffs: 6 div winners and 4 wild card teams. Wild card teams play a 1 gamer to make the next round as teams are seeded by record.
6- 5 team divisions:
East: Tor, Bos, NYY, NYM, Phi
South: Bal, Wsh, NC, Atl, Mia
MidEast: Det, Cle, Cin, Pitt, MN
Central: Mil, CWS, CC, StL, KC
SoWest: TX, Hou, Col, AZ, SD
West: Sea, Oak, SF, LAD, LAA
Play 3 games vs 10 teams (rotate H & A) and 4 games (2H & 2A) vs 15 teams out of division. Rotate div play each year with 3 or 4 games. Play 18 games (9H & 9A) vs own div= 162 games.
Playoffs: 5 div winners and 5 wild cards (top wild card gets a first round bye). 4 worst wild cards play for last 2 slots. Seed by record.
Regional rivalries would replace some traditional ones in no time.