MLB Geographic Realignment Idea

By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- With Major League Baseball considering some form of realignment, former Cincinnati Reds GM and current ESPN analyst Jim Bowden developed his own plan.

Bowden made his changes based on geographic realignment with six divisions of five teams each.

Bowden admits his changes would be radical, but I think they make perfect sense.

Jim Bowden’s Geographic Realignment Proposal:

Eastern Division:
Boston Red Sox
NY Mets
NY Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies
Toronto Blue Jays

Central Division:
Cincinnati Reds
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Minnesota Twins
Pittsburgh Pirates

Midwest Division:
Chicago Cubs
Chicago White Sox
Kansas City Royals
Milwaukee Brewers
St. Louis Cardinals

Southeast Division:
Atlanta Braves
Baltimore Orioles
Florida Marlins
Tampa Bay Rays
Washington Nationals

Western Division:
Arizona Diamondbacks
Colorado Rockies
Houston Astros
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers

California Division:
Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Dodgers
Oakland Athletics
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants

  • swin

    Take the Cubs out of the Midwest and place them in Central. Take the Twins out of Central and place them in Midwest. Makes more geographic sense.

  • swin

    He’s making Seattle travel too much.

  • Chris

    Anything that gets the Pirates out of a 6-team division is fine with me. It’s crazy that people don’t realize what a competitive imbalance exists when the Pirates have to beat 5 other teams to win a division, while the Angels and Rangers only have to beat out 3 other teams to win their division.

  • Ryan

    I like the Pirates AND Indians, so I would not like this at all.
    It’ll never happen. This is too radical for MLB, fortunately.

  • Ryan

    …and New York and Los Angeles teams would never approve of being together in same divisions.

  • CharlotteSteelers/Pens/Pirate/PittFan

    Heck, we can’t even beat the Brewers how the heck would we be able to beat the Yankees and Red Sox to make a World Series. I know that would be a conversation for 20 years from now but just a thought.

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