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MLB Division Realignment Proposal

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MLB currently is composed of 30 teams, all of which are spread out on the map, but what if the divisions were realigned based on location? Here are what the new divisions might look like, and who might win them.

Division 1

This division is primarily focused on the northeast side of the map, and with so many teams, we had to split them into two divisions. The first would include,

  • New York Mets
  • New York Yankees
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • Pittsburgh Pirates

This division would be fun to watch, with many rivalries included such as Boston vs NYY, NYY vs NYM, and Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh. With all this talent being in the same division, it’s hard to decide a clear winner, but the favorites would certainly be Boston or NYY.

Division 2

This division features the other northeastern teams not included in division one. This division would include,

  • Toronto Blue Jays
  • Detroit Tigers
  • Cleveland Guardians
  • Baltimore Orioles
  • Washington Nationals

This division would feature some of the up-and-coming teams such as Toronto and Detroit, with Cleveland and Washington being competitive as well. The most likely winner of this division would be the Blue Jays.

Division 3

This is where things get interesting. This division is composed of teams up north who are all playoff contenders. This division would include,

  • Minnesota Twins
  • Milwaukee Brewers
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Cinncinati Reds

This division would be one of the more entertaining of the bunch, mainly due to the great pitching each team has. The most likely winner of this division would either be the White Sox, or the Brewers.

Division 4

This next division is much like the previous one in terms of pitching. This division is mainly southeastern and includes,

  • Kansas City Royals
  • St. Louis Cardinals
  • Atlanta Braves
  • Tampa Bay Rays
  • Miami Marlins

This division would feature some great pitching, but also some young offenses that can explode. This one is tough, but the most likely winner would be Atlanta, Tampa Bay, or even a wildcard option of the Cardinals.

Division 5

Now, we get to see some more southern and midwestern teams. This division features some young talent, some up-and-coming teams, and one that’s held it down for quite some time. It includes,

  • San Diego Padres
  • Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Colorado Rockies
  • Texas Rangers
  • Houston Astros

This division would be electric. Lots of powerful offenses that would make a normal game into a home run derby. The likely winner of this division would be the Astros or the Padres.

Division 6

Last but not least, division six. This division features most teams on the west coast, and will also be a joy to watch. This division includes,

  • Seattle Mariners
  • Oakland Athletics
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Los Angeles Angels
  • San Fransico Giants

This division is interesting, it’s one of the only divisions that could go either way. The other four teams have a shot at taking down the Dodgers, but it would be tough. The Dodgers would win this division, with a close second being either Seattle or San Fransico.

Final Thoughts

Agree with my picks? Anything you’d change? Let me know on Twitter @KeganCrawford or in the forums below!

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