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Musing on Expansion

Dan Lewis's post about protecting our players for an expansion draft got me thinking in general about expansion, which is probably due as there are now an odd number of teams in each league going into 2013 with the Astros' move to the AL West.

Posing a question to the community: What is your plan of expansion? Do you have a 40-man draft? Where do you put new teams? Do we move the NFL System of four divisions per conference? Are the playoffs further expanded?

Quick Synopsis on what I would do: Add teams in Las Vegas (or Greater Nevada) and Baton Rouge to key in to oft-neglected fanbases such as those in Vegas, birthplace of the Great Bryce Harper and in general a thriving local sports area, as well as the Alabama/Mississippi/Louisiana gulf area which has a lot of potential for income. Then do NFL Style Everything. 12 team playoffs with 2 Wild Card teams per league and a 4-team first round (although there should be a three game series for the first round), 5 game series second round, 7 game for pennant and WS. Divisions would be as follows:

NL East:

Mets

Phillies

Nationals

Pirates

NL South

Marlins

Braves

Baton Rouge

St. Louis

NL North:

Cubs

Brewers

Rockies

Reds

NL West:

Dodgers

Giants

Diamondbacks

Padres

AL East:

Yankees

Red Sox

Orioles

Blue Jays

AL North:

Indians

White Sox

Tigers

Twins

AL West:

Angels

Athletics

Las Vegas

Mariners

AL South:

Astros

Rangers

Rays

Royals

This FanPost was contributed by a member of the community and was not subject to any vetting or approval process. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions, reasoning skills, or attention to grammar and usage rules held by the editors of this site.

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