My friend Tom at @CardinalsGM tweeted the following, which summarizes greatly what I'm hopeful we can discuss here via comments, "Both leagues and divisions should have equal number of teams. This is a no-brainer, and foundational to fairness." & also said he'd "cut 2 teams, return to 2 division in each league, & free a team to relocate to NYC".
I came across a blog over at redbirdrants.com (if you're not familiar, you should definitely check it out!) that had this particular thread going.
So, leave your comments below. Link to other articles on this topic, or just let your opinions fly...this should be a really good time! I'll start by addressing this morning's tweets, and the redbirdrants blog fits in nicely along the way.
My comments this morning on twitter were pretty much along the lines of:
You'd have to add 2 teams in the AL for it to happen, as taking 2 from the NL would never fly with MLB owners. Another tough sell would be eliminating a playoff round (as @CardsChic mentions), MLB is currently talking about adding a round (ka-ching), so it seems the ship has already sailed...in the opposite direction. While certainly not perfect, there are plenty of things to be said about unbalanced leagues & divisions.
What say you?