Why are the divisions not equal?
I would think that unions would bark that so hard they wouldn’t give up until it was done. That is an unfair advantage/disadvantage for several teams every year.
Here is what I found on a fan forum:
Because that would make the leagues 15 teams each. there would have to be and inter league game everyday and MLB likes to group most of the inter league games into the same time periods. Also it would probably play havoc with the schedule.
With this type of schedule you would have to schedule inter-league games year round. What is wrong with that?
They won’t ever realign the divisions to have 5 teams to a division because there isn’t year round interleague play. 5 teams a division would put 15 teams to a league meaning that there would be an odd team out every day. The only way that divisions will be evened up is if 2 teams are added to the MLB, then I think you’ll see divisions like the NFL, 4 teams to a division.
What’s so bad about that? Either add or contract but make them even. The six teams division, the National League Central, has been at a disadvantage for a long time and the American League West takes advantage of it.
You don’t have to add teams, just a bit of realignment in the National League and things could work out. Why not put the NL in 4 divisions of 4 teams each and allow the American League to keep their current 3 division winners and 1 wild card winner to advance to the post-season?
New York Mets
St. Louis Cardinals
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
It just is too unequal the way it is. Time to make it happen.
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