Major League Baseball is off to the craziest start of their season maybe ever. The fact is, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the MLB has postponed their season indefinitely, the same season that would have just finished their first full month by this point in time. It’s incredibly unfortunate but of course, it’s imperative to keep everyone safe and that is why the postponement along with every other sporting organization was done.
However, none of the sporting league’s including MLB want to give up on the season and lose everything. Every league is going through alternatives on how they can finish the season even if it means without crowds in the stands which is something that is almost guaranteed at this point in time due to the nationwide pandemic.
The NFL has talked about moving the season back to start, the NBA has talked about potentially moving back their season or picking up right in time for the playoffs and the NHL has talked about either skipping to the playoffs or playing every game in centralized locations. That last part is certainly intriguing an the MLB’s thought process isn’t far off from the centralized locations. In fact, the MLB is mulling the idea of breaking up it’s 30 baseball clubs into three divisions of ten teams each.
In doing so, this would allow the MLB to keep teams in centralized locations instead of traveling all over the country like the regular season would have presented and in turn risking such spread of the potentially deadly coronavirus. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported on this and even gave us a look into what the division realignment would look like.
- New York Yankees and Mets, Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Marlins
- Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners
- Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers
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