Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tiered Map of the Next Expansions: MLB

Popular thought for MLB expansion is a bring-back to Montreal (absent since 2004), and expansion to Portland in the west and Charlotte in the east.

Big Ballers indicate Portland, Montreal and Charlotte as popular thoughts.  Places like Vegas are more of a question mark than a dot.

This map shows what I see as the Tier 1 and Tier Two cities as far as landing a team in maybe a 1st and 2nd expansion.  Expansion would likely come further down the road for San Antonio, Indianapolis and Nashville. 

Further down the line would likely see Las Vegas, Oklahoma City and New Orleans.

Throughout my blog I talk about combining cities for one regional team, for instance, imagine the Oakland A's renaming themselves West Coast and also playing in Portland.  The Athletics, with their stadium desires, are located roughly 20 miles away from the Giants.  They could move to Sacramento and become the California A's.  Or the Angels could split time with northern California.

I'm a big fan of partially or wholly relocating the Athletics and Rays.

What do you think?

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