MLB Realignment: 10 Cities Truly Deserving To Receive, Lose a Franchise

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MLB Realignment: 10 Cities Truly Deserving To Receive, Lose a Franchise

There is always talk among sports fans and pundits where the next team in a particular sport should be, about how boundaries can be drawn to ensure equal competition, about which franchise doesn't even deserve its place in the league.

Baseball fans are do different.

"Let's split up the Red Sox and the Yankees to ensure more teams have a better change of making the postseason," some say.

"Let's chop up the existing divisions and place more emphasis on geographical locations," others argue.

Or: "Make all of the teams with a similar payroll play in the same division. Let the mighty fight the mighty; the weak against their own kind."

I have a different idea, one that doesn't involve just moving the current teams. I say, let's cut the dead weight and give pro baseball to the other cities that deserve a shot at Major League glory.

Here's how realignment should be, with five teams making way for a new Major League franchise in a new city, state, or even country.

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