Pros and Cons of a Houston Astros Move to the AL West

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Pros and Cons of a Houston Astros Move to the AL West
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There is a good chance that the Astros could be on the move to the AL West.

A lot has been made of the Houston Astros ownership situation.

Bud Selig wants to find a way to expand the playoffs and evening out the leagues at 15 each seems to be the way to do it. Clearly, if someone from the NL Central will move to the AL West then only one team will have to change.

Logic would dictate that the Milwaukee Brewers move back to the American League. They have all of 17 years tradition in the National League if you don't count the Milwaukee Braves experience.

Bud Selig grew up as a Braves fan, so it is understandable that he would have a sort of nostalgia for the National League. Still, 2011 marks the 50th year of National League play for the Astros. Half a century may not seem like a long time to some fans, but for most of us it's a lifetime. However, we are getting ahead of ourselves.

Here we look at the pros and cons of the Astros moving to the AL West.

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