Bud Selig's idea of shaking up baseball is certainly causing waves. He believes that in order for there to be more fan interest, a team that has stayed 51 years in the traditional National League should move to the innovative American League, where the team could potentially fail.
Selig has also found the perfect pawn to carry out his strategy: Jim Crane, who is attempting to purchase the team from Drayton McLane.
Baseball purists should be offended by the idea, and Astros fans should also be insulted. I know I am, even though I prefer another team, of which I will not mention.
Nonetheless, a realignment from the overcrowded NL central to the underpopulated AL West might not seem like a bad idea. Heck, if the Milwaukee Brewers could do it back in 1998, what's to say the Astros can't do it now?
A warning though: the move from the NL to the AL couldn't be the only thing that MLB is looking to change. Here are five possible ripple effects that a potential move to the AL could have on MLB.