Author Topic: MLB & Division Watching (2018)  (Read 22912 times)

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Offline dcpatti

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2018)
« Reply #75: February 05, 2018, 11:19:47 AM »
Relegation would solve a lot of issues with relocation and teams in cities that can’t or won’t support them- a city like Austin rises, their ownership can funnel more to their team and rise as a place like Baltimore falls. If nyc can support four teams, great. It would be great for minor league towns because you can root for a promotion instead of hoping a parent club doesn’t pull your stars before playoffs they don’t care about. All of the sudden, you have real teams playing for something in every even moderately sized city

It wouldn't work if the lower level teams were also expected to continue serving as development grounds for the higher levels though. There would be a built-in disincentive to building a strong AAA team, because you might be building your direct competition for the following season.