MLB Considering Realignment Changes For 2020

MLB considering realignment changes for 2020 season.

MLB considering realignment changes for 2020 season.

Major League Baseball is looking at countless ideas for the abbreviated 2020 baseball season.

Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY wrote a very interesting article explaining one proposal. Shown below is the tweet by Nightengale:

Keep in mind that this is just one of many proposals that Major League Baseball is considering.

Here is the summary of the proposal!

This plan would eliminate the National and American Leagues for 2020. Their would be two new leagues called the Cactus and Grapefruit leagues.

All 30 teams would play their regular season home games at their spring training parks in either Arizona or Florida! For example, the Atlanta Braves would play their home games at their new spring training camp in North Port, Florida.

In the Grapefruit League their would be 3 divisions. The North, South and East divisions.

The Cactus League would also have 3 divisions. The Northeast, West and Northwest divisions.

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Listed below are my thoughts on the above proposal:

  • In my opinion this proposal is the best option MLB has at this time!  No matter what plan the MLB decides to use, there will never be the perfect plan!
  • The Atlanta Braves would play their home games at their New Spring Training Camp in North Port, Florida located in southern Sarasota County!  The name of the stadium is CoolToday Park!
  • The DH would have to be used for all games since national & American league teams would be playing in the same division!  All the teams that the Braves would play in their division are actually all American League Teams!
  • What about instant replay?  I have my doubts that instant replay will be in place.
  • What about umpires?  Will the MLB use the robo umpire that they have been testing?
  • What about TV broadcast?  Will the quality of production be the same as we are accustom to?  Remember, a lot of production crew will be needed.  How many people will MLB allow to be present in the stadium?
  • How many games would be played for the season?  How many double headers would have to be played in a week for each team?
  • Would we have expanded rosters to allow for double headers especially for relief pitcher?
  • What about calling up minor league players?  Will we have Minor League Game?
  • When would the season start?
  • As you can see there are a lot of questions that need to be answered before a time that the season would start!

My YouTube video going over in more detail is shown below:

MLB considering realignment changes for 2020 season.

What do you think of the proposal for 2020 baseball season?

Is there a better proposal that could be presented to Major League Baseball?

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About Bob Griggs

I became an Atlanta Braves Fan in the spring of 1974. I was in first grade and Hank Aaron was chasing Babe Ruth for the all-time home run king. Back in 1974 things were different than they are now. You could not just watch every game on television. Because of the event the networks would interrupt programming and show Hank Aaron batting until he broke the home run record. Since then I have always been an Atlanta Braves Fan.

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