AAA Minor league ball is already aligned well. They on't make huge $ so saving on travel cost is probably job #1.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple-A_(baseball
^^^^Great listing for those unfamiliar w/ the Minors
The only two problems I see are alignment with the MLB affiliate team, and divisions.
The alignment with the MLB affiliate team is not a huge deal thanks to the 24 hour call up rule but ideally you want to see somewhat close to the place where fan would want to go to a minor league game to see their favorite rookies/draft picks (I know AA is where the draft picks go) and pros rehab assignments.
I see a few that could realign better...
Pro Location-Minors Location
Minnesota - Rochester, NY
Washington DC - Syracuse, NY
Chicago WS - Charrlotte (in SC)
Pittsburgh - Indianapolis, IN
What is could be...
Minnesota - Indianapolis, IN
Washington DC - Charrlotte (in SC)
Chicago WS - Syracuse, NY
Pittsburgh - Rochester, NY
While yes still not perfect (why 3team in West NY state?) it would be a start.
The Pacific Coast League looks great and while yes the AZ Dback could have the team in AZ, they want to expand into the untapped markets so I have no problem with any teams except the NY Mets affliate in Las Vegas, NV. That makes no sense. Stay in the Central time zone at least and give that to the Dodgers or Angels. I also don't like Miami in NOLA but no biggie.
The other problem is that the two leagues should be merged together right now the Pacific has 2 conferences with 2 divisions with 4 teams in each, but the Internaional League has just 3 divisions with 4 teams in 2 and 5 in the 3rd. That equals the number of major league teams but they have it so wacky that it get kind of crazy to follow.
Come up with a Pacific League and an Atlantic League and split into 3 5 team divisions just like the pros.
Move Iowa over to the "Atlantic" West, drop one school from the North to the South, and balance out the Pacfic and boom its perfect.
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