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MLB Tells Houston, "Change leagues!"


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#1 charlotte49er

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:43 PM

MLB will only agree to the sale of the Astros if new owner agrees to move team to American League.

http://msn.foxsports...l-League-111611

Wouldn't you think that MLB would want to keep one team National (Astros) and one team American (Rangers) in the state?

I don't see what's gained from moving the Astros to the American League.

How many people remember what the Houston Astros were originally called when they entered the league in 1962?

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:05 AM

MLB will only agree to the sale of the Astros if new owner agrees to move team to American League.

http://msn.foxsports...l-League-111611

Wouldn't you think that MLB would want to keep one team National (Astros) and one team American (Rangers) in the state?

I don't see what's gained from moving the Astros to the American League.

How many people remember what the Houston Astros were originally called when they entered the league in 1962?


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Posted 17 November 2011 - 02:15 PM

It makes sense. It's all about money. Being in the AL means that the Astros will face the Rangers more often, and hopefully create a rivalry there, bringing more fans and revenue. Plus the central NL had too many teams as it is.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 07:18 PM

This is stupid. They are closer to the south/Atlanta then the effing west.

Seattle gets screwed big time by this.

I guess the silver lining is when my A's are in 3rd place, it's at least in a 5 team division.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 09:57 PM

It evens out both leagues and forces at least one interleague game every day. Goodbye to the four team AL west and the six team NL central. I don't have a problem with this at all.

Now if only the MLB could find a way to even up the competition and put all teams on an equal playing field.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:47 AM

Move Houston to NL West, Colorado/AZ to AL West.

Problem solved with a better solution.

I'd be pissed and asking for buttloads of compensation if I'm the Mariners. Their league worse travel schedule just got a whole lot longer.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:04 PM

Houston will have a lot of air miles also