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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

MLB divisions

4.5 games separate 1st and last place in the American League East division (tightest in the majors).
5 games separate 1st and 2nd place in the American League West division.
Can we relocate the Blue Jays to the West division, where we’d currently be in 2nd place as the only other team in the division above .500?
Or perhaps to the Central, where we'd be in 1st, 2 games ahead of Cleveland? 
At least MLB has expanded the playoffs to provide an opportunity for good teams to make it. Teams with better records should make the playoffs ahead of division leaders with worse records, shouldn't they? Or should teams be rewarded for being lucky enough to play in crappy divisions?

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