It is being reported by USA Today’s Bob Nightengale that Major League Baseball is considering ways to stage a season of some sort, with the newest idea involving splitting the season between Arizona and Florida — and creating a radical realignment of the 30 teams into new leagues and divisions.
According to the reporting by Nightengale, the American League and National League would be replaced by the Cactus League and Grapefruit League, with teams sorted geographically by the location of their spring training facilities.
The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the proposal is one of several being discussed. In the proposal, MLB divisions would be realigned based on the geography of their spring training homes during an abbreviated season.
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The games would reportedly be played without any fans.
Here’s a look at one realignment structure:
- NORTH: New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates.
- SOUTH: Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles.
- EAST: Washington Nationals, Houston Astros, New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, Miami Marlins.
- NORTHEAST: Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics.
- WEST: Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Angels.
- NORTHWEST: Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals.
This article originally appeared on Cap City News. Used with permission.