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Major League Expansion, Relocation and Re-Alignment.

National League:

Eastern Division: Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington.

Northern Division: Chicago, Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Saint Louis.

Southern Division: Atlanta. Miami, New Orleans and Tennessee.

Western Division: Colorado, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.

American League:

Eastern Division: Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland and New York.

Northern Division: Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City and Minnesota.

Southern Division: Carolina, Houston, Tampa Bay and Texas.

Western Division: Arizona, Los Angeles, Oakland and Seattle.

New Orleans and Tennessee granted expansion franchises.

Blue Jays relocate from Toronto to Carolina, Mets from New York to Brooklyn and White Sox from Chicago to Indianapolis.

Diamondbacks switch from National to American League.

150 game schedule: Cubs play: 2 4-game home and 2 4-game road series vs. Brewers, Cardinals and Reds=48 games; 1 3-game home and 1 3-game road series vs. all other National League teams=72 games; 1 3-game home and 1 3-game road series vs. 4 teams from 1 American League division=24 games; 1 3-game home and 1 3-game road series vs. White Sox=6 games.

12 team playoff field-8 division winners and 4 wild cards. 2 best records-regardless of division winner or wild card-in each league receive 1st round byes. 5th and 6th best records play best 2 of 3 series-all at sites of 3rd and 4th best records. Divisional, League Championship and World Series All best 5 of 9.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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