Every year, there are several guys that are left off of Major League Baseball’s All-Star game rosters that definitely should have been voted in. As is true in most major sports, the fans call the shots, and voting for the American and National League All-Star game participants is rarely more than a high-profile popularity contest.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers, who filed for bankruptcy protection yesterday, would command a Major League Baseball-record $1 billion in a sale, sports bankers said.
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A simple form of realignment being seriously considered has been raised in the labor talks between Major League Baseball and the players’ association, according to four sources: two leagues of 15 teams, rather than the current structure of 16 teams in the National League and 14 in the American League.
According to a highly ranked executive, one consideration that has been raised in ownership committee meetings is eliminating the divisions altogether, so that 15 AL and 15 NL teams would vie for five playoff spots within each league. Currently, Major League Baseball has six divisions.
Two highly ranked executives believe the Houston Astros would be a possibility, because a switch to the AL for Houston would foster a rivalry between the Astros and the Texas Rangers. The Marlins could be another candidate.
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