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Dire Wolf
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Sudden Valley
Member since Sep 2008
10746 posts

Could/should Baseball implement the demotion of the bottom teams ala EPL?

In order to inspire teams to put competitive rosters out there.

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In sports leagues, promotion and relegation is a process where teams are transferred between two divisions based on their performance for the completed season. The best-ranked teams in the lower division are promoted to the division above, and the worst-ranked teams in the higher division are relegated to the division below. In some leagues play-offs or qualifying rounds are also used to determine rankings. This process can continue through several levels, with teams being exchanged between levels 1 and 2, levels 2 and 3, levels 3 and 4, and so on. During the season, teams that are high enough in the table that they would qualify for promotion are sometimes said to be in the promotion zone, and those at the bottom are in the relegation zone (or, colloquially, the drop zone)


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TH03
Notre Dame Fan
Member since Dec 2008
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re: Could/should Baseball implement the demotion of the bottom teams ala EPL?
That'd be great, but it won't happen


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TiGeRTeRRoR
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2003
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re: Could/should Baseball implement the demotion of the bottom teams ala EPL?
MLB fans aren't loyal enough for that to work. You'd just have Minute Maid Park abandoned in two years.


Dire Wolf
LSU Fan
Sudden Valley
Member since Sep 2008
10746 posts

re: Could/should Baseball implement the demotion of the bottom teams ala EPL?
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MLB fans aren't loyal enough for that to work. You'd just have Minute Maid Park abandoned in two years.



how is that any different then whats happening?


For the record i am a life long astros fan


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heypaul
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Member since May 2008
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re: Could/should Baseball implement the demotion of the bottom teams ala EPL?
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You'd just have Minute Maid Park abandoned in two years.


It'd make for a great soccer field


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TH03
Notre Dame Fan
Member since Dec 2008
103450 posts

re: Could/should Baseball implement the demotion of the bottom teams ala EPL?
There is no way in hell the owners would allow this


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maclauer
Georgia Fan
Member since Nov 2011
4081 posts

re: Could/should Baseball implement the demotion of the bottom teams ala EPL?
so the worst to World Series Rays in '08 wouldn't have happened



better idea for NBA where there is much less parody


ctalati32
Georgia Tech Fan
Chicago, Il
Member since Sep 2007
3182 posts

re: Could/should Baseball implement the demotion of the bottom teams ala EPL?
No. But I wish college football adopted this model.


Vicks Kennel Club
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Kris Bryant Fan
Member since Dec 2010
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re: Could/should Baseball implement the demotion of the bottom teams ala EPL?
Absolutely not. It is not even remotely feasible either.

Pretty much none of the minor league teams could handle being in the Majors. Talent wise, stadium capacity, the facilities, etc.

Not to mention, the minor league teams are affliated with the MLB club. The minors are about development, not organizational promotion.

The reason relegation works and is badass is simply because it is an established institution. You either start your league with relegation or not. No way you could ever implement it.


bamafan425
Colorado State Fan
Denver via Chattanooga
Member since Jan 2009
24818 posts

re: Could/should Baseball implement the demotion of the bottom teams ala EPL?
Would never work for college football. Too much turnover in athletes every year.


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bluebarracuda
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
7971 posts

re: Could/should Baseball implement the demotion of the bottom teams ala EPL?
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Not to mention, the minor league teams are affliated with the MLB club. The minors are about development, not organizational promotion.


This


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TigerintheNO
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2004
25173 posts

re: Could/should Baseball implement the demotion of the bottom teams ala EPL?
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Not to mention, the minor league teams are affliated with the MLB club.


Bingo 85% of the best players in the minors are property of the major league teams. This would never work, would the Yankees get to be in the same divison as their AAA team? Would the Omaha Royals get to call up people from Kansas City?

I have a feeling that within ten years the Chicago Cubs would win the AA World Series.


rzd30
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Dec 2008
1108 posts

re: Could/should Baseball implement the demotion of the bottom teams ala EPL?
It would definately work in basketball, I think if u added some more clubs it would not only add to the NBA total revenue and tanking would go away.


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Bench McElroy
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re: Could/should Baseball implement the demotion of the bottom teams ala EPL?
No and no.


Dire Wolf
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re: Could/should Baseball implement the demotion of the bottom teams ala EPL?
This post was edited on 4/4 at 8:16 pm


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medtiger
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Cubs Fan
Member since Sep 2003
18099 posts

re: Could/should Baseball implement the demotion of the bottom teams ala EPL?
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better idea for NBA where there is much less parody


So, you're saying the NBA teams don't like to make fun of each other as much as MLB teams?


Rohan2Reed
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ATL, shorty.
Member since Nov 2003
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re: Could/should Baseball implement the demotion of the bottom teams ala EPL?
oh great here come all the threads by non MLB fans about how to "improve" the game to make it "less boring."


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Bestbank Tiger
Tulane Fan
Landmass
Member since Jan 2005
24025 posts

re: Could/should Baseball implement the demotion of the bottom teams ala EPL?
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I have a feeling that within ten years the Chicago Cubs would win the AA World Series.


It would happen in 2015. They would sweep Miami.


maclauer
Georgia Fan
Member since Nov 2011
4081 posts

re: Could/should Baseball implement the demotion of the bottom teams ala EPL?
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So, you're saying the NBA teams don't like to make fun of each other as much as MLB teams?



I'm an idiot


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hendersonshands
LA-Lafayette Fan
Univ. of Louisiana Ragin Cajuns
Member since Oct 2007
125663 posts

re: Could/should Baseball implement the demotion of the bottom teams ala EPL?
In soccer, their "minor league teams" play in really low divisions aren't usually allowed to get up in the first division. It wouldn't work with minor league teams.


Unless you would want it to be like a 15-team league.


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