This sounds like a good idea to me, I would rather have Detroit in the AL East than Tampa Bay:
Diamondbacks believe move to AL might be inevitable
Feb. 23, 2000
SportsLine wire reports
TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona Diamondbacks began full-squad workouts on Wednesday with the growing realization that this could well be their last season in the National League.
The defending NL West champions will have to be dragged kicking and screaming to the American League, but they know they have no choice if that's what the other owners decide to do.
When Arizona was added to the NL and Tampa Bay joined the American League as expansion teams for the 1998 season, baseball included clauses that allows the teams to be moved to other leagues and divisions after 2000.
"It was a last-minute addition and I didn't like it but we had no choice," Diamondbacks owner Jerry Colangelo said. "I wasn't happy at the time and I'm not any happier today."
Commissioner Bud Selig wants some realignment for 2001, with the emphasis on getting Texas out of the AL West, where the Rangers have to deal with a two-hour time zone difference with the other clubs in the division: Seattle, Oakland and California.
The plan mentioned most often by owners has Arizona moving to the AL West, Texas to the AL Central, Detroit to the AL East and Tampa Bay to the NL East.
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