Somehow, it's just come to my attention that MLB is leaning hard on the potential buyer of the Astros to jump into the AL West - I'd heard there were suggestions and proposals but didn't know there was some actual pressure.
I'm sure this has been discussed before and I may have even taken part but i wonder if this is a good time for us to raise our hands now and volunteer to make the move. I figure the AL West is a bit more winnable (Texas excepted) then the NL West and we've had some recent success in interleague play (over .500 the past three seasons). I'm a little afraid of Arizona's future rotation and would like my two favourite teams (that other one would be the ahem, Padres) to play in separate leagues. Those Red Sox/Yankees series always sell out and we play well against those two powerhouses. I'm 50/50 on the whole DH thing but think it may justify Giambi since we're keeping him around, anyway. Plus maybe we could sucker MLB to hand us a sackful of cash to make the move.
I dunno, my first thought was always to move us into a four-team NL division with the Cubs, Cards, and Brewers but now I'm kind of liking the idea of us in the AL West. Any other takers or am I on a one-man island?