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Possible changes coming to MLB

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Are you ready for a (possible) major shake-up in Major League Baseball?

News leaking from the MLB labor talks with the players association suggests a plan of realignment is being talked about.

According to sources there would be two leagues of 15 teams, rather than the current format of 16 teams in the National League and 14 in the American League.  The the top five from each league would make the playoffs.

According to a published report a source who has been briefed on the specifics of the labor discussions says that the players' union has indicated that it is open to the idea of two 15-team leagues, but that the whole plan still hasn't been talked through or presented to the owners. 

One of many issues to deal with is which team would move to the American league. The Houston Astros is the team being mentioned due to their natural rivalry with the Texas Rangers.

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