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Good ol' fashioned 'what if' game!

What if...

Our favorite guy Bud Selig had never instituted the MLB realignment????

Well, that would have been great news for the A's, you would have traded in one trip the the ALCS in 2006 for 4 trips! Check this out:

2000 - (White Sox would have won the west without realignment, but A's didn't get to ALCS anyway)

2001 - (Mariners would have run away with division, A's didn't make it to ALCS anyway)

2002 - A's lose to Twins in ALDS, instead would have been a best-of-7 ALCS between A's and Yankees

2003 - A's lost to Red Sox in ALDS, instead would have been a best-of-7 ALCS between A's and Yankees

2006 - (A's would have missed the post-season instead of playing DET in ALCS, this is the only bad scenario)

2012 - A's lost to Tigers in ALDS, instead would have been a best-of-7 ALCS between A's and Yankees

2013 - A's lost to Tigers in ALDS, instead would have been a best-of-7 ALCS between A's and Red Sox

As a team built to win in the regular season with deep starting rotation and a good defense, a short 5-game ALDS is the team's worst nightmare, especially when 4 of the 5 games have Verlander or Scherzer involved!!!!!

Thanks! Tom

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