Expanding the MLB Part 2: Choosing Team Names For Vegas & Nashville

7 thoughts on “Expanding the MLB Part 2: Choosing Team Names For Vegas & Nashville

  1. Las Vegas mlb team should be called the
    VEGAS JACKS. there have been kings and aces but never the Jack. And it’s cool for a group of dudes to go by the JACKS

    1. Hey Dean! I like that! It could have a cool double meaning too since home runs are sometimes called Jacks. I can hear it on the radio “Another jack for the Jacks!”

      1. Exactly my man. and everyone can do the handlebar mustache day. Like the Jack on playing cards just seems like a classic name Vipers vapors etc is ridiculous. Jacks or men classic ; and enduring and simple and cool to say. Vegas Jacks! Boom

      2. I didn’t mean to say ridiculous. But when I think of great baseball names I think of The olden days of baseball. The greatest names aren’t super duper or slick. They’re standards hard fist , dirty cleats , and classic. Eternal. JACKS is a solid name for a men’s ball team. The swag would be cool. The logo would be awesome the colors have to red and white. No more black for vegas teams. It too hot

    2. I was going to say the same thing though I actually thought Blackjacks. But yes Jacks is going excellent and I feel still fits in well with knights.

  2. Nashville Stars is a no-brainer. Works all the way around. Your Las Vegas franchise name ideas are pretty cool, but I prefer the Las Vegas Aces. Looking forward: MLB wants to fix the Oakland and Tampa Bay stadium fiascos before expanding.

    Pretty sure the A’s will follow the Raiders and relocate to Vegas, while the Rays move to Charlotte. So that’s 30 solid teams, with the league looking to grow by two teams. Expansion to Nashville makes sense. The remaining team would probably be the reestablishment of the Montreal Expos. Although I would give a long-shot chance to the New Jersey Knights, San Antonio Greys, Utah Bees or Portland Pioneers becoming a reality.

    Heck, how about “all of the above” and expand to 36 teams! Could keep traditional divisional alignments in place, with 6 team now in each division. Go with the expanded 8 team per league playoff format from 2020. Go with a 150 game schedule (2 game home & away series vs. every team not in division; 3 game home & away series vs. all divisional foes).

    1. Hey Jesse! Thanks for the comment. Las Vegas Aces was a total no-brainer and I would have included it if not for the WNBA team by the same name. I wanted to avoid that one just to make it as realistic as possible.

      Totally agree the A’s are headed to Vegas sooner rather than later. However I think the Rays are set on a Montreal/Tampa 81 game split unfortunately. With all the other major sports leagues looking at expansion I hope MLB follows!

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