Another Affiliation Allocation Model
Existing territorial rules provide limits to how close any given Major League Baseball team can be to its minor league affiliate at any level. Restrictions are also in place limiting the proximity of affiliated minor league teams from other minor league baseball teams. Working within the existing distribution of Major League and affiliated minor league baseball teams, I provide detail on how to efficiently allocate the affiliations of minor league baseball teams at each level across Major League Baseball teams. What emerges is a better understanding of the limits to achieving regionalization for the entire league.
KeywordsAllocation Mechanism Major League Baseball Affiliation Pair Minor League Home Game
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