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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Links: The great mock expansion draft

By David Schoenfield

Realignment talk is in the air. But what about ... expansion talk? Certainly, expanding to 32 teams, with eight four-team divisions, would make life easier for realignment and schedule makers. While expansion doesn't appear to be on the table in the near future, our friends at The Platoon Advantage wondered how a mock expansion draft might unfold.

Check out their introduction here, which includes the rules behind their draft and a link to protected players from all 30 teams. You can then check out their first-round selections here ... congrats, B.J. Upton, you were the first pick of the Brooklyn Hipsters. You can check out some of the affiliate sites as well, as many were involved in determining the protected lists and explain their decisions.

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