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Who are the six contraction candidates?

If there are six teams besides the Expos "up" for contraction, who are they? The Royals say they aren't one of them, but Rob suggests they have to be.

Originally Published: June 13, 2002
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

As we continue to wade through one of Bud Selig's creations (interleague play), I'd like to return (with some reluctance) to another of his ill-considered schemes (contraction).

Tuesday, the Associated Press reported:

Management also told the union that folding two teams for 2003 remains a priority.

Montreal still is the No.1 targeted team.

They went through about six candidates for a second team, but did not identify any as more likely than others, the lawyers said. ...

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