Schedule fix 2: New division, who dis?
The second solution I have devised is for the Rockies to move divisions. Unfortunately, this is something that is not as easy to do as just being conscious of the Rockies schedule, it is going to affect a lot more teams throughout the league.
First, what if we just place the Rockies into an existing division? An even swap for another team to be in the NL West?
Well, unfortunately, no teams can really meet this goal. The Rockies would have just as many sea-level opponents as they currently do if they were to just swap with someone in the AL West. While the NL/AL Central Divisions could work from a geography standpoint (Rockies are about as far from the Central teams as they are from the NL West teams), there would be no team currently in the Central Divisions that could feasibly work in the NL West.
Ok, so that doesn’t work, but here is something that could work: Completely rearranging the Western Divisions.
For this, I propose the MLB move the Rockies and Diamondbacks into the AL West, being replaced in the NL West by Oakland and Seattle. Now, this could be an issue league-wide because that would make the NL West the only division to play entirely at sea level. However, there are already two divisions in the league that are solely middle elevation teams, so I am fine with the NL West being entirely coastal.