I figure there's no reason this can't go on while we wait for votes in Phase III. In this thread you can suggest names for the 28 teams in our brand new MLB. The one restriction is that none of the team nicknames (i.e., the latter part of the team name) can be the same as any of the existing MLB teams nicknames -- even if the name is being used by a team in a different location. So there can't be a San Francisco Giants, nor can there be a New York Giants, nor can there be a Minnesota Giants. However, you are free to suggest old, unused nicknames such as the Washington Senators.
Also, I would strongly recommend that we avoid suggesting non-plural names, like those used by the NBA and NHL. "Sox" counts as plural because it's just a shortened spelling for "Socks."
Once we get enough suggestions, I'll make a few polls (probably broken down by division so there aren't a huge number of poll options in each) so we can get "Phase IV: Team Names" underway.
Here are my suggestions:
Boston: New England Eagles
Chicago: Colts, Black Sox
Cleveland: Spiders, Broncos, Lakers, Cougars
Denver: Blizzards, Colorado Blizzards
Kansas City: Cyclones, Cowboys, Blues
Los Angeles: Stars, Mammoths
Miami: Florida Everglades
Milwaukee: Mustangs, Meteors, Cheddars, Badgers
Minneapolis: Millers, Minnesota Millers, Minnesota Marauders
New York: Gothams, Brooklyn Atlantics, Brooklyn Bombers
Phoenix: Firebirds, Rattlers, Arizona Rattlers
Pittsburgh: Bulldogs, Panthers, Alleghenies
San Diego: Destroyers, Dragons, Demons
San Francisco: Seals
Seattle: Tsunamis, Pilots
St. Louis: Stallions, Browns
Washington: Senators, Potomacs