Baseball is huge in South Korea, with it losing to Japan in the 2009 World Baseball Classic championship game. If MLB wants to go across the Pacific, it would be wise to go to Seoul, too.
Why? For starters, the city has about 10 million people, with a metro region of more than 25 million — or a population greater than New York. Like Tokyo, that’d be enough to support at least two major league clubs, and in fact, there are three teams that play in the Korean Baseball League now. The annual average income is on par with that of middle-class America, meaning the city can compete financially, and there is no shortage of industry for sponsorships or partners.
With two teams in Korea and two in Japan, there’s almost enough to start a separate Asian division.