Major League Baseball is closing in on an expansion to the playoff system that will add two extra teams to the post-season. The new teams will be added in the form of a play-in game: a one game, winner-takes-all contest between two wild card teams, with the winner advancing to the Divisional Series.
The idea of adding playoff teams is a good strategy for baseball, but it's not enough.
This doesn't really change the playoffs to a great degree. What it does is reduces the chances that the Wild Card teams have. Previously if you were the best team who didn't win your division, you were awarded the Wild Card spot. Five teams in the history of the Wild Card have won the World Series, most recently with the 2011 Cardinals. From 2002-2007 the World Series featured at least one Wild Card te...
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