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Baseball Expanding Playoffs?

There has been a lot of talks about expanding the playoffs in Major League Baseball as of recently to ten teams. However I think it should be expanded to 12 teams and here’s what my proposed format would be.

Have three division winners and three wild-cards in each league. The two divisional winners with the best records get a bye and then the three wild-cards and the divisional winner with the worst record coming in plays each other. The two rounds should be best of 5, then ALCS, NLCS, and World Series be best of seven. Because think about it, look it what this years playoffs would have been like if that format was in place. Here’s an example:

American League
Tampa Bay Rays
Texas Rangers
Minnesota Twins
New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox

Those would have been some really good games on that side of things.

National League
Philadelphia Phillies
Cincinnati Reds
San Fransisco Giants
Atlanta Braves
San Diego Padres
St. Louis Cardinals

Again those would have been some really good games. I like the idea of adding two additional teams to the playoffs because more then four teams have winning records and I think it would make for better competition. Only time will tell to see if baseball expands their playoffs. As far as I know, no one is opposed to it. Stay tuned for more.

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