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MLB considering playoff changes

#1 Post by Vandal » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:50 pm

Major League Baseball is mulling significant changes to its postseason, including increasing the number of teams from 10 to 14 and adding a reality TV-type format to determine which teams play each other in an expanded wild-card round, sources told ESPN.

MLB is considering a move in which each league would have three division winners and four wild-card teams making the postseason starting in 2022, sources said. The best team in the league would receive a bye into the division series. The two remaining division winners and the wild-card team with the best record of the four would each host all games of a best-of-three series in the opening round.

Once the teams clinch and the regular season ends, the plan gets congested:

The division winner with the second-best record would select its wild-card opponent from the three wild-card winners not hosting a series.

The division winner with the worst record would then choose its opponent from the remaining two wild-card teams.

The final matchup would pit the wild-card winner with the best record against the wild-card team not yet chosen.

All of the selections, sources said, would be unveiled live on television the Sunday night of the final regular-season games. ... r-teams-14
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Re: MLB considering playoff changes

#2 Post by Ritterskoop » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:38 pm

What the actual fuck.
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Re: MLB considering playoff changes

#3 Post by silverscreenselect » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:14 pm

Why don't they just have the fans vote teams off the island one at a time?
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Re: MLB considering playoff changes

#4 Post by T_Bone0806 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:24 am

Ritterskoop wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:38 pm
What the actual fuck.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
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