April 22, 2011

Expect Ten MLB Playoff Teams in 2012

By - Kris Fletcher

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig expects the playoffs to expand from eight teams to ten by the 2012 season.

"I would say we're moving towards expanding the playoffs, but there's a myriad of details to work out. Ten is a fair number though," Selig said Thursday in his annual meeting with the Associated Press Sports Editors.

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According to Selig, the major issue is deciding how many games the new wild-card round will be. The two wild-cards in each league would meet, with the winners advancing to the following round to meet the division winners.

It should be interesting to see how this plays out. Expanding the playoffs would no doubt help the smaller market teams who are usually on the outside looking in come postseason time.

Baseball is probably the most unpredictable of all the major sports once the playoffs begin, so adding more teams to the postseason only enhances the "little guys" chances of bringing home a title, and that's always a plus in my opinion.

1 comment:

  1. I'm all for baseball expanding the playoff. Some sports, especially basketball, need to cut back. Every year there's team that make the playoffs in the NBA with losing records. That's a joke.