MLB's ever-expanding playoffs

Originally Published: April 27, 2011
By Jim Caple | Page 2

Commissioner Bud Selig said last week that baseball will likely expand the playoffs yet again, saying, "Ten is a fair number." Why does a sport that got by perfectly well with four postseason teams just 18 years ago and eight teams since then suddenly need 10 teams to be "fair"? Forget about handicapping the wild-card teams. The real reason behind the proposed change is money. The more teams in the postseason, the more teams in "contention" in September and the more tickets sold in between fantasy ...

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