Major League Baseball

Interesting Play-off Proposal

February 11, 2020
Luis Urias

Jennifer Stewart


Major League Baseball is contemplating a wild change to its playoffs.

The proposal would increase the number of playoff teams in each league from five to seven, adding two wild card teams. The team with the best record in the league would get a bye and advance directly to the Division Series. Then it gets crazy.

The remaining six teams would each play a best-of-three series with all games in the better team's home park -- meaning the wild card teams wouldn't get any home games. And teams would get to choose their opponents. The team with the second-best record would choose first, then the next best would pick, and the remaining two teams would play each other.

MLB wants to do a Selection Sunday-style TV show to reveal the playoff pairings. (New York Post)