Do You Think MLB Should Expand the Amount of Teams That Make The Playoffs?

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Do You Think MLB Should Expand the Amount of Teams That Make The Playoffs? Major League Baseball grants half as many teams postseason berths as in the NBA or NHL and gives out one third fewer spots than in the NFL.

Now, Bud Selig is looking to expand the MLB playoff field — albeit slightly.

The field would potentially grow from four teams per league to five starting in 2012, with an extra wild-card team in both the NL and AL joining the fray.

The two wild-card teams in each league would face off prior to the division series in either a one-game or three-game series.

Baseball expanded from two playoff teams to four in 1969, and from four to eight in 1995.


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