Bud Selig Expects MLB Playoffs to Expand to 10 Teams in 2012


April 21, 2011

NEW YORK — Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig expects the playoffs to expand from eight teams to 10 for the 2012 season.

Selig went public last fall with his support for expanded playoffs, and the matter is subject to collective bargaining with the players? association.

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

Selig said scheduling is the major issue of discussion, including how many games the new wild-card round will be. The two wild cards in each league would meet, and the winners would advance to the following round against division winners.

“The more we?ve talked about it, I think we?re moving inexorably to that,” he said.

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