Baseball Doesn’t Need Extra Wild Card Team, Should Consider Alternate Playoff Scenarios


Major League Baseball is reportedly considering adding another playoff team to the mix in each league, where two wild card teams would play each other in a one-game playoff for the right to advance to the ALDS.

For those of you following along at home, that's the same situation that might play out this year anyways if the Red Sox, Rays or Angels finish with the same record. But in the future, this would be the standard way to decide the fourth team from each league invited to the postseason.

NESN Nation's Krister Johnson is excited about this new possibility. Wait, no he's not. He thinks MLB should look into another alternative if they're going to mix things up for the playoffs.

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