Major League Baseball has announced they will add a second Wild Card team to each league starting next season. We’ve known this was coming for a while, but the implications for the Rays could be huge.
Now it is possible that three teams from the same division can make the playoffs. The downside is that if a team does not win their division, they will likely be forced to play a winner-take-all one-game playoff against the other Wild Card team.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- Joe Smith writes about how the expanded playoff system could help the Rays. [TampaBay.com]
- Jim Crane was approved as manager of the Houston Astros. But to complete the sale, Crane had to agree to move the Astros to the American League. [BI Sports]
- Richard Justice says Andrew Friedman is still believed to be “under consideration” for the Astros GM position. [Houston Chronicle]