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On Wednesday, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweeted that MLB has decided to go ahead with the new 10-team playoff format starting with the 2012 season. The official announcement has not yet been made. The new format means that each league will have two Wild-Card winners instead of one, those with the best records after the division winners. Those 2 Wild-Card teams will then play a one-game playoff to determine who moves on. Please excuse me while I throw-up… Bud Selig seems determined to be the most hated guy in the baseball universe once again. Congrats, Bud. You win 1st prize in my book. Basically, a team who previously had no business being in the playoffs now gets to be in the playoffs. In my opinion, this demeans the hard work of all the division winners. One Wild-Card per division was already slightly annoying but two worse. What is the point of winning your division when you now may have to play a mediocre team who may, simply by a stroke of luck, knock you out before you get a c...

Rosenthal: Additional wild cards "go" for 2012

MLB will have 10 teams in postseason in 2012 Like the idea or not, Major League Baseball will implement an expanded wild card playoff format this season, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. This should place more emphasis on the importance of winning the division in baseball, because nobody will want their playoff hopes come down to one final game in a winner-take-all...

Report: MLB To Expand Playoffs This Year

Friend of the site Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Major League Baseball is, in fact, going to expand the playoffs; and it’s going to happen this year. From Rosenthal’s recently-published report at FoxSports: The agreement on the additional wild cards is not yet final, and one source said there are “still a few loose ends” to resolve. But an announcement could occur as soon...

Second Wild Card Spot “A Go” For 2012

According to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter, Major League Baseball and the Player’s Association have come to some sort of agreement that will allow for the possibility of expanded playoffs beginning this season, and an announcement to that effect will come tomorrow. At the beginning of the month, Jayson Stark highlighted some of the issues with expanding the playoffs for 2012 after...

Nationals Benefit in Playoff Expansion

Major League Baseball is expected to expand the playoffs for the 2012 season, according to sources including Ken Rosenthal and Jon Heyman.  The sides are working out the final agreement, which includes the new playoff schedule.  The format will add an additional Wild Card team from each league, and the two Wild Card teams from each league will play each other in a one-game playoff...

Report: MLB to Expand Playoffs This Season to Include Extra Wild Card Teams

Making the playoffs just got a little bit easier for Major League Baseball. Commissioner Bud Selig and MLB are expected to announce on Thursday that each league will get an extra wild card team in 2012, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The announcement, which has long been rumored, could be coming as soon as Thursday according to Rosenthal, who says a there are only a...

Another Wild Card...YEE HAW!

I break stories, hearts, and hymens...IN THAT ORDER. Another baseball post? Suck my Louisville Slugger, Iceman! OK, so yesterday afternoon, Ken Rosenthal took time away from being a dork in a bow-tie to announce to the world that MLB playoff expansion was good to go for 2012. At the time of me writing this, ESPN and others have not confirmed but whatever, I’m running with it as...
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