Found November 18, 2011 on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
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Bud Selig announced yesterday that there will be a second Wild Card team in each league in 2013. The two teams in each league will play in a one-game playoff. Selig said there is a chance this could go in to effect next season based on additional research, though that has yet to be determined. By adding a second Wild Card team, according to Mike Silva, the Mets would have made playoffs every year from 1984-1990, as well as in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007 and 2008. Matthew Cerrone: Good lord, man. THAT is sobering. NOT because of the potential to have won more World Series, but because I wonder how we (as a fanbase) and they (as an organization) would be different today having not suffered through those collapses? Sure, those massive leads would have been erased, and the Mets would have been backing in to the post-season as a Wild Card team, forced to boil it all down in a one-game playoff, despite being a division leader just a few weeks earlier. But, what if the Mets won the playo...
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