Found February 28, 2012 on The Biz of Baseball:
While it is not a given by any stretch, the chances of expanded playoffs in Major League Baseball for 2012 are improving, according to sources. As part of the new collective bargaining agreement, a decision, done in concert with the MLBPA, has to occur by March 1, or just two days from now. Bud Selig has been pushing for the added playoff teams in 2012, as opposed to waiting till next season, for some time. The difficulty is squeezing them in after the 2012 schedule has already been set. The format would see two teams in each league play a one game sudden death play-in that day after the regular season ended. The winners of those games would then advance to the Division Series in their respective leagues. While adding one extra night of games this year may not sound like much, it’s creating major headaches for the league’s schedulers. As Jayson Stark of notes, the issue is trying to cram the new games, the Division Series, the League Championship, potential regula...

Sources: MLB playoffs expanding in 2012

Baseball's playoffs will expand from eight to 10 teams, starting this season, according to major-league sources. The sport's new collective-barganing agreement stipulated that additional wild cards would be added in each league no later than 2013. But commissioner Bud Selig wanted the expansion to occur immediately, and management worked with the players' union to ensure...

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MLB to expand playoffs in 2012

According to Ken Rosenthal over at Fox Sports, Major League Baseball has decided to expand the playoffs from eight to ten teams starting this year. This runs contrary to some reports that the expanded playoff would be implemented in 2013. The original collective-bargaining agreement said that the playoff expansion would occur no later than 2013. But Bud Selig worked with the players...

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MLB adds extra Wild Card (Rays fans rejoice)

"Now we don't just make it when the Red Sox screw up!!"            From USA Today- GLENDALE, Ariz. — Major League Baseball, after month-long negotiations with the players union, will finalize the 2012 postseason format as soon as Thursday, expanding the playoffs by two teams.“We’ll have an answer in the next couple of days,” Michael Weiner, executive...

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