Originally Posted by Chip R
It's not a viable argument to say, oh well, then why have any playoffs at all. It's just an extreme argument.
There should be playoffs, but include fewer teams to give more rewards for a great regular season.
I can understand the 8-team playoff system. Three division winners and one wild card team which in a given year might have a great record yet lose its division. Four in each league.
In the NL, I can understand adding Atlanta this year.
More than that, to me, is really pushing it. One third of MLB teams shouldn't make the cut.