Ok.. . Well how about a little revised idea... What if they made it a 6 team playoff in each League. With the East and West Division you have 3 winners teams that go to the postseason. The #2 and #3 teams play a 3 game home-road-home series to determine who plays the Division champion. They will then play the best of 5 or 7 game series against the division winner in the Division series. The division series winner then goes on to play for the pennant in the LCS. This would ensure that the road is very tough for the teams that slipped into the playoffs as a 3 seed but still have a shot if they play good baseball.