For a multitude of selfish reasons, I've been awaiting any kind of official word on the playoff dates. Didn't realize until someone told me today that Lance posted a link on his blog earlier this week.
Check it out here:
I'm sharing this and asking a question:
Is it me or does the team starting on Wednesday, Oct. 6 have an interesting advantage?
Look closely and you'll see that two NL teams play 10/6, 10/8, 10/10, 10/11 and 10/13.
And the other two play: 10/7, 10/8, 10/10, 10/11 and 10/13.
The two teams that start on 10/6 can go with a 3-man roto. The two that start on 10/7 have to go with a 4-man roto... assuming 4 days rest and assuming that games 4-5 are necessary.
How has the schedule been determined in the past? Any idea who goes 10/6 and who goes 10/7? Will that not be announced until 10/4, after the season ends and the playoff spots are locked up?
Side note: would the Reds be at any advantage if they are one of the teams that have to go four-deep in the playoff roto? While they might not have the aces of other playoff teams, it seems like the Reds go deeper than most. Should we hope the Reds are chosen to start 10/7?
All questions to consider and debate as the Reds head west to hopefully secure their spot in the playoffs.