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    Second Wild Card

    2012
    Division Leaders
    Washington
    Cincinnati
    San Francisco

    Wild Card
    Atlanta
    St. Louis

    Within 5 games of Wild Card
    Pittsburgh
    Los Angeles

    With the addition of the second Wild Card there are seven NL teams that either are in a playoff spot or within 5 games of a Wild Card spot. If there was just one Wild Card it would not change anything. The same number of teams would either be in a playoff spot or within 5 games of one.

    How does that compare to 2011?

    Using the same date, in 2011, there were only four teams that met that criteria, using the rules applicable in 2011 of only one wild card.

    Division Leaders
    Philadelphia
    Milwaukee
    Arizona

    Wild Card
    Atlanta

    Within 5 games of Wild Card
    None

    However, if two Wild Cards had been in play last year there would have been three additional teams, theoretically, in the hunt. One might surprise you.

    The second Wild Card at this same point in the season would have been the San Francisco Giants. And the two teams within five games of those Giants would have been the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds.

    Yep, if there were two wild cards in 2011, the Reds would still have been in somewhat serious contention at this time instead of simply playing out the string.
    Last edited by texasdave; 08-29-2012 at 10:18 AM.
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    Re: Second Wild Card

    I'll admit, that surprised the hell out of me. Makes you think that this was a great addition to the game. I would have to think the Reds would have had significantly higher attendance at this point last year if they were considered to have a realistic shot at a playoff spot.
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