The MLB is reported to be “seriously weighing” a new playoff format for the 2022 season. It comes with quite a twist.
The new format would include:
- Seven teams making the playoff, with four wild card teams
- The teams with the best records getting wild card byes
- The two other division winners and the top wild card team hosting a three-game series.
- The two division winners pick which wild card team they play against. The selection will be made on a live broadcast.
- The three series winners and the team with a bye advance to the divisional round.
Having more teams in the postseason could make the league more competitive as a whole, but the live broadcast seems like it’s just a cash grab.
Do you like the idea? Or do you think it’s too extreme