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

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-Intern James