A while ago, I proposed the idea of having a play in game to determine the Wild Card. It looks like MLB is actually considering it, or even having a multiple game series for that honor.
My idea gave the 2nd place teams of the 2 divisions that did not win the Wild Card the previous year the honor to play a game to make the playoffs.
But what if we went back to 2 divisions, like MLB had until 1993. Have 2 Wild Cards, one from each division. It would clean up playoff scheduling, as we’d know that every year the AL East champion would play the AL West Wild Card, and so on.
So, for the sake of fun, let’s redraw the divison lines.
What do you think? I think it will make for some exciting games, and end the NYY / BOS / TB dominance in the AL East, among other things…