The Reuters global sports blog
More is better, but how much more and how to dole it out appears to be the last detail before an expected expansion of the postseason playoffs in Major League Baseball.
MLB Commissioner Bud Selig told reporters at the end of the recent general managers’ meeting in Florida that adding two more wildcard teams — one from each league — to bump up the postseason field from the current eight, was pretty much a fait accompli.
“We will move ahead (on it) and move ahead pretty quickly,” Selig said about the playoff issue. “Eight is a very fair number, but so is 10.”
Any changes would have to be approved at January’s owners meeting and because such changes have to be agreed with the players’ association a revision would probably come for the 2012 season at the earliest.
Then again, the Yankees’ last championship in 2000, dubbed “the subway series by New Yorkers, was derided almost everywhere else as a contest between “payroll #1 (the Yankees) and payroll #2” (the Mets). Where did that leave smaller markets?