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Astros: What MLB’s possible postseason changes mean

As if there wasn’t enough drama in the game of baseball, with the Astros still under a microscope and Spring Training about to begin, we have a new story to talk about. Major League Baseball is apparently looking into changing its current playoff format to include seven teams from each league rather than five.

The teams with the best record in each league would get a first-round bye, bypassing the Wild Card round. The remaining six teams would match up in a best-of-three series, with the remaining two division winners and the Wild Card team with the best record getting to host all three games of those series.