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MLB’s playoff expansion idea is an abomination

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is full of ideas. Since he has taken over he has floated everything from banning defensive shifts to a pitch clock to having runners begin at second base in extra innings to axing 42 minor league clubs. While some ideas have merit, most of the ideas have been welcomed with a mixed reception, at best.

The latest idea from Manfred would shake up how the playoff system is structured. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, MLB is considering expanding the playoffs to seven teams by 2022.