The deal would establish a new one-game, wild-card round in each league between the teams with the best records who are not division winners.
Bud Selig prides himself on being a student of history. In two judgments last week, though, baseball’s long-serving steward reminded us he can be a fan of selective memory, too, so long as it suits his purpose.
A special committee on on-field matters will gather during the winter meetings, which will be held in Lake Buena Vista from Dec. 6-9.
While commissioner Bud Selig has yet to formally propose adding two more wild-card teams, he said during the World Series that he was giving the plan serious consideration.
MLB’s playoffs could be expanding in two years. The new head of the players’ union says his members are open to adding more wild-card teams for 2012 and possibly extending the division series to a best-of-seven.