New MLB Playoff proposal... Crazy good or bad?

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New MLB Playoff proposal... Crazy good or bad?

Postby Cubfanintheknow » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:57 pm

https://sports.yahoo.com/mlb-playoff-overhaul-opponent-selection-reality-tv-225017615.html

14 teams instead of 10. Best record in each league gets a first round bye. Division winners get to pick their first round opponents.

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Re: New MLB Playoff proposal... Crazy good or bad?

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Re: New MLB Playoff proposal... Crazy good or bad?

Postby PackLandVA » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:33 pm

I’m okay with it because I don’t think it really matters that much. More teams in the playoff hunt is a good thing, I guess. I do like the three games in the first round being played at the same stadium. WC teams don’t deserve a home game in first round.
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Re: New MLB Playoff proposal... Crazy good or bad?

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:36 pm

I don’t like this specific proposal but don’t mind the general direction. I think I’d prefer to add 1 team to the playoffs in each league, top 2 division winners record wise get byes. Then there’s 2 WC games or rounds in each league (I’m fine doing best of 3 or 1 game), make the DS best of 7 then too. Shorten season to ~145 games to allow for longer playoffs and build in a few extra off days to regular season too.
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Re: New MLB Playoff proposal... Crazy good or bad?

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:43 pm

Maybe crazysexycool?
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Re: New MLB Playoff proposal... Crazy good or bad?

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:04 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:I don’t like this specific proposal but don’t mind the general direction. I think I’d prefer to add 1 team to the playoffs in each league, top 2 division winners record wise get byes. Then there’s 2 WC games or rounds in each league (I’m fine doing best of 3 or 1 game), make the DS best of 7 then too. Shorten season to ~145 games to allow for longer playoffs and build in a few extra off days to regular season too.



I thought about the idea of shortening the season, but that takes away ticket sales to even those not making the playoffs. Whats reasonable? 150 games, losing 6 home games? 145 you lose 8-9 home games?

Would that even matter?
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Re: New MLB Playoff proposal... Crazy good or bad?

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:13 am

The Marlins losing 9 home games means only, what?, 36,000 less butts in seats for them on the season.
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Re: New MLB Playoff proposal... Crazy good or bad?

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:23 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:The Marlins losing 9 home games means only, what?, 36,000 less butts in seats for them on the season.


times 16 teams tho
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Postby Sammys Boombox » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:33 pm

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Re: New MLB Playoff proposal... Crazy good or bad?

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:39 am

The current playoff system is *really* good and everyone needs to leave it alone.

Nobody is pining for the 7th place team to make the playoffs (lol the Cubs still wouldn't have been in last year). Nobody is dying to watch 3.5 hours of Game 2 of the QuarterFinal Round between the Twins and A's or whoever.

I wouldn't change a single thing about the current format. It's as good as it will ever be.
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Re: New MLB Playoff proposal... Crazy good or bad?

Postby CubColtPacer » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:45 pm

This makes complete sense for baseball as a business. It desperately needs more news cycles. Having both more teams involved late into the season and also generating discussions through September about which team should this team pick and so on is very helpful for the brand.

As far as the actual quality of the product? It probably is a downgrade as far as trying to balance excitement with rewarding winning, although not a major one.
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