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MLB PLAYOFFS 2006


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If the MLB did it's playoff format like the NFL this is how it's would look and I want to know what you think.

AL WildCard Series (Best of 3)

(6) Angels

vs.

(3) Athletics

(5) White Sox

vs.

(4) Tigers

NL WildCard Series (Best of 3)

(6) Astros

vs.

(3) Cardinals

(5) Phillies

vs.

(4) Dodgers

AL Division Series (Best of 5)

Low Seed vs (1) Yankees

High Seed vs. (2) Twins

NL Division Series (Best of 5)

Low Seed vs. (1) Mets

High Seed vs. (2) Padres

AL Final- 5 games

NL Final- 5 games

*World Series- 7 games

*=Team with best record get home field advantage.

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all I can say is

NO

This would make it too long and we would be seeing the playoffs until the middle of November, right now the way we have it is perfect.

For a 162 game season, the mlb playoffs are rediculously short when compared to the other leagues... i don't think adding a couple extra teams would make it TOO long

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I say this every time a proposal comes out like this. You can't give teams byes in baseball, it's a disadvantage not an advantage. Teams aren't used to 3-4 days in a row off. You give them a bye while the others are playing they become rusty and the pitchers get over rested.

The only expansion of the postseason that makes sense is the addition of one more wild card team and make the wild cards play a 1 game playoff to get in. It punishes a team for not winning the division because it would screw up their rotation for the LDS, but not punish a team like the 93 Giants that won 100+ games and missed the playoffs. With it being only a 1 game playoff it wouldn't give too much rest to the division winners.

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I guess Im getting old ....but I liked the way it was.....AL west...AL east...

NL west...NL east...

I Really dont care too much for the wild card thing........here is my 2 cents......

three divisions in each league....division winner with the best record draws a bye....

Reward that team for having the best record over the course of a 6 month 162 game season....

Team with best record has home field advantage in LCS

Other two teams Play best of 5 series..team with the best record has Home field advantage.....

What is the point of a 162 game season if you keep adding playoff teams?..........

Shorten the season and start playoffs mid september if you do so.....

Baseball is the one sport that stayed true to its roots...2 leagues 2 playoff teams in each...up till several years ago.......I know playoffs create extra revenues....but the line has to be drawn some where......

Money is ruling the sports world...I dont have the perfect plan...but you cant keep adding teams to the playoffs just for the sake of $$$$$$..........It makes the Regular season worthless......

NHL...NFL...Have the same Idea...........its all about the cash$$$$$$$$$$$$......... :wacko:

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I'm with Puckhead

Since the Wild Card was introduced, here's what I see as the possible ALCS and NLCS each year:

Had there been no strike it could have been:

1994 ALCS: New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox

1994 NLCS: Montreal Expos vs Cincinnati Reds

1995 ALCS: Cleveland Indians vs Seattle Mariners

1995 NLCS: Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs

1996 ALCS: Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers

1996 NLCS: Atlanta Braves vs Montreal Expos (beat Cardinals in playoff)

1997 ALCS: Baltimore Orioles vs Seattle Mariners

1997 NLCS: Florida Marlins vs Atlanta Braves

1998 ALCS: New York Yankees vs Texas Rangers

1998 NLCS: Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves

1999 ALCS: New York Yankees vs Texas Rangers

1999 NLCS: New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves

2000 ALCS: Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox

2000 NLCS: St Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants

2001 ALCS: New York Yankees vs Seattle Mariners

2001 NLCS: St Louis Cardinals vs Houston Astros

2002 ALCS: New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics

2002 NLCS: St Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves

2003 ALCS: New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics

2003 NLCS: Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves

2004 ALCS: New York Yankees vs Anaheim Angels (Angels beat Twins in playoff)

2004 NLCS: St Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves

2005 ALCS: New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox

2005 NLCS: St Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves

and finally

2006 ALCS: New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins

2006 NLCS: New York Mets vs San Diego Padres (first appearance since 1984)

It seems to me with the old division set up, Rangers and Cubs fans would have seen far more playoff appearances, the Red Sox would STILL be waiting for a World Championship and the Padres would just this year be tasting the playoffs since 1984. Oh, and the Yankee dynasty would have been far far worse.

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If time off from a bye is going to hurt pitchers Oakland is in trouble..... :D

The difference now is that Oakland and Detroit have about the same time off (the Tigers 1 day less which isn't a big deal). However it is different if one team is off for a week while the other is playing.

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I'm with Puckhead

Since the Wild Card was introduced, here's what I see as the possible ALCS and NLCS each year:

Had there been no strike it could have been:

1994 ALCS: New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox

1994 NLCS: Montreal Expos vs Cincinnati Reds

Uhh, the Braves beat out the Reds by two games, and would have been the NL West's representative.

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