MLB Playoff Expansion: Would a One-Game Wild Card Playoff Be the Way to Go?
Recently today, news broke that Commissioner Bud Selig is looking to expand the MLB playoffs from eight teams to 10. This, as you would imagine, brings some new twists to the 2012 postseason. The first question that must be addressed is how many games will ...
Will Your Baseball Team Make the Playoffs?
500 record, I started to wonder how many teams in their same position at that point in the season went on to make the playoffs ... regular season games that have been played since 1996, the first full season after Major League Baseball went to a three ...
David Price: 'I know I can pitch in the postseason'
"I don't know how many ... best in baseball, and there is little reason to think he won't carry his regular season excellence into the postseason. He has been pitching in pressure-packed games for a contending team his entire career. The playoff type ...
How much does a team's early-season record inform their playoff odds?
How many games do teams need to play before making educated guesses on their playoff chances? It might be fewer than ... teams playing .400 baseball or worse rarely made the playoffs. Teams that did after slow starts include the 2002 Angels (6-14 after ...
CHART OF THE DAY: What It Takes To Make The Playoffs In Baseball
Of the major sports, Major League Baseball has ... total to make the playoffs. But what number should teams shoot for? If we look at the wild card era (1996*-present), we can see how often teams make the playoffs based on how many games they win.