It’s about time Major League Baseball got something right.
The Houston Astros will be moving to the American League in 2013, ensuring both the AL and the National League will have 15 teams. That will put the end to unbalanced scheduling that has plagued MLB for years.
MLB voted to add two additional wild cards in each league and have those wildcard teams play a one game sudden-death playoff game, stressing the importance of winning the division.
HOWWW-EVA (in Stephen “Screamin'” A. Smith’s voice), I think MLB could have done one more thing. It could have eliminated divisions altogether.
Mike Greenburg from ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning” came up with that idea months ago during the heat of the pennant races and shared that idea with his co-host Mike Golic and other baseball experts such as Tim Kurkjian and the great Bob Costas. Greenburg also proposed having the top six teams in each league qualified for the playoffs, with the top two teams receiving byes.
Now that’s a plan that I could live with, and would make the regular season in MLB that more meaningful – not to mention popular. Something tells me that is where this will eventually head.