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View Poll Results: 2nd wild card makes it less exciting?

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Thread: 2nd wild card

  1. #1
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    2nd wild card

    If there was a 2nd wild card it would be so less exciting. Tampa Boston and angels all fighting it out with cardinals, Atlanta and Sam fram in nl.

    It would be really boring. But that's just this season maybe next year it'd be better.

  2. #2
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    mlb needs the 2nd WC, it would be just as exciting

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    I just don't want the playoffs to extend longer.

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    I'd keep it the same, but make the 1st round a 7 game series. 5 games is a crapshoot.

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    why don't we forget the regular season and just give EVERYONE a playoff spot. Make it a big tournament, that was its REALLY exciting.

    Come on people, stop with this already, 1 wild card is plenty


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    I hate to be a broken record, but the 2nd wildcard (or 5th playoff team) would only work if they eliminate divisions.

    There would just be too many problems with seeding if they just add another wildcard and keep divisions.

    I want top 3 making the playoffs based on a balanced schedule, and 4 and 5 play a best-of-3 to get in.

    Since they aren't moving a team to the AL next year, I hope they keep the current format for 2012. Then move a team (D-backs) to the AL in 2013, and eliminate divisions and play a close-to-balanced schedule.

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    No. It gives teams extra revenue and it means there's something more to play for in September.
    With the deepest of regrets I am announcing that I will be leaving Pro Sports Daily. No reason in particular but wanted to thank everyone for a great 6 years here. Lots of great discussion and good poll series as well. Also fun re-drafts. Best of luck to you all in the future.

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    There would be just as much of a race as there is right now. The Angels/Rays would be fighting for the final AL spot, the Cards/Giants would be fighting for the final NL spot.
    2013

  9. #9
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    With a 2nd wild card today means nothing. Cardinals braves Tampa Boston might as well forfeit last game of season for rest or even 3 in cardinal and braves case.

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    This was the greatest night of baseball I have ever had the pleasure of watching and was probably the greatest in the history of the sport. With there was a 2nd WC this season, tonight would have been meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTL View Post
    This was the greatest night of baseball I have ever had the pleasure of watching and was probably the greatest in the history of the sport. With there was a 2nd WC this season, tonight would have been meaningless.
    x2 - 2nd wildcard is a horrible idea

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    I was watching tonight still thinking if they add a playoff team the only way to do it is without divisions and a balanced schedule. The number will be lower than 90 and will bring more teams into the mix.

    But what a great night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by "Ace"ves View Post
    why don't we forget the regular season and just give EVERYONE a playoff spot. Make it a big tournament, that was its REALLY exciting.

    Come on people, stop with this already, 1 wild card is plenty
    Says teh yankee fan with a 1 billion dollar payroll. Must be nice to be in the playoffs every year huh?

    I doubt youd be singing the same tune if you were a fan of any other team not named boston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKdoubleStacker View Post
    Says teh yankee fan with a 1 billion dollar payroll. Must be nice to be in the playoffs every year huh?

    I doubt youd be singing the same tune if you were a fan of any other team not named boston.
    What? You just contradict yourself here.

    Since we have a "1 billion dollar payroll", we are in the playoffs every year. And yet a team like Boston didn't make it this year, rather a team that unloaded the majority of their established players (like Crawford....who went to Boston) with a low payroll did make it.

    Way to go genius.

    And if there was a 2nd wild card, would help the yankees make it even more so... i dont want it cause how many teams are we letting in?


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    i would love it if they put in a second. IMO too many teams get jipped (example: 2 teams fighting for the wild card with 95 wins but a team in a crappy division goes to the playoffs with 85 wins)

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