According to FOX Sports, Major League Baseball will go to a 10-team format this upcoming season. Each league will have two Wild Card teams and both will square off in a one-game playoff to determine who gets to face the top seeded team.
I can see why MLB would want to try this out, but ultimately it just doesn’t work.
Adding two more teams waters down the excitement of a playoff chase towards the end of the season. If this new system was installed last year, then both the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays both would have made the playoffs and the exciting finish we saw at the season finale would have just been pointless.