MLB is at it again! They’ve decided to add a one-game wild card to mix things up, which will let five teams go to the playoffs, and somehow save the sport. This is my suggestion, which I think is way better.
Two Leagues, Three Divisions Each, Equal Number of Teams
AL/NL West, AL/NL Central, AL/NL East
165 games a season
With other teams in your division (12 match ups a year)
With other teams in the same league, other division (9 match ups a year)
With other teams in the same league, the other other division (9 match ups a year)
33 (inter-league per year)
15 Games against opposite league, same division (So AL West/NL West, AL Central/NL Central, AL East/NL East) (This should have the Subway Series and some other interesting ones, get some local pride going), One division hosts, changes every year.
15 Games against opposite league, flipping division ( So AL West vs NL Central or East) (Every four years, a team should have hosted the others).
3 Games (On “Short” Sale starting with All Star Break) (World Series Winning Divisions Host) ( #1 Team AL & #1 Team NL, #2 Team AL & #2 Team NL…#15 Team AL & #15 Team NL) This is your summer World Series preview, this is your chance to see how the teams are racking, and it’s a fair match, the best and best, and the Mets and the worst.
Division Champs and Wild Cards go on to the Play-Offs.
If a Division Champ is under 500, that Division has no champion that year and instead a second Wild Card replaces the division in the Play-Offs.