The wild card has brought new vigor to Yankees-dominated baseball. Is it time to add a second one?
“The wild-card spot in the playoffs hasnâ€™t proved to be a significant disadvantage. In nine seasons since the first wild-card entry, three wild-card teamsâ€”the Marlins twice, in 1997 and again last year, and the Angels in 2002â€”have won the World Series. In other words, though wild cards make up 25 percent of the postseason contenders, they have won 33 percent of the Series since they became eligible.”
It is worth considering.