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Will Extending the Playoffs Really Dilute the Regular Season?

By far the most common complaint I read regarding Selig's plan to add a second wild card is that it would "dilute the regular season." Personally, I'm suspicious of this argument, and I'll tell you why...

Gambling for October: How Expanding the Playoffs Could Aid Parity

One to rectify parity issues in baseball—without engineering a massive overhaul of the revenue sharing and luxury tax systems that would require the consent of a supermajority of the owners and the MLBPA—is simply to sweeten the pot: add a couple more playoff teams.

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