New Watered Down Playoff System Brings Lesser Teams New Hope
In 2011 the team that tied for the tenth best record in major league baseball won the World Series. The St. Louis Cardinals were a good team at 90-72, but were they the best team in baseball? If your measurement is winning the World Series the answer is yes. Using any other criteria the answer is definitely not. They were a team that got hot at the end of the year and that carried over throughout the postseason.
The real question is: should a team that has the tenth best record in baseball have the right to play in the World Series? Continue reading