The Wildcard Game

Home The Cardinal Nation Forums Open Forum The Wildcard Game

Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #171358
    ZTR
    Participant

    Free

    Is there any chance this ever becomes a 3 game set instead of a one off?

    The WC2 spot is working as intended in keeping more teams ‘in the hunt’ to or almost to the end of the season. Stay at or just above .500 and most years you still have a chance.

    The WC1 spot is pretty much out of reach and many more teams (and fans) would already have turned the page on 2021.

    #171400
    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Paid - Annual

    ZTR asked:

    Is there any chance this ever becomes a 3 game set instead of a one off?

    IF MLB has its way, it will. They want a return of the 16-team post-season from last year. That included best of three wild card series. It will probably be hammered out in the new CBA.

    #171402
    ZTR
    Participant

    Free

    I’m torn on the issue of further expansion / watering down of the playoffs but I’m not a fan of 1 game ‘series’.

    It’s fine to have a game 163 to settle a division champion or similar but WC1 vs. WC2 outta be best of 3?

    P.$. I hate the DH.

    #171415
    1982 willie
    Participant

    Paid - Annual

    Yea if we must have this abomination that is the wild card, I’d rather it not be a one off game.

    #171595
    blingboy
    Participant

    Paid - Annual

    Question. If Hudson comes back this month, would he be eligible for the post-season roster?

    We are 1.5 games behind the Reds for the second WC slot and we have played 3 fewer games than them.

    We have to pass the Padres. They are 1.0 games ahead of us and we have played 2 fewer than them.

    #171602
    PugsleyAddams
    Participant

    Paid - Annual

    I wouldn’t think Hudson would be available, Bling. Anyone heard of how “Lucky” LeBlanc is doing? If we are to make a serious run at this thing, we’re going to need a healthy LeBlanc on hand.

    #171612
    Cardinal in France
    Participant

    Free

    The answer to your question Z is I hope not.

    There are already too many playoff games. Teams should be required to win something to reach the post-season, not just slide in second or third.

    It’s all just a money-grab anyway.

    #171616
    Euro Dandy
    Participant

    Free

    bling, Hudson is eligible for post season rosters, regardless if he is activated or not in the regular season.

    #171617
    Euro Dandy
    Participant

    Free

    Pugs, don’t count on Lucky. I read something about a week ago saying he had a bullpen session and didn’t recover very well. Shildt was not optimistic.

    #171629
    PugsleyAddams
    Participant

    Paid - Annual

    Thanks for the news on “Lucky”, Euro….. albeit very bad news. But, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from following “Lucky” Leblanc’s career, it’s that you never count this man out. “Lucky” shall return.

    #171654
    ZTR
    Participant

    Free

    CiF, I agree. With three divisions I don’t mind a WC team to have 4 NL and 4 AL teams in.

    WC2 (even though it led to the great run in 2011) just doesn’t work for me. .500 teams have no business competing for a post season spot in my opinion.

Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.