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Re: Gammons: Expand Playoffs?

Postby thedude » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:06 pm

Maris09 wrote:There's no good reason why Division winners should only get a 5 game series to determine their fate. That part has got to be changed.


Well often time a division winner is the the worst team in the playoffs. Why should a team with say 82-85 wins in a terrible division have an advantage over a team with 90+ wins in a very competitive division. That crappy 82 win team already has home field if it plays the wild card, and that is enough of a reward.
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Re: Gammons: Expand Playoffs?

Postby os_gamejunkie » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:19 am

BronXBombers51 wrote:I think he makes a decent argument. I'm the last person who wants to see the MLB playoff picture become and overcrowded joke like the NHL. But I think having 2 wildcards in each league and have a best-of-3 play-in series the weekend before the Divisional Series could be a good idea that would generate a lot more excitement for a lot more teams in the final weeks of September. What do you think?


Is Peter Gammons running out of stuff to write about?

1. Why add in another in another wild card, baseball already awards a team a playoff bid for not winning their own division.

2. Best of 3? The current best of 5 in the LDS is not even getting it done IMO, it should be best of 7.

If they want to fix the playoffs, they need to fix the network times.
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Re: Gammons: Expand Playoffs?

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:20 am

Dan Lambskin wrote:
bazzy_51 wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:i heard the Cubs are interested


Seriously funny after the 3rd or maybe the 4th or MAYBE even the 5th time you said it. But after about the 20th thread its in it gets a little old and no so funny as the first couple times. Anyways...

I like the idea of shortening the season and lengthening the playoffs also.


meh...i cant please everyone...i thought it was perfect for this situation though, you know, cause Milton Bradley ruined the Cubs season


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Re: Gammons: Expand Playoffs?

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:20 am

GiantsFan14 wrote:
BitterDodgerFan wrote:i say shorten the season and lengthen the playoffs if anything.


this

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Re: Gammons: Expand Playoffs?

Postby swyck » Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:31 am

raiders_umpire wrote:I like the playoffs just the way they are. No need to make a change just because this September doesn't have alot of playoff type matchups between teams fighting for a spot.


;-D

Haven't seen anyone mention this yet, but those November world series night games in Philadelphia were a joke, and I'm a Phils fan. You can't play night baseball in November in the north. Anything that makes the season any longer HAS makes no sense.
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Re: Gammons: Expand Playoffs?

Postby Verminator » Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:40 pm

Sheesh!! Why don't we just make a 6 month/162 game exhibition season and allow all teams to qualify for a Round Robin tournament where runs are done "Family Feud" style and counted double in the 8th inning and triple in the 9th inning. If the game goes to extra innings, a home run derby decides to the winner.

Just trying to keep it exciting! :-B
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Re: Gammons: Expand Playoffs?

Postby GiantsFan14 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:27 pm

swyck wrote:
raiders_umpire wrote:I like the playoffs just the way they are. No need to make a change just because this September doesn't have alot of playoff type matchups between teams fighting for a spot.


;-D

Haven't seen anyone mention this yet, but those November world series night games in Philadelphia were a joke, and I'm a Phils fan. You can't play night baseball in November in the north. Anything that makes the season any longer HAS makes no sense.
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i think the plan would be to shorten the season in order to lengthen the postseason
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Re: Gammons: Expand Playoffs?

Postby GiantsFan14 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:29 pm

also i agree that they really need to make the division series 7 games. a 162 game season just can't come down to a 5 game series, there is just too much variance involved in such a short series. obviously still variance in a 7 game series but at least it lessens it somewhat.
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