kab21 wrote:I agree with hort, JJ and BB. Wild card should be at a disadvantage. it sounds like your complaint is against having divisions and this is actually a step in the right direction. The best teams (top 2 divisional winners) are now definitely rewarded with not only not only playing in the WC one or done but they also get home field advantage. I know that you're going to complain about the 2ND PLACE AL east team having to play in the WC but they should have taken care of their own business.
How did the Tigers take care of their business better than the O's or A's (or conceivably the Yankees or Rangers if they lose their divisions)? Those teams won more games with a more difficult schedule. The fact that the White Sox all of a sudden couldn't win games doesn't mean that Detroit took care of business. Had the Yankees randomly lost 2 more games earlier this year, nothing the Orioles had done would be any different.