MLB playoff expansion proposal helps nearly every team

What if the proposed expansion to a 14-team playoff field were in place for the past eight years (2012-2019)? We don’t know how it might have affected spending and team construction with more available postseason spots, but if you simply apply the format retroactively, here’s what you get:

• Twenty-seven of the 30 clubs would have qualified for the postseason in that eight-year period.

• Only two teams in those eight years would have qualified for the expanded postseason every year: the Dodgers and Cardinals–none in the American League.

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