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    With the addition of a 2nd wild card, can two teams from the same division play in the division series now?
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    I believe so.
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    • #3
      I'm bringing this back up and I'm sorry if it's been asked before...

      First
      What were to happen if the Pirates and Cardinals were the two leading teams in the Wild Card? Would they play in that one game playoff or would one of them get bumped for a team in another division?


      Second
      Looking at the Wild Card Standings as of right now, the Braves are going to be WC #1. Then the Pirates and Cardinals are tied for WC #2. Is the schedule built to allow for that play-in game? And what happens if the Pirates, Cardinals, and Giants were all tied for that WC #2 spot?
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      • #4
        Just curious in terms of general Wild Card rules:


        If two teams in the same division are tied with the same record, and whatever team isn't the Division Winner is Wild Card eligible, what determines who gets the Division Title and who gets the Wild Card? Is it best divisional record? Record versus the other team? This has to have happened before, right?

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        • #5
          Evidently, it seems people are completely confounded as to how the second WC is being handled under the various circumstances that can arise from it. ...and rightfully so because frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if MLB is making it all up as they go along.

          The second WC is absolutely unnecessary (three divisions and the best second-place team), so I personally hope there's a seven-way tie for it. Perhaps when baseball finishes two days before the Superbowl and has Bud Selig's head exploding like a circus balloon, MLB will realize how utterly ridiculous the WC-2 is.
          Put it in the books.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by milladrive View Post
            Evidently, it seems people are completely confounded as to how the second WC is being handled under the various circumstances that can arise from it. ...and rightfully so because frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if MLB is making it all up as they go along.

            The second WC is absolutely unnecessary (three divisions and the best second-place team), so I personally hope there's a seven-way tie for it. Perhaps when baseball finishes two days before the Superbowl and has Bud Selig's head exploding like a circus balloon, MLB will realize how utterly ridiculous the WC-2 is.
            So the first wild card and the second one have to play a elimination game correct?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by milladrive View Post
              Evidently, it seems people are completely confounded as to how the second WC is being handled under the various circumstances that can arise from it. ...and rightfully so because frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if MLB is making it all up as they go along.

              The second WC is absolutely unnecessary (three divisions and the best second-place team), so I personally hope there's a seven-way tie for it. Perhaps when baseball finishes two days before the Superbowl and has Bud Selig's head exploding like a circus balloon, MLB will realize how utterly ridiculous the WC-2 is.
              That would be awesome. I hate the new second Wild Card rule.
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              • #8
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                [QUOTE=Bulldog19;2051903]I'm bringing this back up and I'm sorry if it's been asked before...
                First
                What were to happen if the Pirates and Cardinals were the two leading teams in the Wild Card? Would they play in that one game playoff or would one of them get bumped for a team in another division?

                I was and still am against a 2nd wild card team making the post season
                however we ALL know it is about the ALL MIGHTY DOLLAR (money)

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_L...all_postseason

                1)to answer your question, since the pirates and cardinals are in the same division
                the team with the best head to head record WINs, the wild card
                say they play 19 games cards win 10, pirates win 9=cards wildcard team, NO one-game playoff


                as of right now the one game playoff is if both of the team are tie for the division
                the head to head rule no longer applies for the division champs, they would play
                a 163 game with the winner being the division champ and the loser is the WC

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_L...ing_procedures
                http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...nt_id=26927024


                Second
                Looking at the Wild Card Standings as of right now, the Braves are going to be WC #1. Then the Pirates and Cardinals are tied for WC #2. Is the schedule built to allow for that play-in game? And what happens if the Pirates, Cardinals, and Giants were all tied for that WC #2 spot?

                the braves are in if they have a winning record again both teams,
                then for the pirates and cardinals same as #1 above,no playoff game
                for the giants,cards and pirates same as above


                NOW here is a good one,say the pirates win the #1 wild card and
                what if the braves, cards and giants are all tie with the same record for the 2nd wild card?
                game 163, game 164 and possible game 165 MAYBE

                or maybe NOT for it is back again to head to head records or the so-call tie-breaking procedures
                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_L...ing_procedures

                third, will teams from the same division play each other in the first round

                YES, the #1 team (the team with the best record) will play the #4 team (wild card winner)
                even if they both come from the same division in the division series

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Card_Showdown
                Last edited by drdg; 08-19-2012, 06:04 PM.
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