Good evening everyone. As most of you have already heard, MLB has announced that the 2020 Postseason will include 16 teams rather than the traditional 10. Personally, I'm pretty pumped for the new format, and I'm hoping it goes well and could spur some playoff reform for future seasons.
However, this has thrown quite the wrench into my contest, which I'm excited to say has been very well received! Because of the new format, I need all bloggers to resubmit their predictions with the 16 team format. For a refresher on the contest - here is the original post.
So, in the comments on this post, please resubmit your new predictions using the format below. All other contest rules stay the same. The contest is open until 11:59 on Sunday, 7/26, so new entrants are still welcome and encouraged!
Explanation of New Postseason Format:
All division winners are in. This gives us 6 teams.
All second-place teams in the six divisions qualify - for the sake of this contest, we'll call title those "Runner Up." This gives us 6 more teams, totaling 12.
Finally, the 7th and 8th teams in each division, the wild card teams, will be chosen by best record among other teams remaining teams. This gives us 4 more teams, totaling 16.
Format to use to submit your predictions (drop as a comment on this post):
AL East Champion:
AL East Runner Up:
AL Central Champion:
AL Central Runner Up:
AL West Campion:
AL West Runner Up:
AL Wild Card #1:
AL Wild Card #2:
NL East Champion:
NL East Runner Up:
NL Central Champion:
NL Central Runner Up:
NL West Campion:
NL West Runner Up:
NL Wild Card #1:
NL Wild Card #2: