If Major League Baseball is going to stop teams from stealing signs in the post season in the future—they may need to work a lot harder.
This after the MLB is reportedly mulling significant changes to its postseason—including increasing the number of teams from 10 to 14 and adding a reality-TV-type format to determine what teams play each other in an expanded wild-card round.
If the change is made, each league would have three division winners and four wild-card teams make the postseason with the best team in the league receiving a bye into the division series. The two remaining division winners and the wild-card team with the best record of the four would each host all games of a best-of-three series of the opening round.
Once the teams clinch, and the regular season ends, the plan gets congested:
Of course, the selections would be unveiled live on television the Sunday night of the final regular-season games making for another TV ratings grab.