It is our reality now: henceforth every MLB postseason will feature ten teams, instead of eight. At least, they'll feature ten teams until they feature more than ten teams, which seems like an eventual inevitability. When does expansion become too much expansion? I don't know, and more expansion probably means more money.
Anyway, forget about the future and focus on the present. Some more details are coming out, and here are two of them:
The wild-card winner, barring a tie-breaker to get in, will have off-day before the one-game playoff, and an off-day following playoff. #MLB— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 2, 2012
Under new playoff format, teams from the same division will be able to play each other in the Division Series, Michael Weiner confirms.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) March 2, 2012
The second one is probably the bigger deal, although neither is too big of a deal. No longer will teams from the same division be blocked from facing one another in the first (second?) round. I don't see anything objectionable there. Good work, suits.