11/16 Wild Card talks
Major League Baseball GMs spent Tuesday in Orlando, Fla., discussing several topics as they prepared for the upcoming collective bargaining agreement. One of the issues was expanding the current playoff system and adding another Wild Card team. Cubs GM Jim Hendry said he’s in favor.
“I don’t have the formula on how to make it work and I haven’t thought about how it will affect the season or move it up or shorten it or things like that,” Hendry said. “I think it’s great for the fans. The Wild Card has proven over time to be terrific and the more teams in the race that have a chance is great for the fan base. If you can make it work and it doesn’t go too deep into the winter, I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want more teams involved.”
— Carrie Muskat