Sep 16, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel (60) is pulled from the game during the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers defeat the Astros 14-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
We got ourselves a pennant race folks. After leading the division for almost the entire season, the Houston Astros were swept by the rising Texas Rangers and now are in a playoff fight for their lives. While the division crown is still within grasp they now have to worry about the Angles, Twins and even the Indians as they hope to make the playoffs for the first time since 2005.
Here’s, something to fuel the every expanding world of baseball. It’s been thrown around, but baseball needs to make the playoff wildcard game a best-of-three series. Imagine this year having a Pirates-Cubbies and a Houston/Yankees series matchup. That makes you raise your eyebrows.
It benefits everyone. MLB would not loose the drama (actually it would increase), they would get more money from ticket/TV sales, and it would expand their playoffs even further to compete with the NFL. The fans would love it and a teams entire season doesn’t come down to one single game. Everybody wins. Anyways food for thought.
Here’s this weeks MLB Power Rankings:
Biggest Jump: Rangers (4 spots)
Biggest Drop: Rays (3 spots)
Next: The Cream of the Crop