Hope is what the Mets will hold fast to in what should be a transitional 2011 season, as their new regime tries to purge onerous contracts, institute an energetic style of play and reinvigorate the fan base. But a tangible — and, some would say, more realistic — prize should be within reach as soon as 2012, when the Mets’ path to the playoffs could become somewhat easier because of postseason expansion.
Adding an extra wild-card berth in each league is less a possibility at this point than an inevitability” —
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I hate the idea of an additional wild card, even if it helped the Mets chances of getting into the playoffs.
The NBA and NFL playoffs are ridiculous, too many teams get in. Unfortunately, this is going to happen because owners want more money, it’s just a matter of when.