Post by Dick Sidbury Post by Joe Schmoe Post by James Sidbury Post by Joe Schmoe
Think the Braves will make the post-season?
But the current situation shows why the concept of a one game playoff
between two wild cards is a bad idea.
I hate to ask this, but what would you propose instead? There are many
different opinions about that...
4 divisions of 4 teams, no wild cards or two divisions of 8 teams with
first and second place teams going to the playoffs. runners up play
winners of the other divisions.
Your idea is too conventional and boring. So here's my idea. At the
beginning of the season, all of the players are put into a draft. Each
team takes turns drafting their players for the season, and you form 32
teams, 16 teams in each league. Each team plays a balanced schedule
against every other team in their league, nine games against each of the
other 15 teams. So the regular season is 135 games but no one is
eliminated. They are all pool games. All the 135 games are for is to
seed the teams into two 16-team double elimination tournaments. Each
series in the tournament bracket plays a best of five series to advance.
The finals are a seven game series between the winners of each
tournament. Then, all the revenue is pooled and shares are divided
according to the coaches' vote, to determine the compensation of each
player for the season, based on performance. There would be minimum
guarantees depending on tenure. Of course, there is money for advancing
in the tournament as well. Then after the season, all of the players
are put back into the hat for next season's draft. The team with the
lowest finish in the previous year's tournament picks first, and the
process is repeated.