Well, some progress has been made regarding the labor dispute between the MLBPA and MLB. Both sides have come to an agreement on the playoff format. Playoff formats might not be what the fans want to hear resolved right now, but progress is progress.
As it stands, both the N.L. and A.L. will have seven teams in the playoffs. The team with the best record will get a bye and advance into the division series. The top remaining division winner will get their choice of four wild card teams and play a best of three at their home park. After all that, the third division winner will follow the same process.
MLB playoff format is set fans gonna love it – 7 playoff teams per league – Team with best record gets bye and goes to Div Series – Top remaining Div Winner picks opponent from the 4 wild card teams and plays best of three all games at home – Then the 3rd Div winner does the same
— Craig Carton (@craigcartonlive) February 17, 2022