The Houston Astros will move to the American League West in 2013. With 15 teams in each league, there will be a significant increase in interleague games (up from the current 18 to perhaps 30).
MLB will add an additional wild card team in each league for 2013 (or perhaps 2012; it has not been decided). Each league's two wild cards would likely meet in a one-game playoff, with the victor joining the three division winners in the playoffs. A Globe poll asks if fans are in favour of the additional wild card?
No, the original wild card was bad enough 61.21% (2,749 votes) Yes, it's time to open up the playoffs even more 38.79% (1,742 votes)Meanwhile, Bud Selig continues to insist fans everywhere totally love what he has done to the game.