One-Game Wild-Card Matchup
Ranking which 2020 MLB playoff teams are least likely to return this October
Last season's 16-team MLB playoffs format with a best-of-three first round drew mixed reviews. Fans seemed to like the bracket-style setup and the elimination of the one-game wild-card matchup, but others feared it was a sign of things to come with an expanded playoffs devaluing the regular season. While an expanded postseason is inevitable due to the money at stake, for at least one more year -- barring a last-minute change late in spring training -- MLB is going back to 10 playoff teams in 2021.