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MLB Adds Second Wild Card: 5 Reasons It Enhances Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry

It was reported today by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports that Major League Baseball will officially adopt a 10-team playoff system tomorrow, when an announcement is scheduled.

In a move that has been talked about for several months now, MLB has now shown that it is willing to make an attempt at giving more teams a shot at being competitive.

For the Yankees and Red Sox, two teams that are always competitive, this announcement just adds more fuel to the fire.

The rivalry between the two teams is arguably the best in sports (feel free to have at it in the comments section), and expanding the playoff format will most certainly lead to an enhancement in the rivalry.

This season, the Red Sox will be playing with a vengeance, considering the colossal collapse the team went through over the season's final weeks (one has to wonder what could have been if the new format were in place last season).

The Yankees, on the other hand, will look to improve upon last season's league-leading 97 wins and maintain their high expectations.

The new format will definitely enhance the rivalry in the near future, as well as in the long run.

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