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7 Reasons Why MLB Playoff Expansion Is a Terrible Idea
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The recent word on the street is that Major League Baseball is strongly considering expanding the playoffs from eight to ten teams starting as soon as 2012. 

The owners supply a myriad of potential benefits that would result from such an arrangement, primarily adding excitement by allowing more teams into the tournament.

It could also allow competitive teams like the Boston Red Sox or San Diego Padres, the two fifth place teams in 2010, to get another chance in the playoffs.

However, adding another playoff team will do baseball no favors. Here are the top seven reasons why.

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