MLB playoff extension explained: How many teams will make the 2022 playoffs, other key info

The new MLB-MLBPA collective bargaining... 

...agreement includes several rule changes. 

One of the more significant is the expanded playoff system, 

...instead of the 10 in previous years. 

...which will now feature 12 teams (six per league) 

As of 2022, the MLB playoffs will now include:

– 3 Division Champion AL – 3 Division Champions from NL


– 3 Wild Card Teams from AL – 3 wild card teams from the NL


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