- Jul 15, 2005
One side of the draw is the best division winner vs the winner of the top two wild cards, the other side is the second division winner vs the winner of the third division winner vs the third wild card. To me (and what VORP meant) is that the road to the ALCS seems much easier from the 6 spot than the 4 or 5, even given the home field advantage that the 4 will get initially.Can you elaborate on this?
Do you mean that it would be better for the Red Sox to face the division winner with the worst record at home rather than face one of the Rays or Toronto? While I might be inclined to agree, the first wild card would face the second wild card at home. That seems like a much bigger advantage than seeing the division winner from the Central (assuming that this would be the division winner with the worst record as has been true in recent history).
Edit: So right now it would be:
NY vs winner of TOR/TB
HOU vs winner of MIN/CLE (BOS bumps CLE if CLE loses today)