Implied Value of Playoff Games

One of the frustrating aspects of the current lockout negotiations (or at least the version that is laundered through the media, which after the reporting of Monday night/Tuesday morning February 28/March 1 one would be wise to be skeptical of) is the extent to which any kind of novel idea put forward by the MLBPA is immediately dismissed out of hand by MLB. Rob Manfred has spent the last several years pensively stroking his chin and saying “That’s interesting, we’ll consider it” to any suggestion made to change baseball, seemingly up to and including positioning clowns at random points in the outfield.

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