MLB’s expanded playoffs: Who gets in? Will randomness prevail? And does best team win the World Series?

For just the fourth time in 54 years, Major League Baseball is making significant alterations to its playoff format. Yet in a sport that prides itself on the sanctity of 162-game regular seasons, that’s frequent enough to provoke reactions ranging from skepticism to panic. Come October, , a vast departure even from its last alteration … Read more