It's not just the 5 days off, it's the number of games in a series.They really should re-seed after the WC Round. Teams with the best record should be playing those with the worst record, regardless if they were Division Champs or not.
Would have resulted in:
Twins @ Orioles
Rangers @ Astros
Diamondbacks @ Braves
Phillies @ Dodgers
The NL is really puzzling as both a Wild Card Teams won. Seems like an easy fix.
I've stated it before but the NHL and NBA play 82 game seasons and have best of 7 matchups in the playoffs.
The friggin MLB has best of 3 and best of 5, when playing twice as many games in the regular season.
It's a freaking joke.