6 MLB Teams That Have Been Most Hurt By No Postseason Expansion

MLB Playoffs

Published on July 8th, 2020

Major league baseball made a proposal to its players with regards to having an expanded 16-member team once the season is over.

This would give the hard-working team members another chance at making into playoffs. However, the Union opposed the idea and the dreams of those teams were washed off.

Here we tell you 6 MLB teams that suffer the most due to this postseason expansion not happening.

1. Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays

The team has an impressive line-up of players to boast of. In fact, their player Bo Bichette played around 60 games last year and the stats were extraordinary.

However, their chances of playoffs in the postseason expansion were dimmed when the Union raised an objection.

With a reduction in three postseason slots, they have to fight it out with Angels, Astros, and Athletics to ensure a position and that seems a remote possibility.

2. Chicago White Sox

Chicago White Sox

White Sox is a dynasty in itself. It has around 20 position players, savvy new catcher, and two experienced sluggers and that shows the expertise they have.

If the playoff format had been expanded the team would have smoothly sailed into finals. This wild card chance was their best bet but now with the extra three slots, this chance is long gone.

3. Cleveland Indians

Cleveland Indians

The team’s success majorly depends on three of its players, i.e. Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez, and Carlos Santana.

They are talented but some personal setbacks have left the team in a slightly unfair position. Unfortunately, the expanded positions also did not happen and now the team is in a lurch.

4 . Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs

Cubs make for an experienced team with a majority of 2016 players still being a part. Their talent plus the support from manager David Ross could have easily guided them into being at the top especially if the postseason expansion had happened.

However, there are only two slots available to fill and it is highly unlikely they could sail through.

5. Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers

The brewers have shown their potential in a 60-game season. Their manager Craig Counsell is best equipped to handle bullpens.

However the team this year is not in full glory. Now there are not enough spots in the playoffs that they could grab for the third year.

6. Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks

If there were three extra wild card spots then easily Madison Bumgarner could have helped the Diamondbacks move ahead.

However, with the present, the team has a limited chance of making it as they just don’t have the pitching depth that is required.