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"The expanded playoffs did not do the league any favors, not that the Covid Round was invented with the regular season in mind. Without the expansion, you would have a fantastic three team race in the AL Central, with good AL East and West races, and the very real possibility that those injury-plagued powers in Houston and the Bronx would miss the playoffs entirely."