What if?

The St. Louis Cardinals entered the final two series of the 2012 regular season with something to play for: the Second Wild Card, which would assure them a one game playoff—the winner of which goes on to play in the NLDS against the playoff team with the best record.

An in-depth look at the National League Wild Card

This past offseason, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig expanded the playoff system.

Two Wild Card Teams From Each League? No Thanks

Cardinals, Giants showing why additional playoff team is a bad idea