16. Crazy Playoff Format
Most people would agree the baseball season is already too long, but not Manfred. He infuriated fans by supporting the expansion of the playoffs from 10 teams to 14. This is ridiculous because it obviously dilutes the standard of the playoffs as it becomes a bloated mess.
However, it will give the MLB a richer television rights package, which is what this is all about. Everyone knows that it won’t magically grab new fans. To sum up, it’s just greed, plain and simple.