The GM and Owners Meetings are wrapping up, and Bud Selig is now addressing the media. As expected, he just announced that the Astros move to the American League has been approved, and the league has agreed to add a wild card team to each league.
The Astros move to the AL West won’t happen until 2013, but Selig said it’s possible the two extra playoff teams could begin in 2012. Sounds like it’s going to be a one-game playoff. Selig said he was surprised at how many people preferred that one-game play-in idea.
When the Astros move — creating two 15-team leagues — there will be interleague play every day.
No concerns about a collective bargaining agreement, which seems all but finished at this point.