QC already made the playoffs. They clinched a wild card spot in the 1st half.
Wow. Just wow.
It's prob not what you think. The first-half and second-half division winners reach the playoffs.
Correct. They split the season into halves. First half and second half winners make the playoffs from each division, and then they also do wild cards now. So I think a total of 8 teams make the playoffs now.
It works out pretty well. That way teams don't get penalized for killing in the first half, and then having all their guys called up and then tanking. They at least get rewarded for having that good 1st half.
That's why I enjoyed watching our team so much last year. They were darn good all season, even with a lot of turnover. This year's team is not quite at that same level. Pitching is what is keeping them respectable this year.