Here's what MLB players think of the proposed new playoff format

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A New York Post report Monday revealed a potential plan for sweeping changes to MLB's playoff format. In addition to expanding the number of playoff teams from 10 to 14, with three division winners and four wild-card teams, the top teams would have the ability to choose their own opponents in different rounds, with the selections televised live.

As current and former players weighed in with their opinions on the proposed playoff shakeup across Twitter, it was clear that none of them like the idea.

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Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer was the most vocal on Twitter, speaking directly to Rob Manfred and outright slamming the proposal:

Bauer later went into more detail in a video where he went into detail about why he was angry at Manfred's proposal:

Several players chimed in with GIFs or emojis below Bauer’s original tweet, seemingly agreeing with him:

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius was less confrontational in his approach, and just had one question:

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood argued with ESPN reporter Buster Olney over the team money side of this proposal:

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Former MLB pitchers Dan Haren and Brandon McCarthy also added their takes. Haren compared the new format to the disputed NBA practice of load management:

Finally, McCarthy wittily disparaged the additional teams being added to the 10 teams already in existance:

This proposed arrangement couldn’t actually take place until the current CBA ends after the 2021 season, and while it was never actually presented to the union, players have made it clear that this would not be a good change for baseball.

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