How the second wild card affects playoff probability

Fangraphs had an interesting piece yesterday about how the new wild card affects playoff probabilities. In simpler terms; how many wins does a team need to make the playoffs? The conclusion is pretty interesting (if predictable); it’s now easier to make the playoffs with fewer wins, but tougher to reach the division series. 

My favorite part about this is how extremely relevant it is to the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

Pat Lackey

About Pat Lackey

In 2005, I started a WHYGAVS instead of working on organic chemistry homework. Many years later, I've written about baseball and the Pirates for a number of sites all across the internet, but WHYGAVS is still my home. I still haven't finished that O-Chem homework, though.