ALDS betting preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros

The Houston Astros, owners of baseball’s best record in 2019 at 107-55, play the winner of the AL Wild Card game, the Tampa Bay Rays, in a five-game divisional series beginning on Friday. Here’s how the two clubs stack up.

Major League Baseball’s wild card system needs to change

Major League Baseball's wild card system, as presently constructed, has done little to infuse added drama into the postseason chase, and the one-game playoff severely diminishes the value of the 162-game regular season.