Originally Posted by TDog
The White Sox and Red Sox both went more than 85 years between World Series championships, and the more teams you add, the more levels to the postseason you add makes it more conceivable that teams could go a century between championships.
I think the more levels you add, the easier it is for teams to end their playoff drought. The toughest part of baseball is surviving the hellacious 162-game marathon. Adding extra playoffs allows more teams to qualify and then once you're in the postseason, anything goes.
The Red Sox, for instance, did not win their division either time they won the World Series. So without an expansion of the postseason, it's arguable that their World Series drought would still be alive today.