Things are a little bit different in Major League Baseball this year. There is an opportunity for more teams to make the playoffs.Has this made teams more competitive before the final stretch of the season? Obviously, teams aren’t laying down, but now that they have another playoff spot, are teams taking the rest of the season a bit more seriously?

With the addition of a second wild card, now a team that was two teams back of the first wild card has more reason to fight. They could knock off the second best team, and make their way in. It has made August baseball a bit more interesting. Usually it seems as though teams are taking it easy after the All-Star break, until we get to September, but is that still the case?