I reiterate my opinion that the in season tournament is the dumbest idea since Baseball Home Field in the World Series based on who wins the All Star Game.
It isn’t even in the middle of the season, it is after 2 weeks. It is not preseason, or at the start of the season, it is at the 5% of the schedule milestone? Why?
Are they going to celebrate winning? Is it even 1% as important as winning the actual title? Who will remember who won?
Players on the winning team get 500K, then 200 and 100 based on where the team landed. Most good players won’t care at all, rookie’s in league minimum will be excited. Should team play the guys that are actually playing for the money?
It kinda screws up the schedule in a way. If you advance you have to presumably play harder teams, thereby increasing the schedule difficulty for the season. Fair?
Some teams will get a short break if the lose a couple games. Some teams might choose to take advantage of that, particularly if they move the games to later in the season.
All hail the 2023 1/2 Champions.