Tom Krasovic: MLB seems likely to lend Padres, others a big hand with expanded postseason

The Padres seem headed to a big victory at the bargaining table. Within a year looms a brown-and-gold windfall that has nothing to do with A.J. Preller’s roster-improvement plans and largely won’t be of the Padres’ doing, though Peter Seidler and Ron Fowler can — and likely will — support efforts to make it happen. What’s in store, it appears, are expanded World Series tournament fields for many years to come, perhaps as soon as 2021. Playoff contention and wild cards will be less difficult to earn, no small perk for a Padres franchise that has posted 11 losing seasons in 13 years and must con…

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