Originally Posted by cub killer
It's not either/or, it's a combination of the 2, which was already said. If you can't follow, then we can't continue the discussion.
The purpose of the playoffs is to determine who is the best team among the playoff teams, and thus, best, period.
Just because that's the purpose of the playoffs doesn't mean that it succeeds at it. "Best" is a subjective term. There will never be a way to determine who is best. All I'm saying is that the postseason is no be-all, end-all litmus test. It determines who the champion is. It can't determine who's best. I would rather rely on the regular season to say who the best is, rather than accept that for some reason, playoff baseball is different from regular season baseball, and that whatever happens in the postseason carries more weight because of "pressure".
Also, dial back the attitude some. There's no reason to let a debate devolve into "You disagree with me, you must be stupid".