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Baseball doubled its playoff teams to four in 1969 and again to eight for 1995, a year later than intended because of a players’ strike. If there were additional wild-card teams, baseball would have to decide the length of the new round.

“I think best-of-one would be a little short, but I don’t see how you go more than best-of-three given the need for travel and all the other playoffs that have to take place,” New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. “But somebody may be able to figure it out on a best-of-five basis.”

Management also seems intent on proposing a slotting system for amateur draft picks to eliminate individual negotiations.

“There are reasons why major league players should want a slotting system, because what’s not spent in the draft arguably could be or would be spent on major league players,” Alderson said.

Having worked for MLB in the Dominican Republic before joining the Mets last month, Alderson said a worldwide draft remains another possible proposal. Currently, the draft is limited to the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. territories, but baseball may propose expanding it. That would eliminate large free-agent deals for Latin American players and problems caused by buscones who have taken cuts of signing bonuses. MLB also has struggled with age and identity fraud.

“Based on what I’ve heard from the commissioner, that’s an option still on the table,” Alderson said. “If we can clean up some of these problems, there’s a less likelihood of a draft being instituted.”

While the NFL, NBA and NHL are facing potentially acrimonious labor negotiations, MLB remains confident it can reach another deal without strife. Since the 7 1/2-month strike that wiped out the World Series, players and owners have learned to deal with each other with more harmony.

“Of all the sports, I’d say we are the least likely to experience a work stoppage,” Alderson said.