I don’t think as many people will have baseball on their minds when it is 30 degrees outside. Many big college games are in November as well. LSU-Alabama etc.
I don’t know what is going to happen with scripted TV either.
Which is why I think they stay playing playoffs in October. If they go to 7 teams with an extra round that will add close to a week of games. Keep in mind no 1 game WCard this year. Now will they have a best of 3 or 5 first round series? I guess best of 3 not to make top seed wait too long.