The most recent CBA rumors are suggesting that MLB is all but guaranteed to add another Wild Card team in each league, and the change could come as soon as next year. The two Wild Card teams would then play in a one-game playoff. Also, it sounds like this move would force MLB to realign into two 15-team leagues, with the Astros moving to the AL.
Yeah, it's a double-edged sword for the Rays, but I'm incredibly excited. A balanced schedule and another Wild Card slot? Sign me up for that.