Quick Hits: Playoffs, Giolito, White Sox

MLB will expand the playoffs starting this season and the reaction has generally seemed positive. Here are a few more links to cap off the leap day, starting with reaction to the upcoming postseason format…

  • Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says the changes are good for the game, because they will add excitement with minimal intrusion. Plus, the new format will provide teams with an incentive to win their divisions.
  • Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says the changes make sense. Commissioner Bud Selig has made the right call, Heyman writes.
  • High school right-hander Lucas Giolito hit 100 mph in a start last night, Baseball America‚Äôs Nathan Rode confirms. Giolito is the top high school prospect for the 2012 draft, according to Rode.
  • South Side Sox interviewed Dan Fabian, director of baseball operations for the White Sox, about his role with the team, trades, stats and scouting.