Can I root for the Reds to go 10-2 and finish at 101-61, and for the Nats to go 9-4, Win the Division, and finish 100-62 and take the second seed. That way, we know that we play the Giants and know where the NLDS start. If we get the #1 seed, we would have to wait til the end of the play in game to know where the NLDS would be played. So, right now, St. Louis would play at Atlanta in the Wild Card game, if St. Louis wins, then they'd fly back to St. Louis to host the 1st 2 NLDS games against the #1 seed. I'd rather fly to SF and have the days off to prepare.
Yes because you also forgot that if we get the second seed we both have the same amount of rest whereas whoever gets the Wild Card team gets a team on less rest. Too much rest can get you out of your rhythm pretty fast.