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MLB's Next Commissioner

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Could be announced in the next couple of hours.

    Selig expected the owners to simply endorse his recommendation of Rob Manfred. A couple of owners, notably Jerry Reinsdorf of the White Sox, have been pushing for an alternative, and have chosen Red Sox chairman Tom Werner as their candidate.

    That Werner is being considered is insane to me.

    The longshot candidate is Tim Brosnan, baseball's executive vice president for business.

    Personally, I'd love to see Brosnan emerge as a compromise candidate. He's one of the best people I know.

    Who's it going to be?

    Manfred is still the clear favorite. In years past, Reinsdorf was very influential. Does he still have much influence with new, younger owners?
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    You forgot to sign back in as Drip.

    In all seriousness, Faye Vincente was on the radio yesterday saying basically the owners would be batshit at this point in time to listen to Reinsdorf's recommendation on anything. He's the equivalent of the Japanese soldiers still fighting WWII decades later.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I know, right.

    But, in all honesty, he's a really good guy.

    We had a connection because went to the same high school. He was always incredible gracious to me, and generous with his time.


    That's why I'll be curious to see if anyone follows his lead.

    I can't find the article right now, but one interesting thing I read is that certain owners who were favorites of Selig's don't expect the same treatment under Manfred.

    The Red Sox in particular benefit from a favorable assessment of the true value of their NESN tv rights.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The Red Sox owners only got that way because of Selig. Otherwise, they'd be the Marlins' owners today. Henry's been a pretty good owner, but letting Loria stay in baseball is an inexplicable Selig blunder.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    What, was there a sale on e's? Or has Fay Vincent suddenly become Hispanic or Italian?
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  7. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    I kind of like that Selig has the need to wear a nametag . . . and is carrying a newspaper.
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Does Selig's son-in-law still have a no show job at MLB's "Arizona office"?
  9. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    The theory I heard advanced just now on the radio by Sean McAdam, a well-wired reporter, is that Manfred will win, but only by promising the Reinsdorf faction maximum imput on labor issues. Of course, campaign promises....
  10. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    As someone who witnessed the imfamous Padres 1993 "fire sale" up close, I totally agree with you, YF, on the possibility of Werner as commissioner.
  11. Rainman

    Rainman Active Member


    Rob Manfred is the new Commissioner. Promoted from his former COO position. Other experience includes head of drug-testing.
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Manfred's the Man.
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