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Friday, July 18, 2014

Nightengale: Greenberg could follow Selig - but will he?

While Major League Baseball searches for the next commissioner to replace Bud Selig, several high-ranking industry executives believe they have found the right man for the job.

The trouble is convincing Steve Greenberg, 65, managing director of investment bank Allen & Company, to do it.

Greenberg, former MLB deputy commissioner and son of Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg, loves the sport.

Just not the Commissioner’s job.

In addition to the increased workload, I guess he doesn’t want to take a pay cut to the 1% from .001%.

OsunaSakata Posted: July 18, 2014 at 07:33 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: commissioner

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

10 Degrees: As MLB looks for Bud Selig’s successor, Jerry Reinsdorf makes power grab - Yahoo Sports

The Game of Thrones: The Boys of Summer Edition

Truth is, Manfred represents much of what owners have come to value in a commissioner. He grabbed ahold of the changing power dynamics in labor relations and returned them to MLB after the union spent decades wiping the floor with the league. He is exceedingly bright and devilishly funny. He will fight and, in keeping with the tack of MLB past, fight dirty. He knows the game, the people. He wrote the labor agreements that have kept peace for nearly 20 years.

His sin in Reinsdorf’s eyes is two-fold. Manfred recognizes the large markets ultimately run the game because they’re the ones that generate massive revenue. That one is forgivable because, well, it’s true. More egregious is this: Manfred calls Reinsdorf out on his politicking. And the only thing more dangerous than a powerful man is one who tells the truth about how he lassoed that power.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 27, 2014 at 11:15 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: business, commissioner

Friday, May 23, 2014

NY Times: Baseball Lords Vexed by Plan for New King.

Jerry Reinsdorf ain’t sitting down for this one.

Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: May 23, 2014 at 10:09 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: commissioner

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ruben Amaro Jr., Joe Torre among possible candidates for MLB commissioner, report says

“... Other potential candidates include MLB execs such as COO Rob Manfred as well as Dodgers owner Stan Kasten and Phillies GM Rubén Amaro Jr….”

NattyBoh Posted: May 22, 2014 at 07:11 PM | 101 comment(s)
  Beats: bud selig, commissioner, ruben amaro jr.

 

 

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