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Thursday, October 01, 2015

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Touts Mexico As A Possible Expansion Location

!Aye Carumba!

“We see Mexico as an opportunity internationally,” Manfred said. “We also think a team in Mexico and a larger number of Mexican players in the big leagues could really help us continue to grow the Hispanic market in the United States.”

Manfred also said that the choice of expansion locations in the U.S. would not be affected by clubs with regional networks that blanket the country.

“As a general proposition, I do not see the television territories for the clubs as a significant issue in considering expansion in domestic markets,” he said….

Asked if the number of game played for each team would be altered with expansion to 32, Manfred said he favored staying at 162 games and moving to four-team divisions. “From a technical perspective it would be easier to divide the schedule up by four. Having five teams in the divisions is problematic from a scheduling perspective.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 01, 2015 at 09:41 AM | 53 comment(s)
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