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Friday, May 06, 2016

Commissioner: Decision imminent on MLB games in Puerto Rico - The Denver Post

A discussion on a number of topics including Snapchat.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 06, 2016 at 08:30 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: commissioner, rob manfred

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Crasnick: Rob Manfred: No foreseeable change to DH rule coming

Thought so.

Manfred told ESPN he was merely discussing the pros and cons of a possible change and did not mean to create the impression that NL clubs want to adopt the DH. He compared the reaction to his comments to the fallout a year ago when he discussed the possibility of eliminating defensive shifts as a hypothetical change that MLB might consider.

“When I talked about the defensive shifts, I let myself get into a situation where I speculated about a change I wasn’t serious about,” Manfred said. “I made the same mistake this time when I went back and forth on the pros and cons of the DH issue rather than saying what I’ve said all along—that I think we’re status quo on the DH, because it is the single most important feature that defines the differences between the two leagues.”

JEe (Jason) Posted: January 26, 2016 at 08:45 AM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: bartolo colon, commissioner, designated hitter, oops, rob manfred

AP: M.L.B. Considering Raising Bottom of Strike Zone

Major League Baseball is studying whether to raise the bottom of the strike zone from the hollow beneath the kneecap back to the top of the kneecap.

“I’m not in a position to predict whether it’s going to happen or not,” Rob Manfred said during an interview with The Associated Press on Monday on his first anniversary as baseball commissioner. “I think that the interest in the topic is really driven by the fact that if you look over time there has been a movement down of the strike zone, largely as a result of the way we evaluate the strike zone with umpires.” Strike zone data was included in a presentation given to owners last week at their meeting in Coral Gables, Florida. An agreement with the players’ association would be necessary to make a change for this year, and baseball officials said the matter is likely to be discussed during collective bargaining, which would delay any change until 2017. The strike zone extended to the top of the kneecap through the 1995 season, then was dropped to its current level. [...]

Manfred said that when he spoke last week of a possible expansion of the designated hitter to the National League, he should have included an emphasis that change is not likely.  “I think the status quo on the DH has served the industry the well,” he said. “I think it serves an important purpose in terms of defining the difference between the American League and the National League, and that league definition is important to us from a competitive perspective.”


Thursday, January 21, 2016

National League could adopt DH by 2017, Rob Manfred says

Chatter about the National League adopting the designated hitter has heated up, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on Thursday told reporters the issue could very well be addressed in the upcoming collective bargaining agreement that goes into effect in 2017.

The American League established the DH in 1973 and has since enjoyed advantages over the National League during interleague play regardless of which league hosts the game. American League teams are 23-19 in the World Series since the DH was born and have an all-time record of 2,565-2,299 in interleague play.

Goodbye, sweet prince.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 21, 2016 at 04:52 PM | 121 comment(s)
  Beats: designated hitter, national league, rob manfred

Monday, December 14, 2015

Pete Rose to Remain Barred by Baseball, Sources Say

It was a sucker’s bet.

Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, has decided not to lift the permanent ban imposed on Pete Rose more than a quarter-century ago, meaning the player with more hits than anyone else in the sport’s history will continue to be kept out of the Hall of Fame.

The decision by Mr. Manfred, who succeeded Bud Selig as commissioner last January, has not been publicly announced. But three people familiar with the decision, speaking on condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing a matter that was supposed to remain confidential, said that Mr. Manfred had made up his mind to keep the ban intact.

Mr. Manfred’s decision comes less than three months after he met with Mr. Rose, 74, at Major League Baseball’s headquarters on Park Avenue in Manhattan.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 14, 2015 at 12:03 PM | 186 comment(s)
  Beats: banishment, pete rose, rob manfred

 

 

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