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Monday, September 22, 2014

MLB creates pace of game committee

Next they’ll need a committee to examine the pace of committees designed to study the pace of the game.

Baseball games are too slow and take too long. They’re still enjoyable and we’re all going to watch them, but they could be sped up and improved. The fact that even Major League Baseball commissioner (for now) Bud Selig has recognized this is the greatest proof that we know. Selig, in what will likely be one of his last major acts as commissioner, has set up a committee to figure out ways to speed up MLB games as soon as 2015.

Some of the regular long-term players you expect are included in the committee, such as the Mets’ Sandy Alderson, Braves’ president John Schuerholz and MLB’s chief operating officer and the next commissioner, Rob Manfred. Tony Clark is there to represent the Player’s Union as well, while Tom Werner—who failed in his bid to leave the Red Sox to become commissioner—is also around, along with Joe Torre. It’s kind of a who’s who of those will still be in power after Selig officially abdicates the throne, which makes sense given they’re the ones who need to deal with the consequences of their actions.


Friday, May 09, 2014

Sherman :Minaya’s ‘mess’ is what’s saving Alderson’s Mets now

Omar Minaya’s fingerprints remain indelible on the major league team. You could argue the Mets’ five best players to date have been Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda, Juan Lagares, Dillon Gee and Jonathon Niese.

All were drafted or signed internationally in a fertile 2006-08 period when Minaya’s Mets brought in a shipload of players who would reach the majors such as Joe Smith, Jose Quintana, Ike Davis, Josh Stinson, Josh Satin, Maikel Cleto, Collin McHugh, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Wilmer Flores, Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia, Gonzalez Germen and Ruben Tejada. The parting gift came in 2010 – Minaya’s final draft – when the Mets selected Matt Harvey in the first round.

 

thetailor Posted: May 09, 2014 at 11:03 AM | 35 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, omar minaya, sandy alderson

 

 

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