Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: business, commissioner

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. dr. scott Posted: May 27, 2014 at 04:53 PM (#4714131)
Lots more in this article apart from the power plays... which is confusing at first if you make the mistake of skimming... but there was this...

Jeff Samardzija should hit the market anytime now as the Cubs look to cash in on the most superlative stretch of winless baseball in history.


Finally saw him pitch yesterday as the Giants lost... biggest thing I took away was in the battle of the flowing mullets, Pagan certainly got the upper hand on Samardzija in the 1st inning....

That was a lot of hair in that at bat.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Ray (RDP)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogJosh Hamilton could soon be gone from Los Angeles Angels - MLB - SI.com
(94 - 11:53pm, Apr 27)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - April 2015
(1755 - 11:52pm, Apr 27)
Last: Athletic Supporter is trying to remember your name

NewsblogVideo: A-Rod's solo homer | MLB.com
(43 - 11:51pm, Apr 27)
Last: Jim (jimmuscomp)

NewsblogPitchers batting is dumb and the DH should be universal | HardballTalk
(363 - 11:50pm, Apr 27)
Last: Sunday silence

Newsblog4-27-2015 OMNICHATTER
(79 - 11:30pm, Apr 27)
Last: Cloude Atlas (Voxter)

NewsblogFraley: Baseball history has plenty examples of why Josh Hamilton reunion won't be as fruitful as before | Dallas Morning News
(28 - 10:54pm, Apr 27)
Last: Mike Emeigh

NewsblogSource: Matt Harvey to get at least 30 starts but no more than 32 - Newsday
(12 - 10:41pm, Apr 27)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogOTP - April 2015: Church, baseball, politics: Rahm and Chuy work to close the deal
(4150 - 10:39pm, Apr 27)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-27-2015
(10 - 10:39pm, Apr 27)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogOT: 2015 NHL Playoff thread
(82 - 9:58pm, Apr 27)
Last: Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(1656 - 9:18pm, Apr 27)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)

NewsblogBaseball Past and Present: Womack: MLB salaries stayed low longer than people may think
(2 - 9:01pm, Apr 27)
Last: DavidFoss

NewsblogThe early leaders in MLB’s “Franchise Four” thing have been announced
(88 - 8:50pm, Apr 27)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogNats playing miserably; perhaps just as bad, some seem depressed - CBSSports.com
(39 - 8:49pm, Apr 27)
Last: boteman asks Where's My Ring?

NewsblogMax Scherzer: No one wants to see pitchers bat
(72 - 8:46pm, Apr 27)
Last: boteman asks Where's My Ring?

Page rendered in 0.1591 seconds
48 querie(s) executed