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 Post subject: Will White Smoke Be Seen Today?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:56 am 
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The vote on a new commissioner is set to take place today and the finalists are:

Rob Manfred - Bud's right hand man and custodian of Selig's legacy
Tom Werner - RedSox partner and main opposition choice said to be backed by Jerry Reinsdorf and Arte Moreno
Tim Brosnan - MLB's chief BizDev officer, seen as distant third


According to a report this morning, Werner impressed in what was a final round of presentations to the owners yesterday. Tho Manfred was the early heavy favorite, I think Werner gets it.

I'd like to see a change given my many complaints of the Selig era, but my one concern about Werner is that he is said to favor tougher stances against the PU. I think the owners are too obsessed with the union on many issues and in particular, as a response to the cba they are watering down the game by consciously delaying service time for players who otherwise would be in the majors, thus trying to gain some small advantage.

My biggest other worry with a new commissioner would be universal DH. :shock:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/ ... story.html


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 Post subject: Re: Will White Smoke Be Seen Today?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:02 am 
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My concern is will the new commissioner demand the Mets fire Terry Collins also when he forces the Wilpons to sell (first order of business, right?).


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 Post subject: Re: Will White Smoke Be Seen Today?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:12 am 
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Ya know, as I sit and ruminate on this, I find I could care less. Not to knock anyone who is following this, but I just am not interested in the machinations of very rich men who I have almost nothing in common with.

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 Post subject: Re: Will White Smoke Be Seen Today?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:13 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Will White Smoke Be Seen Today?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:18 am 
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Ya know, as I sit and ruminate on this, I find I could care less. Not to knock anyone who is following this, but I just am not interested in the machinations of very rich men who I have almost nothing in common with.


Yep. Couldn't care less really.

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 Post subject: Re: Will White Smoke Be Seen Today?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:22 am 
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Ya know, as I sit and ruminate on this, I find I could care less. Not to knock anyone who is following this, but I just am not interested in the machinations of very rich men who I have almost nothing in common with.


...unless they can hit a curveball ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Will White Smoke Be Seen Today?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:28 am 
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This is like a $20M lottery where they only sold 3 tickets......


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 Post subject: Re: Will White Smoke Be Seen Today?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:50 am 
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pennst92 wrote:
Ya know, as I sit and ruminate on this, I find I could care less. Not to knock anyone who is following this, but I just am not interested in the machinations of very rich men who I have almost nothing in common with.


Yep. Couldn't care less really.


hmmm, yeah it's not like the commissioner has the power to do anything that would affect the game like inter-league play, expanding the playoffs, creating an unbalanced schedule, expanding or moving teams, enforcing drug policy, having the all-star game decide WS HFA, create the world cup, institute instant replay, add rule changes, create a tv network, negotiate tv deals, and make nice with the PU...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:55 am 
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HeyNowHK wrote:
jdawginsc wrote:
pennst92 wrote:
Ya know, as I sit and ruminate on this, I find I could care less. Not to knock anyone who is following this, but I just am not interested in the machinations of very rich men who I have almost nothing in common with.


Yep. Couldn't care less really.


hmmm, yeah it's not like the commissioner has the power to do anything that would affect the game like inter-league play, expanding the playoffs, creating an unbalanced schedule, expanding or moving teams, enforcing drug policy, having the all-star game decide WS HFA, create the world cup, institute instant replay, add rule changes, create a tv network, negotiate tv deals, and make nice with the PU...


That's all true. I still don't care.

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 Post subject: Re: Will White Smoke Be Seen Today?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:49 am 
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HeyNowHK wrote:
jdawginsc wrote:
pennst92 wrote:
Ya know, as I sit and ruminate on this, I find I could care less. Not to knock anyone who is following this, but I just am not interested in the machinations of very rich men who I have almost nothing in common with.


Yep. Couldn't care less really.


hmmm, yeah it's not like the commissioner has the power to do anything that would affect the game like inter-league play, expanding the playoffs, creating an unbalanced schedule, expanding or moving teams, enforcing drug policy, having the all-star game decide WS HFA, create the world cup, institute instant replay, add rule changes, create a tv network, negotiate tv deals, and make nice with the PU...


Where does "force Fred/Jeff to sell because Mets fans don't like them" fall into that?

Thats all I've been hearing about leading up to this. Does a Rob Manfred win mean the conspiracy against Mets fans continues, or what?

On a side note: which of these guys is going to institute universal DH tomorrow? Cuz he'd have my vote. Other than that, I've met Manfred, seems like a good guy, so hopefully he wins so I can brag that I've met the commissioner. Seems like a good a reason as any.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:14 pm 
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Manfred has the same alma mater as me. So I want him.


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 Post subject: Re: Will White Smoke Be Seen Today?
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Brosnan is out. It's Manfred or Werner.

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