Minor League Baseball (MiLB) issued a statement today regarding the state of the Professional Baseball Agreement (PBA) negotiations with Major League Baseball. Read statement here. A letter was also sent last week by Minor League Baseball to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. Read letter here.
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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has become the latest Connecticut official to urge Major League Baseball to save the minor league team in Norwich (CT), warning congressional action might be taken. Read more here.
Major League Baseball, which last expanded in 1998, has some tidying up to do, but for Commissioner Rob Manfred, he envisions a team in the Pacific and Eastern time zones. “Baseball is a growth industry,” Manfred said. “Eventually, we’d like to get to 32 teams.” Baseball America, via Maury Brown, profiles six (6) potential markets, including Portland, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Nashville, Montreal, and Vancouver. Read more here.
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on Tuesday mentioned mentioned a short list of viable expansion cities, including Portland (OR), Las Vegas (NV), Charlotte (NC) and Nashville (TN) in the U.S., as well as Montreal (QC) and maybe Vancouver (BC) in Canada. Long term, locations in Mexico are on the exploratory list. Read more here.
During his news conference at Tuesday’s Cactus League Media Day, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred had high praise for his recent visit to Oakland for a tour of the Howard Terminal site near Jack London Square. Read more here.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred wants Tampa Bay to work a little quicker on getting the Tampa Bay Rays a new ballpark. Read more here. Read more here from Times Sports Columnist Tom Jones.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his annual presser during All-Star week most notably addressed the possibility that expansion is on the near-to mid-term radar. Here’s what Manfred had to say about that issue this week at FanFest: Read more here.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred discusses speeding up the pace of the game, the possibility of ads on jerseys and the future of baseball via Bloomberg.com. Watch report here. Read about deal putting GE logo on Boston Celtics jerseys here.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred expects news within a year regarding potential plans for the Athletics to build a new ballpark in Oakland. Read more here. Read more about the latest sites under consideration here.
The Oakland Athletics’ search for a new ballpark will be confined to Oakland, and Major League Baseball will put off any expansion talks until it solves its two outstanding stadium issues, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday. Read more here.
Read more here from the Washington Post.
With Commissioner Rob Manfred hinting a possible Major League Baseball expansion, Portland Tribune sports reporter Kerry Eggers takes a look at Portland (OR) as a potential relocation or expansion market. Read more here.
We’re playing a little catch up here after more than a week of travel, but if you missed it, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred shared a vision of the league that could include expansion. Montreal, Charlotte, San Antonio, Portland (OR), Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, northern New Jersey, Mexico City or Monterrey (Mexico) are listed by ESPN as potential targets for new or relocated franchises. Read more here.
Speaking to members of the Baseball Writers Association of America before last night’s All-Star Game, commissioner Rob Manfred said Major League Baseball is unlikely to make league-wide changes to the regulations defining netting at ballparks until at least next season, if at all. According to Manfred, individual teams are still free to do whatever they want in their own ballparks. Read more here.
Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man competition to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink. Read more here.