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Baseball America Profiles Six Potential MLB Markets

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.

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Despite Obstacles, MLB Chief Optimistic About A’s Chosen Ballpark Site

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred remains solidly behind the Oakland A’s efforts to build a stadium, even in the wake of a recent report about hazardous chemicals and the need for costly cleanup at the team’s preferred Howard Terminal site.  Read more hereRead about mounting ballpark opposition here.

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Expansion Options on the Mind of MLB Commissioner

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.

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MLB Commissioner Comments on A’s Howard Terminal Option,

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.

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Manfred: Time to Move Rays Ballpark Decision to Front Burner

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.

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Manfred Addresses MLB Expansion

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.

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MLB Commissioner Doesn’t Rule Out Ads on Jerseys

Major League Baseball LogoMajor 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.

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