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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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.