Tag Archives: Rob Manfred

Posted on December 6, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Plans for the Oakland Athletics to build a new stadium have come to a screeching halt. The A’s were hoping to build a new stadium around Laney College, which is adjacent to downtown Oakland. However, the board of Peralta Community College District has instructed the school’s chancellor to […]

Posted on November 21, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Major League Baseball has come down hard on the Atlanta Braves following an investigation into their international signing practices. Both former GM John Coppolella and the Braves have received harsh punishments. Coppolella has been placed on MLB’s permanently ineligible list. Meanwhile, the Braves have lost 13 prospects, […]

Posted on October 30, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Even before the offensive explosion that was Game 5 of the 2017 World Series, there was speculation among players that the baseballs being used were somehow different from the ones used during the regular season. After a 13-12 game that saw aces Clayton Kershaw and Dallas Keuchel […]

Posted on October 28, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Major League Baseball has made a ruling with regard to Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel making a racist gesture during Game 3 of the World Series. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Saturday that Gurriel will be suspended for five games. However, the suspension will not go into […]

Posted on September 27, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The long-awaited sale of the Miami Marlins to the investment group led by venture capitalist Bruce Sherman and Yankees legend Derek Jeter is all but official. MLB owners voted unanimously on Wednesday approving the sale of the Marlins. Only 75% approval was necessary to allow Jeffrey Loria […]

Posted on September 5, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Investigators from Major League Baseball have determined that the Boston Red Sox have been illegally stealing signs. According to a report published Tuesday by the New York Times, the Red Sox used an Apple Watch to communicate signs stoeln from opposing catchers. Stealing signs is not inherently […]

Posted on April 5, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine It’s been all but confirmed that Miami Marlins Jeffrey Loria is interested in selling the club, and may be looking to do so quite soon. A number of interesting names have been linked to the potential sale of the Marlins, including New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter. […]

Posted on April 3, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine As gambling continues to evolve, it becomes more and more interwoven with the sports world. Yet, outside the state of Nevada, sports gambling remains illegal. However, there are reasons to be optimistic that sports gambling will one day become legal nationwide. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has long […]

Posted on March 29, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine It took a while, but Major League Baseball has finally levied as suspension against New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia for his domestic violence arrest last October. On Wednesday, MLB announced that Familia has been suspended for the first 15 games of the 2017 season. The announcement […]

Posted on July 13, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine When the Atlanta Braves fired Fredi Gonzalez earlier this season, it left Major League Baseball without any Latino managers, despite the vast presence of Latin American players, including many star players, throughout the game. While speaking to the Baseball Writers Association of America on Tuesday, MLB Commissioner […]

Posted on May 18, 2016 by Bryan Zarpentine Improving the pace of play has been on of the top priorities of MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred ever since he took office in January 2015. He has tried to take measures to shorten the length of games, but nine-inning games in baseball are seven minutes longer than […]

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