Rob Manfred was promoted to chief operating officer of Major League Baseball less than a week after Commissioner Bud Selig said he would retire when his term expires after next year.
Former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent said he’d be surprised if the sport turned to an outsider such as Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger to replace the retiring Bud Selig.
Major League Baseball is close to approving the Los Angeles Dodgers’ planned regional sports network in time for next season, preserving a major part of the record purchase of the club.
"What I said to the owners when I came down after the vote was that I did not really want to even think about who was on what side of what issue at points in the process."
- Rob Manfred on Aug 14, 2014