Rob Manfred Likely To Be Selig’s Successor

Rob ManfredTakeaways: (1) Bud Selig is still leaving, which marks the longest he’s ever stuck with a retirement decision before; and (2) Rob Manfred is likely his successor given this move:

Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig has begun the transition process in preparation for his retirement in January 2015 by appointing Robert D. Manfred, Jr. as the new Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball, he announced today. The promotion is effective immediately.

Ultimately it is up to the owners, not Bud Selig, to name the next commissioner. But with this move Selig is making it clear who he wants it to be.

Source: Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports

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