• Brosnan, Manfred, Werner commish finalists

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Aug 5, 2014
    Bud Selig's successor as commissioner of baseball is expected to be decided next week, sources confirmed, as MLB owners assemble in Baltimore to vote on three finalists for the job. He's been considered the favorite since Selig announced he would be stepping down after 22 years of being in charge. Selig has said that MLB revenues could top $9 billion in 2014. Selig, 79, announced last September that he would step down as commissioner when his term expires in January of 2015, and then silenced the skeptics about that announcement by forming a search committee in May. However, a dissenting group, which sources say has been led by Chicago White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno, has nominated Werner for the job, and has been working behind the scenes to rally the eight votes needed to block Manfred's election. If no candidate is elected on the first ballot, owners would have to hold a second vote, and possibly more, until a candidate is finally elected, in a process some people in the sport have jokingly likened to the way the College of Cardinals elects a pope.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • MLB's next commissioner will be one of these three men

      In just over a week, Major League Baseball owners will vote on the league's next commissioner, a man who would replace Bud Selig after he retires in February. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the replacement will be one of these candidates: • Rob Ma…
      Source: yahoo.com

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