MLB commissioner Rob Manfred ‘fully’ expects baseball to return in 2020, report says

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred reportedly informed teams Monday of a plan that will allow clubs to furlough employees or reduce their pay because of the league’s coronavirus shutdown. But he also told league employees that he expects baseball to return in 2020. “I fully anticipate baseball will return this Read more

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred explains what needs to happen for baseball to return

Like most of the nation, Major League Baseball is shut down during the coronavirus pandemic. We won’t be seeing baseball anytime soon, but the league is constantly discussing possible options for a 2020 season. Commissioner Rob Manfred said the public health situation needs to improve before baseball returns and expressed Read more

Rob Manfred says MLB is finished investigating Red Sox for alleged sign-stealing in 2018

Major League Baseball was supposed to kick off the 2020 season on Thursday, March 26. Unfortunately, the spread of the novel coronavirus has delayed Opening Day until later in the year, depending on the effectiveness of various containment measures imposed across the country. It is unknown at this point if Read more

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred vows baseball will return and says ‘nothing is off the table’ for 2020 season

Major League Baseball was supposed to launch its regular season on Thursday. Alas, Opening Day will be delayed until later in the year due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. When (or if) the 2020 season will begin is anyone’s guess, including commissioner Rob Manfred’s.  Manfred marked the occasion Read more

Red Sox legend David Ortiz calls Astros whistleblower Mike Fiers a ‘snitch,’ stands up for Rob Manfred

Spring training camps opened last week and there have been no shortage of players speaking out against the Astros and commissioner Rob Manfred. Houston was punished for stealing signs during its 2017 World Series championship season and players believe Manfred’s punishment was not harsh enough. Even the mild-mannered Mike Trout is Read more

MLBPA fires back at Rob Manfred over players not being suspended for sign-stealing scandal

The saga with the Astros — and the Red Sox, though that investigation lingers on — and the electronic sign stealing scandal marches on. Tuesday, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred again answered questions on the matter. He apologized for calling the World Series trophy a “piece of metal” and that was Read more

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred apologizes for referring to World Series trophy as ‘a piece of metal’

On Tuesday, for the second time in three days, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred met with the media for a press conference that centered around the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal. Unsurprisingly, one of the highlights (a relative term) involved comments Manfred made on Sunday, when he referred to the Read more

LeBron James calls out MLB commissioner Rob Manfred over Astros cheating scandal: ‘You need to fix this’

LeBron James is no stranger to weighing on important and noteworthy topics that affect the world at large, even if those topics pertain to a sport that he doesn’t play. His latest foray into cross-league commentary happened Tuesday when he tweeted out his thoughts about how MLB handled the Astros’ Read more

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred apologizes for referring to World Series trophy as ‘a piece of metal’

On Tuesday, for the second time in three days, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred met with the media for a press conference that centered around the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal. Unsurprisingly, one of the highlights (a relative term) involved comments Manfred made on Sunday, when he referred to the Read more

Dodgers’ Justin Turner blasts Rob Manfred for devaluing World Series trophy, handling of Astros scandal

If commissioner Rob Manfred expected his press conference on Sunday to ease tensions regarding the Houston Astros and their sign-stealing scandal, he was sorely mistaken. The usually reserved Mike Trout said he lost respect for the Astros on Monday. Dodgers star Justin Turner took it one step further. Monday morning Turner Read more