Rob Manfred

Alex Cora is in trouble
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Rob Bradford
January 13, 2020 - 10:56 pm
“Somebody might write this, I don’t care. If you guys thought last year was special, wait till this year.” -- Alex Cora, Jan. 18, 2019 at the Boston Baseball Writers' Dinner. Um ... Almost exactly one year later (the Writers' Dinner is Thursday) the depths Cora and the Red Sox find themselves are...
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Alex Reimer
February 06, 2019 - 10:45 am
MLB and its player union are reportedly discussing some major rule changes that would significantly alter the game. It’s about time somebody thought of an idea grander than the pitch clock. In the midst of another tepid offseason –– more than 100 players, including Bryce Harper and Manny Machado,...
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Rob Bradford
November 28, 2018 - 9:31 am
It was certainly not something one would expect Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred might reveal. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says slower pace of play of baseball is an advantage in gambling as “it gives an opportunity to be creative with respect to the types of wagers” that could be...
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John Tomase
September 05, 2017 - 7:08 pm
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred sounds like he wishes the Yankees and Red Sox had privately handled their dueling accusations of electronic sign stealing, too. Speaking in a prescheduled visit to Fenway Park that just happened to end up coinciding with a New York Times report of MLB...
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Rob Bradford
August 15, 2017 - 12:03 pm
While so much attention has been placed on knocking down the time of Major League Baseball games, Rob Manfred has a different focus, as he explained when appearing on Ordway, Merloni and Fauria Tuesday morning. "I agree with the idea that it's not the length of the game that is really our issue,"...
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Nick Neville
June 21, 2017 - 5:49 pm
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred stopped by the Red Sox broadcast booth Wednesday to discuss a new partnership with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the ever-controversial topic of pace of play. It’s no secret that baseball’s commissioner has been bargaining with the player’s union to improve pace...
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Lucy Burdge
June 15, 2017 - 8:14 am
Welcome to Thursday's Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . THURSDAY'S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: LA Dodgers at Cleveland, 12 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Washington at NY Mets, 7 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Boston at...
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Commissioner Rob Manfred is pleased there's a CBA. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
John Tomase
November 30, 2016 - 6:39 pm
Baseball once again has labor peace. The league and its players on Wednesday night agreed to a new five-year collective bargaining agreement that will eventually raise the luxury tax threshold over $200 million for the first time. The threshold will increase from $189 million to $195 million in...
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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred still believes David Ortiz might not have legitimately failed a drug test. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
John Tomase
October 07, 2016 - 12:55 pm
CLEVELAND -- Commissioner Rob Manfred remains surprised at the stir he caused in Boston last week when he questioned David Ortiz's inclusion on the infamous 2003 performance-enhancing drug list. Speaking in Cleveland before the Indians and Red Sox played Game 2 of the American League Division...
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Drew Pomeranz
John Tomase
October 02, 2016 - 11:39 am
The Red Sox declined an opportunity to rescind the trade that sent left-hander Drew Pomeranz to the Padres for top prospect Anderson Espinoza, commissioner Rob Manfred said on Sunday. Speaking at Fenway Park before the David Ortiz retirement ceremonies, Manfred said the Red Sox were given the...
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