MLB and the MLBPA have struck a deal in which commissioner Rob Manfred has the discretion to shorten the 2020 draft to as few as five rounds, ESPN's @JeffPassan reports. Here are some notable active players drafted outside the first five rounds.
This is *the* greatest challenge that MLB has ever faced, a larger disruption to their core business than two World Wars. And the man in charge of navigating this minefield is Rob. Manfred. How can you not worry under this set of facts?
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the organization will reach a decision about when to resume its delayed season only after it's "comfortable that the public health situation supports that decision"
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't optimistic about 162-game season
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says "public health situation" will guide when games start again
Rob Manfred and Fanatics Chairman Michael Rubin have agreed to stop production of MLB jerseys and will instead create masks and gowns to donate during the coronavirus pandemic (via @MichaelGRubin )
The Rob Manfred answer on buzzers was revealing in several ways: 1) MLB was "aware" of this "before the investigation." 2) Since he felt players were honest about 2017 & '18, it was "hard to figure out" why they'd lie about '19 3) Is he "100% sure" there were no buzzers? He's not
Meanwhile Rob Manfred made the Astros get rid of a couple of clubhouse TVs
"It's a conversation I'm expecting to have." - MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on Pete Rose's Hall of Fame eligibility