A sorry commissioner named Rob Manfred.
How long will he be in office.... Can't wait for not only the end of the lockout, but also the change of commissioner!!!? (Natsuki Une) - Personal - Yahoo!
A new article by Natsuki Une, Baseball Writer, has appeared.
Manfredo probably won't resign in the middle of the season unless something goes wrong. He will serve as commissioner for three more seasons."
And that's it.
However, if this continues, he may be called the worst commissioner in history, as we have already mentioned in our previous article and as written by us.
Of course, it is not impossible that the second half of the season will pick up. There are many cases in the history of commissioners where a commissioner who was very unpopular in the early stages of his career turned around in the second half and was called a "great XXX". The reverse is also true.
However, in the case of Manfredo, his reputation was not good from the beginning, and his reforms in the middle stage were not well received.
In addition, he made many gaffes. In addition, he has made a number of gaffes, and his reputation has been further damaged by comments that suggest he sees baseball as nothing more than a money-making machine.
And this is the state of affairs.
I don't think that holding on to him for another three years will do him any good.
Now, it's not too late. Resign yourself to resume the season, get the labor and management together and win the opening of the season.
Japanese and Americans think differently, but Manfred's resignation under the circumstances is what is required in the U.S. as well. If he puts it all together in exchange for his resignation, he will be evaluated as having done the minimum amount of work.
It will also make it easier to decide on the next post.
I hasten to add that the resignation is to be made after the negotiations are finalized. More specifically, he will put it all together by resigning. Throwing out the resignation is not a good idea. This is the Japanese way of resignation. It is not enough to just quit. Quitting in order to solve the problem. Resigning for the sake of a deal.
To begin with, there are many things that can be done for the opening.
For example, one measure is to get agreement on about 70% of the items to be discussed, and consolidate them into an agreement that will not be moved. Then, the lockout can be lifted and the camp can begin.
In this case, the owners have locked themselves out and will not allow the use of their facilities! Remember, the situation is as follows.
Without the lockout, they would be able to camp, etc.
You could also lift the lockout with a promise that the remaining items will be agreed to by March 31.
These are just a few examples.
The lockout continues and is slowly being pushed back, even though there are various options. It is no wonder that they say that they had no intention of playing a full season from the beginning. It is hard to comment on the situation without smiling at the press conference.
Of course, there may be a lot of behind-the-scenes discussions going on. However, when even that is not leaked out to the public, it is very suspicious.
It is a bit suspicious that they are not even giving off a sense that they are doing their best.
Americans are smart and only seek results, so it is ridiculous to show such Japanese-like efforts. However, that is only if we can solve the problem. There are already business problems, and it is too early to tell how long the opening of the season will be pushed back. Some of the teams have not even been assembled yet.
There are also enormous repercussions on all fronts.
The next limitation is said to be the contract issue with TV stations (even that is a line that the MLB organization has decided on its own, and TV stations probably intend to buy the broadcasting rights for the full season. In such cases, the monopoly will have a negative impact. In the end, if the MLB organization says that there will be no problem if the number of games is reduced by a small amount, the TV stations cannot do anything. But if a certain line is crossed, they may not be able to do anything about it. (However, it will be very difficult to fill the slots for the games that have been eliminated, and the TV stations will already be in a great deal of trouble. If this is delayed, the owners will have a tough time because the compensation may not be worth it.
In the first place, it is thought that even now, considering the future, enormous damages have been incurred. With popularity in the doldrums, they could be asked to reduce the amount of the contract, including the uncertainties at the time of the next contract.
The commissioner is sure to be partly to blame for the slump in popularity.
Not only did he fail to stop the spread of drugs (painkillers, etc.) during his tenure, but doping violations continued to appear frequently, and the problems he inherited from his predecessor could not be resolved. In addition, he also let the Astros' sign-stealing and illegal pitching problems erupt, among many others. The punishment could only be vague, and although it is pitiful to blame Manfred for everything, he is responsible for the results as commissioner.
In addition, people say that baseball has become boring. The problems that have surfaced every year have not only made baseball less popular, but have also caused labor-management disputes. The only thing he has done is to increase revenues. The latter is great, but if he laid the groundwork for the future downturn, he will be said to have only eaten away at the legacy of his predecessors.
Of course, it would be somewhat unfair to say this about Mr. Manfred, since it can be said that the problems started with his predecessor. However, he has failed to solve any of his predecessor's problems, and he has eaten away at his legacy, so it is not surprising that he has the reputation of being the worst commissioner ever. At the very least, he is a disappointing commissioner.
Of course, there are limits to what a commissioner can do. So, too low a rating would be harsh. However, I must say that it is a pity because not only can he not do anything, but he often makes problems worse with his gaffes and lack of ability to solve them.
It is a shame.
There is still some time left. We still have a chance to regain some of the fame we have lost.
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