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    All the stars aligned for Alderson to be the next commish!

    Wow, who saw that coming?


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    Is Alderson, Spinsey? He is well positioned, but I think Rob Manfred is the favorite at this time.
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    ROB MANFRED

    Current role: Executive vice president, economics and league affairs, MLB

    Who's the most comparable figure in sports to Manfred? It would have to be Adam Silver, who is about to graduate from David Stern's most trusted assistant to the man who succeeds Stern as commissioner of the NBA.

    Manfred has kept a relatively low profile through the years. But he has been the point man who has negotiated multiple labor deals, handled crises such as the Dodgers' bankruptcy saga and been intimately involved in both formulating and enforcing baseball policy in a bevy of major issues, from drug testing to revenue sharing.

    Manfred's biggest selling point: His experience in every one of those trenches. As one baseball executive put it last summer, "Think about all the biggest issues we've faced over the last 10 or 15 years. Rob has been right in the middle of all of them."
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    All the stars aligned for Spinsy to be the next commish!

    There is an article in today's post that the leading candidates are Dombrowski or Manfred.
    Both Torre and Alderson are considered to old.


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    That's a shame, anything that got him out of here works for me.

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    He will probably be here through 2015 and then you are either looking at Depo or JP as the next GM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Claymation View Post
    He will probably be here through 2015 and then you are either looking at Depo or JP as the next GM.
    I bet he goes after 2014.

    Color me underwhelmed, although could they be worse than Alderson?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Mcfly View Post
    That's a shame, anything that got him out of here works for me.
    I don't see why it matters too much. The Wilpons will just bring in a new liar.
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    I don't think we're that far away.
    (6 games under .500 before June. Not that far away from what?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoicSentry View Post
    I don't see why it matters too much. The Wilpons will just bring in a new liar.
    Who would you bring in?
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    Any chance the new commissioner forces the Wilpons out ala the McCourts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmic_Canon View Post
    Any chance the new commissioner forces the Wilpons out ala the McCourts?
    No reason to do that presently, so no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StoicSentry View Post
    I don't see why it matters too much. The Wilpons will just bring in a new liar.
    Isn't it possible the next commish stops putting up with the Wilpons' nonsense situation and makes them sell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHAKIDD532 View Post
    Isn't it possible the next commish stops putting up with the Wilpons' nonsense situation and makes them sell?
    No. No basis to make them sell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dugmet View Post
    No. No basis to make them sell.
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    I'd be very disappointed if the Mets are not able to bump payroll to $110+ million for 2013, and if payroll is not up to $120+ million by 2014, I would support a change in ownership. I've said all along that ownership deserves fair chance to recover from a devastating financial loss. Regardless of the Picard outcome, the Wilpons still lost something like $500 million they thought they had.

    I still would not spew anger, hate, or resentment, but I would support a change.
    Why are you not supporting a change? The payroll was not at that level this year, and we all know the payroll won't be at that level next year.

    There is every reason for them to sell. They aren't capable of spending the money it takes to be respectable in a NY market. If Sandy had more money to spend, I'm sure he would be a lot more aggressive in making player moves.

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    Bob Costas for commish. There will be momentum.

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