Only One More Vote Needed For a New MLB Commissioner

The Major League Baseball owners are meeting today to vote on a new commissioner. The two remaining candidates are Rob Manfred and Tom Werner. I wrote about the two candidates the other day, and what each could mean for the future of baseball. A candidate needs 23 votes to be the commissioner. Anything shy of 23 votes leads to another vote. According to Jon Heyman, the vote has Manfred with 22, one shy of what is needed.

From this point, two things could happen. The first is that one of the people who didn’t vote for Manfred will change his vote, leading to Manfred being the new commissioner. The second thing is that no one changes their vote, the owners reach a stalemate, and then have to look for new candidates and vote later in the process.

Until then, there are cookies.

Tim Williams

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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  • S Brooks

    Jeffrey Loria is partial to the snickerdoodles, I hear.

  • Matt Beam

    Bucs supposedly in the 22; what is ownership thinking?