MLB May Make Unilateral Rule Changes For 2018Major League Baseball intends to give the players' association the required one-year advance notice that would allow management to unilaterally change the strike zone, install pitch clocks and limit trips to the pitcher's mound starting in 2018.
Best Of Mike Francesa: January 2017 Interview With Rob ManfredBaseball commissioner Rob Manfred is not exactly a fan of the growing number of defensive shifts in his sport, but he's reluctant to push for any drastic changes to address it.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Has Sights Set On Speeding Up GamesBaseball's new collective bargaining agreement doesn't address the pace of play, but it's clear that's an issue at the forefront of commissioner Rob Manfred's mind.
Free-Agent Compensation, International Draft Top MLB IssuesNegotiators for baseball players and owners are meeting this week in Irving, Texas, in an attempt to reach agreement on a collective bargaining agreement to replace the five-year contract that expires Thursday.
Manfred Says MLB Considering Rule Changes For Using Relief PitchersBaseball commissioner Rob Manfred is still looking for ways to speed up games and is open to implementing a pitch clock and a rule change regarding the use of relief pitchers.
Boomer & Carton: MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Calls InWith Thursday night's big softball game in Sleepy Hollow, New York, mere hours away, Boomer and Craig were thrilled to welcome Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to the program.
Rob Manfred On WFAN: I'm OK With Keeping Designated Hitter Rule As It IsRob Manfred doesn't sound like a commissioner who will be presiding any time soon over two leagues that use the designated hitter.
Manfred Nears Decisions On Domestic Violence Cases; Not Clear If That Includes Yankees' ChapmanMLB has been investigating Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig.
Palladino: Losing Last Vestige Of 'Real' Baseball Would Sadden DinosaursThe mourning over the death of baseball in American League cities continues in this little corner of the world, and could well expand if the young guns of baseball ownership have their way.
Manfred: National League Teams May Be More Receptive To Adding DHAny change to the DH is a mandatory topic of bargaining. That means if it is included in the next bargaining agreement, the National League could be employing designated hitters by early as 2017
Kallas: Rob Manfred Ignored Bart Giamatti's Pete Rose DirectiveMaybe someone can send Idelson a copy of Kennedy’s book -- discussing, at length, the sham process -- and tell him about Giamatti’s directive on the day Rose was banished for life.
Pete Rose Holding Out Hope That He'll End Up In CooperstownPete Rose insisted Tuesday he is a changed person even if he still likes to bet on an occasional baseball game.