In a determined try and make proper on his shambolic press convention from over the weekend, Rob Manfred took to the rostrum once more on Tuesday to handle the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal.
Because the Commissioner has carried out all through the whole technique of making an attempt to climate the storm, he as soon as once more made issues significantly worse. This time, he openly shifted the blame to the MLB Gamers Affiliation.
As anticipated, the MLBPA did not stand for such accusations and launched a press release that claimed they didn’t thwart Manfred’s investigation of the Astros.
“Any suggestion that the Affiliation didn’t cooperate with the Commissioner’s investigation, obstructed the investigation, or in any other case took positions which led to a stalemate within the investigation is totally unfaithful,” the assertion learn.
The MLBPA additionally asserted they had been in lively deliberations with the league about potential rule adjustments (and punishments) to forestall signal stealing.
That declare additional confirms the union totally endorsed Manfred’s investigation, as a lot as they could need to “shield” the gamers.
Manfred is clearly scrambling, and in that course of he has managed to inflame maybe the one meeting of people but to return public and disparage him.
Effectively, we will go proper forward and examine the gamers union off that dwindling checklist.