Some things I recommend you read:
On the new commissioner, his challenges, and the bloc that was against him:
- “Congratulations, Commissioner Manfred, and welcome to hell” by Steve Goldman
- Jesse Spector on how the Comissioner’s job is nowhere near as powerful or important as it once was or what people continue to think it is
- Jeff Passan gives his thoughts on the new commissioner, and how it’s nuts that his election was ever in question.
- Will Leitch’s six wishes for Rob Manfred
- How a BayStar Is Born: Ben Lindbergh on how Japanese teams scout in North America
- An Out Of The Park Baseball experiment involving teams full of Adam Dunns, Koji Ueharas, Dee Gordons and Bartolo Colons.
- The bizarre tale of a man who claimed to be fixing games with Jeff Locke
- Hawk Harrelson is just the worst