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Only One More Vote Needed For a New MLB Commissioner

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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.

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Tim Williams
Tim Williams
Tim is the owner, producer, editor, and lead writer of PiratesProspects.com. He has been running Pirates Prospects since 2009, becoming the first new media reporter and outlet covering the Pirates at the MLB level in 2011 and 2012. His work can also be found in Baseball America, where he has been a contributor since 2014 and the Pirates' correspondent since 2019.

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