Chicago Cubs: Baseball has to move on from Rob Manfred as commissioner

Rob Manfred / Chicago Cubs (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
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If past actions weren’t enough, Rob Manfred’s handling of the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal should have fans everywhere calling for his head.

By and large, I’m pretty easy-going when it comes to baseball. I’m open to change, not particularly bothered by new ideas or concepts and try to keep an open mind. The renovation of Wrigley Field? Fine by me. Even the idea of implementing things like a pitch clock make a good degree of sense to me.

But when I look at the three-batter minimum, Major League Baseball’s all-out assault on Minor League Baseball and the league’s handling of the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, I arrive at one conclusion: Rob Manfred has to go.

When asked why the league didn’t strip the Astros of their 2017 World Series title, this is what Manfred had to say.

"“The idea of an asterisk or asking for a piece of metal back seems like a futile act. People will always know that something was different about the 2017 season, and whether we made that decision right or wrong, we undertook a thorough investigation, and had the intestinal fortitude to share the results of that investigation, even when those results were not very pretty.”"