MLB Owners Meetings: Torre Hopeful Replay Will Expand In '14
Published May 16, 2013
Among other topics at the meetings:
- League attendance is down 3%, with 22 rainouts thus far, exceeding the number for all of last season. But Commissioner Bud Selig said he is "optimistic" the league can rebound from that decline, particularly as more makeup games are played in warmer weather.
- The Dodgers still have not formally submitted their proposed $8B TV deal with Time Warner for league approval. But the team and MLB execs continue to discuss the parameters of the deal and revenue sharing implications.
- MLB Exec VP/Economics & League Affairs Rob Manfred said the league and the MLBPA are currently engaged in "active discussions" regarding a worldwide player draft.
- The league is still aiming to open next season overseas, with games in Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Australia among the possibilities.