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PAULIE'S CHORE: BEESTON EYEING WATSON FOR NEW MLB POST?
Published August 7, 1998
Bud Selig's official appointment as MLB's full-time commissioner is "an opportunity to start the long-awaited revamping of the commissioner's office," according to David Rawnsley of BASEBALL AMERICA, who writes that "several" MLB officials said that COO Paul Beeston "submitted a revised organizational chart" for approval at last March's owners' meetings. A "key element" of the plan is the creation of a new Senior Exec VP position, and Beeston's "first choice" for the new spot "was said to be" Braves GM John Schuerholz. However, Beeston was unable to persuade Schuerholz to take a sabbatical from the Braves to take the post, and Rawnsley writes that "most speculation now seems to point" to former Yankees/Astros GM Bob Watson for the position (BA, 8/17). Twins DH Paul Molitor "insists there's nothing to speculation he'll take a position in the commissioner's office if he retires after this season" (USA TODAY, 8/7). BASEBALL BITS: Selig is the subject of an extensive Q&A with BASEBALL AMERICA's Alan Schwarz. Selig, asked whether some MLB teams may have to relocate in the near future: "I won't give odds, because obviously in my position I don't do that, but I would say the next two or three years. And maybe sooner than later" (BASEBALL AMERICA, 8/17 issue).