Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Manfred: MLB Reached Out To Union To Aid Astros Investigation
The "level of anger expressed" by those around the league in response to Astros players going unpunished has "surprised" the commissioner.
Increased Interest In MLB Could Be Unforeseen Result Of Astros Scandal
The sign-stealing scandal is "testing the concept that there's no such thing as bad publicity" for the league.
Nike Shakes Up Exec Team As Hill, Sprunk Depart, O'Neill Moves Up
Nike's exec board now will be "evenly split between men and women" just two years after complaints of pay inequity and corporate bullying.
Brewers Owner Says Team Operated At A Loss Last Season
Mark Attanasio said the lower payroll to start the season "doesn’t mean there’s not capital available at midseason" if making an acquisition is needed.
A's Bet On Tech-Savvy Listeners By Moving Games Off Local Radio
While some supporters are "excited to embrace the new broadcasting methods," others wonder how it might alienate parts of the fan base.
Giants, Cubs Unilaterally Raising Salaries For Minor Leaguers
Cubs Chair Tom Ricketts reportedly "took the initiative to authorize the salary increases" across the team's minor league affiliates.
Seattle Dragons Tout Highest XFL Season-Ticket Sales
The city of Seattle has "shown early on its willingness to get behind another team wholeheartedly" from a sales perspective.