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Rob Manfred Re-Elected As Commissioner Through 2028 Season

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Yesterday, the MLB team owners voted and agreeed upon extending the commissioner, Rob Manfred, through the 2028. The news broke and became official when the league announced.

In a news release, Rob Manfred stated:

"It is an honor to serve the best game in the world and to continue the pursuit of strengthening our sport on and off the field."

Two seasons ago, the league witness it's ninth lockout in league history and it's first since 1995. During the lockout of the 2021-2022 season, the issues that arised were free agency, luxury tax, salary arbitration, competitive integrity, minimum salary, and service-time manipulation.

Obviously Rob Manfred was the MLB's commissioner at that time. Luckily, the MLB and MLBPA were able to come to agreement that saw no games missed as well as only delaying the season a week from the original Opening Day.

Manfred and co. were able to come to the agreement, however, come the end of the 2026 season, a new CBA will need to be reached. With that being said, Manfred will enter his third time trying to reach a new CBA with the team owners.

Manfred's place was once again tested when he instated the new rules before the 2023 season. Those rules being the shift ban, bigger bases, and of course, the pitch clock. As the future of baseball adopted these new rules, time will tell whether or not they helped the game or not. They will also be apart of Rob Manfred's resume.

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