Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig was at Citizens Bank Park last night to take in the Phillies-Rockies game. He met with reporters prior to the game to discuss, among other things, the future of Major League Baseball.
On topic that came up was his successor. Selig is slated to step down from his role as commissioner on January 24, 2015. A report surfaced last week that Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is a candidate to replace Selig. Selig commented and didn't comment all at the same time when asked about Amaro's candidacy last night.
I fully support Amaro for MLB Commissioner. Not because I think he will be a good commissioner - far from it actually. I just don't want him anywhere near the Phillies and the sooner he is out of the front office, the sooner the team can start rebuilding, or as they call it "retooling," for the future. If MLB is looking for someone to place overpriced band-aids on their product, then Ruben Amaro Jr. is their man.
All of that being said. I'm stunned Amaro is a candidate and I don't know how anyone can look at his track record as general manager and say, "Hey, he'd be great to lead all of Major League Baseball."
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