Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will step down at the end of his contract on January 24, 2015. MLB has already set up a search committee to find Selig's replacement and some of the names being tossed around are interesting to say the least. Names like Joe Torre and Bob Costas have been mentioned but are unlikely candidates.
One name is a head scratcher. The New York Post reports Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is a potential candidate to replace Selig along with MLB COO Rob Manfred and Dodgers owner Stan Kasten behind the favorite, Disney CEO and Chairman Bob Iger. Amaro took over general manager responsibilities following Pat Gillick's retirement at the end of the 2008 season.
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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