Rob Manfred’s past proves troubling trend for MLB

Rob Manfred’s past proves troubling trend for MLB

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane after the Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series. (Alex Trautwig/MLB via Getty Images)” data-reactid=”26″>

Rob Manfred presents the Commissioner’s Trophy to the Houston Astros owner Jim Crane after the Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series. (Alex Trautwig/MLB via Getty Images)

That one centered on Biogenesis, a South Florida “health clinic” that turned out to be supplying performance enhancing drugs to star players, most notably Alex Rodriguez. ‘ data-reactid=”32″>That one centered on Biogenesis, a South Florida “health clinic” that turned out to be supplying performance enhancing drugs to star players, most notably Alex Rodriguez. 

Manfred was just Major League Baseball’s Chief Operating Officer back then, not the lofty Commissioner job he currently holds. 

The investigation, however, was every bit the train wreck of this Astros one, except it stemmed from MLB’s overaggressive techniques and a drive for “justice” that stand in stark contrast to the low-key, small-sanction controversy of today. 

Not a single Houston player, for example, will face even one game of suspension for cheating to win the 2017 World Series.

complaining about the Astros and sign stealing before Mike Fiers blew the whistle. ‘ data-reactid=”74″>The details of MLB’s investigation aren’t fully known, but it is clear that teams were complaining about the Astros and sign stealing before Mike Fiers blew the whistle. 

fans booing the Astros everywhere they go. And just wait until the real games begin. Manfred may have thought this would blow over, but it hasn’t.’ data-reactid=”83″>It’s why the storyline heading into the 2020 season is fans booing the Astros everywhere they go. And just wait until the real games begin. Manfred may have thought this would blow over, but it hasn’t.

“I understand people’s desire to have the players pay a price for what went on here,” Manfred told ESPN. “I think if you watch the players, watch their faces when they have to deal with this issue publicly, they have paid a price. To think they’re skipping down the road into spring training, happy, that’s just a mischaracterization of where we are.”

Were A-Rod and the others skipping down the road as Biogenesis dragged on? He was relentlessly heckled.

That was then, apparently. This is now. Either way, it’s another bizarre investigation by Rob Manfred’s MLB, which probably shouldn’t be a surprise anymore. 

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