Friday, May 6, 2016

Mexico City, Montreal Commish's Top Expansion Faves

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred wants to see more baseball expansion—after some little issues get resolved (like crap stadiums deals in Tampa and Oakland). And, now, we get a window into who his personal favorites might be for new franchise sites. Montreal and Mexico City are his top contenders—clearly fulfilling his desire to see a broadening international scope for the game. Despite the huge success of recent 'Spring Training' games in La Belle Provence, Manfred seems to be leaning toward Mexico City, "I think it would be great for the growth of the game. I think Mexico City in particular would be new ground for us obviously." It's unclear whether Manfred would make Mexico pay for the stadium (see what we did there?).