Clearly, all is not harmonious in the world of MLB right now. Commissioner Rob Manfred is frustrated with the comments of players and MLBPA head Tony Clark.
Manfred was recently asked by Jayson Stark of The Athletic what he thought about players (like Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander) complaining about the slow free agency period. Manfred expressed optimism about avoiding MLB’s first work stoppage since the 1994-95 strike.
But the commissioner also made it clear that he didn’t like the comments.
MLB has a number of issues. But free agency looms as the biggest and toughest to solve.