Padres’ Minor League Roundup For August 14
By Dave Chalk
Aug 14, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Newly elected commissioner of baseball Rob Manfred speaks at a press conference after being elected by team owners to be the next commissioner of Major League Baseball. Mandatory Credit: H.Darr Beiser-USA TODAY Sports
Yesterday the Rob Manfred was elected as the next MLB commissioner. He will take over for current commissioner Alan H. “Bud” Selig. Selig has had quite a term as commissioner. He was commissioner during the 1994 strike season that prevented Tony Gwynn the chance to become the first player since Ted Williams to hit .400 in a season. That 1994 strike season also had a lasting impact on the Montreal/Washington areas. Had the 1994 season been able to be played out it is highly likely that the Montreal Expos would have won the World Series. Former players, scouts, and experts has discussed that the 1994 Montreal Expos was one of the best teams EVER. If the 1994 Expos win the World Series and had received the revenue to the ball club, city, and legacy they may still be in Montreal. They may have kept Larry Walker, Vladimir Guerrero and had a dynasty to rival the Braves of the ‘90s. There would still be no baseball in the Nation’s capital and Bryce Harper and Steven Strasburg would be competing to bring Montreal its second, if not third or fourth title. Let’s hope Manfred doesn’t let the fans be robbed of watching this amazing sport. Now let’s take a look down on the Padres’ farm.