Rays pleased with Manfred election as commissioner
The election of Rob Manfred, the continuity candidate, as baseball's next commissioner seemed like good news for the Rays, especially given the alternative of Tom Werner and his big-market, Red-Sox tinged background.
And that seemed to be pretty much how Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg took it.
The Rays had been considered Manfred supporters, and Sternberg told the Tampa Bay Times they were pleased with his election.
"We have been fortunate to work closely with Rob and his tremendous staff,'' Sternberg said. "His appointment as commissioner provides an exciting opportunity for us to do exciting things together which will grow the sport of baseball.''
Per the New York Times, Sternberg was one of the owners to directly question Werner about his plans for tthe revenue-sharing program, which funnels money from the large- to small-market clubs.