MLB Commish Bud Selig had a lot on his mind during a one-hour Q and A at the Baseball Writers Association conference in Denver Tuesday. He said he was not happy that Manny Ramirez was allowed to rehab in the minors in preparation for his return to the Dodgers after his suspension ended. He said he will push for a rule change when the collective bargaining agreement expires in 2011.
He also denies there was collusion among owners to suppress the free agent market after the 2008 season. With Michael Weiner preparing to succeed Donald Fehr as head of the players' union, several agents are pushing for a collusion greivance to be filed against teams over their behavior in the offseason, according to the New York Post.
Selig acknowledged that Pete Rose's request for re-instatement is "under review." While the last time they met was 2002, sentiment against Rose and his gambling offenses may have eased in light of the steroid scandal and the debate that surrounds those players' eligibility to the Hall of Fame.