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Rob Manfred Wants MLB Expansion, Lists Six Potential Cities

Rob Manfred Wants MLB Expansion, Lists Six Potential Cities
Published On: Thu, Jul 19
May 7, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; MLB commissioner Rob Manfred speaks at a press conference before the game between the Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Commissioner Rob Manfreda€™s all-star break wasna€™t only spentA sandbagging his sporta€™s best player. He also took some time to throw his support behind expanding MLB to two more cities.

a€œI hope Ia€™m around long enough to see us expand,a€ Manfred told FS1 on Tuesday. (The relevant comments start at the 1-minute mark of the video below.) a€œI think 32 [teams] would be great for our sport.a€

Manfred then went on to list potential cities a€œthat I think are not only interested in having baseball, but are viable in terms of baseballa€:

a€œPortland, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Nashville in the United States, certainly Montreal, maybe Vancouver, in Canada. We think therea€™s places in Mexico we could go over the long haul.a€

Eventual expansion seems inevitable, if just because thata€™s the only direction these things go. The NFL is up to 32 teams, and the NHL will be there once Seattle gets its team.

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