Report: MLB COO Rob Manfred 'heavily favored' to replace Bud Selig

Rob Manfred is seen as the favorite to replace Bud Selig.
Rob Manfred is seen as the favorite to replace Bud Selig. (USATSI)

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Commissioner Bud Selig is finally retiring after the season -- he's said he was retiring in the past but changed his mind -- and MLB is in the process of looking for his replacement. Three have been formally interviewed already:

Manfred is the league's Chief Operating Officer and has long been considered the favorite to replace Selig. Recent reports indicated some owners were not happy with the way the search was going, mostly because it seemed like Manfred already had the job locked up. They wanted a full search and interview process because, as the owners, they have the most to lose.

Brosnan is the league's Executive Vice President of Business. He's been with MLB since 1991. Bowman is the president and CEO of MLB Advance Media, the entity that manages MLB.com and all of the league online activities.

There is no timeline for the league to name Selig's replacement.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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