Bud Selig on replay: “I’ve had very, very little pressure from people who want to do more”

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While speaking at a “sport and society conference” in Wisconsin today MLB commissioner Bud Selig said that he doesn’t believe additional video replay is needed beyond the current system.

In explaining that opinion Selig said: “I’ve had very, very little pressure from people who want to do more.”

I’m not sure who Selig has been talking to, but clearly it isn’t the average fan. Spending one night on Twitter reading the reactions to various blown calls around baseball might give him a much different perception of the issue.

Yankees designate Kendrys Morales for assignment

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The New York Yankees have designated Kendrys Morales for assignment.

Morales, 36, hit just .177/.320/.242 with one homer over 19 games with New York. This after he had a disastrous run with the A’s to start the 2019 season, hitting a mere .204/.310/.259 with a lone home run and seven RBI in 126 trips to the plate. Now that Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are back there’s no room for him anyway, so it kind of doesn’t matter.

Morales had a solid year for the Blue Jays last season, posting a .769 OPS with 21 homers across 130 games, but it’s hard to see him catching on anyplace right now. Indeed, it may be the end of the line for the 13-year veteran.