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MLBPA fires back at commissioner Rob Manfred’s payroll comments

first_imgThat appeared to most rile the players union. However, in his remarks to reporters Sunday, Manfred also said that MLB will use a pitch clock during spring training games. “Commissioner Manfred’s latest comments and his attempts to shift blame and distract from the main issues are unconstructive and misleading at best. Players’ eyes don’t deceive them, nor do fans’. … We’re operating in an environment in which an increasing number of clubs appear to be making little effort to improve their rosters, compete for a championship or justify the price of a ticket.”Statement from Executive Director Tony Clark: https://t.co/RS6Mvcx7Md pic.twitter.com/1uWDYa9pdI— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) February 18, 2019MLB has been criticized as multiple top-level free agents remain unsigned into mid-February, including stars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. The Red Sox tallied 108 victories and won the World Series with MLB’s highest payroll last season. Related News Even that was met with some skepticism by Clark, though it was veiled in the context of player movement and pay:“Players have made a sincere attempt to engage with Clubs on their proposals to improve pace of play and enhance the game’s appeal to fans. At the same time, we have presented wide-ranging ideas that value substance over second and ensure the best players are on the field every day.”Manfred is scheduled to speak to reporters again Tuesday as part MLB’s Spring Training Media Day in Arizona. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s on Sunday said he rejects “the notion that (a team’s) payroll is a good measure” to determine that team’s effort or predict success.On Monday, the players union — in the context of another particularly slow-moving free-agent offseason — fired back with a statement by MLBPA executive director Tony Clark, who wrote, in part: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred addresses pitch clock, payroll concernslast_img read more

SADNESS AT DEATH OF WELL-KNOWN LETTERKENNY WOMAN

first_imgThere has been huge sadness following the sudden death of Letterkenny woman Mary O’Donnell. Mrs O’Donnell, of Lower Fernhill, who was the wife of Liam ‘Keadue’ O’Donnell, was just 50.Mrs O’Donnell will be buried at Conwal Graveyard following funeral mass at 3pm tomorrow (Thurs). Our sympathies are with the O’Donnell family at this time. SADNESS AT DEATH OF WELL-KNOWN LETTERKENNY WOMAN was last modified: August 7th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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