Originally Posted by SpringfieldFan
Seems to imply that an action might be taken.
Not necessarily. I think "make our recommendations" is simply another way
of saying 'make our decision'.
I really doubt this case is a slam dunk against Washington.
If it was, you'd think the Reds would've filed the grievance
in a timely matter. Instead, Wayne spent almost an entire year
doing fact gathering.
Now MLB is doing its own 'fact gathering'.
My guess is that they are waiting for everyone to forget about it.
Isn't that Bud's typical strategy? Ignore the problem and hope it
goes away? That was his strategy for the steroid problem.
I doubt MLB wants to sanction Washington. I also don't think MLB
wants Wayne to look any more foolish by siding with Washington.
MLB is in a no win situation here.
In all seriousness, I wonder if they are waiting for Wayne's tenure
as GM to be up. If they think Wayne might be fired after this season,
it makes sense to wait until then to announce a pro-Washington ruling
(if that's what they intend to do). Likewise, if they think Bowden is
on the edge of being fired, they may want to wait until he leaves as well.
I wonder if Bowden will relive Cincy's new stadium thing.. if he'll be
expected to bring an instant contender to Washington and then be blamed
when the impossible doesn't happen.