Bud Selig formally announced today that he will retire as MLB’s Commissioner on January 24, 2015.
Selig said he will soon announce a transition plan in preparation for his retirement, which will reorganize centralized Major League Baseball management.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
Well, this is mildly interesting, because baseball insiders often speculate about Sandy Alderson eventually replacing Selig. And, oh, by the way, Alderson’s contract expires at the end of 2014… just in time for Selig’s departure. This is probably a coincidence, and there is no public evidence that Alderson is next in line or even wants the job. However, he had been working for MLB prior to joining the Mets. And, if he were to be Selig’s successor, he’d have to only decline his 2015 option with the Mets and step right in… What say you, Paul DePodesta?