The New York post ran a story on Page Six about Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger possibly being named the next commissioner of Major League Baseball after Bud Selig steps down in January.
A source told Page Six, “MLB has expressed an enormous amount of interest in Iger as a potential candidate. But he is still contracted at Disney for another two years, and no official talks have taken place. He definitely hasn’t been offered the job — yet.” The source added of any conflict with Iger’s Disney contract: “Perhaps they will keep the post open for him, or maybe Bud might agree to stay on. It’s too early to say.”
They then went on to name some other rumored candidates, and one name stuck out:
Sports Illustrated suggested this month that high-profile possibilities like Joe Torre, Bob Costas, George F. Will and Dick Ebersol are unrealistic because of their age or lack of interest in the gig. Other potential candidates include MLB execs such as COO Rob Manfred as well as Dodgers owner Stan Kasten and Phillies GM Rubén Amaro Jr.
This poses an interesting question for Phillies fans: How badly do you want Amaro gone?