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Do Rob Manfred and MLB owners actually like baseball?

Friday morning, this tweet appeared on my timeline and since I agreed with its take, I decided to post it in a couple of threads here. It generated some spirited discussion, and so I thought it was worth an entire article on the topic.

First, let me make this clear. If you are not familiar with Aaron Gleeman, he’s not just some random guy on Twitter. He is the lead Twins writer for the Minnesota section at The Athletic and a former writer for Baseball Prospectus. His bona fides as a fan and knowledgeable baseball person, in my view, cannot be questioned.