If Rob Manfred wants more marketable players he should let them express themselves

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If Rob Manfred wants more marketable players he should let them express themselves
If Rob Manfred wants more marketable players he should let them express themselves

Before the Josh Hader Twitter timeline became the big-name controversy of the All-Star Game, we had a mini-flareup between Rob Manfred, the Angels, and Mike Trout. The subject: Trout's marketability specifically, and how to market MLB players in general. Manfred's initial comments were somewhat tone-deaf, which ironically is kind of on brand for him: “Mike has made decisions on what he wants to do, doesn't want to do, how he wants to spend his free time or not spend his free time,” Manfred said in the hours before MLB's All-Star Game at Nationals Park. “I think we could help him make his brand very big. “But he has to make a decision to engage. It takes time and effort.” This predictably didn't

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