Major League Baseball is not happy with the Dodgers right now, and it’s not for the normal reasons. It wasn’t for a player acting up or someone on the roster throwing at members of the Astros, or even a player speaking out against the league.
Instead, the frustration was directed towards President and CEO Stan Kasten. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke about the Dodgers executive prior to the All-Star Game on Tuesday in Denver. He had some words about comments Kasten had made just over a week prior.
It was pretty clear what people thought about it. I don’t think it was a helpful comment given all we’re trying to achieve in this area. But I can’t say much more than that.
Kasten met with Dodgers reporters following their trip to the White House last week. He joked with Dave Roberts about telling media to talk about the foreign substance issue rather than the trouble caused by Trevor Bauer. He later added that the team would wait for the league investigation to come to an end before commenting.
Bauer’s administrative leave was set for 7 days by MLB not long after the report of his assault first came out. The league and MLBPA would later agree to extend that as they continue their investigation into the Dodgers pitcher.
As of now, there is no word on how close they are to a resolution or decision. There is also no indication that the league will require local authorities to complete their investigation before rendering a decision. All of that to say, there’s still a lot left to figure out.