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More details on Selig's contract extension

Posted on: January 12, 2012 4:16 pm
By Matt Snyder

The two-year contract extension for MLB commissioner was approved Thursday by the owners. The deal would have become official immediately if the vote was unanimous, but it wasn't. Instead, it was a 29-1 vote in favor of Selig's extension, so it won't become official for 10 days.

Bud Selig's extension
The one vote that was against Selig was John Moores of the Padres, who is "steamed," according to insider Jon Heyman. The problem for Moores is that he wants to sell the team so he can have the money from the sale immediately. He has a buyer, too, in Jeff Moorad. Moorad would have voted to approve Selig, making it a unanimous 30-0 vote, but he has yet to be approved by the other owners.

Clouding matters on the issue is that some of the other owners want more background information on Moorad and a few "aren't fans," according to Heyman -- such as Ken Kendrick of the Diamondbacks and Jerry Reinsdorf of the White Sox.

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