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Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred Jr. speaks at a press conference on youth initiatives hosted by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association at Citi Field on June 16, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team.

In the past, Major League Baseball has been hesitant to consider Vegas because of gambling. Manfred said, “I think the whole, ‘You can’t go to Vegas because there are casinos there,’ we passed that by a long time ago. There’s casinos all over the place. I see Las Vegas as a viable alternative. I would not disqualify it just because of the gambling issue.”

Manfred does take the issue of gambling seriously. As Craig put it, Manfred blasted Rose “to the Stone Age” this past December when he denied the “Hit King” reinstatement.

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