Sneed hears Crane Kenney, senior veep and general counsel of Tribune Company, hopes to become the new baseball commissioner, replacing Bud Selig.
• • The upshot: Word is a head-hunting company is vetting Kenney as a candidate.
• • The backshot: Kenney oversees the Cubs for Tribune Co.
Kind of ironic that the man we always thought would try to replace Selig was MacPhail. Turns out the man who was behind the curtain, MacPhail's boss Crane Kenney is vying for the position.
Selig's contract runs through 2009. At that point he plans on retiring. So looking at this from the outside it would probably make alot of sense for Kenney to find his way into a position in the commissioner's office when the Cubs are sold (and his position eliminated). At that time it will be a short period until a replacement is named for Selig. Very interesting.