MLB Commissioner Bud Selig confirmed on Thursday that he'll retire January 2015. That leaves barely 15 months for him to resolve a handful of big issues across the sport.
First off, let's take a moment to thank Selig for his many years of service.
The former Milwaukee Brewers owner has led the sport to extraordinary growth. Every team is profitable and there's more competitive balance than ever. Selig wisely agreed to expand the playoff field, thus adding intrigue to September baseball, and he has supported instant replay and stricter drug testing.
With that said, his decision-making process is often drawn-out. Many of the reforms during his tenure came years later than we would've wanted, and we continue to wait for Selig to remedy the following situations.