5 Things Bud Selig Should Do For Baseball Before He Retires

Bud Selig's Unfinished Tasks

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Bud Selig has proclaimed that this season will be his last as MLB commissioner. He will forgo the seat as the head of baseball to someone else in January 2015. He still has some situations that need addressing. He did great at fixing flaws like the steroid era and the lack of replay, but there is more to be done. These five things need to be done before Selig is out of office.

5. Make The All-Star Game An Exhibition Again

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5. Make The All-Star Game An Exhibition Again

Make The All-Star Game An Exhibition Again
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Selig made the rash decision that the league that wins the All-Star game should be given home-field advantage in the World Series in 2002 when that year's game ended in a tie. It is time to rectify this rule. Stats prove that home-field advantage means a lot, based on the winners of the past decade. It isn't fair to have that be in a game where every tduring the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

4. Figure Out Oakland's Ballpark Situation

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4. Figure Out Oakland's Ballpark Situation

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Selig said in a Q&A with San Francisco reporters this week that the situation involving the home of the Oakland A's is very complex. That is quite the understatement. The Athletics deserve some kind of upgrade after they weren't able to move to the San Jose area.

3. Install A Salary Floor

Install A Salary Floor
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3. Install A Salary Floor

Install A Salary Floor
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For every team that spends over $400 million in an offseason, there are others spending nothing and just enjoying making money with an awful team. There should be a salary floor that every team needs to reach. A salary cap is unrealistic at this time, but who would be against every team being forced to spend at least $70 million, besides the two teams in the league that are under it.

2. Investigate Why So Many Pitchers Needed Tommy John This Season

Investigate Thoroughly Why So Many Pitchers Needed Tommy John This Season
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2. Investigate Why So Many Pitchers Needed Tommy John This Season

Investigate Thoroughly Why So Many Pitchers Needed Tommy John This Season
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Jose Fernandez, Josh Johnson, Jarrod Parker, Matt Moore, Kris Medlen and Patrick Corbin are some of the big names who will miss over a full season recovering from Tommy John surgery. The 2014 season is on pace to crush the previous record of players lost due to the injury to the UCL in the elbow. Now rookie phenom Masahiro Tanaka may also be headed for that surgery. Selig needs to figure out why so many have fallen to this injury.

1. Put Pete Rose In The Hall Of Fame

Put Pete Rose In The Hall Of Fame
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1. Put Pete Rose In The Hall Of Fame

Put Pete Rose In The Hall Of Fame
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This is ridiculous at this point. Pete Rose never did anything to compromise what he did on the field. You saw with Tony Gwynn how quickly you can lose a legend, don't let the same thing happen when there is unfinished business. The Hit King deserves to watch himself on a gold plaque and give a speech that is three decades in the making.

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