5. Clear Alternative
The problem for Manfred is that there is a visible alternative to him. It’s not his fault that he has the charisma of a wet towel, but it’s not exactly useful in a time of crisis. Having somebody in charge with a bit of conviction and energy can make a lot of difference, at least in terms of public perception.
That’s where someone like Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall comes into the equation. It doesn’t have to be him, but somebody of his ilk would definitely be able to at least inject a bit of power into proceedings. MLB needs change before it’s too late.