After Manfred backtracked on Monday and said he was no longer confident there would be a 2020 season, players were clearly stunned and angered. They took to Twitter in droves to rip the commissioner for the way he's handled the spot over the past few weeks.
Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer went on a lengthy rant about it:
Brewers outfielder (and 2018 NL MVP) Christian Yelich clearly agreed with Bauer:
And Padres outfielder Tommy Pham is resigned to not playing baseball this year:
Yeah, that makes sense. The way the sport has been handled over the past few months has been an absolute joke.
Given the way Manfred has dealt with the various cheating/sign-stealing scandals and the way he's attempting to stick a dagger in the heart of Minor League Baseball, there's very little to like about his tenure as commissioner. If he doesn't find a way to salvage the 2020 season he may not be able to continue in his position.