"He has been in the game a long time. He knows the ins and outs of bargaining and how the business is run," Clippard said about Manfred. "I don't have a lot of knowledge about what his job is going to entail, but it seems to be the right fit."
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.