Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO Robert Iger is “firmly in Major League Baseball’s potential lineup” of contenders to fill the commissioner role, reports the New York Post’s Page Six.
Iger is said to be a favorite of the league’s succession committee, which is searching for a successor to Bud Selig before his contract expires in January. However, Iger’s contract with Disney extends into mid-2016, when he has said he will leave the media company, the story notes.
The piece adds: “Sports Illustrated suggested this month that high-profile possibilities like Joe Torre, Bob Costas, George F. Will and Dick Ebersol are unrealistic because of their age or lack of interest in the gig. Other potential candidates include MLB execs such as COO Rob Manfred as well as Dodgers owner Stan Kasten and Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr.”