Rob Manfred has addressed the anger of many fans during the financial fight between Major League Baseball and the players' association over the past three months.

"We need to get back on the field, and we need to in a less-charged environment start to have conversations about how we -- and the we in that sentence is the commissioner's office, my staff, the clubs and the MLBPA and the players -- can be better going forward," the commissioner said. "We owe it to our fans to be better than we've been last three months."

MLB already has experienced four straight seasons of declining average attendance.