Joe Torre

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Joe Torre#1
Posted: 10/18/07 at 5:06pm
has rejected a $5 million one year deal to return to the Yankees.

It's the end of an era.
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re: Joe Torre#2
Posted: 10/18/07 at 5:26pm
While I will miss him a lot next season, I'm just glad he didn't get fired. Hopefully Joe Girardi will be the next manager...or Don Mattingly (my all-time favorite Yankee ever).
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re: Joe Torre#2
Posted: 10/18/07 at 5:32pm
Sounds like he just wanted to move on. It would be interesting to see if he ends up with another team or if he retires.
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re: Joe Torre#3
Posted: 10/18/07 at 6:00pm
Good for him.they left him twisting in the wind & gave him an offer he had to refuse.

Good luck to the new manager - whoever it turns out to be. He will need it.

Gives new meaning to "Take that job & shove it"
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re: Joe Torre#4
Posted: 10/18/07 at 6:05pm
Put a fork in him. He is done. And other Roxy phrases.
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re: Joe Torre#5
Posted: 10/18/07 at 6:42pm
He was done NAMO

In case you are to dense to realize, this is an offer they knew he would turn down. They feel it takes the heat off them.

P.S. You never had an edge.
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re: Joe Torre#6
Posted: 10/18/07 at 7:30pm
In each post in this thread I shall trot out one of your overused phrases. Because they're all so pithy and cute. (Not).
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re: Joe Torre#7
Posted: 10/18/07 at 7:31pm
"P.S. You never had an edge."

For someone who never had an edge. He certainly manages to get you going.
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re: Joe Torre#8
Posted: 10/18/07 at 7:38pm
If he just wanted to step down, he should have done so days ago. Rejecting the $5 mil + $3 mil in incentives deal just makes him look money-hungry.
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re: Joe Torre#9
Posted: 10/18/07 at 7:48pm
It was ostensibly a pay cut, no? When people are asked to take pay cuts, the shiite hits the fan, boys and girls.
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re: Joe Torre#10
Posted: 10/18/07 at 7:57pm
Its time for a change. He did a great job but its time to move on.
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re: Joe Torre#11
Posted: 10/18/07 at 7:57pm
Well, it was a pay cut provided he didn't lead the team to the World Series (no doubt the deal coming to exactly $8 mil with incentives was intentional on the Yankee brass' part). Torre was far and away the highest-paid manager in baseball last year (at $7 mil, with the second-highest getting $3.5 mil), so earnestly believing that he'd think twice before rejecting anything below $7 mil for 2008 to stay with a team he professes to love didn't seem so crazy. Logically, he should be offered less money considering the Yankees' fate in the playoffs for the last seven years. Maybe he feels he's above the logic of salaries in baseball because of his track record from '96-'00.

On another note, I'm quite happy to see someone else get a chance for the '08 season. People tend to either grossly overstate or understand Torre's impact on the team, but after the results of the playoffs in recent years, it certainly shouldn't hurt to let another guy take the reigns.
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re: Joe Torre#12
Posted: 10/18/07 at 8:05pm
Good pun at the end there!

Oh wait, I forgot to add a Roxyism.

I am going to bed.
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re: Joe Torre#13
Posted: 10/18/07 at 9:48pm
The killer was the vesting part which did not happen unless he goes to the series. It was like managing with a gun to your head.

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re: Joe Torre#14
Posted: 10/18/07 at 10:17pm
Just like you always do, I haven't really gone to bed.

Don't stick a fork in me.
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re: Joe Torre#15
Posted: 10/18/07 at 10:24pm
I would never do that to my good buddy.
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re: Joe Torre#16
Posted: 10/18/07 at 10:25pm
Anyway, it IS the end of an era, but the Yankees will win again.
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re: Joe Torre#17
Posted: 10/18/07 at 11:16pm
I'm really stressing about what affect this will have on Mo and Posada's decisions.
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re: Joe Torre#18
Posted: 10/18/07 at 11:25pm
As much as I hate the Yankees, I have to say good for him. They offered him something they knew he wouldn't take just so they could get rid of him. It's such a total lack of respect--how many franchises can say that one manager took the team to the playoffs every single year of his tenure, and yet, they want to get rid of him because the team hasn't won the World Series in a few years?

They shouldn't be blaming the lack of a World Series completely on Torre--some of the blame should go towards the overpriced, spoiled players who can't produce.
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re: Joe Torre#19
Posted: 10/19/07 at 11:41am
Did Britney have anything to do with this?
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re: Joe Torre#20
Posted: 10/19/07 at 11:50am
Best sums up my feelings:

And let's take a step back. Again, we're all sad. Torre is leaving. Stand-up guy. Might be a bad decision for the club. But we're talking about a situation where you're feeling misty-eyed for a guy who's turning down a five million dollar base salary because it is a ****ing insult to him. Five million dollars. And he's not hitting 97-mph Josh Beckett fastballs or spearing Curtis Granderson laser beams. He's not doing something that only a select few hundred human beings have the physical and mental capacity to do. He's choosing what order to write down names in a lineup (sometimes poorly). He's deciding when to put a relief pitcher in a game (often incorrectly).
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re: Joe Torre#21
Posted: 10/19/07 at 3:57pm
They're bringing back Billy Martin. Experienced and Dead. A good combination.
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re: Joe Torre#22
Posted: 10/19/07 at 6:01pm
Martin is tanned & rested & ready to go.
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re: Joe Torre#23
Posted: 10/19/07 at 6:08pm
I lost my respect for him when he actually went to the negotiation meeting. All about the money Joe? Good riddance, time to find someone who can actually help the team WIN playoff games.
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re: Joe Torre#24
Posted: 10/19/07 at 6:09pm
I will take the job for a million.

I hear Bobby Valentine is in the running. This would shake the team up.
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