Thursday, October 18, 2007


In a typical Yankee idiotic move, after offering Joe Torre a one year (!) extention, he says NO! From ESPN.....

NEW YORK -- "Joe Torre rejected a $5 million, one-year contract to return as manager of the New York Yankees on Thursday.
The Yankees offered Torre a one-year deal with a base salary of $5 million and incentives that would have increased his salary to $8 million based on postseason performance. Under that offer, if Torre reached the World Series in 2008, an option for 2009 would have vested.
"It is now time for the New York Yankees to move forward," Levine said.
Torre made $7.5 million this year, the final season of a $19.2 million, three-year contract."

Peter here. I guess we all know now....the new leaders of the New York Yankees STILL don't know what the hell they are doing! Fools.


At 10/18/2007 10:22 PM, Blogger Middle Relief said...

I'm still kind of in shock right now.

Very disappointed in how the mgmt handled this thing.

They didn't have the back bone to stand up and say no, so they make the fake offering knowing full well it would not be acceptable to Torre.

Very, very disappointed.

At 10/19/2007 6:42 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Thanks MR. You, as a Yankee fan, will miss him, as will his players, so much. All he wanted was to be able to manage the (his) team for their last year in the old house that Ruth (and Gehrig) built, and the first year of the new one. You'd think that after 12 straight postseason appearances, no easy feat by any means, they would have granted him that.
Thanks for the are one of the most logical baseball-savvy people I know. And for that, I thank you.

At 10/19/2007 11:45 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Then, Again, the Oliver Pratt Version of Steinbrenner is Alive & Well:

So is the Larry David Version;

& The Yankees Are LOSING it;

I can't blame Torre, as he knows that he's had enough.

At 10/21/2007 12:48 AM, Blogger Lou said...

Yes. I agree, they should have just said "Thanks Joe, but we want to go in a different direction!"
Yes he had a great run, but I am glad he is not coming back. The Yankees need new leadership, new blood. I feel that 2003 should have been his last year. It's about chemistry, and player and coaching leadership. I hope the new manager brings in his own coaching staff. And don't worry about the players they are professionals. And don't worry about the fans either, we just want to win. My letter to Santa this year will ask for Joe Girardi to be the new yankees skipper in 2008.


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