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Fenway
10-29-2007, 02:33 PM
If divorce proceedings between Grady Little and the Dodgers go the distance, as many expect, The Post has learned Joe Torre has been targeted as the manager to heal a fractured Los Angeles clubhouse.

According to two people with knowledge of the Dodgers' universe, the club and Little are talking about a buyout that would leave the manager's office in Chavez Ravine vacant for Torre to inherit. Torre, who wants to manage again, is interested in talking to the Dodgers if the job becomes available.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/10292007/sports/yankees/joe_hollywood.htm

MUsoxfan
10-29-2007, 03:24 PM
If I'm Torre, I take a step back and watch a season or two from the comfort of my couch. After being in that pressure cooker for 12 years, I'd think it would be nice to get away from the game for a while to take a breath

A.T. Money
10-29-2007, 03:53 PM
There's money to be made, man.

MUsoxfan
10-29-2007, 03:58 PM
Somehow I don't think he'll be relying on Social Security to pay the bills

WSox597
10-29-2007, 09:21 PM
It's hard to think for somebody else, but he is getting up there in age, and has already had cancer.

To my mind, what does he need to prove? He was an excellent player, and an excellent manager. He survived the worst owner in sports, as far as attitude goes.

doublem23
10-29-2007, 09:35 PM
It's hard to think for somebody else, but he is getting up there in age, and has already had cancer.

To my mind, what does he need to prove? He was an excellent player, and an excellent manager. He survived the worst owner in sports, as far as attitude goes.

Can't fault the guy for just not wanting to quit, and maybe trying to get back to the top of the mountain and going out on top, on purely his terms.

Brian26
10-29-2007, 10:33 PM
Doesn't Torre have to take the obligatory year or two off to be an ESPN analyst of color commentator before he decides he needs to get back on the field because the competitive juices are just too great?

Patrick134
10-29-2007, 10:36 PM
Doesn't Torre have to take the obligatory year or two off to be an ESPN analyst of color commentator before he decides he needs to get back on the field because the competitive juices are just too great?

He's 67.

Sockinchisox
10-30-2007, 12:19 AM
Sounds like a done deal

The Dodgers are set to hire Joe Torre as manager, The Journal News is reporting.
Grady Little will be fired less than a month after ownership said he'd be back as manager. Don Mattingly is expected to follow Torre to Los Angeles as the bench coach. Perhaps it will work out that Mattingly will take over there if Torre retires in a couple of years. It will be very interesting to see if the Dodgers end up with either Alex Rodriguez or Mariano Rivera. They don't need the closer, but if Rivera wants to play there, he'd be of plenty of help.
Source: The Journal News (http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071029/SPORTS01/710290436)
Related: Yankees (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/clubhouse_relatednews.aspx?sport=MLB&majteam=NYY)

goon
10-30-2007, 02:19 AM
Sounds like a done deal

Just saw this on ESPN NEWS. I wonder how many Yankees will follow him if it is indeed true.

VenturaFan23
10-30-2007, 08:35 AM
Just saw this on ESPN NEWS. I wonder how many Yankees will follow him if it is indeed true.

Looks like Donnie Baseball will be the first in line.

Fenway
10-30-2007, 10:04 AM
The LA paper isn't so sure

Torre is talking to Dodgers (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-joetorre30oct30,1,3045713.story?coll=la-headlines-sports)
By Dylan Hernandez and Ross Newhan
Sources say the team is in negotiations to bring the former Yankees manager to L.A. He says, 'There's nothing to any of it so far.'
COLUMN: Hiring Torre's all right; treatment of Little's all wrong (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-plaschke30oct30,1,6663965.column?coll=la-headlines-sports)

ode to veeck
10-30-2007, 11:25 AM
There's also reports here (in NY) Mattingly to go with him to the Dodgers while the Yankees try to hold on to their hitting coach. Torre was doing media coverage on the Angels just prior to King George hiring him 12 years ago, and Torre is said to have enjoyed SoCal.

palehozenychicty
10-30-2007, 01:30 PM
There's also reports here (in NY) Mattingly to go with him to the Dodgers while the Yankees try to hold on to their hitting coach. Torre was doing media coverage on the Angels just prior to King George hiring him 12 years ago, and Torre is said to have enjoyed SoCal.


He was an Angels broadcaster and has an offseason home in Maui. The Dodgers would be a good fit, as they are trying to transition a blend of talented youth and grizzled veterans. He would not lose the cache of an urban environment, storied franchise, and is closer to his Maui offseason residence. As someone mentioned, I wonder who would follow him from the Yankees out to Chavez Ravine. Stay Tuned..