Thursday, October 18, 2007
Torre rejects a perfectly reasonable offer from the Yankees -- one year as the highest paid manager in baseball with tons of post-season incentives and an option at $8 mil for 2009 if he made it to the World Series in 2008. What did he want? A five year deal? I don't think it was disrespectful or shabby in any way. I don't blame Torre for leaving but I don't blame the Yankees for letting him go. Maybe he felt he had accomplished too much to be on a one-year deal. Tell it to Andy Pettite. I'm very sorry he didn't take this but I believe the team will do better next year thanks to a much stronger starting rotation. HOWEVER, it's gonna be a lot trickier re=signing Posada and Mo and getting Pettitte to stay without Torre's presence. My worst-case scenario is that Torre goes and A-Rod stays. God help us, but this could turn into a very scary off-season.