Torre Will Determine Yankees Future

Friday, August 24, 2007

Joe Torre's contract is set to expire this year along with pitchers Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera, and catcher Jorge Posada. All of them have long last relationships with Joe Torre and would probably only play for him in New York. Furthermore, Torre leaving probably signals the end of the coaching staff as well and with the interest Posada is getting around the league and Torre out in New York, he would probably leave as well. Rodriguez doesn't know Torre as well as these guys do so he won't factor in as much. Although the Yankees have a lot of young arms and some good young talent in the field, it would be hard to imagine them contending with a young pitching staff and new coaching staff, even if Mantingly stays.


KevinGillman 6:16 PM CDT  

Hey Eli,

I still believe if Joe decides to step down, there will be one and only one man who would be the manager and that is Joe Girardi. It's his job for the taking.

Anonymous 12:50 AM CDT  

first off you're a dumbass for even posting this. if joe leaves, yes it will be a sad day in new york. but will it factor into returning of those players? absolutely not. all of those players just want to be yankees.

it's not about who's the coach. it's about the team.