Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Now it is official. The Dodgers and Joe Torre have agreed to a three year deal worth 14.5 million dollars. Torre rejected a one year deal, worth 5 million dollars with incentives from the Yankees and intially, it looked like he would take the year off and take the Braves job in 2009. But with the resignation of Grady Little for "personal reasons," he is back in the dugout. According to MLB Rumors correspondent Thomas Reiss, Torre is expected to bring Don Mattingly and Kevin Long over for his staff. Mattingly will be bench coach and Long with be the hitting coach. Mattingly is almost a guarantee to join the team because his son is just a couple years away from the Dodgers. Torre won four World Series with the Yankees and hopes to bring his past success over with him.