Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Joe Girardi To The Yankees: Joe Torre to the Dodgers

Today, Joe Girardi was announced as the new manager of the New York Yankees. This comes on the heals of Joe Torre rejecting a one year salary offer from the Yankees last week. Unfortunately this also signifies the end of Don Mattingly coaching for the Yankees. But, as I have said before, I believe Girardi is the right manager for the job. With a move toward younger talent and the relationships he has with veteran players, I think he will be successful. Plus, the youth and enthusiasm he brings will be a much needed change from the somber, half-asleep look Torre had.

The New York Post is reporting Tuesday evening that Joe Torre has agreed to a $14.5 Million contract with the LA Dodgers. Larry Bowa and Don Mattingly are expected to follow Torre to the West Coast. This happens after Grady Little resigned earlier Tuesday from the Dodgers. The NY Post is also speculating that the Dodgers may become home to former Yankee Alex Rodriguez who would help boost their offense and attendance in LA.

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