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Thursday, October 11, 2007

JOE TORRE and GEORGE STEINBRENNER TO MEET NEXT WEEK!


Joe Torre and Yankee Owner George Steinbrenner will have a sitdown next week to discuss the manager's future, according to the AP. Their meeting will take place after George and the rest of the braintrust first discuss what to do with the New York legend. Today on ESPN Radio, Hall of Fame Writer Peter Gammons said that he believes Torre will be signed to a lifetime deal that will call for him to manage 2 more years, which includes the first year in the "New Yankee Stadium". After that, Torre would move into the front office or broadcast booth and allow Don Mattingly to take over. That would allow the Yankees to save face with their fans and allow Torre to continue to help develop young players that came up this year. Also, Mariano Rivera spoke out earlier this week and said that whatever happens with Torre will effect his free agent status. David Ortiz, the slugger from the arch-rival Red Sox wanted to add his opinion on the situation. "Every organization is like a human body. It has a head that if you mess with it, it just goes down," Ortiz said. "Joe Torre is the head of that organization. He's one of the best managers in baseball. You've got to have a good head to keep the body together like that."
Ortiz went on to say how much respect Torre deserves. "Even if they got knocked out, you've got to give him credit for that. You've definitely got to give the man respect," Ortiz said. "If he doesn't go back to the Yankees, they're going to feel that next year somewhere. This guy knows what he's doing." The fact the moving has been put off until next week tells me that cooler heads will prevail and I believe the right move for the Yankees, Torre, the players and the fans will be made

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