Peter and Joseph, Sitting in a Tree
Bear in mind, this was posted on Peter Abraham's blog five hours after the Torre decision came down. I mean, just start with the headline:
Move starting to backfire on Yanks already Well I assume we'll see how the move "backfires" in the article, right? Posada signed with Houston? A-Rod opted out and went to Boston? Rivera is going to be setting up for Trevor Hoffman in 2008?
Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci is right on the mark with this column.Because Kenny Williams made an idiotic move to extend Ozzie Guillen, who is perhaps the worst manager in the game (well, Dusty Baker is back now, so there will be some competition) the Yankees should feel compelled to follow suit?
As he points out, Joe Maddon and Ozzie Guillen got multi-year extensions. Joe Torre was offered one year? Nobody is buying what the Yankees are trying to sell.
The Yankees better hope whoever gets the job gets off to a good start. There can be no honeymoon for the next manager based on the comments of Randy Levine. If 94 wins and a playoff berth aren’t good enough, the next guy better win 95 games and get in the ALCS.
Oh. So.. no backfiring except for sportswriters and the media, whom Joe "managed" his entire career, are upset that he's gone. Because he was their friend.
Seriously if you think I'm kidding, just look at Abraham's entire blog for the day:
Shocking day marks end of an era
An offer he had to refuse
So who’s in charge here?
Hendricks: Joe special to Pettitte
Please Peter, find more breaking news like Andy Pettitte's agent saying that Andy Pettitte liked Joe Torre.
The entire blog is full of blaming every playoff loss on the players and crediting every postseason berth to the manager.
Sorry Pete. Can't have it both ways.
Jim Leyritz had a good take on it on ESPN. He said that he didn't think the offer was unfair, and that one year made sense because if Torre didn't at least make the World Series in 2008 he would have been fired anyway.
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posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 12:25 AM