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[Help a guy out when he's down] Let's Help Joe Torre Look For A New Job

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by DarthIntegral , Oct 8, 2007.

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  1. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral SFTC May Winner/ Go Cavs! star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Some say it started with Becket's World Series winning gem in Yankee Stadium. Others say it was game four of the following ALCS. Others say it was the inability to advance to even the LCS in consecutive years. Some might say the straw that broke the camel's back is being eliminated from the playoffs by Paul Byrd.

    In any case ...

    With another flameout in the playoffs, and the comments by George Steinbrenner yesterday, I think it's safe to assume Mr. Torre will be looking for a job. I thought we could do the guy a favor and browse careerbuilder, monster, and the local help wanted ads for him.

    Post your ideas for Joe Torre's next job here!
     
  2. Darth Dark Helmet

    Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Milwaukee Brewers

    [face_whistling]
     
  3. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I say D, D-O-D, D-O-D-G, D-O-D-G-E-R-S, team, team, team!
     
  4. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    He doesn't need one. With the money Stienbrenner gave him during his years as the Yankee's skipper, he has enough to live the rest of his years in a comfortable manner.
     
  5. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    And he's fairly old, plus he's already survived a serious bout with cancer. I would expect he'll stay on the sidelines for a few years. Baseball Tonight, here Joe comes.
     
  6. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    George is a ****ing moron if he fires Torre. I can't stand the Yankees, and even I know that.
     
  7. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I say he retires and writes a tell all book about how big of an ass $teinbrenner is
     
  8. imperial_dork

    imperial_dork Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I hear there's an opening for Assistant to the Traveling Secretary. :p
     
  9. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    ooh, I'll have brush up for my interview, and commit the following to memory: "I must say, with all due respect, I find it very hard to see the logic behind some of the moves you have made with this fine organization. In the past twenty years you have caused myself, and the city of New York, a good deal of distress, as we have watched you take our beloved Yankees and reduced them to a laughing stock, all for the glorification of your massive ego!"

    I assume Torre, and it's a shame to see him go, he's done a great job. When the team was run well and Steinbrenner stayed out of personnel decisions, they were unbeatable. Unfortunately, too many deals in recent years have had the Big Stein's handprint on them, making it hard for Torre to do his job. In the end, you win with pitching, and when your supposed ace (Wang) gets shelled twice, there's not much a manager can do.

    As for a successor, whoever it is, I don't see them being around long -- the team is most likely going to be rebuilding a bit, which usually means mediocre seasons. That's why I hope it isn't Mattingly, the idol of my adolescent years.
     
  10. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think people need to stop jumping the gun and wait to see what Steinbrenner does. Plus I am sick of the obsession with the Yankees. There are plenty of other teams to talk about.
     
  11. captain-fantastic

    captain-fantastic Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Like the Sox!
     
  12. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral SFTC May Winner/ Go Cavs! star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Joe, whatever you do, make sure you ask the customers if they want to "upsize" their value meal. You never know when a secret shopper will show up.
     
  13. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You're a cruel man, Inty.
     
  14. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    When the Indians-Rockies WS sets a new record for lowest TV ratings, all of the baseball world will be wishing the Yankees had been there
     
  15. DarthStewy

    DarthStewy Jedi Youngling star 3

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    [hl=crison]Inty Edit[/hl]: Seemed a bit off topic, out of place, had some inappropriate insinuations, and a language infraction. It's a grand slam!
     
  16. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'd point out that Colorado are in, and Cleveland are up 2-1. Ratings disaster here we come.

    I should also point out that I'm rooting for Cleveland, would love to see them win finally, espcially after coming so close in 1997.

    And lastly, and actually on topic, Joe may not be looking for a new job after all.
     
  17. tulakhordpwns

    tulakhordpwns Jedi Youngling star 2

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    yay! Torre isn't going back to the yankees:)
     
  18. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So after all this talk about Torre being fired, the Yankees offer him a contract and he turns them down. Who gets the last laugh? Torre. Definitely Torre.
     
  19. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I wonder if they really wanted him back, seems they gave him an offer that they figured he'd maybe turn down, hoping it would make them look better, though it failed miserably if that's what they intended.

    Joe will be badly he missed, he was a class guy and a great manager.
     
  20. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Good [link=http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/tom_verducci/10/18/torre/index.html]article[/link] by Tom Verducci at si.com. COnfirms my suspicions of Yankee management's motivations with the offer. I pretty much agree with everything he has to say.
     
  21. Mace-Wan_Winobi

    Mace-Wan_Winobi Jedi Knight star 1

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    I wish the Yankees would have offered a two year deal instead of the one year deal w/conditional 2nd year if they had gotten to or won the World Series.

    I really didn't have a problem with the 5 million dollars/year. After the Red Sox debacle and three straight first round exits, a cut in pay is not out of the question. Torre would still have been the highest paid manager.

     
  22. DarthStewy

    DarthStewy Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I disagree wholeheartedly!!!
     
  23. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    Ratings disaster here we come

    who honsetly cares?? i want to see new teams in the world series or BCS championship, everyone seems so concerned about ratings around here. Unless you work for a TV company
     
  24. Reynar_Tedros

    Reynar_Tedros Jedi Master star 6

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    Exactly. Even though I hate the Yankees, I always root for them to make the World Series every single year. It increases the excitement tenfold for me.

    This year, however, regardless of who wins the ALCS, I won't care who wins it all. If it's the Sox & Rockies, it should be interesting to see who wins between Helton's goatee and Youkilis's goatee. Now there is a match-up.
     
  25. Qui-Gon_Tom

    Qui-Gon_Tom Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Maybe George will change his mind, you know come to his senses.... and hire Torre back where he belongs....
     
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