Torre love fest is over

Los Angeles Times - - Morning Briefing -

Enough is enough with the Joe Torre praise. I for one am glad he is leav­ing and I would of­fer to take him to the air­port to make cer­tain he did leave. Be­fore you start call­ing this guy a Hall of Famer, here are the facts: Take away his Yan­kee years (where he had un­lim­ited funds and un­lim­ited tal­ent), he is a sub-.500 man­ager. He has never taken a team not called the Yan­kees to the World Se­ries. Joe Gi­rardi won a ti­tle with the same team Torre couldn’t dur­ing his last seven years as a man­ager. He is the only man­ager in the his­tory of base­ball to have a 3-0 lead in a play­off se­ries and lose. If it weren’t for Manny Ramirez in 2008, the Dodgers would not have made the play­offs. In 2009, they took ad­van­tage of a di­vi­sion that was pretty bad. This sea­son was a to­tal dis­as­ter. Isn’t it a man­ager’s job to mo­ti­vate and make cor­rect de­ci­sions? The fact is, he should’ve been fired. Joe Torre stole money this year and he is the most over­rated man­ager in base­ball to­day.

Geno Api­cella


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