Breaking Dodger News: Joe Torre the New Dodger Manager?
According to Peter Abraham of The Journal News, Grady Little will be fired as the Dodger manager in favor of former Yankee manager Joe Torre. Don Mattingly is expected to follow Torre here to Los Angeles as bench coach. All of this can happen as soon as tomorrow.
Let me just make it clear that this is still unconfirmed.
Torre, 67, rejected a one-year $5 million contract from the Yankees last Monday. As most people know he won four World Series rings with the Yanks in 1996 and 1998-2000 and took the Yanks to the postseason in all 12 years he managed there. But less known is his managerial record prior to being the Yank's skipper.
- 0 playoff appearances with the New York Mets from 1977-1981.
- 1 playoff appearance with the Atlanta Braves from 1982-1984.
- 0 playoff appearances with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1990-1995.
But perhaps this will pave the way for Alex Rodriguez in a Dodger uniform?
I'll have more on this as details filter through.
Update: An MLB source is telling CBS2/KCAL9's John Ireland that there is 0% chance of a managerial change on Tuesday. Video of this report here.
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