Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Though Torre has two years left on his current deal with the Yankees but still he considered ending his 10-year tenure after the Yankees' first-round loss to the Los Angeles Angels. His formidable team won the World Series in 1996 and from 1998 to 2000. of lately he decided to remain at Yankees helm ignoring their latest play-offs disappointment. George Steinbrenner who has always been very quick and impulsive in firing Torreā€™s predecessors also shared a public falling out in August when Steinbrenner criticized Torre's team selection. Openly demanding and critical of his players, coaches and managers, Steinbrenner has changed managers nearly every year particularly in the 1970s and 1980s. The Yankees who won the World Series in Torre's first year with the team in 1996 and have reached the play-offs every season since are officially biggest financial bust in sports history. Owner George Steinbrenner let his general manager Brian Cashman spend close to $210 million on the payroll and they couldn't get out of the first round of the playoffs. Joe Torre did a masterful job managing his club. In the late '90s, Torre got the most out of players who could handle postseason pressure. Now its better New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and manager Joe Torre should turn their attention to 2006 and focus on their center fielder and middle relievers. The Yankees' up-and-down season is finally over. The burning question for Yankees fans and the team is whether Joe Torre's reign as manager is over?


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