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    If this does happen, the flood gates have opened.

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    Hmmmmm

    http://www.insidesocal.com/dodgers/a...the_lates.html

    Although there were multiple reports out of New York on Monday that the Dodgers were close to hiring, or had already hired, Joe Torre as their manager, what little word there was coming from the organization clearly indicated otherwise. That did not mean, however, that the Dodgers aren't exploring the possibility of replacing their current manager, Grady Little, with Torre, whose 12-year tenure at the helm of the New York Yankees ended last week when Torre rejected a one-year, $5 million contract with incentives.
    Where there's smoke there's fire I though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuxBeingU View Post
    While I love Torre I can't see him coming here for more than 2 years, really only to piss off the NYY and then hand Mattingly the job to further piss off ther NYY
    Works for me.

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    article on this from Newsday just posted

    The buzz started a couple of weeks ago, before Joe Torre had even turned down the Yankees' one-year offer to return as manager. And now, with Torre officially a free agent and the Dodgers apparently considering a dismissal of manager Grady Little, it might just become reality.

    If the Dodgers go ahead and fire Little, then they likely will contact Torre to fill that opening.

    The Dodgers had contacted Joe Girardi about their manager job, as first reported by ESPN, but Girardi preferred the Yankees job and will officially receive it Tuesday.

    So that leaves the Dodgers still unhappy with Little, and it makes Torre, Girardi's manager with the Yankees from 1996 through 1999, the most high-profile candidate available.

    Torre, appearing on "Late Show with David Letterman" Monday, was asked about a published report documenting the Dodgers' interest in him.

    "There has been a time or two that something that's been in the newspaper that hasn't been true," the former Yankees manager said.

    He added, "There's nothing to any of it, so far."


    The Dodgers, who finished a disappointing fourth in the National League West this season, experienced significant clubhouse harmony problems, as the veteran players and young players didn't get along very well.

    Torre's strength is in managing a clubhouse, and his arrival would give the Dodgers a kick in their public-relations battles with the neighboring Angels.

    Torre, meanwhile, would likely jump at the opportunity to manage the large-market Dodgers and spend more time with friend Billy Crystal and the rest of the Hollywood community.

    And how about a Torre-Alex Rodriguez reunion in Los Angeles?

    The Dodgers figure to be among the strongest suitors for A-Rod, who officially filed for free agency Monday.

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    SportsCenter just reported it. But of course, the word "official" wasn't there.

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    Torre seems like a classy guy. Of course he is going to deny reports that the Dodgers have interest in him while Little is still the manager.

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    the AP report makes it douns like nothing's been final

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -Now that the New York Yankees have offered Joe Girardi their managerial job, it's clear they've put the Joe Torre era behind them.

    What's next for Torre? Even David Letterman wants to know, wondering Monday night whether Torre might be headed to Los Angeles.


    "Maybe Dodgers, maybe Angels?'' Letterman asked.

    "Well, the Dodgers have a contract, I mean, a manager,'' Torre replied during his appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman.'' "The Angels have a very good manager.''

    Torre was referring to Dodgers' skipper Grady Little and Angels' field boss Mike Scioscia.

    Torre went on to say: "That's a bad question to ask. I know what's been rumored. The local paper today is talking about going to LA. There has been a time or two that something that has been in the newspaper hasn't been true.''

    There have been reports that Torre could be hired to replace Little, who has one year remaining on his contract with a club option for a second year.

    The Dodgers, from team owner Frank McCourt on down, declined comment late Monday.

    The 67-year-old Torre managed the Yankees to 12 playoff appearances in as many seasons before turning down a one-year, $5 million offer for next season, with an additional $3 million in incentives, earlier this month.

    Torre, who completed a three-year, $19.2 million contract this year, ranks eighth on baseball's all-time list with 2,067 victories and has won a record 76 postseason games.

    Little, the Dodgers' skipper the past two seasons, managed the Boston Red Sox in 2002-03 before being fired despite two playoff appearances.

    The Dodgers had baseball's best record in July but faded down the stretch to finish with an 82-80 record, good for fourth place in the NL West.

    Clubhouse unrest surfaced between veterans and young players during the season's final two weeks, when the Dodgers lost seven straight games to the Colorado Rockies while falling out of contention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lath19 View Post
    Torre seems like a classy guy. Of course he is going to deny reports that the Dodgers have interest in him while Little is still the manager.
    Makes sense, things will be more clear tomorrow morning.

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    I'd rather not spend that much on a manager, Torre or not. That money is much better spent in on-field talent.
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    On field talent is out of a different money pool. This will be a good thing.

    Please let it happen.

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