Though he's had plenty of experience in the NL (though none of it recent), Torre's managing record in the NL is abysmal.
894 wins and 1,003 losses. That's a .471 average.
It'd be a MAJOR PR move to bring him here. Him managing here would undoubtedly garner serious attention to the Dodgers from the FA market. But to me, that's the only upside thus far.
Bud Black he ain't!
I would think in NY he developed a different managing style and got to learn from his mistakes. The only difference I believe he'll see is the no-DH issue and the NL runs more.
You'd think he'd have learned from his mistakes some time during the first 1,900 games he managed.
I'm not saying he wasn't a good manager for the Yankees, I'm just trying to keep things grounded here. He ain't the be-all-end-all.
Plus TJ Simers needs someone else to talk smack about, he's getting rusty beating the same horses in LA Sports...
Torre was key with the Yankees in developing young talent like Jeter, Pettite, Williams, Posada, Rivera, etc. Dodgers have a large core of young talent that needs a leader to develop them and Torre is perfect for the job.
According to Yahoo Sports, Grady Little has resigned.