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Dodgers Usher In New Era

Hoopla, record turnout surrounds Torre's inaugural press conference

(Newser) - The Joe Torre Era began in Los Angeles with a festive news conference in Dodger Stadium's capacious center field, reports the Los Angeles Times. The surefire Hall of Famer reported that longtime sidekicks Larry Bowa and Don Mattingly would also be joining his staff, Mattingly after losing out to Joe... More »

Go West, Yankee: Torre Signs With Dodgers

LA reportedly offers $4M per season for three-year deal as manager

(Newser) - After an expedited courtship period, the Los Angeles Dodgers have officially signed ex-Yankee Joe Torre as their manager for the next three years, replacing Grady Little, who stepped down Tuesday. While the details are yet to be disclosed, Torre is expected to haul in $4 million a season, the Los ... More »

Girardi Accepts 3-Year Offer to Manage Yanks

Ex-catcher beat out Mattingly because of experience as a skipper

(Newser) - Joe Girardi has agreed to a three-year, $6 million contract to accept the unenviable task of succeeding Joe Torre, and his four championships, as the Yankees manager. Girardi is no slouch in the hardware department, however. He won three championships as a player for the Yankees and was the 2006... More »

Torre Steps Up to Plate as Little Resigns

Torre and Dodgers agree to terms as Yanks sign Joe Girardi

(Newser) - Joe Torre's in and Grady Little's out with the Dodgers, who have okayed terms with the ex-Yankee skipper and almost clinched a deal, the Los Angeles Times reports. Still at issue are Torre's coaching staff and player personnel input. Torre wants his own staff, with Don Mattingly, and is negotiating... More »

Yanks Want Girardi to Succeed Torre

Mattingly 'extremely disappointed' about being passed over

(Newser) - The Yankees have picked a successor to Joe Torre's managerial throne: Joe Girardi, the former Marlins manager and Yankee coach who was a catcher on three New York title teams in the '90s and worked for them this year as a TV analyst. The New York Times reports that though... More »

Steinbrenners Face 'Tough Decision'

Owners won't demand immediate success from new Yankees manager

(Newser) - Yankee officials have now interviewed all three of Joe Torre's potential successors, and so far team owner George Steinbrenner and sons Hank and Hal are "impressed" with all of them—and concede they've got a "tough decision" to make. Whoever the "slight favorite" is, he'll take the... More »

Mattingly Aimed to Take After Torre

Yankees bench coach is favored by players, Steinbrenner

(Newser) - When Don Mattingly came out of retirement to join up as the Yankees' hitting coach, he already had his sights set on following in Joe Torre's managerial footsteps, reports the New York Times. "I’ve known from the beginning what I wanted," said Mattingly, who is said to... More »

With Torre out, Yanks Start Interviewing

Steinbrenner's looking at Girardi, Mattingly, Pena for new manager

(Newser) - Former Yankee catcher Joe Girardi spent yesterday meeting with team officials, interviewing for Joe Torre's old job as New York's manager, reports the Times. He'll be followed today by the team's current bench coach Don Mattingly, and tomorrow Yankees first-base coach Tony Pena will jump into the interview pool. More »

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