Joe Torre

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Phillies Advance to NLCS After Stunning Rally

Philadelphia scores 3 in ninth to beat Colorado 5-4, earn meeting with Dodgers

(Newser) - The Philadelphia Phillies rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth inning then held on to beat the host Colorado Rockies, 5-4, tonight and advance to the National League Championship Series opposite the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ryan Howard drove in the tying runs with a double off Rockies... More »

Manny to Dodgers: Sorry

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez met with his Dodgers teammates today to personally apologize for flunking a drug test and drawing a 50-game suspension, the Los Angeles Times reports. Team management had encouraged the outfielder to talk with the squad. “He knows he made a mistake. I forgive him,” third baseman... More »

'Embarrassed' Manny 'Beat Up' Over Test: Torre

Suspended slugger may face team on road trip next week

(Newser) - Suspended slugger Manny Ramirez is "embarrassed" and "still beat up" over his failed drug test and 50-game suspension, Joe Torre told the Los Angeles Times. "It's not that he thinks it's unfair," Torre added. The Dodgers skipper talked to Ramirez yesterday. A source... More »

Torre Tell-All Has Yanks Mulling Gag Rule

(Newser) - Joe Torre’s new book about his tenure as Yankees manager has the franchise in such a tizzy that the front office is considering a “non-disparagement clause” in future contracts, Newsday reports. Unlike other teams, the Yankees have never insisted on confidentiality agreements with players and management. “Up... More »

Yankees Call A-Rod 'A-Fraud,' Torre Claims

Ex manager's new tell-all slams Steinbrenner, GM

(Newser) - Former Yankees skipper Joe Torre takes aim at his old team in a new tell-all, the New York Post reports. In the 477-page book, The Yankee Years, Torre says many Yankees, prima donnas themselves, mock star slugger Alex Rodriguez as “A-Fraud" for being obsessed with Derek Jeter and... More »

Bizarre Video Review Tips Giants Game

Instant replay helps Giants defeat Dodgers, but not without protest

(Newser) - There’s no crying in baseball, but there are plenty of furrowed brows today after last night’s bizarre Dodgers-Giants game. Los Angeles was leading 2-0 in the sixth when Giants catcher Bengie Molina hit a home run that was ruled a single. The Giants replaced him with pinch runner... More »

Manny Brings Special Bat, Special Headache to LA

Dodgers get one loopy guy, but hey, they got him for nothing

(Newser) - Look out, LA—Manny Ramirez is coming. The ex-Red Sox outfielder brings "510 career home runs inside 510 pounds of baggage,” writes Bill Plaschke of the LA Times. And "the only thing that flops around more than his trademark dreadlocks are his moods." But the deal... More »

Dodgers Beat Rockies on Loney Single in 10th

LA completes three-game sweep of Colorado

(Newser) - James Loney singled home the winning run in the 10th inning, and the Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of NL champion Colorado with a 3-2 victory on Sunday. It's the first three-game winning streak of the season for the Dodgers under new manager Joe Torre, who used his 24th different... More »

Dodger Pitching Silences Giant Bats in 5-0 Win

Strong Penny start, Kent HR give Joe Torre first win with new team

(Newser) - Four Dodgers pitchers combined to throw a five-hit shutout in a 5-0 win over the Giants. Brad Penny (1-0), making his first ever opening-day start, tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings. "Pitching is what it's all about, and today was a very easy game to watch," Joe Torre said... More »

Pettitte Ponders Retirement

New York hurler declines $16M option, but will likely pitch for Yankees if at all

(Newser) - In the latest development of a tumultuous Yankees offseason, star pitcher Andy Pettitte declined his $16 million option for 2008. However, his agent stressed that Pettitte's choice was between the Yankees or retirement, saying, "If Andy decides to play, I am confident we can reach an agreement with the... More »

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 »

Torre May Go to Dodgers

Yankees manager to head to LA, replaces Little

(Newser) - Joe Torre, who turned down a one-year deal to continue as Yankees coach two weeks ago, could be heading to Los Angeles. is reporting that the Los Angeles Dodgers are seeking to dismiss Grady Little and hire Torre, although the Dodgers won't confirm the story. Last night Torre... 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 »

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 »

Torre: That's 'An Insult'!

Admits $5 million is 'nothing to sneeze at,' but says 1-year offer offended him

(Newser) - An emotional Joe Torre called the Yankees' one-year, $5 million offer "an insult" today. Three million dollars in incentives didn't help, he said: “I’d been there 12 years and did not feel motivation was needed." The offer was still sizable, despite a $2.5 million pay... More »

Francona: Torre Is a Gentleman

Outgoing Yankees manager gets respect, support from fans and rivals alike

(Newser) - After Joe Torre rejected the Yankees' offer of a $5 million one-year contract yesterday, supporters came out of the woodwork in the unlikeliest of places: the Red Sox dugout. Boston manager Terry Francona called Torre a "gentleman," and knuckleballer Tim Wakefield said he "hoped to be able... More »

Torre Done, Turns Down Yanks

Ends career as New York manager after refusing to take pay cut in new deal

(Newser) - In a stunning move, Joe Torre ended his 12-year tenure today as New York Yankees manager—which included four World Series titles—by turning down a new contract that would have cut his salary to $5 million from the $7 million he made in 2007. The one-year offer for 2008... More »

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