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Jimmy James
10-20-2004, 11:26 PM
I have to think George is going to be massively pissed off if the Red Sox defeat the Yankees in the postseason for the first time. Will Torre feel the sting of a pink slip? Who would George bring in? How many players from this team go?

This might be a very interesting postseason for the Yankees.

FIN-IN-RI
10-20-2004, 11:28 PM
I think Torre's gone and so is the entire yankee pitching staff, with a couple of exceptions of course... Torre was lucky to be around after last years choke in the series. What have you done for me lately?

Another thing: How expensive a bust was Brown.. What a waste of money. :shakeno:

tehMick
10-20-2004, 11:33 PM
Of course he wont.
That's because the Yankees will score 7 runs in the 9th to cause the biggest mass suicide in North American history.
:whaasup:

SkapePhin
10-21-2004, 12:11 AM
Torre, You're Fiyadd!

Jimmy James
10-21-2004, 12:13 AM
Maybe George will fly down to Florida to mourn and will stop by Wayne's house to teach him those words!

Muck
10-21-2004, 12:16 AM
Working for Steinbrenner will be misery. I'd quit if I was Torre. He's a good guy.

Jimmy James
10-21-2004, 12:17 AM
I must say that I hate Torre far less than the usual Yankee.

FinsNYanksFan13
10-21-2004, 07:39 AM
Give me a break guys!! The Boss would start a revolution in NY if he fired Torre. If the Yankees fired him their would be 20 teams calling for his services. He will be fine, the Yankees will be fine, and next season will be here before we know it. Torre knows the Yankees blew it big time, but like me (and every other real Yanks fan) he's going to face the music like the class act that he is!!

inFINSible
10-21-2004, 07:46 AM
Give me a break guys!! The Boss would start a revolution in NY if he fired Torre. If the Yankees fired him their would be 20 teams calling for his services. He will be fine, the Yankees will be fine, and next season will be here before we know it. Torre knows the Yankees blew it big time, but like me (and every other real Yanks fan) he's going to face the music like the class act that he is!!
Like you and every other yankees fan, he's going to wait for daddy George to open the checkbook and buy another championship.

nyjunc
10-22-2004, 06:59 AM
Absolutely not, he just signed a new extension earlier this year.

Jimmy James
10-22-2004, 08:31 AM
Right...George really cares about extensions. We're talking about the guy who fired a guy before he hired him. :rolleyes2

FIN-IN-RI
10-22-2004, 09:29 AM
Absolutely not, he just signed a new extension earlier this year.
lol that means nothing.

nyjunc
10-22-2004, 09:51 AM
lol that means nothing.

Of course it does, if he signed it a year ago or only had 2 years left on a deal then it wouldn't mean anythin but he just signed it in ST so there is no way he gets fired.

FIN-IN-RI
10-22-2004, 10:03 AM
Of course it does, if he signed it a year ago or only had 2 years left on a deal then it wouldn't mean anythin but he just signed it in ST so there is no way he gets fired.
it doesn't matter he can stil be fired and i wouldnt put it past fat george.

nyjunc
10-23-2004, 06:54 AM
He COULD be, they COULD also release ARod and owe him another $100+ mil for nothing- they COULD do alot of things but it's not going to happen.

FIN-IN-RI
10-23-2004, 10:03 AM
yea torre could be fired, you're right. fat george will do anything to send a message.

FinsNYanksFan13
10-23-2004, 10:44 PM
Read My Lips (or typing), Torre will leave the Yankees WHEN HE'S READY TO LEAVE. I live in NY and let me just say this, if Torre was fired (especially after the Red Sox loss) their would be a revolution!!

Peebs
10-23-2004, 11:11 PM
Not according to all the callers to every NY radio station the "day after". Every "diehard" wanted him and Cashman gone. A contract extention means nothing to a man like Steingrabber who will open his famous checkbook, pay the man and call it a day.

Torre was purchased a team by Uncle Georgie. In the last 4 years they were the bridesmaids and not the brides. That doesn't bode well to a man who has the highest payroll in Baseball.
BESIDES the Yankees are the only team Torre has been successful with. He couldn't make a mountain out of a molehill with the Mets the Cards....
Which PROVES he can only manage when handed a team of over payed All stars.
A REAL manager is someone who MAYBE has 1 or 2 bonafide stars and a bunch of good hungry players (or up and coming kids) who want to win. Like McKeon did.

FIN-IN-RI
10-23-2004, 11:56 PM
Not according to all the callers to every NY radio station the "day after". Every "diehard" wanted him and Cashman gone. A contract extention means nothing to a man like Steingrabber who will open his famous checkbook, pay the man and call it a day.

Torre was purchased a team by Uncle Georgie. In the last 4 years they were the bridesmaids and not the brides. That doesn't bode well to a man who has the highest payroll in Baseball.
BESIDES the Yankees are the only team Torre has been successful with. He couldn't make a mountain out of a molehill with the Mets the Cards....
Which PROVES he can only manage when handed a team of over payed All stars.
A REAL manager is someone who MAYBE has 1 or 2 bonafide stars and a bunch of good hungry players (or up and coming kids) who want to win. Like McKeon did.

I've heard numerous phone calls here by NY fans calling for Torre's head (99.7 FM NY feed)... It's not out of the realm of possiblilty.

Great post, Peebs.

nyjunc
10-24-2004, 07:21 AM
BESIDES the Yankees are the only team Torre has been successful with. He couldn't make a mountain out of a molehill with the Mets the Cards....

He did lead the Atlanta Braves to their only division title between 1970 and 1990. W/ the Mets he was a player-Manager and that team was in shambles and w/ the Cards he wasn't bad and w/ the yanks he has finished first 8 times, won 4 WS and appeared in 6. When he took over he took over a young team that had made 1 PO appearance and lost in the first rd and their payroll wasn't the ighest in baseball so that whiny excuse couldn't be used. Joe has done a tremendous job here and it would be disgraceful if george made a move(which he will not). George has already gone back to the 80s ways of acquiring players he better not go back tot he days of hiring and firing Managers every year.

FIN-IN-RI
10-24-2004, 09:37 AM
he better not go back tot he days of hiring and firing Managers every year.


he should.

Peebs
10-24-2004, 10:13 AM
W/ the Mets he was a player-Manager

AND That was only for a half a season in '77. After that he was ALL manager until 81.
1982 NL West Atlanta 162 89 73 .549 1
1983 NL West Atlanta 162 88 74 .543 2
1984 NL West Atlanta 162 80 82 .494 3

1990 NL East St.Louis 58 24 34 .414 6
1991 NL East St.Louis 162 84 78 .519 2
1992 NL East St.Louis 162 83 79 .512 3
1993 NL East St.Louis 162 87 75 .537 3
1994 NL Cent St.Louis 115 53 61 .465 3
1995 NL Cent St.Louis 47 20 27 .426 4

So before the Yankees and after the Mets he had 4 seasons under .500 and only ONE first place finish but didn't win a pennant.