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Joe says NO!!

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Yay!

The Yankees need a new direction and they were never going to get it with Torre.

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Yep, rejects a 1 year 8 million dollar deal...

Who's going to replace? I'm going with Mattingly edging out Joe Girardi.

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Actually it was a one year, $5 million deal with bonuses depending on the Yankees' playoff performance.

It was both brilliant and skanky to offer him this. Brilliant because it appears on the surface to be a fair compromise and it caused Torre to turn down the Yankees instead of having to fire him. Skanky because they just flat-out didn't have the guts to fire him after all their tough talk the last two plus years.

Plus Torre would almost certainly have been fired anyway with anything less than a hot start, so that he never would have seen any of that bonus money. They didn't want him back.

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Yeah my fault, it was 1 year 5 million guarentees, +1 million if make playoffs, +1 million if they make the ALCS, +1 if they make WS.

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Just the $5M base salary would still make him the highest paid manager in baseball by a wide margin. It was a fair offer. One the Yankees had to make to someone with Torre's longevity with the team.

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I'm a Mets fan just as a disclaimer and I think the Yankees are better off without Torre. If I was the Yankees I would want to get someone who would bring an energy feel to the team as my limited time watching the Yanks made it seem like they were a little too robotic at times.

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lol they actually offered him a contract still? Steinbrunner (however u spell his name) = hypocrite, much? Torre kinda owned him to buy rejecting the offer.. hahahaha

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Actually it was a one year, $5 million deal with bonuses depending on the Yankees' playoff performance.

It was both brilliant and skanky to offer him this. Brilliant because it appears on the surface to be a fair compromise and it caused Torre to turn down the Yankees instead of having to fire him. Skanky because they just flat-out didn't have the guts to fire him after all their tough talk the last two plus years.

Plus Torre would almost certainly have been fired anyway with anything less than a hot start, so that he never would have seen any of that bonus money. They didn't want him back.

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Really a smart move on the Yankees part. They offer him a contract which would still make him the highest paid manager in baseball but they do it in a way that would really humble Torre. They are going to save face with some fans as they didn't outright fire him they gave him a contract that he almost had to walk on. The guy really has nothing left to prove. He made it to the post season all 12 seasons and has 4 world series championships to show for it yet they wanted him to work on a youll get paid by your level of sucess scenario. It really was genius on Stienbrenners part, now all he has to do is bring in someone like Mattingly who the fans love to really help wipe Torre out of the minds of Yankee fans. If the Yankees end up winning it all under a new manager Stiendbrenner looks like he made the right move. If the yankees miss the playoffs or get bounced early well then hey he can at least say he offered Torre a contract. Pretty smart if you ask me.

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This had to be done. It has looked like Joe has really stopped caring about 3-4 years ago. I hardly see the Yankees these days do the little aggressive things they used to do when they were winning championships.

It was a classy move by the Yankees to make it look like he is quitting rather then outright fire him. His friendship with the Yankees top brass is really no secret anyways.

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This had to be done. It has looked like Joe has really stopped caring about 3-4 years ago. I hardly see the Yankees these days do the little aggressive things they used to do when they were winning championships.

It was a classy move by the Yankees to make it look like he is quitting rather then outright fire him. His friendship with the Yankees top brass is really no secret anyways.

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Finally! I love Torre for the late nineties, but I have wanted him gone for some time now. Trey Hillman for manager 08!

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13 years of the playoffs is not enough.

Smooth move.

Talk all you want about "Joe needed to move on" this is a ZERO class, lowball move by the Yankee$ no matter how you $lice it.

Loyality means $***

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13 years of the playoffs is not enough.

Smooth move.

Talk all you want about "Joe needed to move on" this is a ZERO class, lowball move by the Yankee$ no matter how you $lice it.

Loyality means $***

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1 Year / $8 Million.... :o

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The Yankees have needed a new manager for a while now. The problem is, there aren't currently any good ones looking for a job.
Edited by LOTCB

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This is the third mention of making him quit versus firing him...am I misinformed? I could have sworn his contract was up this year, which would mean they didn't have to fire him, they only had to not re-hire him.
Edited by Hasan4978

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A great play by the Yankees.

Now when Rivera and Posada complain about not having Torre, the Yanks can say, "Oh, but we offered him another contract and he turned it down." Yankees clearly don't want him back with that offer; a one year deal where you have to make the World Series.

I hope it's Mattingly. Whoever it is, it is going to be a tough job filling this HOFers shoes....

...that is assuming the Yanks don't change their mind and get Torre for next year. Certainly wouldn't be the first time.

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Yay!

The Yankees need a new direction and they were never going to get it with Torre.

Edited by Derek21

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My contribution to the idiots in Tampa that don't appreciate stuff and think it's their GOD GIVEN RIGHT to win every year:

krustytheklownmanagement.jpg

Clown Management 101

Brian Cashman (Clown 1): George, what do you want to do? We lost again in the first round.

George Steinwhiner (Clown 2): He

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Cashman has done a great job the past couple of years since he got full control. He isn't a clown. I don't see how Torre got treated like dirt. He is fortunate he got an offer worth millions of dollars. I'd love to get that kind of money. Its time to move on. There shouldn't be any hard feelings either way.

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A great job? Doing what? Listening to our idiotic Boss yell, "GET THIS GUY. GET THAT GUY."

Who cares about chemistry anyway?

Carl Pavano. Kevin Brown. Randy Johnson. Kyle Farn$worth. Felix Heredia (for Kenny Lofton). Jason Giambi. Kei Igawa. Rondell White. Gary Sheffield.

I won't include Alex Rodriguez only cause he produced in their precious regular season. But btw has come up smaller than anyone since he's gotten here in October. It was all Joe's fault.

Randy Levine btw is Scrooge. He is the biggest problem with this organization and will continue to be.

If you can't see how Torre got disrespected fiesty, you're not reading between the lines. Go read my satire article. The answer was provided.

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