Skip to comments.Dodgers reportedly to bring in Torre, fire Little
Posted on 10/29/2007 11:50:38 PM PDT by STARWISE
The Los Angeles Dodgers are planning on firing manager Grady Little and replacing him with former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, according to multiple reports.
Citing sources, the Journal-News of Westchester, New York said the announcement of Torres hiring could come as early as Tuesday.
The New York Times, quoting two major league officials who requested anonymity, also reported Torres imminent hiring but did not give a timetable. Story continues below ↓advertisement
Torre has been on the market since turning down a one-year offer to remain as manager of the Yankees on October 18. He had been with the Yankees for 12 seasons, winning four World Series championships and leading the team to the playoffs every season he was in charge in the Bronx.
Torre, 67, owns a .539 (2067-1770) winning percentage over 26 seasons in the majors that have also included stops with the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Along with the possible hire of Torre, it is being reported that his bench coach, Don Mattingly, may be joining him in the same role that he manned for one season with the Yankees after spending three seasons as their hitting coach.
Mattingly was one of the three finalists for the vacancy created by the departure of Torre last week before the Yankees offered the job to former Marlins manager Joe Girardi on Monday. It had been reported earlier in the day that Mattingly would not accept a position on the new Yankees coaching staff.
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This is big. I have lived in LA for 15 years, but remain a died-in-the-wool Reds fan, uncaring for the Dodgers. This could make me ... care.
Torre could do that .... think about
Tommy, Torre ... paisans .. pasta ..
pitching .. ;)
No A-Rod to the Cubbies. WE have to have some hope! A-Rod & Pinella just may win it!
Yea, A-Rod to the NL. One Prima Donna gone and a replaclement
Great! I didn’t much care for Grady’s laid back style. During the months of August and Sept. they needed a manager who wouldn’t be afraid to yell at ‘em. I hope Torre is that guy.