• June 10th @ The Cardinals

    Posted by on June 10th, 2005 · Comments (4)

    They’re shitty.”

    - a Korean Groundskeeper, in the movie Major League.

    In the film, he wasn’t talking about the 2005 New York Yankees – but, he might as well have been……..

    One more game like this over the weekend and maybe Joe doesn’t get a ticket back home to the Bronx. I did find it interesting in the post-game where Joe, when asked what did he say to the team, said “It’s nobody’s business.”

    Whatever he said, if it doesn’t work, what more can he do to turn this around? Nothing, probably. So, why not give someone else a chance to see if they can clean up this mess while there’s still some time to make a run at this season? Money (as in the remainder of Torre’s contract) an issue?

    That’s sort of silly. Think of it this way: You’re throwing a party and you’ve spent $200 million already on the plans. Now, unless you throw in another $16 mill, the party will be a failure. Of course, it makes sense to throw in some more dough rather than let the $200 million investment go down the tubes. That’s why it would make no sense to allow Torre’s remaining money on his contract to preclude the team from making a change.

    Comments on June 10th @ The Cardinals

    1. Don
      June 11th, 2005 | 3:05 am

      Like its Torre’s fault he’s saddle with Giambi. Among others.

    2. June 11th, 2005 | 11:37 am

      Yeah, I’m not on board with blaming Torre. There has to be a better use of $16 million dollars than firing a manager that most teams would like to have.

    3. mattymatty
      June 11th, 2005 | 12:21 pm

      Torre hasn’t done a perfect job, but I hardly think this situation is his fault. Theres just too many over-priced over-the-hill ballplayers on this roster for him to be able to compensate. Essentially Torre’s job right now is to rearrange the deck chairs on the titanic and hope that will keep the boat afloat. I don’t think it’s happening, but stranger things have happened before.

    4. June 11th, 2005 | 12:23 pm

      Hmm, what about that Beltran guy . . . huh, you mean they can’t change their minds on that?

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