From an AP report:
“My patience is a little short by the fact that the team is not performing up to its great capabilities,” Steinbrenner said in a statement issued by spokesman Howard Rubenstein. “The players have to want to win as much as I do.”
This is interesting. Who gets the players to “want to win”? It’s the manager, right?
But, would you do something now, after two wins in a row? OK, OK, I know that I said last night that the team should not let these games fool them. And, I’m still standing by that.
It’s just that such a move now would play right into the hands of the media. Your current MGR is “winning” (albeit just at the moment) and then you replace him. And, when the new MGR loses his first two games – and, why wouldn’t he, it’s going to take more than 48 hours to right this ship – what’s the press going to do to him?
That’s putting the new guy into a bad spot – well, a worse spot that it already is, in my opinion.
Unless Big Stein is thinking about going after coaches and leaving Torre alone, for now? Then, it makes no difference what the team is doing. We’ll know soon.