Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Torre to the Dawdga's?- Spare Me!


Yeh, that's what I said when I read about this last night. That being, Joe Torre may in fact take the manager spot for the LA Dodgers. Ok, we all know that the Dodgers have money and they spend it rather freely. So why not give Torre a team of inflated salaries. Hell, it worked in New York!! The difference between NY and LA is that 1996 Torre actually proved he could work with youth, given a good farm system that is. He molded such talents as Jeter, Posada, Rivera, and Petite and furthered the careers of O'Neil, Martinez, and brosius. But after that year he got lazy and the team decided to forfeit their youth and go with star power. He succeeded for the most part but eventually lost his grip and has been what I think a pretty substandard coach. I know your idolized in Yankee-land but you havent won with a 200 million dollar payroll in 7 years.

WELL Joe, your going to inherit a franchise that skipped the 1996 dream season. Your adopting a 2003 Yankees. The Dodgers don't have much youth. Sure they have Either and Loney but you now have Normar, Kent, Gonzo, and a pitching staff that doesn't seem to want to play in the big game. You know what, As a Giants fan I don't fear you one bit and I believe im granted the right to criticize you as well as hate you!! Your coaching my most hated team now!! Lets see, Your taking over the Dodgers. A team that was supposed to dominate the NL for the past 3 years, but have failed to even manage a winning record. Ok, your replacing a failed RedSox manager, so you automatically get 10 wins for that. But your still a sub .500 team.

The Dodgers payroll is hovering around a moderate 120 million dollars. Well below what your used to. Also, your not a good NL Manager. You stunk it up in Cardinal-land, made it to the playoffs once with the Braves (and got swept), and did an awful job coaching the Bums. The NL is a much more strategized environment. There is no DH so you need to manage your bullpen to the T. I dont think your capable of doing that, especially with the bullpen in LA. I just hope you do the right thing an take a year off to reflect. Dont tarnish your image by sinking an already leaky ship.

10 comments:

Dews said...

Don't forget Matt Kemp man... Superstar in the making as long as they hold on to him...

SayHey Kid said...

Dodger rookies fizzle after 1 year. Dont get your hopes to high on any of them

Dews said...

haha, this sounds fair and balanced to me :)

Says the Giants fan and all :)

SayHey Kid said...

Giants trade their prospects for aging crap. Hence why we dont have em, well, the exception being Lincecom and perhaps Cain if he got run support.

We have a few prospects working their way up; Dan Ortmier, Fred Lewis, Nate Sherholtz, etc....

Dews said...

I thought they were gonna package Cain and Lincecum to the O's for Tejada....

:)

Shane Rollins said...

We all know Tejada is going to be a Yankee at third base lol

SayHey Kid said...

Not funny Dews!!!

lol well, Miguel Cabrera seems to be the likely candidate to fill the void at 3rd base.

Dews said...

I got no prob trading Tejada to the Yanks. Ian Kennedy and Melky Cabrera works fine for me...

SayHey Kid said...

Well, youve seen what happens when Baltimore acquires any NY pitching....ahem Benson and Wright??

Dews said...

Benson trade was for his wife, we needed something besides how badly we sucked to take some headlines away.

Wright was for a long reliever that I don't think panned out anyway, so it was kind of a wash. Benson did pitch well, when his arm was attached.