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  1. Making Cito Gaston's case for the Coop

    Rob Neyer

    Dave Perkins on Cito Gaston's impending retirement, and his Hall of Fame prospects: Gaston is one of 21 men who managed at least two World Series winners. Of those 21, 13 are in the Hall of Fame. The eight who aren't include Joe Torre (four wins) an...

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  2. Joe Torre back in Yankee fold

    Rob Neyer

    Well, here's something we can stop worrying about -- Joe Torre is back in the fold: Last night was about George Steinbrenner in every way, but as we all know, the lingering story in the background was the return of Joe Torre to Yankeeland, his f...

    Blog | September 21, 2010
  3. Dodgers take path of least resistance with Mattingly

    Rob Neyer

    Looks like the Dodgers have a new manager: Joe Torre will announce later Friday that he is stepping down as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers after the season, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed this morning on the condition of a...

    Blog | September 17, 2010
  4. What's to be done with Matt Kemp?

    Rob Neyer

    It must be fun to write about the Dodgers this season. Here's Bill Plaschke quoting Matt Kemp's agent, Dave Stewart: "I'm almost to the point - and maybe so are the Dodgers - where I'm thinking that this just isn't going to work," Stewart said. "The...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  5. Is Cooperstown next for Uncle Lou?

    Rob Neyer

    From Bill Madden, who probably isn't just making this up: Lou Piniella is retiring as manager of the Chicago Cubs effective at the end of the season, the Daily News has learned. The 67-year old Piniella, who led the Cubs to NL Central division titl...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  6. Sometimes an analogy is just an analogy

    Rob Neyer

    Man, I should have seen this coming: The Anti-Defamation League, which advocates against anti-Semitism and bigotry, also believed (Tim) McCarver's comments went too far. "No matter what one thinks of the Yankees' treatment of Joe Torre, likening ...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  7. No. 5 Starter Watch: Dodgers (and DeWitt)

    Rob Neyer

    No fooling: Charlie Haeger's won his spurs. From Dodger Thoughts: The Dodgers just broke bottles of champagne on the broadsides of Blake DeWitt and Charlie Haeger, with Joe Torre officially announcing they have been named the team's starting second...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  8. No. 5 Starter Watch: Dodgers (and Haeger!)

    Rob Neyer

    This news wasn't as good as I'd hoped, upon clicking on a link in a tweet. Via ESPN Los Angeles' Jon Weisman, Joe Torre's Saturday morning quotes: "Physically guys are ready, mentally it's tough to remind yourself these games are important. We stil...

    Blog | March 28, 2010
  9. Who belongs on managerial Mt. Rushmore?

    Rob Neyer

    Prompted by a quote from Mike Scioscia about Bobby Cox belonging on a "Mt. Rushmore of managers," Big League Stew wonders who would appear on such a monument ... If you go by the list of all-time wins, Cox would be included with 1,930 victories and...

    Blog | February 19, 2010
  10. To be 'right,' Girardi has to win

    Rob Neyer

    Mike Lupica on the risks that Joe Girardi just keeps taking: There are still a lot of smart, passionate, grudge-holding Yankee fans who want to talk about all the pitching mistakes that Joe Torre made when the Red Sox started to come back on the Ya...

    Blog | November 04, 2009
  11. Mattingly's managerial credentials

    Rob Neyer

    Matthew Pouliot asks a fair question: Why exactly is Don Mattingly considered a top managerial candidate? It's long been assumed that he'd get the Dodgers' job once Joe Torre retired, but Don Mattingly is in demand and apparently could jump ship n...

    Blog | October 23, 2009
  12. Torre's moves continue to mystify

    Rob Neyer

    With Game 2 looming, Dan Rosenheck has already seen enough of Joe Torre: With six pennants, four world championships, and a lifetime .540 winning percentage as a manager, Joe Torre's ticket to Cooperstown has already been punched. However, if this y...

    Blog | October 16, 2009
  13. Questioning Torre's Game 2 starter

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Torre has chosen Vicente Padilla as his Game 2 starter, and Dave Cameron thinks that is one big mistake: Padilla has pitched better than anyone could have expected since joining the Dodgers, running a 3.40 FIP in seven starts, then shutting ...

    Blog | October 15, 2009
  14. Torre can count on bullpen

    Rob Neyer

    David Ely on Joe Torre and his Super Excellent Relief Corps: "I don't think I've ever had two closers," Torre said Sunday. "It solves the problem of the eighth inning. Now you get through the sixth inning [and] you're OK b...

    Blog | September 22, 2009
  15. Has Orlando Hudson lost his job?

    Rob Neyer

    MLB Trade Rumors on an odd situation in Los Angeles: Talking to Jim Peltz of the L.A. Times, Dodgers manager Joe Torre would not commit to Ronnie Belliard over Orlando Hudson as the team's starting second baseman. Belliard has started at second...

    Blog | September 21, 2009
  16. Torre talking lineups, nonsense

    Rob Neyer

    Mark Newman asks three (future) Hall of Fame managers -- along with Henry Chadwick, risen from the grave -- about lineup construction, and I couldn't help siezing upon this bit from Joe Torre: With certain people, it's easy. You know where t...

    Blog | September 08, 2009