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Joe Torre Removed Himself From Yankee Past

is going to be about Joe Torre and Tim McCarver, but before I even get into it, I should start by saying that I don’t really like Joe Torre. I’m not talking about the man, just the manager. He inherited a great team built by Gene Michael with help from Buck Showalter, and he won a lot of games. As he should have.

Once he lost Don Zimmer as his sidekick in 2004 though, the wheels really started to come off and he made a number of questionable decisions. His bullpen management was atrocious, though he was helped by the fact that he had access to a once in a lifetime talent in Mariano Rivera .

Throughout the 2000’s though, Torre consistently had the best team in baseball and quite often came up short. Fans always gave Torre the ...

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