Ah, cause they didnt perform up to expectations...isnt that quite a bit of management? Why should Torre be different than the rest of the MLB. When players dont play to expectation, managers get fired. Why should he be different?
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Torre is blatantly undeserving of a Top 3 AL MoY Award this year. Anybody thinking he is is succombing to homerism or is simply fooling themselves. I hardly think he's the worst AL Manager, but he hasn't been better than middle of the road for the past half decade. I'm not a believer that a monkey in a NY ballcap could manage the Yankees, but I don't think Torre did anything spectacular this year; anything worthy of a Top 3 AL MoY recognition. The team was supposed to win the World Series. They squaked by to win the AL East, only to be brushed off in the opening round of the playoffs. Like I said, he shouldn't be bashed for his effort in 2005, I just don't see the point in overly praising him for the Yankees performance, either.