espn article calling for the move
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/st ... ortCat=mlb
i love joe torre and everything he has meant to the yanks over the last decade but i agree with the call to get someone with some spark in there. among many reasons, gone are the days of o'neill, brosius, leyritz, or anyone (take your pick) with that fire to win every second of every day. joe was a great manager when he didn't have to do the little things to get guys fired up every day to play Yankee baseball. everyone says "why should a guy getting 10-20 mil a year need someone to fire them up?" the obvious answer is they are complacent with their paychecks. i'm not so sure mattingly is the in-your face guy these players need either.
granted, the yanks are dealing with a ton of injuries to the pitching staff but there is no excuse for miserable play in the field and at the plate. the complacency is contageous. the slow and steady, nice guy routine is not working anymore in the bronx. lets face it, 10+ years is a long time for a manager to stick around and if you don't have the type of players that get themselves up for the games each and every day, and don't have the manager to light some fires, then its time for a change. this series with boston could be the end of the line for joe. it just might be time.