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rlee wrote:First of all, I am NOY a Yankees fan - at all! But if you guys think that Torre has not had an effect on this team, I think you must be watching spaceball ... not baseball.
Look at the players that have thrived under his leadership: O'Neill, Brosius, Miguel Cairo, to name just a few. He has kept supersatrs like Jeter, Posada, B. Williams, Sheffield, A-Rod all going in the same direction.
Most of the years the Red Sox have been as talented as the Yankees and look what happens. Sure, the money Steinbrenner throws around has an incredibly huge impact, but I don't think the Yankees have as much success under someone else. Torre has an incredibly great knack for reading, understanding, and getting the most out of his players.
So0peRsPam wrote:Rico The Retard wrote:The Yanks are just Steinbrenner and his money, they got nothing to do with their managing
New Zealand Fan wrote:Torre has had a huge influence on the Yankees success since he has been at the helm. One of his greatest strengths is his man management skills and that is so vital when managing a team of superstars.
It is pure ignorance to suggest anyone could have got the same results as Torre, given the abundance of talent the Yankees have had at their disposal.
Larry Bowra is a great example of that to the other extreme.
LBJackal wrote:What the hell has Torre done to help the Yankees win? Pedro's little midget friend could have won 4 WS with those lineups.
Rico The Retard wrote:The Yanks are just Steinbrenner and his money, they got nothing to do with their managing
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