Strasil42 wrote:Rico The Retard wrote:The Yanks are just Steinbrenner and his money, they got nothing to do with their managing
Damn yankees and their money. Makes me wonder whos 2nd on the payroll and how many championships theyve won.
Brings me to another point and I will post it here because this thread is still going. I love Torre for what he's done but I had a discussion with a friend of mine about Torre's impact over the years. During the discussion, he mentioned that Torre was like Phil Jackson. I agree to a point. There are major differences between managing a 12 man roster and a 25 man roster. Other than that, they are similar. Both of their main traits are managing people. They both had high ego teams that they had to lead. While I think that a monkey could have guided half of those Bulls teams to a title, Jackson's main quality was molding those guys into a unit. Torre has a great task, IMHO. Twice the players and a different pitcher each night. I definitely think that he had a big impact on their success and to think that Buck could have done the same thing over the past 9 years is naive at best. I won't put him at legendary status but he is 1 of the best managers of recent history.