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Possible Torre successor

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PhilaYank36, Oct 9, 2007.


If the Yankees decide not to bring Torre back, who would make the best replacement?

  1. Joe Girardi

    13 vote(s)
  2. Don Mattingly

    11 vote(s)
  3. Tony La Russa

    4 vote(s)
  4. Mike Hargrove

    0 vote(s)
  5. Billy Martin's corpse

    14 vote(s)
  6. Bobby Valentine

    9 vote(s)
  7. Trey Hillman

    2 vote(s)
  1. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    Girardi might be better at getting the most out of his players, but if Steinbrenner really is the one pulling the strings and junks Torre, it's almost a lock that Mattingly takes a turn in the driver's seat.
  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    I loved Joe as a player, but I don't know about him being the manager right now. It probably won't be long before he and Steinbrenner bump heads anyway.
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Bobby Valentine.
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I vote for Girardi since it's the worst possible move the Yankees can make.
  5. markvid

    markvid Guest

    After his disaster in Florida?
    He ain't getting a job in the majors for a long, long time.
  6. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Why is that a lock? Mattingly has managed one day in his life and his demeanor is almost identical to Torre's. While the players might see that as a good thing, Steinbrenner won't. If he's serious, he's looking at a culture change, which of course could end up driving players away.

    A couple names Buster Olney threw out there that you didn't mention are Trey Hillman and Bobby Valentine, both managing in Japan the past few years.
  7. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    Player/manager Alex Rodriguez = double playoff awesomeness.
  8. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    So it'd count for two outs every time he looked at strike three?
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That made me laugh very hard.
  10. JackyJackBN

    JackyJackBN Guest

    Looking at that list reminds me...in how many of these four series did the younger manager win?

    Bob Melvin was run out of Seattle in a hail of catcalls. He filched Brian Price, and they have seemed to do pretty well so far.

    If the Yankees are smart, they'll find the toughest young manager they can find. (Assuming that they could possibly be labelled smart if they let Torre go. I do feel he's worn out.) That might be Girardi, but I don't know if he can delegate. Mattingly isn't mean enough for that job, says I.
  11. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Phil Garner.
  12. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    Maybe, but it's more likely that he'd just throw up all over himself before every at-bat with runners in scoring position. And every at-bat after the 6th inning.
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