Category: Joe Torre

Joe Torre on Managing Team USA: “The Players are Pumped for this. That to Me is What Makes Everything Worthwhile.”

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Joe Torre is back and putting his manager's uniform on to lead Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. The former Yankees manager is tasked with the daunting challenge of getting Team USA to take this competition very seriously. The U.S. has not won, or even made it to the championship ...

Joe Torre Claims He Won’t Manage In MLB Again, Believes Expanded Instant Replay Will Be Addressed

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Life isn't perfect. The game of baseball sure isn't perfect and people make mistakes. Needless to say, the game of baseball will always have its fair share of controversial calls because the sport refuses to allow instant replay on certain calls. Obviously, with the way the Yankees have been hitting ...

Joe Torre Says Mariano Rivera Was the Most Important Player to the Yankees Postseason Success

Monday, May 7th, 2012

It was a scene that no Yankee fan ever wanted to see. Mariano Rivera was lying in the outfield, grimacing after tearing his ACL shagging fly balls in Kansas City last week. It was gut-wrenching to see one of the best players to ever wear the pinstripes writhing in pain. ...

Joe Torre on Beer in MLB Clubhouses: “It’s up to the individual club to police what they do and make the decisions.”

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Joe Torre raised eyebrows when he mentioned that Major League Baseball planned to look into the matter of teams allowing beer in their respective clubhouses. The discussion, of course, stems from the reports of Boston Red Sox players imbibing during games this season. Torre, the executive vice president of baseball ...

Joe Torre stresses uniformity as the key issue of why MLB wouldn’t allow Mets to wear FDNY/NYPD hats on field on 9/11/11

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Joe Torre, MLB Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations, was put in a tough spot over the weekend when he was forced to issue a ruling on the New York Mets wearing FDNY/NYPD in honor of the 10th anniversary of 9-11. The Mets were the only team to ask baseball if ...

Joe Torre Continually States That MLB Hasn’t Had Any Complaints About The Blue Jays Stealing Signs, Eludes To Playoff Expansion Being Inevitable

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

It's one thing for a guy to try to steal signals at home from second base, but having a fan relay the information on from the stands? Wow. You'd think Major League Baseball would be all over that kind of allegation.  Joe Torre, Major League Baseball’s Executive ...

Joe Torre: “We have given the umpires crappy jobs to do and then on top of it have to umpire a game.”

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers was recently quoted as saying that Major League Baseball umpires 'are on edge' following what happened during Detroit's Tuesday night loss. Three Tigers (including himself) were ejected without a major argument taking place, and Bobby Abreu of the Angles was tossed for shrugging his shoulders ...

Joe Torre Joins Major League Baseball In An Executive Role

Monday, March 7th, 2011

After spending the previous 51 years in professional baseball as a player and manager, Joe Torre has hung up his cleats for good in exchange for a suit and tie, and a new role in Major League Baseball.  His new position labeled as, MLB’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations, ...

Russell Martin On Catching For The Yankees “They Told Me That I’m Going To Be The Starter.”

Monday, January 17th, 2011

The New York Yankees have been deemed by many of having a "disappointing" offseason by not signing the star free-agent they sought after in Cliff Lee. It seemed as though Hank and Hal Steinbrenner along with Brian Cashman grew a little frugal this offseason by not shelling out the big ...

Don Mattingly Opens New Door As Joe Torre Leaves Door Open

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Collectively, Joe Torre and Don Mattingly spent 30 years with the New York Yankees organization. It was not until last night though that the two of them were able to visit the new Yankee Stadium, which opened last season. Torre had not been allowed to come back to New York ...