Sunday, October 7, 2007

Bye Joe

With the New York Yankees one loss away from being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, owner George Steinbrenner added fuel to the fire by stating manager Joe Torre needs his team to advance to the next round in order to keep his job.

"His job is on the line," Steinbrenner told Sunday's edition of the Bergen Record. "I think we're paying him a lot of money. He's the highest-paid manager in baseball, so I don't think we'd take him back if we don't win this series."

Now normally I don't put a lot of stock in the old "fire the manager when they don't win" theory of professional sports. But when you have consistently the highest payroll in the majors and the guy who is likely to be the league MVP along with various other players that are certainly among the best in the league and the best that you can do is get knocked out of the playoffs in the first round 3 years in a row there is something fundamentally wrong with what you are doing as a manager.

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