Torre Says Thanks, But No Thanks, To The Yankees


There's something perfect, really, about how this whole Joe Torre business went down. Now that he has rejected a one-year deal with the Yankees, he gets to walk away from the madness with his dignity intact and his head high. And the Yankees get to move on themselves. All this talk about firing Torre, bringing him back, who's in charge, what's going on ... and then he sticks it to them by simply turning down the job. Bloody brilliant.

(UPDATE: Apparently, according to YES, the Yankees offered Torre a one-year deal at $5 million, with playoff incentives and an option. And he said no.)