OFFICIAL: TORRE IS A DODGER

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Updated: November 1, 2007, 5:51 PM ET

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LOS ANGELES -- Joe Torre was hired Thursday to manage the Los Angeles Dodgers, taking the job two weeks after walking away from the New York Yankees.

Torre's contract is for three years and slightly more than $13 million, ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reports, citing a baseball official who has seen the deal.

Torre moved from one storied franchise to another, taking over a team that finished fourth in the NL West this season and hasn't won the World Series since 1988.

"Joe Torre is one of the most respected men in the game of baseball," said Dodger owner and chairman Frank McCourt. "As a player, a broadcaster, a manager and in his life off the field, Joe is a winner through and through. As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Dodgers moving to Los Angeles, we will again have a Hall of Fame caliber manager at the helm. Joe's dedication, desire and ability will help lead the Dodgers to our ultimate goal -- a World Championship."

The 67-year-old Torre becomes the Dodgers' eighth manager since they moved west from Brooklyn for the 1958 season. Torre grew up in Brooklyn, rooting for the rival New York Giants and detesting the Dodgers.

"As a kid growing up, you didn't like them," Torre said on WFAN radio in New York less than an hour before the hiring was announced. "As a player, to me the Dodgers were the Yankees of the National League because ... you either loved them or you hated them."

Torre guided the Yankees to four World Series championships from 1996-2000, and they made the playoffs in all 12 years he managed them. After New York was beaten in the first round by Cleveland last month, the Yankees offered him a one-year contract with a paycut.

Insulted, Torre turned it down. Torre was hired by the Dodgers on the same day the Yankees formally introduced Joe Girardi as their manager.[hr][/hr]
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bill platsche(sp?) was just on ESPN, and he said that the Cubs and Angels are the most likely frontrunners in the A-Rod sweepstakes....
 
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Quote:[hr][/hr]bill platsche(sp?) was just on ESPN, and he said that the Cubs and Angels are the most likely frontrunners in the A-Rod sweepstakes....[hr][/hr]
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Quote:[hr][/hr]if you didnt know by now, anyone who works for the LA times are anti dodger ; TJ, Bill, J.A......all of who are still trying to ride on the coattails of the angels bandwagon.

so taking any of these clowns word as gospel is nothin but :lol:
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Quote:[hr][/hr]Torre's contract is for three years and slightly more than $13 million[hr][/hr]


Money clearly wasn't the reason why he turned down the Yankees. Dude is making less as a Dodger than the Yankees offer w/o incentives.
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Quote:[hr][/hr]Money clearly wasn't the reason why he turned down the Yankees. Dude is making less as a Dodger than the Yankees offer w/o incentives.[hr][/hr]



the way i look at it is...he took less money from a NEW team in order to prove himself to NYY that he still has what it takes.

he has no history with the dodgers to get what he was getting in NY prior to that 1 year offer.

money was the reason, aside from Motivation to stiff Hank




Quote:[hr][/hr]why is it that because they say the truth about how the dodgers arent good, they're anti dodgers?[hr][/hr]
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It just looks weird.

Good luck to Joe, though. :frown:
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Good for him. Good luck to Joe, I'll root for him unless, or should I say until we meet again in the playoffs. I'll miss him for sure as a yankee fan, the guy is just a class act all around. The way he acts makes you wanna change some stuff about yourself.
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Peter Gammons on ESPN, just said that it's real unlikely that the Dodgers will pay A Rod. Dude is asking for a 12 year deal, for 30 mil per year. That's insane !
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