Blog Entry

Mattingly to take over for Torre in LA

Posted on: September 17, 2010 3:14 pm
Edited on: September 17, 2010 3:36 pm
  •  
 
Joe Torre will step down as Dodgers manager at the end of the season, and hitting coach Don Mattingly will replace him.

Torre's decision had been expected, and there has been speculation for weeks that he would be a candidate to take one of the many managerial openings this winter. But one person close to Torre said today that he thinks it's more likely that Torre won't manage again.

Mattingly, who came to the Dodgers with Torre after the 2007 season, had long been Torre's favored replacement, but there had been talk in recent weeks that the team might go with Triple-A manager Tim Wallach instead. Mattingly has never managed at any level, but the Dodgers said he intends to manage in the Arizona Fall League this year.

Torre never managed in the minor leagues before taking his first big-league job, with the Mets in 1977.

Torre, who turned 70 in July, has managed 29 seasons in the big leagues, taking teams to the postseason 15 times. The 15 appearances ties Bobby Cox for the most ever, although obviously Cox would top him if the Braves hang on and make it to the playoffs this year. Torre won four World Series, all in his 12 years with the Yankees.

The Dodgers made the playoffs in Torre's first two seasons in Los Angeles, and they won their first two postseason series since 1988.

Torre's decision to leave the Dodgers was first reported by Yahoo! Sports and the Los Angeles Times and was announced by the Dodgers a few minutes later.






  •  
Category: MLB
Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 20, 2012 9:52 am
 

Mattingly to take over for Torre in LA




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 9:14 pm
 

Mattingly to take over for Torre in LA

Appreciable thank you for the fact that website page fill out.Emphatically regards! Truthfully Remarkab le .



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 30, 2011 11:55 pm
 

Mattingly to take over for Torre in LA

I like this situation easy manual for conclusion my current work about the much larger education, and its analogous exclusive scenario while getting requirement. A range of cheers, impressive present.



Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 23, 2011 9:21 pm
 

Mattingly to take over for Torre in LA

This specific document gives lumination through which we are able to comfortably observe the realism. At the same time great you and supply in-depth content



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:06 pm
 

Mattingly to take over for Torre in LA




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 9:36 pm
 

Mattingly to take over for Torre in LA




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 4:48 pm
 

Mattingly to take over for Torre in LA

Basically assorted a revelation distribute. Whenever other than you could potential ly every get that sort substance during this form of greatest technique for authoring?


Tomly
Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 8:56 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: September 19, 2010 3:22 pm
 

Mattingly to take over for Torre in LA

Vader, you're a dumbass Yankee homer.  Joe Torre WAS disrespected by good old Hank.  Even Mike Francessa, a devout Yankee fan, said it was disrespectful.  It's along the same lines of disrespect that the Yankees have shown many different people, including Andy Pettite.  It wasn't about earning his money.  They were telling Torre, a guy who had made the postseason every year since '96, that he HAD to make the postseason in order to get his bonus.  Torre had earned the right to be respected.  6 World Series appearances in 12 seasons means respect should be given.

Oh, and don't be surprised if you see Girardi head off to manage the Cubs at the end of the season.



Since: Oct 4, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2010 11:52 pm
 

Mattingly to take over for Torre in LA

VERY overrated manager.  Doesn't seem to do well without a $200 million dollar payroll.  He was also a 500 manager with the Dodgers before they went out and traded for a steroid using Manny.  Not sure what all the fuss about this overrated manager is.  He seems lost, doesn't know the x's and o's well at all and has never been able to motivate players.  Kemp, Ethier, Broxton and Loney have regressed under his tutelage.  Ouch.  

Wallace should be promoted over Donny Baseball.  He has success in the minors and is an internal candidate WITH experience.  




The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com