...But the longer it goes without Joe getting canned, the greater the odds are of him returning. The question is whether the reactionary or restrained elements of Yankeeland get the old man's ear. Torre has a lot of enemies in Tampa, people who think he gets too much credit.He’s got a point there.
A lot of those people are getting paid for doing nothing and are worried about their freeloading ways coming to an end if Brian Cashman stays in power. Getting Torre out weakens Cashman.
At this exact moment, I think Joe is out and Piniella is in. There is too much smoke for there not to be a fire. Congratulations, Torre haters. But this could be one of those deals where you should be careful what you wish for.
A-Rod will stay because Piniella will convince the Yankees he knows how to get the best out of him. Now, instead of just being the guy who can't get it done in a big spot, A-Rod will become the guy who can't get it done in a big spot and helped drive kindly Joe Torre out of town. Let's see him survive that if the Yankees don't win the Series next season.