Monday, October 15, 2007

And He Said Rhiannon...Stay

Is Joe Torre staying after all?

The Yankees have announced that Hank and Hal Steinbrenner are effectively taking over operations from the team. I can't think of a solid reason why this announcement would need to happen right now, unless the Baby Bosses are planning to retain Torre.

This announcement is their way of saving face for their Dad, so it doesn't seem like his announcement that Torre was managing for his job in the ALDS was empty bluster. Now, they can paint it that when the sons took over, they decided to keep Torre, whereas George had been planning to fire him.

At the very least, the dark princes now have an excuse to do whatever they want without it seeming contradictory to past statements. They've given themselves options.