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04/09/2004 1:25 PM ET

Torre gets three-year extension


NEW YORK -- After weeks of speculation, Joe Torre signed a contract extension Friday that will keep him on as manager through the 2007 season.

Torre, 63, agreed to a three-year extension as skipper, and a six-year deal following that to work as an advisor, meaning his relationship with the Yankees will continue through 2113.


Torre was entering the final year of a three-year, $16 million contract that he signed after the 2001 World Series. Instead of going through the season as a lame-duck, Torre worked out a new deal with general partner Steve Swindal, who is George Steinbrenner's son-in-law. Steinbrenner put Swindal in charge of the Torre talks this spring.


Torre said last December that he would not seek an extension, but after he and Steinbrenner repaired their relationship this spring, Torre decided that he wasn't ready to leave his manager's office at the end of the 2004 campaign.


In eight-plus years as the Yankees' manager, Torre has compiled a 789-508 record, leading New York to six American League pennants and four World Series titles. Torre's Yankees have made it to the postseason in each of his eight seasons. He is only the fifth manager in Yankees history to win at least 700 games, joining Joe McCarthy, Casey Stengel, Miller Huggins and Ralph Houk.


Torre recently said that of all of his accomplishments over the past eight years, the one that stands out for him is winning 14 consecutive World Series games, which his Yankees did from Game 3 of the 1996 Fall Classic through Game 2 of the 2000 World Series.


In all, Torre's World Series record of 21-11 ranks him second among managers appearing in at least three World Series in terms of winning percentage (.656), trailing only McCarthy. Torre's 21 World Series game victories rank fifth all-time.

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I really do not like torre, some things about him tick me off:


-bad in game manager

-abuses starting pitchers

-not good with bullpen choices

-rarely pinch hits

-said the red sox were better than the yankees publically

-seems to be biased with who he moves in the order (some truth to what Mondesi said)

-horrible at creating lineups (soriano leading off?)

-doesn't actually "handle" club house personalities. Whenever a ruckus is started he gets the guy traded away (examples, Sierra traded away, Mondesi traded away, Sierra traded back to the yankees...wait a second)


There is nothing remotely good about the man anymore. What I am afraid of is thaty the team THINKS torre makes a difference and underperforms more so in his absense.


Torre doesn't motivate his team. Jeez, who gets no hit by 5 relief pitchers? Furthermore, he's asleep at the wheel, like the time he didn't notice when baltimore switched gibbons and batista in the batting order TWICE in the same game.


You can check out my Torre thread for more as the season progresses or click the following link about 2003:


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Torre, 63, agreed to a three-year extension as skipper, and a six-year deal following that to work as an advisor, meaning his relationship with the Yankees will continue through 2113.












































Congrats to Joe on not getting out of their while he was still ahead...

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