I am pretty sure Mike will spend a lot of time with football guests today but he opened with his review of the Verducci/Torre book. Personally, I think this is a great NY story and I am glad that's how he decided to open. Anyway, according to the Big Fella, the book is excellent. Specifically for NYY fans. He went through some key points:
- Cashman and Torre at odds on players
- Big stars; not clutch
- Torre wanting to keep Bernie; Cashman concerned with stats, not heartbeat of game
- Moose calling out Mo; surprisingly states the points are fair about blown saves in '01 and '04
So far, Mike thinks book is bad for Cashman but has not yet called out Torre. I wonder if he'll continue to ignore what a classless move this appears to be by the ex-manager. I am sure that Mike will wind up defending Torre throughout all this, especially after Torre completes his book tour and reveals his "side" to the discussion. Plus, Torre seems to not be about the "numbahs", like Mike and that kind of baseball thinking must be defended.
For my part, I think Mike would gain some credibility by acknowledging that Torre used poor judgment and deserves the criticism he's receiving. It's doubtful, though, and the legend of St. Joe will persevere.
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