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At age 70, is Joe Torre done managing after stepping away from the Dodgers?

Sep 17, 2010, 4:17 PM EDT

Joe Torre announced that he’ll step down as Dodgers manager after the season, with Don Mattingly replacing him, but will the 70-year-old future Hall of Famer look to manage elsewhere?
Based on the early speculation, few people seem to think that’s likely.
Ken Rosenthal of writes that Torre is “unlikely to manage in 2011,” noting that he’s “not really interested” and has a daughter starting high school. Of course, Rosenthal adds: “But if some team calls, who knows?”
The Mets could be the “some team” that calls, but Jon Heyman of speculates that Torre is “unlikely to get Mets managing job.” Andy Martino of the New York Daily News agrees, calling it “not at all” a fit because of age, the Mets’ shaky status as sure-fire contenders, and Torre’s likely asking price.
Torre is slated to reveal more about his future plans at a press conference tonight.

  1. Professor Longnose - Sep 17, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    I have a daughter starting high school now, and if I waited 5 years and had another daughter, I’d still be younger than Torre is now when that new daughter started high school.

  2. minnesconsin_ad - Sep 17, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    apologies if this is offensive to anyone in a similar situation, but the man is 70 and has a daughter entering HIGH SCHOOL. despite having to “grow up” more quickly than I’d ever imagined, I’m happy to report that I will be 42 when my youngest daughter starts high school. phewww.

  3. RichardInBigD - Sep 17, 2010 at 5:06 PM

    Are you absolutely sure that that reference shouldn’t be to a “granddaughter”?

  4. Florida727 - Sep 17, 2010 at 5:11 PM

    Considering all that he’s accomplished in the game, why coach/manage anymore? There’s got to be plenty of other ways to be involved in the game that wouldn’t take him away from his family as often. I typically can’t stand EX-athletes as commentators on sporting events (because everything becomes a comparison to what THEY did), but Torre is one guy I’d specifically tune in to watch on Sunday Night Baseball if he was in the booth. Joe, Orel and Jon Miller. How’s that for a broadcast team?

  5. Buzz This - Sep 17, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    Joe Torre is very smart to step aside at 70 years or age and enjoy his family and baseball from a spectator or announcer standpoint. He has done everything asked of him as manager or coach of several major league teams and he is a respected contributor to the success of baseball organizations in the American and National League. I respect his judgement as to retirement and his good friend and former teammate Don Mattingly who Joe brought in as his understudy with both New York and Los Angeles to be his successor. Thank you Joe for years of enjoyment and have a wonderful retirement. It is time and Joe respects this more than anyone.

  6. rrodrig60 - Sep 17, 2010 at 5:58 PM

    GOOD LUCK Mr Joe Torre,we Dodger fans appreciate your time here.Now we all can say we had one of the greatest baseball managers in history here at Dodger stadium.GO DODGERS 2011,WORLD CHAMPIONS!!

  7. rrodrig60 - Sep 17, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    That would be one great team in the booth!!

  8. The Ol Goaler - Sep 17, 2010 at 6:06 PM

    Nahhh… Torre’s comin’ back to St. Louis, so he can retire as a Cardinal! (The Goaler grins, ducks, and skates away as fast as he can!)

  9. Materialman - Sep 17, 2010 at 6:53 PM

    I think Tony LaRussa is finished in St. Louis so we would take Joe back. I would like to see him finish in St. Louis.

  10. Ditto65 - Sep 17, 2010 at 10:18 PM

    Drop Miller and I am there.

  11. Ditto65 - Sep 17, 2010 at 10:20 PM

    Ummm, Donnie baseball and Joe were never teammates.

  12. TardiveZoar - Sep 18, 2010 at 1:30 AM

    Torre is 70, he is finished as a manager. He went from being the manager of the best team money can but, to a team that is in the throes of ownership melodrama and does not have unlimited cash. Funny how mortal these guys look after leaving the Yanks.

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