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Joe Torre may get Sandy Alderson’s old gig with MLB

Jan 8, 2011, 11:22 AM EDT

Joe Torre

According to Teri Thompson and Bill Madden of the New York Daily News, Joe Torre is in talks with baseball commissioner Bud Selig about joining MLB as executive vice president of operations.

Sandy Alderson vacated the post to become the new general manager of the Mets in October. Longtime executive John McHale Jr. is currently serving in an interim capacity.

Torre, 70, stepped down as manager of the Dodgers at the end of last season. For someone who is supposedly retried, he’s a pretty popular guy. Torre was offered a job as special assistant to Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti, but is not expected to accept the position. He also turned down an offer to be part of ESPN’s baseball coverage.

Selig is reportedly considering other candidates for the position, but if hired, Torre would be responsible for hiring a replacement for Bob Watson, who resigned as MLB’s rules and discipline czar in December due to health concerns. A source tells the New York Daily News that Torre is not interested in a position that is highly structured and would prefer to remain in Los Angeles.

  1. Old Gator - Jan 8, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Thanks, Brooklyn, but what have you done for me lately?

    Still, I can see Torre’s point: why move back to a city that can’t remove snow and lets garbage pile up in the streets for a week when he can breath Tinseltown’s rich yellow air, which has all the daily vitamins, minerals and heavy metal aerosol effluents an aged adult normally needs to take, the occasional earthquake, wildfire storms, mudslides and tsunamis? He may not want a “structured position,” but clearly it is adventure that he really craves.

  2. fuggles7 - Jan 8, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    I’m still trying to figure out what it means to be retried??

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