Today's update of "As The Yankees Turn":
- Joe Girardi will be announced as the Yankees manager, probably today. They got him for a reported $6M which is $1M more than the base salary that they offere Joe Torre in their ridiculous "base + bonus incentives" deal.
- This leaves speculation that Joe Torre will be the new Dodgers manager, probably at around $7M per year.
- And if we pick up Torre, will McCourt have the wallet, or the cojones, to go after A-Rod?
I think my bigger fear is that shelling out $7M for Torre--which I think would be a premium over the infuriating Grady Little--would satisfy Frank McCourt's spending. In his own mind, he'd be offering new food concessions and a new manager, so what else would the fans need? The reality, though, is that the Dodgers would once again enter a season without a power bat, without an center fielder who could bat for average, and without a back half of a starting rotation. And it's not like the NL West is going to get any easier.
Stay tuned, loyal readers--for both the Yankees' saga, as well as the Dodgers'.
PS. Since when did the Dodgers wear black undershirts underneath their visiting greys?