"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Torre advances to NLCS

A few minutes ago, Jonathan Broxton struck out Alfonso Soriano on a ball in the dirt (I miss Soriano flailing at balls off the plate for the Yankees, I really do) to finish off the Cubs in three games.

As a result, Joe Torre advances to an LCS for the first time since 2004 while the Yankees sit at home this October. There is no cause and effect, really, but it is an interesting situation to ponder.

Would the Yankees have reached the playoffs this season with Torre at the helm? I'm not too sure. It was clear that this team was flawed, what with the pitching question marks and too much money tied into aging players. It was only a matter of time before they would miss the playoffs. The fact that there was a managerial change is just a coincidence in my book.


raven said...

I believe it's the GM's job to provide his manager with top notch players.
Take a look at the players Ned Colletti got for Mr. T this season and you'll realize why bringing back Cashman is a mistake.

raven said...

There's little doubt the Red Sox will beat up the Angels again and advance to ALCS tonight.
I guess the rally monkey is simply no match to
Big Brown's jockey.

Andrew Fletcher said...

I got so jealous watching Billingsley and Broxton pitch in this series. It's like having two Joba Chamberlains.

Ozzie is hilarious.

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com said...

I don't miss Soriano. People get on A-Rod for not hitting in the clutch, but Alfonso's numbers in the postseason are brutal.

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