Sunday, January 25, 2009

Torre's new book creating an early buzz

Looks like the end of Joe Torre's Yankee years were much more interesting than we all thought.

In a new book set to be released on February 3, Torre has plenty of shots to take against his former organization that let him go after the 2007 season. The main focus seems to be on GM Brian Cashman's lack of support and the jealousy of Alex Rodriguez (called "A-Fraud by teammates!) of Derek Jeter's popularity.

The book is written by Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci, a very respected baseball analyst, so you know it's going to be good. Torre has given the indication ever since he left that Cashman was on his side, but now that tune seems to have changed.

There's not much else to say about the book now, but it looks like this story is just getting good. It looks like there's a bunch of frustration on Torre's part, and he's ready to let loose.

As I type this, ESPN's Buster Olney says that Cashman has no comment. I'm sure we'll be hearing more about this soon.

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