Joe Torre status as Yankee manager is in limbo, although it is universally assumed among fans and observers of the sport that he'll be fired.
This is what George Steinbrenner said on Sunday:
"His job is on the line," the owner was quoted in Sunday's editions of The Record of New Jersey. "I think we're paying him a lot of money. He's the highest-paid manager in baseball, so I don't think we'd take him back if we don't win this series."
Well, the Yankees won on Sunday, but got jettisoned out of the pennant chase on Monday thanks to a loss to the Indians.
With the talk around baseball of Torre being canned and Steinbrenner's proclamation, why has he not been fired?
This is what Brian Cashman said on Tuesday:
Nearly everyone in New York wanted to know Tuesday whether owner George Steinbrenner will keep his longtime manager or let him go after 12 straight playoff appearances.
No answers yet.
"Have some patience. Things take time. There will be a process and we'll work through that, and it will lead us where it leads us," general manager Brian Cashman said. "My speculation is I'm not going to have anything to report in the next couple of days."
It's a process? Just fire the man and let him go with dignity rather than have him twisting in the wind. Are they trying to make him suffer or something? If you just want to get rid of him, just do it already...
Silly and stupid, isn't it?