Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 1/4/12
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Joe Torre would be the perfect person to run the Dodgers, his longtime lieutenant said on Wednesday. Hes a great baseball mind who can get the organization back to where it should be, said Larry Bowa, who was a member of Torres coaching staffs with the New York Yankees and Dodgers from 2006 to 2010. Torre resigned his executive position with Major League Baseball to join Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso in bidding to buy the Dodgers. Hopefully, his group will get it, Bowa said. Im a little biased, but I think he would be perfect. In particular, Bowa pointed to Torres understanding of both on- and off-field matters. He understands both sides of the coin, Bowa said. The best I have seen with that is Hall of Fame executive Pat Gillick, Bowa said. "But Joe is right there. He has that kind of knowledge and that kind of work ethic. Of Torre, Bowa said, He understands the baseball part of it. He understands the economic part of it. He understands the fans viewpoint, the players viewpoint, the minor-league viewpoint. Bowa said Torre makes decisions carefully. Joes not a spontaneous guy, Bowa said. Joes going to have Plan A, Plan B, Plan C and Plan D. Hes going to have a backup plan. Hes not going to say, Im going to get this guy,' and have no other plan. Joe, he calculates his moves. When Torre managed the Yankees and Dodgers, he delegated a lot of responsibility to his coaches. Bowa said he thinks Torre would operate similarly as a teams high-level executive. He trusts the people he hires and lets them work, Bowa said. He doesnt just hire people. Its If Im not here, can he take care of this area? -- Dylan Hernandez
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