Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 1/4/12
Bb_april_7th_6eb3
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
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
Five most anticipated September MLB call-ups
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Wentz unlikely to see any playing time this season

Minnesota Wild names Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ official goal song

Gabby Douglas joining judges for Miss America pageant

Recruit decommits from Michigan after mail mistake

Dez Bryant reportedly suffers concussion at practice

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Kobe Bryant to be honored with his own day in LA on 8/24

Colts sign Antonio Cromartie

Connor McDavid: 'I’m not some 18-year-old kid anymore'

Aguayo seeks out mental coach after missing kicks

Josh Norman unloads on Goodell: He is 'straight horrible'

Siemian named Broncos starter for third preseason game

One Gotta Go: NFL legends (and Jose Canseco!) have no love for Captain America

Four WNBA teams to pay attention to post-Olympic break

Ranking the uniforms of the NFL from worst to best

Madden 17 shows how vital a fresh coat of paint can be

Why people just can't get behind the Washington Nationals

Washington's Josh Norman speaks candidly about multiple NFL talking points

Derrick Rose: Knicks have chance to win every game

Ranking the MLB divisional races

Inside the Pokemon World Championships, where masters are born

NFL players under most pressure in preseason Week 3

Tre Mason's mother: RB is like '10-year-old' due to head injuries

What we learned from this year's baffling SummerSlam event

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

One Gotta Go: NFL legends (and Jose Canseco!) have no love for Captain America

Ranking the uniforms of the NFL from worst to best

Four WNBA teams to pay attention to post-Olympic break

Madden 17 shows how vital a fresh coat of paint can be

Why people just can't get behind the Washington Nationals

QUIZ: Name every player to win a championship with Kobe Bryant

Inside the Pokemon World Championships, where masters are born

What we learned from this year's baffling SummerSlam event

Football Down Under: Looking back at college football overseas

31 memories from the XXXI Olympiad

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker