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JOE TORRE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jays hitting coach Brook Jacoby suspended 14 games

  Blue Jays hitting coach Brook Jacoby has been suspended 14 games for his postgame conduct toward the umpires following an April 29 game at Boston. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, announced the suspension Monday. After Russell Martin was called out on strikes by Adrian Johnson for the final out of Toronto's 4-1 loss, members of the Blue Jays coaching...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Torre to throw ceremonial first pitch for Yankees’ season opener

Former Yankee manager Joe Torre will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium for the team’s season opener on April 6 against the Toronto Blue Jays, according to George A. King III and Dan Martin of the New York Post.In his tenure in the Bronx, Torre had a very successful run, making the playoffs in every season he managed the club. In those 12 seasons, Torre posted...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Umpire nearly crashed car when he got World Series call

Major League Baseball umpire Eric Cooper, and his wife, were driving home from a movie in West Des Moines, Iowa when Joe Torre, the league’s executive vice president for baseball operations, called him. Cooper almost crashed his car.
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Is HOFer Joe Torre greatest manager/player combo in MLB history?

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Joe Torre tells the story often. "I remember I was on the StairMaster..." It was 1996 and the StairMaster was located at the Yankees' spring training complex, where the manager's fourth team in 16 MLB seasons was preparing for a season strapped with high expectations. Previously fired by three other organizations and holding a career losing record, Torre's New...
Via Fox Sports South
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Torre open to being next Commish, not 'lobbying for it'

Nobody has asked Joe Torre to replace Bud Selig yet, but he’s willing to if they do. And while Torre said he’s open to taking the MLB Commissioner role that will be available when Selig retires in January, he’s not campaigning for it either. “If the owners feel I can help baseball, I’m willing to do whatever they want me to do,” Torre told the New York Daily News at the...
Via NESN.com
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Torre reprimands Ortiz for official scorer comments

Major League Baseball executive vice president Joe Torre made his stance clear. Torre issued a statement Friday in response to David Ortiz’s criticism of official scorer Bob Ellis following the Boston Red Sox’s 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday at Fenway Park. Torre expressed total disapproval of Ortiz’s controversial actions. Torre’s statement reads: “Official...
Via NESN.com
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ump Paul Nauert won’t be disciplined for making contact with Torii Hunter’s face

Even though Torii Hunter would be facing some kind of punishment, likely a suspension, had the roles been reversed, umpire Paul Nauert will not be punished by Major League Baseball for making brief contact with the Detroit Tiger outfielder’s face in a game on Monday. After reviewing the incident, Joe Torre, MLB’s executive vice president […] The post Ump Paul Nauert won’t...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Torre: John Farrell will be fined for replay criticism

John Farrell’s harsh critique of Major League Baseball’s new replay system will make his wallet a bit lighter. Joe Torre, MLB’s executive VP of baseball operations, told the New York Daily News on Monday that the Boston Red Sox manager will be fined for comments he made after Sunday’s loss to the New York Yankees. “I’m not going to suspend him. It will be a fine,”...
Via NESN.com
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Torre: Banning home plate collisions not realistic

Joe Torre says Major League Baseball's playing rules committee leaned toward banning all home plate collisions but concluded it would be unrealistic because contact between catchers and baserunners is sometimes unavoidable. Torre, MLB's executive vice president for baseball operations, spoke Tuesday at San Diego's spring training facility before meeting with representatives from...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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