I didnt see anything wrong or derogatory about the interview. In fact, I think it was complimentary. Remember, he was talking about A-Rod then, not now. I think he's evolved in many ways that makes him less selfish then he was at an ealier time in his MLB career. The context that I heard Joe's analysis of A-Rod was not so much LACK of being a team PLAYER but, putting PRESSURE on himself to do too much, and not let the team, collectively, do whats needed to win. Look A-Rods a lightening rod for many reason, and a lot of those he brings on himself.
I thought he blew his exit out of proportion as well.
Heh, just like we all do at times -- I sure have a few times in my life in retrospect.
I have a tough time listening to any of those videos given he's working for MLB right now. If he were retired it would be a different story. But he's supposed to be representing baseball, and IMO shouldn't be spouting off about any teams or players.
If it were about any other team's players,he would be getting slayed! Since it's the Yankees,no one cares.
Time for Torre to just shut his big mouth on A-Rod!
It's really time for Mr. Torre to be silent about the Yankees in general if he's working for MLB in any way.. His time is over with the Yankees, they both had some great times and as any manager/team there are some bad ones as well.. But in saying this it's time to move on and leave what happened in NY, in the club house where it belonged after he left.. I will always feel that the Yankees were better for Mr. Torre then Mr. Torre was for the Yankees.. Yet as a Yankee fan I still appreciate what Torre did while he was the manager of the Yankees.. That's just my two cents...
Everyone saying Torre should not discuss the Yankee players: do you also think he shouldn't attend Old Timer's Day? Isn't that the same 'conflict'? Y'all need to CHILL. He was asked questions and he answered them about his career. What is the big deal?