MLB Looking To Replace Torre, Dodgers Looking For New Owners

Joe Torre told Major League Baseball before the holidays that he was going to resign from his post to pursue a position with a group looking to purchase the Dodgers, and in the meantime, MLB will use a closer-by-committee approach to replacing him, in which "closer" is defined as "discipline czar." From Jerry Crasnick:

Joe Garagiola Jr., Kim Ng and Peter Woodfork will do Torre's job in the interim while MLB looks for a replacement.

And as far as a permanent replacement goes, Jon Heyman throws Andy MacPhail as a possible replacement, probably because of his experience meting out punishment to the greater Baltimore area.

Torre is joining forces with Los Angeles real-estate developer Rick Caruso, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times:

"The Dodgers are an iconic franchise, and I am thrilled to partner with Joe Torre, one of baseball's all-time greats, to launch a bid for this storied organization," Caruso said in a statement. "Joe has a proven track record of fielding winning teams and I am looking forward to our group benefiting from his unique experience.

Torre joins a group that faces serious competition in their pursuit of the Dodgers. Both Magic Johnson and Steve Garvey are part of separate groups also making a similar bid.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.