Joe Torre Back In Old Job With Major League Baseball

People mostly remember Joe Torre as an outstanding player, or as an outstanding manager (or as manager of outstanding teams). Once Torre stopped managing, though, he took a job with Major League Baseball, serving as the Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations. He held that position in 2011, then resigned on January 4, 2012 to pursue an ownership opportunity with the Los Angeles Dodgers. That didn't work out, and MLB never hired anybody in Torre's place, so maybe this was inevitable:

Torre generally did a good job as baseball's "Discipline Czar", according to the most advanced metrics we have at our disposal. So his return is entirely unobjectionable. I'm sure there are people who would object, because there are always people who would object, but there are also always people who will vote for the worst option in any and every online poll, no matter how stupid. Pay no mind to the extremists.

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