NY Post: Torre agrees to three-year, $14.5 million deal

It is well past midnight (yes, I do sleep, just not that much), far too late to get anything else in for tomorrow’s paper, but the New York Post is now reporting that Torre has agreed to terms with the Dodgers on a three-year, $14.5 million deal that could be announced on Thursday. I’m not vouching for the validity of this report, just pointing out the fact that it’s out there. Says, as I posted earlier, that Torre is likely to bring bench coach Don Mattingly and third-base coach Larry Bowa with him, and that he might also bring Jose Cardenal, one of his coaches with the Yankees several years ago, as well. That would be great, as I developed a very close friendship with Jose when I was covering the Reds and he was on Bob Boone’s staff there as 1B coach, and he is one of my favorite people I have ever met in this game. … Looks like that’s all the news that’s fit to print tonight (or, if you prefer, this morning). I’m hitting the sack (finally), all the while anticipating a third consecutive day of being made a prisoner in my own home by this seemingly never-ending story … but hey, it beats working for a living. Good night, all.

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