There is an excerpt now posted on SI.com, at the following link:
The two most interesting things from this excerpt are:
1) Torre considers 2007, his final season with the Yankees, as “the worst year of my professional life.”
2) Torre’s claim that Brian Cashman “betrayed” him, which was reported in the New York papers yesterday, apparently stems from this: shortly before Torre met in Tampa with Cashman and six other club officials, including owner George Steinbrenner — a meeting that ended Torre’s tenure as manager when he wouldn’t accept a one-year offer — Torre offered a creative proposal to Cashman of a two-year contract, with the stipulation that if Torre were fired DURING the first season, he would be paid in full for the second year, but that if he were fired AFTER the first season, he would receive only a smaller buyout of the second year. Well, Torre found out after the meeting in Tampa that Cashman had never passed on the proposal to the club officials. Hence, the “betrayal,” although that specific word doesn’t appear in this excerpt.
Also, Torre is lined up to appear on Larry King Live this Friday night.