Regardless of the context, why allow the A-Fraud tidbit to see print? Is that fair to a player who helped you claim a few of those more than 1,100 victories with the Yankees?
Wasn’t it Torre who voiced the notion that success in the regular season should have been part of the evaluation process in his farewell press conference in October 2007?
It seems Torre allowed others to judge A-Rod in the way that the Steinbrenners judged him at the end.
After all, Torre came to be in the throes of his own postseason drought.