Former New York Yankees skipper and current MLB Executive VP of operations Joe Torre was handed a prestigious honor.Formerly a four-time world champion manager of the New York Yankees and currently commissioner Rob Manfred’s right hand man, Joe Torre can do it all. Now, he adds yet another accomplishment to an impressive slate.
According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, the 75-year-old was named the GM of Team USA for next year’s World Baseball Classic.
The nod is truly exemplary considering that the World Baseball Classic signifies unification of the baseball world. Torre will get to call the shots and piece together a team that can go up against the cream of the crop from other regions of the globe.
Whether it is in an executive position, in the dugout, on the field, or now in a front office, the guy knows how to get the job done and was chosen for that simple reason.
Torre managed Team USA back in 2013.