Will You Read "The Yankee Years"?

William HungContributor IJanuary 29, 2009

Unless you are living under a rock, the talk this week outside of the Super Bowl, has been The Yankee Years, co-authored by Tom Verducci and Joe Torre.

Today's New York Daily News has a couple of good articles that give a glimpse on what to expect from the book. Both John Harper and Mike Lupica gave their take.

For Harper's take, click here.

For Lupica's take, click here.

The reason I like these two articles is because they pretty much sum up public opinion so far. Some feel that Torre has stained his Yankee legacy by spilling the dirt on his 12 years as manager, while others feel proud that Torre gives fans a window into how the Yankees operated under him.

Personally, I don't see how Torre can ever be seen as anything less than a success as a Yankee. No manager has had a more successful dozen years with any team than what Torre had with the Yankees. He was able to deal with all the high profile personalities and keep the clubhouse together.

If what is being reported as being in the book is really in the book, I am shocked Torre was so open. I'm used to the Torre who never spoke much, or showed much emotion during his time in New York.

Based on what I've read about the book so far, expect less than flattering remarks on: Carl Pavano, Kevin Brown, Gary Sheffield, Randy Johnson, David Wells, and Alex "A-Fraud" Rodriguez. I can honestly say I'm not surprised. All the players mentioned definitely had their share of controversy while Torre was manager.

You can pre-order the book from Amazon here. I already ordered mine.

Will you read The Yankee Years? Do you think Torre stepped over a line? Please leave your comments and thoughts below.

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