ESPN is reporting that it is looking like Joe Torre will not be managing in the Major Leagues again. The Yankees and Mets could have job openings in the winter, but Tony Jackson is reporting that most likely those will be passed up.
Instead, Jackson writes, Torre could be managing a team compiled of some of the best players in the Major Leagues with Team USA.
The next World Baseball Classic will be in the first months of 2013 and Joe Torre is considering a nice stint as the United States national team's manager. Torre is a manager with a resume filled with success and the United States has not fared all that well in the past tournaments.
Could the addition of such an accomplished manager put them over the top?
Joe Torre is of Italian and American decent. This makes him eligible to manage either the Italian National Team or the United States National Team.
The Yankees have a familiar face in the World Baseball Classic every year with Derek Jeter. Jeter has taken on the role of Captain America with his leadership skills in the past two tournaments. Some critics go as far to say that he has become the face of Major League Baseball in some respects.
A Jeter-Torre reunion would be great for audiences if that should happen in 2013. Jeter has Father Time catching up to him sooner or later. The only question is whether he will last until 2013.
The 2013 World Baseball Classic is years away. Joe Torre and the committee responsible for appointing the Team USA manager have time to start planning for the upcoming tournament before making any major move. It will most likely be a year or a bit more until an official appointing for the job is made.