November 23, 2011
Joe Torre spent nearly three seasons managing the Los Angeles Dodgers, and if things work out his way, he could be spending a lot more time with the club. The New York Times reports that Torre is considering throwing his name into a bid to buy the team.
"I'm not part of any group," he told the paper Tuesday. "But I'll tell you there've been a number of people who've reached out and inquired, but I've made no alliance, no commitment, as of this minute."
One of those approaches, the Times reports, has come from Rick Caruso, a Los Angeles-based real estate developer who is considering a run at becoming L.A.'s mayor in 2013. The 71-year-old Torre is currently Major League Baseball's executive vice president for baseball operations and famously skippered the New York Yankees to four World Series titles.
Other interested parties, according to the Times, include Peter O'Malley, former Dodgers GM Fred Claire, former Dodgers Orel Hershiser and Steve Garvey, former Buffalo Sabres owner Thomas Golisano, Ron Burkle, and philanthropist Eli Broad.