That's it. That's the bottom line.
Torre can now try to weasel out of the information he told author Tom Verducci but Torre's name is on the upcoming book and if the reports are true he stabbed his former organization in the back.
Two New York newspapers are quoting parts of the book and the information they're quoting is extremely damaging to the Yankees. Part of the book reportedly says that Alex Rodriguez was called "A-Fraud" by teammates and that Rodriguez had an obsession with Derek Jeter (not that there's anything wrong with that). Torre also supposedly rips Brian Cashman.
This is not Torre's finest moment and no amount of backtracking by Torre can change that.
What I fail to understand is Torre's motivation? What does Torre have to gain by writing these things? He can't need money. He's made tens of millions. He's one of the wealthiest managers in the history of the sport.
That leaves revenge.
Torre was good to the Yankees and the Yankees were good to Torre. I haven't seen any books from Cashman ripping Torre so why does Torre feel the need to rip his old employers.
This does not look good for Torre. He comes off as a petulant child still bitter about his Yankee breakup. He's injured his reputation as someone who was classy and stayed above it all.
Hope it was worth it, Joe.