Manuel: Disrespectful to seek occupied job

Joe Torre was out of bounds if he expressed interest in the Mets job while it's still being occupied, according to Jerry Manuel. Manuel even suggested it lacks integrity.

“Joe gave me a great opportunity to go to the All-Star Game in ’99,” Manuel said on Tuesday, referring to the then-Yankee manager naming him to the American League coaching staff while Manuel managed the White Sox. “I don’t know him on a personal basis. But when things like that come out or are said, you question integrity. That’s what comes to my mind. Like I said, I don’t know him on a personal level to say whether he’s that or that. And I did not see, or I have not read, exactly what has been said. All I know is what I hear. And I don’t go to look for it.”

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