Torre to the rescue?

Does anyone else suspect that Joe Torre's "sudden'' decision to quit a rather cushy job as an exec VP for Major League Baseball to join a group trying to buy the embattled Los Angeles Dodgers came with a pretty strong push from Torre's boss, Bud Selig?

In 2010, Selig dispatched another of his lieutenants, Sandy Alderson, to Flushing to clean up the mess the Wilpons made of the Mets. So why wouldn't it follow that he has done the same with Torre to rid himself once and for all of the mess Frank McCourt has made in L.A.?

Which has got to leave long-suffering Mets fans with one nagging question: why couldn't The Commish have done things the other way around?