Torre to manage again ...

.... Not the Yankees, but Joe Torre will be the U.S. manager in next spring's World Baseball Classic so perhaps he will lobby for his old shortstop to join him. I'm pretty sure the Yankees wouldn't want Derek Jeter to add more intense games to his schedule. During Jeter's recent struggles, he has looked a bit tired.

Anyway, here is what Torre had to say about the opportunity.

"I am honored to be selected to lead Team USA in 2013 World Baseball Classic," Torre said. "I have been fortunate to have many different experiences throughout my career but being a part of Tam USA will be a first and I am very excited about it. I look forward to the challenge of representing the United States when this tournament celebrates the global growth of our national pastime next year."