Yankees’ Brass Meets; No Decision Yet

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In a meeting that has received more attention than most [G8 summits], The New York Yankees’ top executives gathered yesterday in Tampa to decide the fate of manager Joe Torre. What did they decide? [Absolutely nothing](http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/17/sports/baseball/17yankees.html?ref=sports), of course. (Come to think of it, that actually sounds about as productive as a G8 summit).

Meanwhile, possible Torre replacement Don Mattingly (pictured) couldn’t decide much either. In a scenario that seemed more appropriate for a bad television sitcom than reality, Mattingly apparently told the Yankees over the weekend he [wasn’t ready to manage]. But, wait! According to Mattingly’s agent Ray Schulte, that report was [“a fabrication.”](http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/baseball/mlb/10/16/mattingly.yankees/) “It’s absolutely not true,” Schulte said. “I spoke to Don this morning, and he was just blindsided.” Clearly someone’s been spreading lies about Donnie Baseball. Either that or he’s about as decisive as Florida vote counters in 2000. We’ll see.

The Yankees will continue their Torre talks today, but the Pinstripers’ brass has other issues to contemplate too. Alex Rodriguez finished his [three-day meeting] with agent Scott Boras in Southern California yesterday, and has just 10 days following the World Series to decide whether or not he will opt out of his 10-year, $251 million contract. And knowing Boras and the scumbag that he is, he probably convinced Alex that $25 million per year wasn’t enough to feed his kids. Translation: The Yankees can kiss A-Rod’s sweet, sweet ass goodbye.

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