David Wells Calls Joe Torre A Coward & A Liar
TBS baseball analyst and former pitcher David Wells called out his former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre today for his comments about the New York Mets manager job.
This came about after Torre said he is curious about being the manager of the New York Mets next year on Monday. Torre has since apologized and said it wasn’t his intention to make people believe he wanted to manage the Mets. Wells recounted that when he was pitching for the Yankees, the team’s pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre told him he was going to sit out in the first round of the playoffs.
“I said, ‘If you’re going to sit me out the first round, you might as well just send me home.’ That pissed me off because I won like 15, 16 games for them. That’s pretty degrading when you have your manager tell your pitching coach to tell you, ‘Hey, you’re going to sit out,’ rather than telling you himself. That’s what Joe Torre is to me, a coward.”
“I don’t like him at all. As a manager, I think he’s terrible. He wasn’t a fair manager. He didn’t treat people the same. He definitely didn’t treat me the same. If he tells you anything else, he’s a liar.”
I understand Torre is a 4 time World Series winning manger as well as a 2 time AL Manager of the Year but it’s very funny to me how his results when managing the Mets for 5 years, 3 years with the Atlanta Braves, 6 years with the St. Louis Cardinals, and 3 years with the Los Angeles Dodgers produce nothing is often overlooked and forgotten. Not everything Torre has touched has turned to gold.