Joe Torre, a four-time World Series winning manager with the New York Yankees and the 1971 National League MVP, joined “The Mike Wise Show” on Wednesday and said Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg is “something that comes along once in a generation.”

Torre, a nine-time all-star with the Braves and Cardinals, managed the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2008-2010, and compares Strasburg to a player he coached, 2011 NL Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw.

Torre also admitted that the final few seasons in the Bronx weren’t much fun, but he is glad he took the job with the Dodgers to end his career.

As for much maligned Washington Nationals prospect Bryce Harper, who has faced heavy criticism recently for his comments and tweets openly cheering against other Washington D.C. sports teams, Torre believes manager Davey Johnson will do a good job in making sure Harper becomes a team player with the Nationals.

To listen to the entire interview, click below


Comments (2)
  1. notaskinsfan says:

    why can’t bryce harper like other teams besides the redskins and caps?

    1. Servet says:

      The Braves are in the best position as far as fuutre success right now. Phillies lost their top two prospects in the Pence deal and have a ton of money locked in on aging players. The Braves have the best young pitching in the majors and are going to have a ton of money coming off the books this off season. They also have only one player who should be considered aging and that’s Chipper Jones.

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