In his daily blog for ESPN, Jayson Stark is reporting that it is a possibility that current Los Angeles Dodgers manager,Joe Torre might end up managing the Mets next season. " Does this mean a Ponte's will open up in the food court?""One friend of Torre predicts he'll retire and go on living in Southern
California because his family loves the L.A. lifestyle. But two other baseball men we surveyed weren't so sure of that. They both expect him to manage again -- but not the Cubs. And they think it will be in New York -- but not the Yankees. "Stark adds : "Personally," said one baseball man who has known Torre for decades, "I think he'll be the Mets' manager. New York is the place if he's going to work anywhere after this year. And he'd be perfect for the Mets because he'd be their way to sweep everything under the rug."In his four years at the helm of the Mets, Joe compiled a record of 286 - 420. But that was with some pretty putrid Mets teams. Is he a valid option for the Mets ? The answer is a resounding yes ! But are the Mets willing to pay top dollar for his services.