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Torre excelling amid Dodgers' front-office turmoil

Updated: October 15, 2009, 12:18 PM ET
By Peter Gammons
The remarkable thing is that the Dodgers finished with the best record in the National League, through Manny Ramirez's suspension to patching together a pitching staff with Vicente Padilla and Jon Garland for the stretch run. In many ways, this season has been one of Joe Torre's best managerial accomplishments.

When Torre stated this week that 2010 would probably be his last, many regarded it as a bargaining tool. First, that is not Torre's style. He was talking about his family's lifestyle.

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