La Russa To Join MLB

Longtime manager Tony La Russa will join Major League Baseball as a special advisor, ESPN.com's Buster Olney reports (Twitter link). La Russa's deal, which has yet to be announced, will pay him approximately $2.5MM annually.

La Russa announced his retirement soon after leading the Cardinals to the 2011 World Series championship. The former White Sox, Athletics and Cardinals skipper ranks third all-time in wins as a manager. There were rumblings that the 67-year-old might replace Joe Torre, another former player and manager, as MLB's executive VP for baseball operations. Torre ultimately rejoined MLB after pursuing ownership of the Dodgers.


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BranchRickeysGhost
3 years 4 months ago

Oh yay. [sarcasm]

j6takish
3 years 4 months ago

What do these guys do?

Zachary Leh
3 years 4 months ago

Meh, fine by me. Folks love watchin these names continue to pop up; brings back good memories and shows loyalty. Itll pay back that 2.5 to the league.

3 years 4 months ago

Not sure how that will pay back 2.5 million. Presumably he has something to offer, but I doubt it is just for the sake of fan nostalgia.

Tom Mullen
3 years 4 months ago

I hope they put him in charge of PED enforcement.  That would be hilarious!

3 years 4 months ago

Nothing but the best to Tony Larussa! He deserves to be able to spend more time with family and enjoy life!

MonsterPike
3 years 4 months ago

He’ll be part of the “bring back the PED” committee….

3 years 4 months ago

What’s it matter, MLB is worth billions.  Pro-rate 2.5million out to regular jobs… it’s like making 50k a year as a regular civilian lol

notsureifsrs
3 years 4 months ago

do selig’s warrant ~$18M?

chico65
3 years 4 months ago

Aye caramba!

3 years 4 months ago

In the world of business?  (I actually have no idea how to answer the question).

Lastings
3 years 4 months ago

They play Trivial Pursuit, not hide-and-go-seek…

notsureifsrs
3 years 4 months ago

with expletives

tacko
3 years 4 months ago

The MLB actually doesn’t make much money compared to brand companies. Most insurance companies and even Fruit of the Loom makes more money than the MLB.