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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  1. BranchRickeysGhost 3 years ago

    Oh yay. [sarcasm]

  2. j6takish 3 years ago

    What do these guys do?

  3. Zachary Leh 3 years 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.

    • 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.

  4. Tom Mullen 3 years ago

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

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

  6. MonsterPike 3 years ago

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

  7. 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

  8. notsureifsrs 3 years ago

    do selig’s warrant ~$18M?

  9. chico65 3 years ago

    Aye caramba!

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

  11. Lastings 3 years ago

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

  12. notsureifsrs 3 years ago

    with expletives

  13. tacko 3 years 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.

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