The Guardians officially announced their 2022 full coaching staff, with Joe Torres joining the mix as an assistant pitching coach. Torres fills the role left open when Ruben Niebla left the Guardians in October to become the Padres’ new pitching coach.
The 10th overall pick of the 2000 draft, Torres pitched 13 seasons in the Angels (his original team), White Sox, Dodgers, Rangers, and Rockies farm systems, plus a year in independent ball. Moving into coaching after his playing career was over, Torres has spent the last five seasons with Cleveland, working as a pitching coach with their rookie ball, low-A and high-A affiliates before working as the organization’s minor league pitching coordinator for the last two seasons.
The 39-year-old Bronx native now takes his first job on a Major League staff, joining pitching coach Carl Willis and bullpen coach Brian Sweeney as the Guardians’ pitching braintrust. Torres and new hitting coach Chris Valaika are the only new members to join a largely stable Cleveland staff under returning manager Terry Francona.
I read that wrong……
Please, Hammer. Don't hurt 'em.
Me as well. I bet most people did. If you just glance at something your brain likes to fill in what it thinks it was supposed to see.
Yeah…..I was like…what??
also joining the party for people who did a double take
Now this is funny. Most of us are so ready for real MLB news that a good portion of us read what we wanted it to say. Real info instead of the crappy info on players no one knows signing with teams few can pinpoint their location on a map. This is not meant as a dig at those working at MLBTR who continue to do the best they can with so little to talk about
Well, it is the Indian…I mean the Guardians. All they really have to report about is coaching positions and their stupid name change because ownership and the front office are stupid cucks and don’t want to offend actual Indians that dont even live here anymore. They aren’t signing anyone who is worth anything, and never will because ownership sucks, and will until they sell…or move. Whatever, at this point I don’t care.
Think all of us did
Me as well
Even when you look up Joe Torres on Google, it will look up Joe Torre.
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I thought… poor Joe… big step down lol.
Cleveland deserves alot of credit for the great delvopment of their pitchers past 8 years. They’ve gotten themself a top of the line system when it comes to delvoping pitchers, much credit to these coaches. It kept them competeive and in the hunt this year even going into September. Hopefully their pitching staff get can healthier and the offense can wake up with help from the farm system. Maybe they can grab a wild-card spot this season.
Can’t wait for Indian Motorcycle to sponsor the Guardians. Better yet, buy the stadium’s naming rights.
Still can’t get used to Guardians name … wondering if Cleveland fans like it or will still refer to their team by it’s rightful name … Indians?
I’d love to hear your opinion on The Trail Of Tears.
What the OP’s opinion on the Trail of Tears has nothing to do with this discussion.
If they prefer the Indian moniker, whatever, but trying to associate that opinion with that tragic event at all is low. Their opinion is forcing no one to do something of that level nor are they forcing it on anyone, so I don’t know why your trying to reach that hard by bringing that up other then to start an argument to justify your morals.
Trail of Tears were a quality band. They were on the cusp of the 1st & 2nd wave of the male death metal & female clean/operatic vocals.
@Jacob Cook *you’re
No one needs to justify not calling a team by their former name, especially when it was making light of an entire race of people.
Lifelong Cleveland fan here. The Guardians would not have been my top pick but I like it. I am not a fan of the graphics/logo. Like anything new, it will take a while to get used to.
I completely understand if people don’t like that they changed or don’t like the new name.. but it seems silly to me that people are making this out to be a huge political issue. A company changed their name, it is not that big of a deal.
I agree with you on everything you said. I would have preferred Spiders, but in the grand scheme of it the name doesn’t mean as much to me. The logo is pretty bad though.
Michael Chaney.. I know this would be difficult, practically speaking, but I would have preferred they just take a single season to do something fun with the name before making a final call. A year as the “Cleveland Fightin’ Titos” would have been amazing.. maybe that is just funny in my head and too gimmicky but I just think it would soften the blow a little.
As for the G-ball logo, it seems like it is universally disliked. Not sure how they landed on that.
CKinSTL: They changed their name BECAUSE people made it political & about the “Look at me, I’m offended by….” culture that we’re in now. Well, I’m offended by the people who have nothing better to complain about than a sports team’s nickname. What if the Native American (Indians) decided to protest against the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys? Should the CHIEF of police have to be renamed “the leader of the police”? I’m white (caucasian) my ancestry is Scottish, Irish, German and yes (miniscule) Native American. I’m offended by all this nonsense. Let’s go Braves, Indians, Chiefs, Redskins, Warriors.
Can you get it through your head that many people think it’s just a bad idea to name a team after a race of people, especially a marginalized one? And that many Native Americans—including ENTIRE tribes—who have way more heritage as Native than you are offended by it?
It’s nothing to do with people being offended just for the sake of being offended. People are actually bothered by this and they certainly have a right to be, even if you aren’t. There aren’t actually people like this, despite what you might want to believe.
Your examples are so bad, btw. Cowboys were people who had a job ranching cattle, not an entire race of people. Chief is not a term exclusive to Native Americans. Get a clue.
Are you a troll or a bigot?
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I don’t understand what makes that name the “rightful” one. Teams change names all the time, just because we think the new one is worse doesn’t suddenly make the first one the “rightful” name. Even more so if there were other names before the “rightful” one.
The article is about a coaching change and yet every single Cleveland post some idiots have to make a point to whine about how they can’t handle change. Did you have a meltdown when the Oilers became the Titans? Did you throw a temper tantrum when the Bullets became the Wizards? I’d hate to see how some of you act when something actually important and impactful happens in your life.
I remember seeing him pitch in the minors. I was so sure he and Jamal strong we’re going to be the next big things lol. I was way off
Joe Torres? This getting out of hand, now there are two of them!
That’s what the entire NL East said when Ronald Acuna and Austin Riley came up only one season apart.
At first I read Joe Torre and wondered why they would hire Joe Torre as a pitching coach
So they cloned Joe Torre and hired him multiple times. Interesting.
One of the worst 1st round draft busts
Why do you day that? Every year there are plenty of first rounders that never make it to the majors or have any meaningful impact.. what makes Torres one of the worst?
The dolts in here whining yet again about the name change ruining the discussion for those of us who want to talk about how Joe Torre was cloned.
It happens with every single Cleveland article. Grown men acting like insensitive, flippant children because of a team name change.
Perhaps if they won the pennant, no one would care. But they won’t, so we do.
Joe Torre(s) from the Bronx? Woohoo…oh wait, what does he know about pitching?
Right, this is too eerie to be a coincidence. The guy is Joe Torre’s mini-me.
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Joe Torre x 2 = Joe Torres?