This is the third post in two days on the subject of Joe Torre’s new book coming out on February 3.

Keep this in mind: Tom Verducci is a very good baseball writer that has integrity and while you read Torre’s book, keep in mind it will be 100% accurate.

SI.com has published an excerpt of the book. I took the time to read it and some things became clearer. For one, Steinbrenner’s role in the whole contract negotiations with Torre, and Torre’s request for a two-year contract. Or that Cashman did not stand up for Torre in the room in Tampa Bay.

After I read the excerpt, I want the book more now. Check out the excerpt here!