Torre will be back next season. If McCourt fires Colletti, he ought to pursue Brian Cashman, Torre's longtime general manager with the Yankees. Cashman has the cachet that McCourt so admires in Torre, and the strength to thrive while working for owners who publicly and routinely threaten to fire him.
Cashman, whose contract with the Yankees expires this fall, is said to be monitoring developments with the Dodgers. He is believed to be rooting for Kim Ng, his former assistant and now an assistant to Colletti, to get the first shot if McCourt lets Colletti go.