Two New York newspapers reported Saturday that Joe Torre's job status could be in jeopardy by the end of the weekend if the Yankees suffer their second consecutive sweep at the hands of the Red Sox, who defeated the Bombers, 11-4, in the series opener on Friday. "Right now, it's definitely frustrating with what's going on, and we understand anything could happen because of it," said general manager Brian Cashman, who noted all decisions lie in the hands of principal owner George Steinbrenner. The Yankees have been trying to endure a rash of injuries and cover up a depleted starting rotation and an overworked bullpen, but Torre said he would not call upon any of those shortcomings if his security was called into question. "This is my responsibility," Torre said. "I don't want to pawn off and say, 'It's not my fault.' I'm in charge here. I'm certainly not shying away from any responsibility. If you're going to enjoy the good times, you've certainly got to deal with some potholes. "I'm not going to throw anybody to the wolves at this point. This is the team and I'm in charge. We have to find a way to get it done. It's not the fact that you can't win because this guy can't play or this guy can't pitch. We have to find a way to win -- that's my mentality."
Torre: "I'm In Charge Here"