There are but a few remaining from the core of this run. Derek Jeter. Jorge Posada. Mariano Rivera. And, of course, Joe Torre. Joe Torre brought such class and balance to the team, its fans and to the city of New York. He has been beloved by New York for over a decade.
All that said, it does feel like it's time for a change. Not because of Torre, but rather just because of time. He guided the ship for many of the most exciting years in New York Yankees history. Without his leadership, I highly doubt that the Yankees would have won four World Series titles and made the playoffs year-in and year-out.
When spring rolls around, the Yankees will see a new skipper calling the shots. But there will never be another Joe Torre, and there will never be another Joe Torre era. It was special. The #6 should be put to rest for good, right smack in between Joe D. and The Mick.