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Torre uncomfortable with pay cut, incentives in deal

Updated: October 21, 2007, 4:16 AM ET
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RYE, N.Y. -- Joe Torre told his side of the story Friday, saying the pay cut and performance incentives in the New York Yankees' one-year contract offer were an "insult."

"I just felt the contract offer, the terms of the contract, were probably the thing I had the toughest time with -- the one year for one thing, the incentives for another thing," Torre said of his reasons for declining the offer. "I've been there 12 years and I didn't think motivation was needed."

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