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Joe Torre should be the Mets' target

The former Yankees manager makes perfect sense as the next skipper in Queens

Updated: July 28, 2010, 9:42 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets do not need a durable arm or a dangerous bat nearly as much as they need a game changer, a culture shaper, a figure who can impose his will on a big-market franchise with a small-market heart.

Bobby Valentine was that figure once, driving the underdog Mets to the World Series with a carnival barker's approach. After Valentine lost his voice, Omar Minaya drove the Mets to a Game 7 of the National League Championship Series by changing the terms of offseason ...

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