File this one under "Things I Knew But Never Expected to Hear Said Out Loud."
[Torre] operates on trust, believes in self-reliance. The Yankees [players] unwittingly took advantage of the honor system last year; everyone seemed too comfortable, especially after failing to win the World Series for the seventh straight time. Even Torre's supporters in the organization admit Joe's stewardship had become too casual, evidenced by his naming Ron Guidry as pitching coach. "It was obvious all [Torre] was doing was taking care of a buddy," said one Yankee inside. "Finally, we have someone here [Dave Eiland] who knows what he's doing."I'd give a pair of bleachers tickets to know which Yankee said that.