If Steinbrenner gets rid of Torre, he's an idiot, Usairwys757, and he's not an idiot. And in defense of the Yankees, they've rarely "choked" come playoff time. They were beaten by a better team. How is that choking?
Steinbrenner will do one thing: he'll get rid of Wells' contract, Clemens is no longer on the team, he'll get rid of guys like Garcia and Sierra, to save a few million on the payroll, and go out and outbid everyone for Bartolo Colon and other prime free agent pitching. He'll then trade someone like a Jeff Weaver, who has some value, and I think can still be a very good pitcher, to fill any gaps in the offense. He'll reload, and they'll be the favorites, once again, to win the AL
Choke? Give the Fish, and the Yankees, a little more credit than that.