Torre wasn't fired, not technically. But he quit after essentially being offered a one-year contract for less money. In a turn on a famous movie line, it was an offer he had to refuse, and not so much because of the dollars involved -- it's quite possible, in fact, quite likely Torre's next job will pay him less. He had been making $7.5 million. He was offered $5 million during a meeting that included George Steinbrenner and the Boss' two sons, Hal and Hank. Reportedly, the younger men did the talking.