He'd be crazy not to retire at this point. There's nowhere to go but down, even for a guy who hasn't hoisted a trophy in seven years. Tony's staying in St. Louis, so a return to the Cardinals isn't in the works either.
I personally think he should have walked away when Steinbrenner threatened his job last year...and the year before, but that's just me. Better late than never, at least. Joe certainly deserves better than the way he's been treated in the last few years.
More significantly, this puts a nail in the coffin of the Yankees as we know them. I don't think Rivera's coming back if Torre isn't in the dugout.
Well, I'm a biased Cards fan for one. And the consensus before the season was that they'd be 5th or 6th and lose 90+ games. And I'm going on what has happened so far. They are 10 games back and in 3rd right now, five behind the Wild Card.