Good call, IMHO. He knows how Torre likes to manage, and played with a handful of the guys on the field in the championship years. This should be a good fit. And he'll be catching instructor too, and as Posada could tell you, he makes a pretty solid mentor.
But Stottlemyre? I'm not sure, given how unhappy he's been in the past couple years. Still, probably a better call than Neil Allen, and it's not as though they could get Guidry to leave the bayou.
The NL Central is going to be really tough this year. The Cardinals have great young pitching, with a solid ace in Matt Morris. I think Bud Smith is going to be terrific too. The Cubs are going to be pretty good too.