Managing & Strategy

  • Leyland down the law

    As I begin to delve into the merits of various players on the roster, I began to consider how much impact Jim Leyland has on...

  • The Lineup Shuffle – or deck chairs on the Titanic?

    Do the Tigers need to change their lineup? Jim Leylandis certainly considering it. The lineup question was one I was going to pursue yesterday before...

  • World Series Rotation

    As reported in the comments here, and on Kurt’s blog, Jim Leyland has set his playoff rotation. It will be Justin Verlander, Kenny Rogers, Nate...

  • The big inning – that almost wasn’t

    Yesterday the Tigers put the game out of reach early with a monstrous 9 run 2nd inning. But that inning almost didn’t happen. In fact,...

  • Tigers Rotation Shuffle

    According to Danny Knobler, it looks like Jim Leyland is using the 2 off days this week to realign the rotation for the Chicago series....

  • Tiger links and such

    Management by Baseball commends Jim Leyland from a management perspective. This isn’t a discussion of baseball tactics, but of how Leyland’s response to being swept...

  • Not really bench warmers

    At the time the Tigers set their 25 man roster this spring, I lamented the construction of the bench. Breaking camp the bench consisted of...

  • Rotation Rotation

    The Tigers are keeping the same pitching rotation heading into the second half. Jeremy Bonderman will take the ball first though as Leyland treats Kenny...

  • Leyland’s Tender Loving Care

    As I documented here several times, the part of the Jim Leyland hire that made me most apprehensive was his handling of starters. A couple...

  • Verlander throws 121

    Justin Verlander was throwing heat last night, but 121 is the number of pitches he threw – not his top speed. I’m a disappointed, but...

  • When managers attack: Jim Leyland rants

    After the Tigers laid an egg in a 10-2 defeat to the Indians, Jim Leyland ripped into his team in a clubhouse tirade that was...

  • Leyland settles on a lineup

    According to Danny Knobler, Jim Leyland has settled on a lineup. Granderson, cf Polanco, 2b Rodriguez, c Ordonez, rf Young, dh Monroe, lf Guillen, ss...