Managing & Strategy

  • Leyland gives us something to talk about

    Jason Beck has been all over the Winter Meetings. Today he’s got some Jim Leyland nuggets that warrant some discussion. The leadoff spot So the...

  • 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...