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Tigers extend Jim Leyland

19.06.2009 45 comments

The Tigers today announced the extension of Jim Leyland’s contract through the 2011 season. “We are happy to announce a two-year contract extension for Jim Leyland today,” Tigers President, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager David Dombrowski said. “Jim is an outstanding manager and he has done a great job for the Tigers.  We look […]

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Either Jim Leyland forgot to pack his razor…

16.10.2008 9 comments

…when he left for Lakeland. Or he’s going with a new look. A beard and no cigarette.credit Roger DeWitt (Yeah, it’s been a long week and I don’t have any analysis to post yet).

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More candid talk from the top, Leyland speaks

01.10.2008 56 comments

Manager Jim Leyland was on Mitch Albom’s show and the Free Press has the transcript in 3 parts. The links to all follow, but here are some highlights and my comments. If I was looking at the two major culprits and without pointing fingers and necessarily individuals, the two major culprits were the pitching and […]

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Dombrowski says Leyland will be back

24.09.2008 57 comments

Dave Dombrowski told Lynn Henning and the Detroit News that Jim Leyland will be managing the Tigers next year. Seeing as this wasn’t a sound bite, it’s tough to get a flavor for how ringing the endorsement was given this is the quote that Henning had: “Yes, oh yeah,” Dombrowski said when asked if Leyland […]

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Leyland abuses Verlander’s arm for no good reason

07.08.2008 128 comments

Jim Leyland before the game: Zumaya’s right shoulder remains a point of concern. Leyland said Zumaya reported “normal soreness” and indicated that he was able to pitch, but Leyland said that description was “not defined enough for me.” “I’m not going to have it on my plate that I got Joel Zumaya hurt, getting greedy,” […]

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What to make of Jim Leyland

03.08.2008 169 comments

I’ll be honest. I was going to break my rule about swearing on the blog and use some expletives in the title and direct them towards the skipper. His management – or lack of management – in the final inning of today’s debacle was grossly negligent (I’ll hit this more in a minute). But then […]

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Todd Jones out as closer

27.07.2008 91 comments

Jim Leyland hasn’t been shy about making changes to established roles this season. He quietly announced a big one on the radio pre-game show with Dan Dickerson when he said that Todd Jones is out as closer and Fernando Rodney would primarily assume the role. It had become clear over the last couple weeks that […]

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How much of the offenses success is attributable to Granderson and Leyland

03.05.2008 10 comments

In a recent blog post for The Freep, Jamie Samuelson wondered about the impact that Jim Leyland’s tirade and Curtis Granderson’s return to the lineup had on the team’s recent success (this was written on Friday morning before the Twins games). In fact he said: Look, the odds were that the bats would come around. […]

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He looks good, he’s happy, and other reports from spring training

19.02.2008 8 comments

Imagine if the players turned the tables on the beat writers during spring training and wrote stories about the beat writers.

“The official reporting date wasn’t until the 14th, but he was down here a couple weeks ago getting ready.”

“You can tell he was really working out this offseason. His vocabulary has grown as much as his forearms. Both are the product of intensive typing.”

“He’s excited to be down here. You can hear it in his voice when he talks about how excited he is to get to work.”

“As the new guy on the beat, he’s still trying to get a feel for his fellow media members, but he seems to be fitting in great.”

“As a 6 year veteran, and the only remaining beat writer from that awful 2003 team, it’s clear that he’s a leader in and out of the locker room and the other guys look to him for cues.”

“He’s excited to try out the new language he was working on over the winter. By adding Spanish to his repertoire he should really have an advantage over the competition. If he can gain confidence in it, it could be what he needs to push him from beat writer to elite columnist.”

I kid of course, especially on a day when there is so much news coming out of camp.

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What are they talking about?

16.10.2007 43 comments

Dave Dombrowski, Jim Leyland, and Chuck Hernandez took in some instructional league action today. Everybody is in Lakeland this week for organizational meetings so they could have been discussing anything. Maybe they were talking about the way that the ball explodes out of Rick Porcello’s hand, or maybe the kid’s follow through. Perhaps they were […]

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Tigers extend Leyland

02.10.2007 13 comments

The Detroit Tigers made it official today and announced a one year contract extension that will keep Jim Leyland managing the club through the 2009 season. No real surprise here.

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Jim Leyland on Neifi Perez

18.01.2007 22 comments

Eric picked this up early on, and I saw the comments posted on MotownSports as well. Jim Leyland was interviewed today on the Stoney and Wojo show on WDFN. Mike Stone asked Jim Leyland, “what does Jim Leyland see in Neifi Perez that we as fans and media members don’t?” The response wasn’t the typical […]

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