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tlebar318
10-04-2005, 02:54 PM
Yahoo is reporting that later today an announcement will be made that he will manage in 2006 for Detroit.

mike squires
10-04-2005, 02:56 PM
Wow, I find that very surprising that he would take a job like that at his age. I always thought he would someday return to the Whitesox. Didn't they offer it to him before Manuel?

Daver
10-04-2005, 03:00 PM
Even with Jim Leyland smoking in their dugout, the Tigers ain't going nowhere till they get some pitching.

maurice
10-04-2005, 03:49 PM
Linky (http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/8926560)

Fenway
10-04-2005, 03:53 PM
Tigers website has similar story so ....

http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20051004&content_id=1237407&vkey=news_det&fext=.jsp&c_id=det

Clembasbal
10-04-2005, 05:20 PM
He wants to manage so bad he took the Tigers job. He might do decent, but expect more losing seasons without good pitching, good scouts, and a person in the office to make smart deals.

Viva Medias B's
10-05-2005, 12:05 AM
One thing for sure, Leyland won't take any crap from I-Rod or anyone in that Tiger clubhouse.

Tragg
10-05-2005, 12:11 AM
Even with Jim Leyland smoking in their dugout.

Sparky Anderson-Jim Leyland ----it's a Tigers tradition. They should hire Dick Allen as hitting coach.

antitwins13
10-05-2005, 12:28 AM
The Tigers are good now cuz they have Leyland!

Banix12
10-05-2005, 01:03 AM
Wow, I find that very surprising that he would take a job like that at his age.

I think that whole debacle that was managing the Rockies left him bitter that he left managing on a team that had absolutely no hope of succeeding. I think he likes the Detroit job because at least they will spend money.

TheOldRoman
10-05-2005, 02:39 AM
I think that whole debacle that was managing the Rockies left him bitter that he left managing on a team that had absolutely no hope of succeeding. I think he likes the Detroit job because at least they will spend money.
Yes, but if I remember correctly, didn't he pass up the White Sox job before last season? Why the hell would he pass up the Sox and decide to coach the Tigers?

tstrike2000
10-05-2005, 12:56 PM
Yes, but if I remember correctly, didn't he pass up the White Sox job before last season? Why the hell would he pass up the Sox and decide to coach the Tigers?

Perhaps he sees promise in what they have, misses managing that much, money or all of the above. IRod and Maggs obviously went for money, but he won't take any of their crap, that's for sure. I remember his battle with pre-roid Bonds with the Pirates. But like many here have already said, if he doesn't get some starting pitching that can get their ERA below 4.50, they'll be losing for a while.

longshot7
10-05-2005, 01:43 PM
I think that whole debacle that was managing the Rockies left him bitter that he left managing on a team that had absolutely no hope of succeeding. I think he likes the Detroit job because at least they will spend money.

Don't tell me what you spend - tell me how you spent it.

Huisj
10-05-2005, 02:07 PM
Even with Jim Leyland smoking in their dugout, the Tigers ain't going nowhere till they get some pitching.

flip the p in pitching over to make it a b and they won't go anywhere until they get rid of some of that too.

I want Mags back
10-05-2005, 06:39 PM
The Tigers are good now cuz they have Leyland!

Yeah CONGRATS TO THE 2006 AL CENTRAL CHAMPION DETROIT TIGERS

greenpeach
10-05-2005, 08:09 PM
Perhaps he sees promise in what they have, misses managing that much, money or all of the above. IRod and Maggs obviously went for money, but he won't take any of their crap, that's for sure. I remember his battle with pre-roid Bonds with the Pirates. But like many here have already said, if he doesn't get some starting pitching that can get their ERA below 4.50, they'll be losing for a while.

The irony is that next to Shea & Dodger Stadium, Comerica Park may be the best pitchers park in the majors.

tlebar318
10-06-2005, 02:07 PM
The Score is reporting that he is going to hire Gene Lamont as his 3rd Base Coach...what is it old home week for former Sox players and staff up there in Detroit? :smile: