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Old 10-21-2013, 09:05 AM
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Default Jim Leyland to step down as Tigers manager

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/1...s-manager.html
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:05 AM
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Default Leyland done in Detroit?

Rumors on the radio this morning are that he's stepping down. Press conference in an hour or so. This is opposite of what other articles have been saying the last day or so.

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Old 10-21-2013, 09:42 AM
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There's a bigger issue at hand, either health or disagreement with management. You don't just walk away from a team that's perennially a pennant contender.

Or he got fired and they are giving him the opportunity of 'stepping down'.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:51 AM
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There's a bigger issue at hand, either health or disagreement with management. You don't just walk away from a team that's perennially a pennant contender.

Or he got fired and they are giving him the opportunity of 'stepping down'.
It may be health, but it may also be age/burnout. He's 68 years old and has managed for 22 MLB seasons.

Maybe they'll hire Ozzie.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:57 AM
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It may be health, but it may also be age/burnout. He's 68 years old and has managed for 22 MLB seasons.

Maybe they'll hire Ozzie.
Why the teal? This should be in hot pink, especially if he takes his obnoxious kids up there with him.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:15 AM
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It will be interesting to see who the Tigers hire to replace him. I wonder if they will hire from within or look for an established guy. Also, how long before the first local article surfaces suggesting the Cubs hire Leyland as manager? I could see Telander or Morrisey being all over this one.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:13 PM
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It may be health, but it may also be age/burnout. He's 68 years old and has managed for 22 MLB seasons.
Not everyone has to work till they are dirt.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:18 PM
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I'm leaning toward fired but I don't know and neither do the rest of us.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:53 AM
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There's a bigger issue at hand, either health or disagreement with management. You don't just walk away from a team that's perennially a pennant contender.

Or he got fired and they are giving him the opportunity of 'stepping down'.
Tony LaRussa walked away after winning a title. There doesn't need to be an underlying reason for him walking away. He's turning 69 in two months. That's all the reason he needs.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:47 AM
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Tony LaRussa walked away after winning a title. There doesn't need to be an underlying reason for him walking away. He's turning 69 in two months. That's all the reason he needs.
In the 1970s, Dick Williams walked away from the A's, with a year left on his contract, announcing that he was leaving during network coverage of the postgame celebration of his second straight World Series championship. He didn't retire, though, He went on to manage the Angels and eventually make Bill Melton's life miserable.

Jim Leyland strikes me as someone who wants to retire. It isn't as if the White Sox Sunday uniforms this season filled him with a desire to return to Chicago where he was coaching third under Tony LaRussa for 1983 Western Division Champions.
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