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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, 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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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, 12:11 PM
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At least the Tigers clubhouse will be completely smoke-free now.
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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.
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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, 12:33 PM
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The things I've heard from people talking about the press conference is that he told Dombrowski a month ago that he was going to step down. He's worn out from the grind of travelling, but he's going to keep a position within the Tiger organization.

So no, it doesn't sound like he was fired. I don't think the Tigers are that stupid (unlike a large vocal portion of their fans who get mad at him for silly reasons every time they lose a game).
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:23 PM
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Wow, seriously this is a dream scenario for Ozzie.

The Tigers are built to win now, Ozzie loves Cabrera like a son and would jump at the chance to manage him, he's always wanted to manage Victor Martinez too.

He would be extra motivated to keep his mouth shut after the fiasco in Miami and of course this would be his shot with getting even with the Sox (specifically Kenny).
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:31 PM
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The Tigers are built to win now, Ozzie loves Cabrera like a son and would jump at the chance to manage him, he's always wanted to manage Victor Martinez too.
Ha! I'm sure Oney and Ozzie Jr. would do wonders for Cabrera's sobriety.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:37 PM
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Wow, seriously this is a dream scenario for Ozzie.

The Tigers are built to win now, Ozzie loves Cabrera like a son and would jump at the chance to manage him, he's always wanted to manage Victor Martinez too.

He would be extra motivated to keep his mouth shut after the fiasco in Miami and of course this would be his shot with getting even with the Sox (specifically Kenny).
Dream scenario for Ozzie, but are the Tigers that desperate/stupid? I don't see them putting their "built to win now" team in the hands of a madman.

I loved (and defended) Ozzie for his first several years here, but his schtick wore thin. When he had a chance to reboot in Miami, he completely imploded.
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