Jim Leyland deciding to call it a career, is stepping down as the manager of the Detroit Tigers. Is this the way a guy like Leyland wants to be remembered? A guy who failed with one of the highest paid team’s in all of baseball, a guy who couldn’t win it was all on the line?
Leyland is going to hold a news conference for 11:30 AM this morning, he was said to make up his mind about leaving after the Tigers failed to advance from the ALCS. Some think Leyland was too quick to make pitching changes and that lead to the Tigers failed attempt to get into the world series.
Leyland has managed the Tigers since 2006. He led the team to, three AL Central titles and made the playoffs four times. His record as Tigers skipper is 700-597 Overall he has managed 22 seasons and 1769-1728 with the Pirates, Marlins, Rockies and Tigers. Leyland is 68-years-old.
Leyland said it is time to let someone younger take over the team. The Tigers and the city of Detroit will miss Leyland. Although he couldn’t get the Tigers where Detroit wanted the team to go over the past 2 years, he was one of the more colorful personalities in Major League baseball.
This has to come as a shock the entire Detroit Tigers roster.
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