Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Most criticism of Tigers manager Jim Leyland is misguided


Anonymous Michael C said...

I expected to completely disagree with everything your article, but I didn't really disagree with anything you said at all. So kudos on that.

It probably is true that he does more right than wrong. But I think it's clear that he's NOT in the upper echelon of managers. He's good but not great.

And right now I believe there are some great managers out there that would be an improvement on Leyland in every way.

This team is EXTREMELY inconsistent, and that's been their only consistency since 2006. The Tigers upped payroll bigtime over the off-season, yet aren't seeing improved results. As long as they can find the right guy to take over the helm, I think a change of managers could be just what this team needs.

3:38 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leyland is a solid manager, a lot of experience, probably in the top 6 or 8 in baseball.

The only problem is that he is not able to pull a team out of a malaise or slump, especially down the final run.

It's hard to figure out. He seems to try new stuff to break out, but seems to make bad decisions in doing so.

1:05 PM 

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