The Detroit Tigers wasted little time in announcing that manager Jim Leyland will be back for the 2013 season, his eighth with the team. Leyland has made it clear that he wanted to continue managing, but only with the Tigers.
Detroit Tigers team owner Mike Illitch has rewarded his team's management with contract extensions. Tiger manager Jim Leyland got a 1-year deal that keeps him at the helm of the team through the 2012 season. General Manager Dave Dombrowski got a 4-year deal.
Tiger manager Jim Leyland said after today's 5-4 loss to Cleveland, "We're just not doing enough things to win." No kidding. The Tigers had a 2-0 lead in the early going and gave it back an inning later. They took a 3-2 lead in the top of the 8th before
The baseball pundits say that Oakland has great pitching. The Tiger hitters would concur. They could only manage to score once yesterday in a 5-1 loss to the Athletics. That one tally came on a Casper Wells solo homer late in the game.