Category: Jim Leyland

Jim Leyland Reflects On 2012 And The World Series, Discusses What The Tigers Will Be Looking For In Free Agency

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

The Detroit Tigers fell flat on their faces in the World Series, but the team is still quite stacked and manager Jim Leyland is officially back after signing a one-year contract extension earlier this week. The veteran bench boss is confident that his team can bounce back, but he still ...

Jim Leyland: “I am proud of the fact that we kind of rekindled the fire of Tiger baseball.”

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

The Detroit Tigers came into this season with a lot of hype and expectations following not only their success in the postseason last year, but also in large part due to the signing of free agent slugger Prince Fielder. Jim Leyland knew his squad would be compromising some defense by ...

Despite Unloading on the Umpires Monday, Jim Leyland Is Still Undecided About Expanding Replay in Major League Baseball

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

After a tremendous late-season run a year ago and an offseason that saw the Tigers add Prince Fielder to an already potent offense, there were high expectations for Detroit as they were looking to defend their AL Central crown. However, the Tigers have gotten off to a rocky start and ...

Jim Leyland Thinks the Tigers Can Still Be Competitive Despite the Loss of Victor Martinez

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Pitchers and catchers have yet to report to Spring Training and already the defending American League Central Division champs have suffered a huge loss to their World Series hopes. Victor Martinez may not get the headlines in Detroit because of Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander, but V-Mart was instrumental in ...

Jim Leyland Has Detroit Tigers In First Place as Midway Point of Season Approaches

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

It took several months to catch up after the Cleveland Indians hot start, but the Detroit Tigers are now one game clear of the Tribe in the AL Central through 80 games.  After a seven-game losing streak early in the season, the Tigers have steadied the ship and are now ...

Will The Tigers Offseason Moves Lead to a Return to Postseason Baseball in Detroit?

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

After a fourth straight season without postseason baseball in the motor city, the Tigers went out this offseason and tried to make sure they would have a return to October baseball in 2011. After stumbling down the stretch, the Tigers had some weaknesses that became even more apparent as the ...

Jim Leyland Has a Lot of Questions to Answer Before Opening Day

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Last year the Detroit Tigers were in prime position to capture the American League Central Division crown.  However, they stumbled down the stretch, went 4-6 in their last ten games, and allowed the Twins to sneak up on them and take the division.  This season, it looks like once again ...

SRIs 1st Annual MLB Spring Training Round-Up: American League Central Edition

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

SRI continues our MLB Spring Training Roundups with the American League Central.  I believe this will be the most competitive division in all of baseball.  Last year the Tigers were predicted by most experts to win the division and by many experts to win the World Series.  Their lineup was ...