Detroit Tigers: 5 Reasons Jim Leyland Is Underrated This Year as Tigers' Manager

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Detroit Tigers: 5 Reasons Jim Leyland Is Underrated This Year as Tigers' Manager
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While many Detroit Tiger fans have called for his head, Jim Leyland is doing a great job with the team during the 2012 season.

It is almost as if Tiger fans blame Leyland whenever someone he puts in the lineup does not hit.  How is that his fault? Obviously he put that person in the lineup because he felt he would produce. 

Even though he has a sort of blind faith in some players, such as Ryan Raburn, that boggles the minds of most or all Tiger fans, he still has a knack for putting together a good lineup each and every day.

If we as fans are going to chastise Leyland whenever the team goes on a slump or loses a game, then it is equally important that we give him some credit when the team goes on a successful roll.

Here are five reasons why Jim Leyland has been underrated this year as the Tigers' manager.

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