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Detroit Tigers: Can the Tigers Survive Jim Leyland's Management?
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Managing a baseball team is no easy task.  You have to manage and massage player egos while dealing with the second guessing of fans, all while trying to get a multimillion dollar team focused and playing well enough for 162 games.

 

 While most managers have their ups and downs the Detroit Tigers have an interesting situation with their manager, Jim Leyland.  They seem to be winning despite his continued failures.

 

 Now Leyland has had a long and successful career. He has been a three-time manager of the year and won the 1997 World Series.  He has helped to turn around a Tigers organization that spent the better part of 20 years near the bottom of the league.  Despite that it he has always had a problem during his Detroit stay with the second half of seasons.  In each of his five seasons with the team, they have had a losing record in the second half of the season.

 

 This year the team has managed to take over first place, in what many believe is the weakest division in baseball.  Leyland has mismanaged so many steps along the way that it is truly a wonder that they have the record that they do. 

 

 Make no mistake, this team is far from perfect.  While a different manager should easily have more wins they would not all of a sudden become a runaway power house with someone else at the helm.

 

 He has forgotten more about baseball then most will ever know; however the concern is that he has forgotten so many basics of the game that he really does need to know.

 

Here is a review of the case against Leyland

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