Smokes is packing up his Marlboros and leaving Comerica Park. After three straight Central Division titles, three straight ALCS appearances, and three straight non-championship winning seasons, Jim Leyland is stepping down as manager of the Motor City Kitties. Frankly, if my bullpen had just allowed a couple of late inning grand slams, I’d quit too. But who should be the person who inherits the headache of having the game’s best hitter and baseball’s best starting rotation? How about…
Maybe the D-backs are ready to get rid of him after the season he just had. The Tigers legend would be welcomed with open arms if he returned to the site of his 1984 World Series triumph.
Since Tigers’ GM Dave Dombrowski is rumored to be a candidate for MLB Commissioner, why not a straight up swap? Double D goes to the Commish’s office, Selig heads to Motown, heck, maybe with a drug test to be named later. Competitive balance is maintained.
This blog’s founder and baseball expert has admitted that his wife is the Detroit Tigers, while he’s just a West Michigan Whitecap. The only way Paul regains the upper hand in his marriage is if he can actually manage the Tigers.